September 23, 2019

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Coming Events

  • Sep 23

    Other Crusoes, Other Islands

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    Exhibition Opening with a panel discussion and Q&A, 5:30-7 p.m., Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery

  • Sep 24

    The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11

    With award-winning journalist and historian Garrett Graff, 7-9 p.m., Gerald Ford Library

  • Oct 10

    American University of Beirut

    “Lifting the Quality of Health Across the Middle East and North Africa Region” with Fadlo R. Khuri, president, American University of Beirut, 10-11:30 a.m., Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, Kahn Auditorium

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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

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“In both my aspiring career as an environmental educator and my life as an artist, I strive to help people see the magic in the mundane.”

Esha Biswas, student affairs coordinator of the Residential College

Read more about Esha Biswas

This Week in U-M History

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First collegiate-level classes

The first collegiate-level classes began Sept. 25, 1841, in Ann Arbor, with six students enrolled. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 23-29.

Read more about this week in U-M history

Michigan in the news

  • “We were surprised that the climate sensitivity increased as much as it did with increasing carbon dioxide levels. It is a scary finding because it indicates that the temperature response to an increase in carbon dioxide in the future might be larger than the response to the same increase in CO2 now,” said Jiang Zhu, research fellow in earth and environmental sciences, whose climate model of a period 50 million years ago provides the most detailed picture yet of how temperatures rose to 14 degrees Celsius above what they are today.

  • Peter Adriaens, professor civil and environmental engineering, says a federal rollback of emission standards will likely affect auto companies’ positions in the stock and capital markets and make it harder to sell more fuel-efficient cars: “Are you sure you’re going to be able to recoup all that investment if there is no policy that says you should go towards more fuel-efficient cars?”

  • “We have a stark choice — leave them a world being destroyed by fossil fuels, or a world that is more sustainable, just, and powered by clean energy. The world’s youth understand this and are making sure we all understand it. Their activism is making a real difference,” said Jonathan Overpeck, professor and dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability.

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