Developing Global Sustainability - US/China Partnerships
This collaborative, international conference, which was held on the U-M campus May 20-21, 2011, focused on the key policy and technology imperatives for global sustainability, especially as they pertain to the United States and China. The Office of the Vice President of Research organized the event, with sponsorship from the Graham Institute, the Rackham Graduate School, and the Dow Chemical Company.
"Urban-Rural Connections: Sustainability in a Volatile World"
A diverse mix of public officials, city planners, faculty members, non-profit representatives, researchers, and public citizens participated in this collaborative "Urban-Rural Connections" Conference at the Rackham Building on May 13, 2009, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop-like event encompassed presentations, panel discussions, interactive dialogs, and break-out case-study sessions. Together, registrants brainstormed solutions to municipal sustainability challenges.
Please click here for the 2009 Conference Agenda, here for Notes from the Case-Study Breakout Sessions, and here for a 2009 Conference Summary Report. A video documentary about the event will be available soon.
"Water, Health, & the Environment: Establishing the Research Agenda"
That was the topic of the Graham Institute's inaugural conference on March 26-27, 2008. The event focused on identifying research needs and opportunities concerning water, human health, and the environment. More than 150 people attended the event, including representatives from NSF International, the U.S. EPA, the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, the United Nations University, and others. The conference helped to expand the University of Michigan's position as a global leader in research about the relationship between health and water. It also generated multiple related White Papers and Research Abstracts on this important subject matter.
Please click here for a 2008 Conference Summary Report (by Jeremy D. Semrau, Ph.D.) and here for a compilation of Research White Papers and Abstracts from the event.