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Week of November 8, 2010

Committee named to identify candidates for next SNRE dean

A search advisory committee has been named to help identify recommended candidates for dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Phil Hanlon on Oct. 28 announced the search advisory committee’s appointments to SNRE faculty, students and staff.

The committee will conduct an international search and will present an unranked slate of recommended candidates by the end of Winter Term 2011. The committee is chaired by Dan Brown, a professor of natural resources and environment and director of SNRE’s Environmental Spatial Analysis Laboratory.

The other committee members are:

• Robert Grese, professor of natural resources and environment and director, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

• Inés Ibáñez, assistant professor of natural resources and environment and assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology

• Rachel Kaplan, Samuel T. Dana Professor of Environment and Behavior, professor of natural resources and environment, and professor of psychology

• Gregory Keoleian, professor of natural resources and environment and co-director, Center for Sustainable Systems

• Shaw Lacy, SNRE doctoral student, resource and ecology management (aquatics)

• Shelie Miller, assistant professor of natural resources and environment

• Lara Nelson, SNRE director of budget and administration

• Eva Owens, dual MS/MBA student, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, SNRE, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

• Edward Parson, Joseph L. Sax Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, and professor of natural resources and environment

• Monica Ponce de Leon, dean, Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture, professor of architecture and urban planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

• Jefferson Porter, associate vice president for development, Office of University Development

• Laura Rubin, executive director, Huron River Watershed Council

• Jeremy Semrau, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering, and associate professor of natural resources and environment

Current Dean Rosina Bierbaum’s term ends Aug. 31, 2011. She joined U-M as SNRE dean in October 2001.

“As a national and international leader in environmental science, Dean Bierbaum has been strategic and effective in bringing new ideas, resources, people and connections to build on existing strengths in SNRE,” Hanlon wrote in a note to the school’s faculty and staff. “She has guided growth in important areas of study such as environmental sustainability, global change and land use change, thus enhancing the school’s strength, visibility and reputation at all levels.”

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Daniella Borum, program adviser, University Unions Arts & Programs, on the importance of her job: “Most of the programs on campus are student-driven and it is my responsibility to ensure students have access to the resources they need to have successful events.”

EVENTS

“Omaha Beach to the River Elbe: A Son Retraces His Father’s WWII Footsteps 66 Years Later,” Joe DeMatio, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery.

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