Sustainability Summit: April 14, 2018

Evolve Sustainability Summit 

Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT) at Rackham Graduate School

The Evolve Sustainability Summit will bring campus leaders together with the most innovative thinkers and doers in sustainability. At Evolve, there will be a variety of different platforms to engage with your peers, professionals, and thought leaders across nearly every industry.

Speakers: They are hosting some of the brightest minds in sustainability to help us learn about what can be done, what has been done, and what they are doing to make the world a more sustainable place.

Speakers include:

  • Dan Worth, Clean Energy Policy Specialist at Groundwork
  • David Orr, Environmental Leader and Author of many books, including Hope is an Imperative, Down to the Wire, and Earth in Mind
  • Matt Grocoff, Founder and Developer of Veridian
  • Tazia Miah, Student leader for food equity

Sector Space: They’ve partnered with leaders in industry from around the region and the world to learn about what sustainability means for the most important sectors of our communities and economies! Many of these organizations will be participating in panels throughout the day.

Participating organizations:

  • Kellogg
  • Patagonia
  • Erb Institute
  • Thrive Collaborative
  • Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council
  • Students for Clean Energy
  • Net Impact
  • The Brinery
  • Bivuoac
  • University of Michigan Campus Farm
  • Argus Farm
  • Center for Socially Engaged Design
  • Groundwork
  • Blueprints for Pangea
  • Student Sustainability Innitiative
  • Zingerman’s
  • Kulisha
  • Great Lakes Proud
  • Workshops: At our workshops, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest minds on campus and in the economy to solve real-world issues related to sustainability!

Workshops include:

  1. “Envisioning a Sustainable World” — A visioning session run by Jeff Sorenson, Founder of OptiMize
  2. “Deep Dive” — Run by Center for Socially Engaged Design, this workshop will equip participants with information and principles that allow them to better evaluate sustainability claims and perceptions

Workshops will be occuring simultaneously, so in order to ensure that everyone has an awesome experience, we ask that you select your ticket based on which workshop you would like to attend, as space is limited.

Celebration to follow in Rackham auditorium!

To Register Visit: Here 


Vilnius Summer School; Military, Energy & Cyber Security

Vilnius Summer School is a week-long academic program dedicated to facilitate dialogue and in-depth analysis in the field of military, cyber and energy security at national, regional and global level.

They offer three separate courses on military, cyber and energy security:

Military Security course gives you a chance to get in-depth understanding about current threats the Eastern flank of Europe faces and the counter-measures it applies to deter aggressors and defend both – regional and national – security interests.

Energy Security course provides you with an opportunity to gain knowledge about global energy tendencies and perspectives and how they correlate with regional and national developments of the European and the Baltic gas and electricity markets, as well as the remaining challenges the Baltic region faces in its efforts to enhance its energy security.

Cyber Security course will provide an opportunity to get more knowledge about today’s cyber security world, including the emerging cyber-threats and increasing cyber-attacks. It will provide a chance to get in-depth understanding about cyber-defence and possible countermeasures, get involved into discussion about international and regional cyber security issues and strengthen awareness about existing cyber-threats.

They also promise engaging studies, the best experts and scientists of their field, international environment and leisure activities!

Why should anyone be interested in Vilnius Summer School? The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, is located near the geographic center of Europe. Such geographic location often leads to situations when Lithuania becomes the spot of clashes between the West and the East, especially in terms of security issues. Namely, the three courses of Vilnius Summer School 2018 are devoted to discuss relevant issues of military, cyber and energy security.

When? 7-14 July 2018

Where? Vilnius, Lithuania

Visit the website: and learn more about the courses provided

Apply Here:


Students Helping Honduras Travel Opportunities

Do you like kids and learning about new cultures? Are you interested in promoting education for youth in a developing country? If so, come check out Students Helping Honduras!
SHH is a nation wide, non-profit organization that works to end gang violence and poverty in Honduras through youth empowerment and education. They offer opportunities to travel to Honduras during spring and summer breaks! While in Honduras you can help build a school, meet amazing people, and experience a beautiful culture.
If you are interested in getting involved, there is a mass meeting 
THIS SUNDAY (1/28) from 2-3pm in 3315 MH or 
MONDAY (1/29) at 6-7pm in EQ B856!

Rustic Pathways Program Leader Position

Rustic Pathways is hiring for their Program Leader (2018) position.  The application will be open until February 12th.
Program Leaders will work directly with students, community partners, activity operators, and Rustic Pathways staff to lead their summer programs for high school students. Employment is from June through August in one of our 16 destination countries. Program Leaders should expect to work long days in some of the most welcoming communities on the planet. Logistics lovers, experiential educators, community service enthusiasts, and globally conscious travelers are encouraged to apply. The full job description and application can be found here.
Rustic Pathways is the leader in providing superior quality international community service, education, and adventure programs for high school students. Rustic Pathways is committed to creating a world where all people are connected by a shared humanity and all decisions are made with a global perspective. Rustic Pathways invests in each staff member and fosters their development not only as an employee, manager, or team member, but also as a human being. They are committed to giving staff members the skill sets they need to succeed in work and in life.

Publishing Institute Information Session


Ralph Zerbonia, a 2000 graduate of both the University of Michigan and the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, will be on campus on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in 3222 Angell Hall at 4:00 PM to present an information session for the Publishing Institute. Ralph will discuss with you the kinds of opportunities the publishing industry affords and the training the Publishing Institute offers.

The Publishing Institute is an intensive, four-week summer program that provides a broad overview of all aspects of the publishing industry in lectures and hands-on workshops in editing and marketing. The faculty members are all professionals working in the publishing industry, and they cover topics from the role of the editor to marketing, from international publishing and markets to the work of the literary agent, from textbook to digital publishing.

Last year in 2017, three U of M students were accepted into this summer program.

DPI Info Session Flyer 2018

Political Science Scholarships for Central European University

The Application Deadline is February 1, 2018

The Department of Political Science at CEU invites you to apply for its one- and two-year MA program, as well as of a PhD program, taught in English, in a highly international environment. The one-year MA and the PhD program are accredited in the U.S., the two-year MA has double, U.S. and Hungarian accreditation.

The department offers a wide range of financial assistance for prospective students. About 90% of the students at the Political Science Department are granted some kind of financial aid, ranging from tuition waivers to full stipends. All PhD students are fully funded. The 7:1 student/faculty ratio ensures the opportunity for professional development for each and every student and they aim to foster critical thinking and analytical skills through debates, workshops, seminars, and conferences.

Future Applicants will find the information they need on their website.

CEU info