August 2018

Spaces of Conflict and Conservation in the Central Brazilian Amazon: Artisanal Fishers, Wildlife Tourism and the Amazon River Dolphin
Date: Thursday, August 23, 8 a.m.
Location: 105 Geography Building
Speaker: Cadi Fung, doctoral candidate in Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences
Host: Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences
Contact: Sharon Ruggles
Note: Committee: Cynthia Simmons (chair) Leo Zulu Linda Kalof (Sociology) Sarah Nicholls

Council of Graduate Students Annual Fall Welcome Cookout
Date: Saturday, August 25, 12 p.m.
Location: Benefactors Plaza
Host: Council of Graduate Students
Note: The Fall Welcome Cookout is a Graduate Student Orientation Event for New and Returning Graduate and Professional Students, Post Docs, Friends and Family! Look for the tents in Benefactors Plaza in the grassy area just outside the parking lot behind Chittenden Hall, RAIN OR SHINE! Relax after the resource fair at this family-friendly event! Enjoy free food and games while having fun and meeting other graduate students! FREE: Food, Music, Dancing, Corn Hole, Inflatables, Face Painting, Giveaways, Prizes and more...

ESPP Fall Open House
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 274 Giltner Hall
Host: ESPP
Contact: Karessa Weir
Note: Please join ESPP for our fall open house luncheon - a chance to meet our new students and reconnect with returning students, faculty and staff.

Recovery of Insectivorous Bird Ecological Function in Tropical Forest Restorations
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 12 p.m.
Location: 244 Natural Science Bldg. Entomology Conference Room
Speaker: Steve Roels, doctoral candidate in Integrative Biology and ESPP
Host: COMMITTEE MEMBERS Catherine Lindell (Chairperson) Peggy Ostrom Tom Getty Gary Roloff

September 2018

"Thank You for the Rail" film screening and discussion
Date: Tuesday, September 4, TBA
Location: TBA
Host: Community Sustainability/Global Center for Food Systems Innovation
Series: Year of Global Africa
Note: This film documents the effects of climate change on farmers in Kenya, specifically through the experiences of one family. From the website "Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together we see him transform from a father, to community leader to an activist on the global stage."

October 2018

2018 Michigan Good Food Summit: Amplifying Voices for Equity
Date: Monday, October 22, All day
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Contact: For questions on registration and sponsor/exhibitor information, contact Diane Drago at or (734) 747-2746.
Note: This October, the Michigan Good Food Summit will amplify under-represented voices across the food system as we continue advancing the Good Food Charter vision of equity, sustainability and a thriving economy for all of Michigan and its people. Whether you're a food consumer, grower, or buyer; line cook, server or chef; advocate, educator or policymaker - join us in East Lansing to connect with others advancing good food and equity in Michigan.

November 2018

ESPP Research Symposium - Balancing Act: Food, Water, Energy, Climate
Date: Thursday, November 1, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Convention Center
Speaker: TBA
Host: ESPP
Contact: Karessa Weir
Series: ESPP Research Symposium
Note: Call for Abstracts to come soon.