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GLIN==> Great Lakes Symposium

Title: Great Lakes Symposium
News Release
October 23, 2002
Michigan Sea Grant College Program and the School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
Contact: Jennifer Read, Michigan Sea Grant, (734) 936-3622, email: jenread@umich.edu
Symposium Details on the Web: www.miseagrant.org/symposium

Our Challenging Future: Great Lakes Symposium
November 5-6, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Michigan Union Ballroom, University of Michigan
Sponsored by University of Michigan (UM) Office of the Vice President for Research, in partnership with UM School of Natural Resources and Environment, UM Center for Sustainable Systems and Michigan Sea Grant College Program. 

This two-day symposium examines Great Lakes issues and is aimed at researchers, students and the informed public.  The concept of Great Lakes restoration will be the focus of the keynote address by University of Toronto Environmental Studies professor emeritus Henry Regier.  Regier's keynote talk will be followed by presentations from scientists on such topics as the ecological history of the lakes, non-indigenous species, lake contaminants, impacts of climate change and Great Lakes water diversion.

The Great Lakes Symposium is being held in conjunction with the second annual Peter M. Wege Lecture, presented by Professor Joseph L. Sax, a distinguished professor of environmental law at UC-Berkeley and a former distinguished professor of law at UM.  His presentation, entitled "Reflections on the Great lakes,"  will take place at 4:30 PM, November 5th, at the Michigan League.  See www.snre.umich.edu

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) supports and promotes the efforts of UM faculty, staff, and students to remain in the forefront of research, scholarship, and creative activity. See www.research.umich.edu

UM's School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) is dedicated to the protection of the earth's resources and the achievement of a sustainable society.  SNRE's faculty and students strive to generate knowledge, develop innovative policies, and refine new techniques through research and teaching.

SNRE's Center for Sustainable Systems develops life cycle based models and sustainability metrics to evaluate the performance and to guide the continuous improvement of industrial systems for meeting societal needs. See http://css.snre.umich.edu

Michigan Sea Grant College Program is dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of Great Lakes and coastal resources. Michigan Sea Grant is part of the National Sea Grant College Program, a network of 30 university-based programs across the U.S., funded by NOAA. See www.miseagrant.umich.edu


Elizabeth LaPorte, Communications Director
Michigan Sea Grant College Program
(734) 647-0767 | www.miseagrant.org | Fax: 734-647-0768
I.S.T. Bldg., 2200 Bonisteel Blvd., Univ. of Mich., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099
Michigan Sea Grant is dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of the Great Lakes.