University of Michigan EARTH eNews: May 2018

Dear Alumni and Friends,
We are proud to report that a new group of students entered the real world as newly minted alumni of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan. It was truly wonderful to see so many smiles from students and their families recognizing the tremendous amount of work each student put into earning her/his degree. We are proud of all of our new alumni and ask that you please keep in touch and update us as you navigate the next chapter of our life. Here, we share some recent happenings in the department. As always, we welcome news from our alumni and friends. Please email us and let us know what you're up to, and if you have any news you would like to share.

Sincerely, Adam Simon and Kacey Lohmann

More news, events, and general interest articles can be found on the department web site. You can follow the field trips, research, and Camp Davis on Twitter and Instagram

Commencement Reception 2018
On April 27 the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences hosted a reception for graduating students and their families. We say farewell and good luck to 12 PhDs, 7 Masters, 37 Majors, and 27 Minors.

Click on the image below for a large pdf of the 2018 graduation poster.

Spring Banquet 2018
On April 20th, faculty, staff and students turned out for the annual GeoClub-hosted department banquet. As in years past, the department gathered at Ann Arbor’s Cobblestone farm for an evening of . . . .

Getting to know some of the farm’s full time residents Conversation
Friends and family And skits, of course

Media consults UM EARTH faculty after earthquake shakes SE Michigan
For decades the department has served as a resource for local, national, and international media. When a 3.6 magnitude earthquake occurred on April 19 news outlets contacted us for background and analysis.

Yihe Huang appeared on WXYZ-TV Detroit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuPoBXeYiIc

Eric Hetland and Larry Ruff were quoted by Detroit News
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/04/19/magnitude-3-6-earthquake-hits-near-windsor/534822002/

Alumni News
Alumni Dan Wiitala (BS) and Dan Core (PhD) teamed with Bob Mahin (Exploration Manager for Eagle Mine LLC, a subsidiary of Lundin Mining Corporation; Eagle) to run a short course for our undergraduate and graduate students that focused on "Resource Extraction, Exploration and Environmental Permitting". Students were led through real-world exercises in order to understand and appreciate the complexities involved in sustainability supplying our growing society with the metal resources vital to maintaining the developed world, and improving education, healthcare, and gender equality in the developing world.

In Memoriam
Curt Lundy, an alum (BS '54, MS '54) and alumni advisory board member ('82-87), passed away in April. Curt's obituary can be found here. Curt was active as an emeritus alumni board member in recent years and was a supporter of Camp Davis. He'll be missed.

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