MC²: Michigan & The Climate Crisis  | The University Confronts the Future

October 2-8, 2017

All events are free and open to the public

October 2, 2017 – MC²: Michigan & The Climate Crisis Opening Ceremony

“The People Against Climate Change: Resistance Through Art”

Location: Dana Building Commons, 440 Church Street
Time: 4:00-6:00pm*; refreshments and appetizers served during event

  • Art exhibit For The Climates They are A-Changin’ created and curated by Sara Adlerstein Gonzalez, Art & Environment Gallery of the School for Environment and Sustainability
  • Cello performance Losing our Wander: A Portrait of Natural Michigan in the Anthropocene by Kayla Mathes, Senior Undergraduate, School of Music, Theater and Dance & Program in the Environment
  • Poetry performance by Sandra Steingraber, Environmental Activist, Author, and U-M Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Alum

*Exhibit open to public Monday-Friday, October 2-November 30 from 9am-7pm

October 3, 2017 – Davis, Market, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom

“The Madhouse Effect: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump”

Location: Honigman Auditorium, Hutching Hall, 625 State Street
Time: 4:00-5:15pm

  • Michael E. Mann, Distinguish Professor of Atmospheric Science, Pennsylvania State University

October 3, 2017 – Discussion Panel: History and Politics of Climate Change

Location: 1040 Dana Building, 440 Church Street
Time: reception at 6:00 PM; discussion 7:00-8:30pm

  • Ben Iuliano, Divest Invest group member representative, University of Michigan
  • Stephen Mulkey, Unity College President Emeritus
  • Theresa Ong, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Alum
  • Sandra Steingraber, Environmental Activist, Author, and U-M Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Alum

October 4, 2017 – Special Lecture

“Higher Education During the Great Disruption”

Location: 1040 Dana Building, 440 Church Street
Time: 12:00-1:00pm; lunch provided

  • Stephen Mulkey, Unity College President Emeritus

October 4, 2017 – Museum of Natural History Science Café

“Oil and soil, forces of climate change”

Location: Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street
Time: hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 PM; program 6:00-7:30 PM

  • Jennifer Blesh, Assistant Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability
  • Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History, History Department

October 5, 2017 – 16th Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability

“Down to the Wire: A Hot Fight in a Hot World”

Location: Hill Auditorium, 825 N University Ave
Time: 5:00-6:30pm; book signing with Literati after lecture

  • Bill McKibben, Environmentalist-Educator, founder of

October 7, 2017 – Saturday Morning Physics

“The Arctic and the Tropics: Worlds Apart, Both Amplifying Climate Change”

Location: 170 & 182 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St
Time: 10:30-11:30am; refreshments served from 9:55-10:20am

  • George Kling, Robert G. Wetzel Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Ivette Perfecto, George W. Peck Professor of Ecology, School for Environment and Sustainability

October 8, 2017 – Performance

Climate change through poetry and music

Location: Silvio’s Organic Ristorante e Pizzeria, 715 N University Ave
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Performers: Open to the U-M student and Ann Arbor community


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