WRITING: Selected Features


eVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN

[cover story] STEWARDS,UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
SCHOOL FOR ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

CLIMATE CHANGE: Underlying it all is a human question: Are we too big to fail? Scientists say: Don’t bank on it. But we do have a choice: Remain indifferent. Or get to work.

We spoke to climate scientist Dean Jonathan Overpeck and more than a dozen faculty members at U-M whose work on climate change takes them into the field, the lab, and into the White House—and who are making an impact in communities here and abroad.


EYES ON AFRICA

[cover story] STEWARDS, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
SCHOOL FOR ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Holding 30 percent of Earth’s remaining minerals and the largest reserves of precious metals within its soil, Africa poses the question of not whether it will undergo further development, but how…


DRIVEN BY SUSTAINABILITY

STEWARDS, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
SCHOOL FOR ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Jim Gawron’s passion for mobility transformation is not new, though initially his interest travelled in a different orbit, quite literally. When asked to describe himself in fifteen words or less, Gawron didn’t skip a beat. “A rocket scientist turned environmentalist creating a more sustainable world through the power of business.”


STORIES FROM OUR FAMILY TREE

STEWARDS, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
SCHOOL FOR ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

As a school on the forefront of conservation, ecology, and sustainability, we’ve weathered our share of storms over the years—and endured more than one economic drought. Sometimes those challenges required restructuring, reorganizing, and even renaming ourselves. But at our core, it is our community—our alumni, students, and faculty—that keeps our roots strong, and our eyes open to the story that is constantly unfolding.


Down to the Bone

MIAMIAN, THE MAGAZINE OF MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Imagine a giant, 7-foot iPad. Now imagine an app of the human body. With the touch of a finger, a layer of muscle appears, then the veins, then the heart. Zoom in. Rotate. Explore. Tap again, and you can see right down to the bone.

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Etta Caver recognized by the National Women's Coalition Against Violence

THE CINCINNATI HERALD

“This is my passion. This is my life’s goal—to educate everyone about domestic violence so that no one will be victimized." - Etta Caver

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The Field's Wide Open

MIAMIAN, the MAGAZINE OF MIAMI UNIVERSITY

When you need directions, it makes sense to ask the one with a map. So perhaps it's no coincidence that Miami's first sustainability coordinator, David Prytherch, is acting chair and associate professor in the department of geography. He shares his insights on how the university embraces innovation for a sustainable world.


Teaming with energy

MIAMIAN, THE MAGAZINE OF MIAMI UNIVERSITY

A quest for alternative energy pits switch grass against algae in a new competition that brings together undergraduates from a wide range of disciplines.


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Giving, by Design

MIAMIAN, the MAGAZINE OF MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Ghana Design/Build, the program founded by Dr. Gail Della-Piana, remains the longest running summer studio workshop in the department of architecture and interior design. Since 1998, interdisciplinary teams of Miami students have completed numerous buildings in Ghana — including a children’s library, a marketplace, a community center, and a computer facility.

 


Center of Attention: Agnes Martin

TEMPO MAGAZINE COVER STORY, THE TAOS NEWS

"Taos pays homage to one of the most renowned and legendary artists of our time, Agnes Martin." Leading up to University of New Mexico's Harwood Museum of Art celebration of Martin's 90th birthday in 2002, I was grateful for the opportunity to interview the artist about her work, her life, and why she didn't believe in "talking about art."

 


Diving the Jungle

TRAVELER'S TALES ANTHOLOGY SERIES: WOMEN IN THE WILD

A scuba dive into a Yucatan cenote inspired this essay. Overcoming fear (and claustrophobia) rewarded me with one of the most remarkable experiences in my life.


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WRITING: Selected Features