Institute on the Environment founding director search

A search is in progress for a founding director of the Institute on the Environment. The institute invites interested parties to participate in the interview activities for this important, system-wide leadership position.

Each candidate will present a research seminar and participate in a public forum. The finalists will be on the Twin Cities campus for two days of interviews and they will spend a third day at the Duluth campus.

The interview days are as follows:

March 3-4 (Twin Cities) and 5 (Duluth): Deborah L. Swackhamer
interim director, Institute on the Environment and professor, environmental health sciences (University of Minnesota)

March 10-11 (Twin Cities) and 12 (Duluth): Malcolm K. Hughes
regents' professor of dendrochronology and of watershed management (University of Arizona)

March 24-25 (Twin Cities) and 26 (Duluth): George M. Hornberger
Ernest H. Ern professor of environmental sciences (University of Virginia)

The research seminars and public forums can also be viewed online at

Information on the candidate visits can also be found on the Institute's web site.