Erin Pischke, Mark Rouleau, and Kathy Halvorsen recently published “Public perceptions towards oil palm cultivation in Tabasco, Mexico” in the journal Biomass and Bioenergy, 112, 1-10.
Nancy Langston received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Environmental History (ASEH) at its recent meeting in Riverside, California. One of the society’s top honors, it is awarded to individuals who have “contributed significantly to the development of ASEH as an organization.”
Erin Pischke (SS PhD graduate/Post Doc), Barry Solomon (SS Emeritus) and Adam Wellstead (SS) recently published “A Historical Analysis of US Climate Change Policy in the Pan-American Context” in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.
Last Friday the Tech Board approved the proposal for a new bachelor’s of science degree in sustainability science and society offered by the Department of Social Sciences. Click here for the front page Daily Mining Gazette piece on the new degree.
A $63,000 grant provided by the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Development (DEED) program will allow researchers from Michigan Tech University and the Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR) “identify strategies to help public power utilities provide their customers access to solar energy” in the Villages of Baraga and L’Anse according to the story by UPMatters.com published on February 22, 2018. The research team includes Chelsea Schelly (MTU), Brad Barnette (WUPPDR), Bob Lafave (Village of L’Anse/MTU), Emily Prehoda (MTU), Roman Sidortsov (MTU), and Richelle Winkler (MTU).
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Research by Sarah Scarlett (SS) and Dan Trepal, a PhD student in Industrial Heritage and Archeology, was featured in the Detroit Free Press. The article describes how the Keweenaw Time Traveler can be used to understand how Copper Country towns have changed over time.
Industrial Heritage and Archeology PhD graduate John Arnold and Don Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) published the article: “Creating a Longitudinal, Data-driven 3D Model of Change Over Time in a Postindustrial Landscape Using GIS and CityEngine,” in the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development.
Don Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) recently published the “Routledge Companion to Spatial History (Routledge, UK, 2018, 636 pp.), which he co-edited with Ian Gregory (Lancaster University, UK) and Don Debats (Flinders University, Australia).
Lafreniere also co-authored three chapters of the 28-chapter volume: “Introduction” (chapter 1), “Following Workers of the Industrial City across a Decade: Residential, Occupational, and Workplace Mobilities” (chapter 14), and “‘A city of the white race occupies its place’: Kanaka Row, Chinatown, and the Indian Quarter in Victorian Victoria” (chapter 15).