Archives—March 2013

Social Sciences at World Water Day

World Water Day 2013The Center for Water & Society World Water Day poster competition was held at the Great Lakes Research Center on Thursday March 21, 2013. Among the research poster presenters were:

Mariah Maggio (Graduate Student, Environmental & Energy Policy)
Advisor: Carol MacLennan
Investigation of the Utility of Rapid Assessment Process for the Environmental Development Work of Peace Corps Master’s International Students

Emma Schwaiger (Graduate Student, Industrial Archaeology)
Advisor: Carol MacLennan
Environmental Impact of the Torch Lake Industrial Waterfront

Andrew Kozich (Graduate Student, Forest Science)
Advisor: Kathleen Halvorsen
A Great Lakes Cultural Model for Water-Related Values, Beliefs, and Behaviors

The students are shown with their posters in DOE News.

Among the faculty presenters was Emma S. Norman, Assistant Professor of Geography, Department of Social Sciences, Environmental and Energy Policy Program. She discussed Water Without Borders, water governance, political ecology, water, security, and related topics. Her presentation runs from 10:00-17:20 in the World Water Day at Michigan Tech 2013 video.

Emma Norman
Emma Norman presents for World Water Day.

Job Posting – Industrial Historian

PAL, New England’s leading cultural resource management (CRM) firm, is currently accepting applications for an Industrial Historian. PAL offers services in the fields of archaeology and historic architectural survey, cemetery investigations, expert testimony, Section 106, HABS/HAER, and state level documentation. Our staff of more than 45 professional archaeologists, architectural and industrial historians, preservation planners, and support personnel is committed to providing clients with responsive service and expert advice in historic preservation. PAL’s outstanding reputation within the CRM industry springs from more than a quarter-century of high-quality performance in support of more than 3,000 development and planning projects.The Industrial Historian coordinates the technical and logistical aspects of research, fieldwork, data collection and analysis, and synthesis of data within project specific research designs and frameworks.  Project responsibilities range from conducting archival research, photo-documentation, and survey mapping/recordation to the development and execution of site and building evaluations. The Industrial Historian conducts industrial structure, landscape, and artifact analyses, writes technical reports, and coordinates report preparation, delivering a variety of finished, professional work products with appropriate content and technical detail on time and within budget. Assigned projects primarily consist of locations with documented industrial resources (standing structures, archaeological sites, ruins, and landscapes) in a variety of urban, suburban, and rural settings. Requirements:

  • A graduate degree in industrial archaeology and at least two years of professional work experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations relating to cultural resource management (CRM)
  • Excellent organization, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in the evaluation of industrial resources in accordance with National Register of Historic Places criteria, the completion of state inventory forms (historic buildings, structures, objects, sites), National Register nominations, the preparation of cultural resource management reports, and other basic historic preservation projects
  • Availability to travel for day and overnight trips, and occasional longer trips throughout the Northeast

Contact:Qualified applicants should send a resume, references, and a writing sample to Donna Callahan, Human Resources Director at dcallahan@palinc.com by June 1, 2013.


Job Posting – Industrial Historian

PAL, New England’s leading cultural resource management (CRM) firm, is currently accepting applications for an Industrial Historian. PAL offers services in the fields of archaeology and historic architectural survey, cemetery investigations, expert testimony, Section 106, HABS/HAER, and state level documentation. Our staff of more than 45 professional archaeologists, architectural and industrial historians, preservation planners, and support personnel is committed to providing clients with responsive service and expert advice in historic preservation. PAL’s outstanding reputation within the CRM industry springs from more than a quarter-century of high-quality performance in support of more than 3,000 development and planning projects.The Industrial Historian coordinates the technical and logistical aspects of research, fieldwork, data collection and analysis, and synthesis of data within project specific research designs and frameworks.  Project responsibilities range from conducting archival research, photo-documentation, and survey mapping/recordation to the development and execution of site and building evaluations. The Industrial Historian conducts industrial structure, landscape, and artifact analyses, writes technical reports, and coordinates report preparation, delivering a variety of finished, professional work products with appropriate content and technical detail on time and within budget. Assigned projects primarily consist of locations with documented industrial resources (standing structures, archaeological sites, ruins, and landscapes) in a variety of urban, suburban, and rural settings. Requirements:

  • A graduate degree in industrial archaeology and at least two years of professional work experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations relating to cultural resource management (CRM)
  • Excellent organization, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in the evaluation of industrial resources in accordance with National Register of Historic Places criteria, the completion of state inventory forms (historic buildings, structures, objects, sites), National Register nominations, the preparation of cultural resource management reports, and other basic historic preservation projects
  • Availability to travel for day and overnight trips, and occasional longer trips throughout the Northeast

Contact: Qualified applicants should send a resume, references, and a writing sample to Donna Callahan, Human Resources Director at dcallahan@palinc.com by June 1, 2013.  

Donna Callahan
Human Resources Director
dcallahan@palinc.com

PAL
Cultural Resource Management
26 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

401.728.8780 main
401-474-9110 cell
401.728.8784 fax
www.palinc.com


Dining Services 2013 Scholarship for Kimberly Garthe

Reinhart Dining Services 2013 Scholarships Announced

Dining Services is pleased to announce that eight $1,000 scholarships have been awarded through its prime vendor partnership with Reinhart Food Services.

The scholarships support undergraduate students who have worked two semesters for Dining Services, are currently working for Dining Services, and have exemplified the values of the University through their employment experience, while maintaining their grade point average.

Among the recipients is Anthropology major Kimberly Garthe, who served at Douglass Houghton Hall.

Read more at Tech Today.


Griskavich awarded Field Museum Internship

Caro GriskavichCarol Griskavich, graduate student in Industrial Archaeology, has been awarded a 10-week paid internship at the Field Museum in Chicago.  She will be starting May 13 and will be assisting in interviews with residents of the south Chicago and northwest Indiana region in the industrial and cultural memory of the region.  The research feeds into the Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCO) Project and Cultural Heritage areas at the Field Museum and will also become part of her M.S. thesis on industrial heritage tours of the region.  Congratulations, Carol!


Audrey Mayer Coordinates SFRES PCMI

Audrey MayerForestry Names Peace Corps Master’s International Program Coordinator

Associate Professor Audrey Mayer (SFRES, Soc Sci) has been named coordinator of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences Peace Corps Master’s International programs. SFRES offers two PCMI master’s degrees, a Master of Science in Forestry and a Master of Science in Forest Ecology and Management.

Read more at Tech Today, by Jenn Donovan.


Norman Presents on Water without Borders

Water Without BordersEmma S. Norman (SS) was invited to present a paper at the Canadian Water Resources Association meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia on her forthcoming book, Water without Borders: Canada, the US and Shared Waters (University of Toronto Press). She also coordinated a panel discussion related to the transboundary water governance, in recognition that 2013 is the UN Year of Water Cooperation.

From Tech Today.



Tim Scarlett Speaking at TEDx

TEDx HoughtonTEDx event comes to Houghton

Dr. Timothy Scarlett is among the speakers for the upcoming TEDx event. He will be speaking on “A Vision for Industrial Heritage Professionals in the 21st Century.”

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Alex Saari.

TEDx Houghton Theme: Journeys

McArdle Theater
Houghton, MI, 49931
United States

March 23rd, 2013
9:30am-7:00pm

Venue and details at TED.

See the Facebook page Tedxhoughton.


Summer School 2013 at Cliff Mine

Cliff Mine 2013Archeology for Everybody: Summer School at the Cliff Mine

During the first summer session, Tech students and those from other colleges and universities, high school students and community seniors are all being invited to apply for the Cliff Mine Project’s fourth field research season.

The field research project runs from May 13 through June 28, led by Associate Professors Timothy Scarlett and Samuel Sweitz (Social Sciences), working closely with project archaeologists Sean Gohman and Lee Presley.

Read more at Tech Today, by Jenn Donovan.