Archives—March 2015

Solomon: In Print

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From Tech Today:

Professor Barry Solomon (SS) published a paper, “Socioeconomic Analysis Options for Pesticides Management in Developing Countries: A Review,” in Environmental Practice, Vol. 17, No. 1 (March 2015), pp. 57-68.

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Professor Barry Solomon (Social Sciences) published a review of Nadesan, M., et l., eds. Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization? (The Dispossession Publishing Group, 2014). In Energy Research and Social Science, Vol. 6 (April 2015), pp. 161-162. To read the review, visit the ScienceDirect site.



Three Present at Graduate Research Colloquium

Three graduate students from the Department of Social Sciences presented at the 2015 Graduate Research Colloquium Poster & Presentation Competition.  The Colloquium is an opportunity for graduate students at Michigan Tech to share their research with the university community and to gain experience in presenting research to colleagues.

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Sean Gohman

Sean Gohman, PhD student in the Industrial Heritage and Archaeology program, gave a presentation titled “The Residues of Industry:  Identifying and Evaluating Mine Waste in Michigan’s Copper Country”.

 

 

 

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Edward Louie and Abhilash Kantamneni

Edward Louie, MS student in the Environmental and Energy Policy program and Abhilash Kantamneni, graduate student from the Department of Computer Science presented about the impact of potential solar net metering policy changes and how it will impact people unequally in different states.

 

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Ronesha Strozier

Ronesha Strozier, MS student in the Environmental and Energy Policy program gave her presentation titled “Making Connections: Mobility, Accessibility, and Policy Failure”.


Wellstead Presents Paper in Finland

Adam Wellstead
Adam Wellstead

Professor Adam Wellstead presented his paper, “Programs as Experiments: Addressing Complex Climate Change Governance and the Case of Canada’s Regional Adaptation Collaboratives” at the Innovations in Climate Governance (INOGOV) workshop Climate Change Policy and Governance: Initiation, Experimentation, Evaluation in Helsinki, Finland in early March.



Schelly to Present on American Rainbow Gatherings

9781612057453_p0_v1_s260x420Dr. Chelsea Schelly, Assistant Professor of Sociology will present on “The Rainbow Way: Participation and Experience in Rainbow Gathering Culture” on Wednesday, March 25, in the Van Pelt and Opie Library East Reading Room at 4:15 pm with refreshments at 4 pm.

Her talk is based on her recently published book, Crafting Collectivity: American Rainbow Gatherings and Alternative Forms of Community (Paradigm Publishers).

This event is part of the Library’s Nexus: The Scholar and the Library series.

 


Visiting Lecturer Dr. Kristin Floress to Present on Community and Watershed Management

 

Photo by USDA Forest Service.
Photo by USDA Forest Service.

Dr. Kristin Floress, a social scientist with the USDA Forest Service in Evanston, IL is giving a talk in 201 AOB from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday, March 16 titled “Community Capacity for Watershed Management.”

Her visit co-sponsored by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative, the Center for Water and Society, and the Social Sciences Department.

Abstract: An individual’s ability to engage in actions that are protective of water resources is driven by a variety of factors at the individual and community scale.   This presentation explores several cases of watershed and lake management in Wisconsin using the community capacity for watershed management framework (Davenport and Seekamp, 2013).  Individual indicators and governance principles are assessed and used to provide direction for designing effective water programs.


LaFave Receives “Spark Plug Award” for Community Development

Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Spark Plug Award Winners.
Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Spark Plug Award Winners.  LaFave-second from the right.

Bob LaFave, PhD graduate student in the Environmental and Energy Policy program and Village Manager for the Village of L’Anse, was awarded the “Spark Plug Award for Community Development” on February 12th at the annual Spark Plug Awards Dinner hosted by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, Keweenaw Young Professionals, and the MTEC SmartZone.

LaFave, village manager since 2008, has worked to bring in $21 million in projects to the Village including water and sewer infrastructure projects, road improvements, replacement of the Falls River bridge, and WiFi service within the Village.