“How can communities help sustain the health of Lake Superior in the face of mining, climate change, forest change, invasive species, and emerging chemicals of concern? The challenges facing Lake Superior are many–yet local, regional, and international communities overcame enormous threats to the lake’s ecosystems in the past century.
Sustaining Lake Superior asks: What can we learn from the recoveries around Lake Superior over the past century, as we face new interconnected challenges from climate change, synthetic chemicals, and forest change?”
Retrieved from http://www.sustaininglakesuperior.com/
Don Lafreniere, after nomination through the Deans’ Teaching Showcase, has been selected to receive the 2017 Innovative or Out of Class Teaching award from the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Lafreniere was selected based on his work with forward thinking technologies and his unique approaches to active learning.
Recipients are asked to make a 30-45 minute presentation, sharing the work they are doing that has drawn this recognition. Don will be sharing his work on October 10 at 1:00. Click here to learn more.
Kari Henquinet’s essay, Women’s Rights and Transnational Aid Programs in Niger: The Conundrums and Possibilities of Neoliberalism and Legal Pluralism, was published in the new book In Human Rights Encounter Legal Pluralism, Eva Brems, Giselle Corradi and Mark Goodale, eds. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017.
Erin Pischke and Kathy Halvorsen are co-authors of a newly-published article “Barriers and Solutions to Conducting Large International, Interdisciplinary Research Projects” in Environmental Management.
Adam Wellstead recently co-authored two new articles: “Explaining through Causal Mechanisms: Resilience and Governance of Social-Ecological Systems” in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability and “Policy Advice from Outsiders: The Challenges of Policy Co-construction” in International Journal of Public Administration.
Richelle Winkler was awarded the 2017 Excellence in Instruction Award from the Rural Sociological Society at their annual meeting on July 27, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.
The purpose of the Excellence in Instruction Award is to recognize outstanding rural-oriented teaching by RSS members at the graduate and/or undergraduate level. Note: Innovation in teaching and learning is emphasized. Innovation may relate to a particular course, thematic area, population of students or pedagogical approach or technique. Evidence of impact should be provided.
L’ANSE, Mich. (WLUC) – The Village of L’Anse held a community meeting Tuesday to gauge the interest in creating a community solar garden.
The potential location for the solar garden would be the industrial park near the Bishop Baraga Memorial on Lambert Road. It could power up to 12 whole homes and be split into 200 shares that the community would be able to buy into.
This meeting was hosted by the Upper Peninsula Solar Technical Assistance and Resource Team (UPSTART). UPSTART is comprised of members from Michigan Tech, WPPI Energy, and the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region.
Community members that attended this meeting were given quick presentation on the potential solar garden. Afterwards, they were asked a few questions to gauge their interest in having one in L’Anse.
“We want to know is this going to work in L’Anse? But also, do folks in L’Anse want this to happen,” said Emily Prehoda, UPSTART Michigan Tech Grad Student Representative. “That’s kind of what we’re getting out of tonight. It’s supposed to be informational for them, but also informational for us. We want to know, do they want this to happen?”
UPSTART will be reviewing the responses after Tuesday’s meeting and going from there. If the responses are positive, construction on the new solar garden could start as soon as summer of 2018.
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