Wellstead on Climate Change and Policy in Canada

Review of Policy ResearchAssistant Professor Adam Wellstead (SS) has coauthored a paper, “Dispersed Capacity and Weak Coordination: The Challenge of Climate Change Adaptation in Canada’s Forest Policy Sector” in Review of Policy Research, Volume 30, Issue 1, pages 66–90, Jan. 2013.

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Adam Wellstead (SS) cowrote the paper “Policy Capacity for Climate Change in Canada’s Transportation Sector” in Review of Policy Research. 2013 30:1. 19–41.

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Gagnon Publication

Environmental and Energy Policy PhD student Valoree Gagnon has recently co-authored an article published in the current issue of Science Scope. Her article, titled “Connecting Earth Systems: Developing Holistic Understanding Through the Earth-System-Science Model,” discusses strategies for teachers to incorporate the Earth System Science model into the classroom. A copy of this article will be available for a short time in the Social Sciences department office. You can also access the article using the following citation information: Gagnon, Valoree and Heather Bradway, “Connecting Earth Systems: Developing Holistic Understanding Through the Earth-System-Science Model,” Science Scope (December 2012), Vol. 36, No. 4.




Sociology Students Analyze Suicide Risk

Assistant Professor Richelle Winkler (SS) involved her Introduction to Sociology students in a real-life sociology lesson. Working with Brian Rendel at Copper Country Mental Health, Winkler’s students analyzed various risk factors for suicide among young people in the Copper Country. They will present their findings and recommendations for managing suicide risk at a public program at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, in GLRC 202.

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In Print – Where Minds and Matters Meet: Technology in California and the West

Assistant Professor Louise Nelson Dyble (SS) wrote a paper, “LANDMARK OF DEATH: Safety, Responsibility, and the Question of a Suicide Barrier for the Golden Gate Bridge,” in Janssen Volker, ed. Where Minds and Matters Meet: Technology in California and the West, sponsored by The Institute for California and the West. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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New Faculty in Social Sciences

Kari Henquinet accepts a position as a lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences.
Emma Norman joins the Department of Social Sciences as an assistant professor.
Jonathan Robins joins the Department of Social Sciences as assistant professor.
Steven Walton joins the Department of Social Sciences as an assistant professor.

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