Industrial heritage congress kicks off in Taipei

The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage Congress kicked off Nov. 4 in Taipei City. During the event’s eight-day run, more than 80 papers will be presented by noteworthy international scholars, including TICCIH President Patrick Martin, Japan Industrial Archaeology Society President Takashi Itoh and Neil Cossons, pro-provost and chairman of the U.K.-based Council of the Royal College of Art.

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Fine Food, Just Food: The Bay Area Food Revolution and What it Means for the Rest of Us

Is food democracy possible in the era of Big Food? Sally K. Fairfax says yes, and she will explain how in her talk “Fine Food, Just Food: California and Possibilities,” set for 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library. Fairfax, the lead author of “California Cuisine and Just Food” (MIT Press, 2012), is the Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. She will be joined by coauthorLouise Nelson Dyble, an assistant professor of history at Michigan Tech.

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Guest seminar Monday: “Obamacare and Public Lands Management: A Nervous-Making Connection”

Sally K. Fairfax will lead a seminar for graduate students and all interested faculty and staff on the implications of recent court decisions for natural resource management. “Obamacare and Public Lands Management: A Nervous-Making Connection,” will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, in Academic Office Building 201. For more information, contact Audrey Mayer, almayer@mtu.edu, or Louise Dyble, ldyble@mtu.edu.

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Library Matters: Archives Premiers New Exhibit About 1913 Strike

Although the Michigan Tech Archives remains closed for research, “Tumult and Tragedy: Michigan’s 1913-14 Copper Strike,” a traveling exhibit created by the Archives, will premier at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, on the first floor of the J. R. Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library. Members of the exhibit project team will discuss the research and design process for the exhibit. The event is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served.

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FVPL Annual Meeting features talk by Mary Durfee

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Van Pelt Library will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, in the East Reading Room of the J. R. Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. This year’s meeting features a talk, “Malta: The Surprising Little Country that Can,” by Associate Professor Mary Durfee (SS). Durfee taught at the University of Malta as a Fulbright Scholar in 2007-08, and since then she has been a visiting professor at least once a year. In spring 2012, she co-led a study tour of the country for the Society for Industrial Archeology.

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