Day: June 3, 2013

Alum Marc Sanko in Malta

Sanko in Malta 2013Associate Professor Mary Durfee reports on a talk given by alum Marc Sanko, History ’11, in Malta. Sanko gave a very successful talk on his Master’s work about Catholicism and the Maltese Diaspora of Detroit at the University of Malta.

Photo, from left: Michelle Jarvie-Eggart, Melissa Martinie, Amanda Morley, and Marc Sanko.

Sanko received his MA at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and will be doing his Ph.D. at the University of West Virginia. Michelle Jarvie-Eggart received her BS in Environmental Engineering, an MS in Environmental Policy (from Social Sciences), and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering all at Michigan Tech.


Proposals in Progress June 3, 2013

Associate Professor Carol MacLennan (SS), “Oral History of Torch Lake Copper Reclamation, 1940-1970,” Keweenaw National Historical Park.

Associate Professor Timothy Scarlett (SS), Associate Professor Samuel Sweitz (SS) and Associate Professor Fred Quivik (SS), “2013 Public Archaeology at the Cliff Mine,” Keweenaw National Historical Park.

Associate Professor Audrey Mayer (SS), “Protecting the Great Lakes from Invasive Species: Science to Support Policy,” University of Michigan.

Associate Professor Hugh Gorman (SS/GLRC) and Assistant Professor Adam Wellstead (SS/GLRC), “Evaluating the Role of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Enhancing the Policy Capacity of Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPS),” University of Michigan Water Center.


Winkler on Net Migration Patterns

Net MigrationMigration Patterns Reveal Much about US Population, Research Finds

Richelle Winkler, assistant professor of social sciences, says Detroit attracted fewer young adults in the 1980s and 1990s than did revitalizing cities like Chicago. Then, with the economic recession between 2000 and 2010, more young people actually left Detroit than people of other ages.

“In this extreme situation, the young were more likely to move out,” she says, “because they are more mobile and not as tied to families and mortgages. This kind of shift in the signature [age-based pattern] is rare and indicative of real and profound socio-economic change.”

Winkler’s work is part of a new population-map website, Net Migration Patterns for US Counties housed at the Applied Population Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Read more at Michigan Tech News, by Dennis Walikainen.