Students from Angie Carter’s Communities and Research class (SS4700) presented their semester research project at the Social Sciences Brown Bag. The project looked at food access in Houghton, Hancock, and Michigan Tech. An article on the presentation was featured in the Daily Mining Gazette.
Erin PischkeBarry Solomon (Professor Emeritus) , and Adam Wellstead Alberto AcevedoAmarella EastmondFernando De Oliveira, Suani CoelhoOswaldo Lucon ow do we measure the national and subnational policy output of existing renewable energy policies in order to assess how they broadly address climate change?
Laura Walikainen Rouleau was quoted in the article The Glamorous, Sexist History of the Women’s Restroom Lounge in The Atlantic’s CityLab.
Don Lafreniere and Brad Barnett presented a talk titled Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Essential Infrastructure for Economic Development at the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) monthly breakfast meeting on November 7. KEDA Member Meeting breakfasts are offered monthly with different topics and presenters each month. More information about the presentation can be found at the Keweenaw Report.
Social Sciences alumni, Amy Storer is featured in The Daily Mining Gazette story, More Than Tech: Homeland Security analyst says MTU offers options. Storer recently participated in The Five Under 35 at MTU where young alumni are invited back to campus and speak about their experiences at MTU and their careers.
Professor Emerita Mary Durfee (SS) and Jameson Doig, professor emeritus at Princeton, published “Cross-border Hostilities and Regional Planning in the United States and Canada: What Role for Expertise, Insulated from the ‘Hurry and Strife of Politics?'” in the Journal of Planning History, April 2018.
On the weekend of September 29, archaeologists from the Department of Social Sciences’ Industrial Heritage and Archaeology program , directed by Dr. LouAnn Wurst, along with the Hiawatha National Forest investigated Camp Au Train in Alger County near Munising. The weekend field work was highlighted in the article, Camp Au Train archaeology, featured in The Mining Journal.
Our research also focuses on aspects of the everyday life of the CCC enrollees and the German POWs while they lived at Camp Au Train. Historic records and oral histories provide a great deal of information about both camps. Archaeological data adds information about mundane aspects of everyday life by recovering the objects that the occupants had, used, or threw away.
The Keweenaw Time Traveler project is featured in the current issue of American Quarterly, the academic journal of the American Studies Association. This special issue, dedicated to Digital Humanities, highlights eight publicly-engaged projects using digital and spatial technologies to engage important issues in American culture today. The collaborative nature of this project is reflected in the group of authors: Sarah Fayen Scarlett (SS) and Don Lafreniere (SS); Dan Trepal and John D. M. Arnold, PhD candidates and recent graduate in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology; and Robert Pastel (CS). The article is open-access for three months, and the other projects are listed here.