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.
Richelle Winkler (SS) was quoted in the story “Deer hunter decline could cause issues for DNR funding,” on WLUC TV6.
Richelle Winkler was quoted in the story “Michigan hunting in major decline,” originally published by the Detroit Free Press. The story was reprinted by media outlets throughout the country including the Grand Haven Tribune, and WZZM.
Richelle Winkler (PI) and Erin Burkett’s (EEP PhD student) research on female participating in fishing on the Upper Great Lakes was highlighted on NPR’s Morning Edition.
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.
Adam Wellstead (SS) was an invited speaker at the Pipeline Safety Trust conference in New Orleans (Oct. 18-19). His presentation provided an overview of the recent Independent Risk Analysis for the Straits Pipeline effort that was led by Michigan Tech.
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.