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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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Video report: Public Forum on Michigan Proposal 3 examines wind, solar, biomass

A small audience of concerned citizens heard from a panel of three Michigan Tech faculty experts on renewable energy during the Oct. 25, 2012, public forum on Michigan Ballot Proposal 3. Barry Solomon, professor of geography and Environmental Policy director of the Graduate Program in Environmental Policy, was the moderator of the event.

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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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Improvements are coming to Italian Hall Site

Student archeologists from Michigan Tech are surveying the Italian Hall Site. They’re looking for any type of archeological remains underground before improvements can be made to the site. “We’re using remote sensing and a little bit of slightly intrusive testing as a way of helping them plan for taking care of this site to make sure nothing gets damaged in building a new memorial,” said Tim Scarlett, Associate Professor of archeology and anthropology at Michigan Tech. Read MoreWatch the Video