Advancing Landscape Change Research in the Arctic

Special Interdisciplinary Seminar on Tuesday

Professor Wendy Eisner, Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, will be presenting “Advancing Landscape Change Research in the Arctic through the Incorporation of Iñupiaq (Eskimo) Knowledge” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Great Lakes Research Center, second floor conference room.

This lecture is cosponsored by Michigan Tech’s Center for Water and Society, the Departments of Social Sciences and Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, and the Visiting Women and Minority Lecture/Scholar Series, which is funded by the President’s Office and a grant to the Office for Institutional Diversity for the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

Read more at Tech Today.

History Day 2013

National History Day 2013‘Turning Points’ focus of History Day 2013

Students in grades 4 through 12 across the Upper Peninsula are invited to participate in the District 1 regional competition for National History Day. The District 1 Competition is set for March 2 at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.

District 1 is comprised of 12 counties in the Central and Western Upper Peninsula. The District 1 competition is sponsored annually by the MTU Department of Social Sciences, the MTU Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, the Quincy Mine Hoist Association and the Historical Society of Michigan.

Read more at the Mining Gazette.

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY THEME 2013: Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events

Read more at the Historical Society of Michigan.

Sladek Wins First Prize in National Geographic Contest

Lindsey Sladek GalleryLindsey Sladek is a First Prize Winner in National Geographic’s “The Full Story” contest. The photo competition was for amateurs. Sladek’s gallery is entitled “Music.”

Sladek came “home” to Tech to take coursework in the Department of Social Sciences for a social studies secondary education certificate; she got her BS in Anthropology from Grand Valley State University in 2008.

Local photographer places in National Geographic contest

She, along with four individual winners, won a Nikon D600 to shoot the full visual story she had pitched to compete for a shot at the grand prize, a trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Digital Nomad Andrew Evans. She had from Dec. 17 to Jan. 7 to shoot the story, using only the new D600 camera.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Stephen Anderson.

Photo Contest: The Full Story

Last fall these five talented amateur photographers each won a new Nikon D600 with which they shot their own FULL STORY.

Read more at National Geographic.

Appreciating Mine Waste

Mine WasteFourth Thursday in History

PhD student Sean Gohman spent months exploring over 300 poor rock, stamp sand tailings, and slag deposits across the Copper Country. Join him as he shares his thoughts about the value of this tangible evidence of mining on the landscape.

Event will be held at 7pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at the Keweenaw NHP Headquarters.
25970 Red Jacket Rd.
Calumet, Mi

For more information contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at (906) 337-3168 or by visit them on the web at

Wellstead on Climate Change and Policy in Canada

Review of Policy ResearchAssistant Professor Adam Wellstead (SS) has coauthored a paper, “Dispersed Capacity and Weak Coordination: The Challenge of Climate Change Adaptation in Canada’s Forest Policy Sector” in Review of Policy Research, Volume 30, Issue 1, pages 66–90, Jan. 2013.

From Tech Today.

Adam Wellstead (SS) cowrote the paper “Policy Capacity for Climate Change in Canada’s Transportation Sector” in Review of Policy Research. 2013 30:1. 19–41.

From Tech Today.

Gagnon Publication

Environmental and Energy Policy PhD student Valoree Gagnon has recently co-authored an article published in the current issue of Science Scope. Her article, titled “Connecting Earth Systems: Developing Holistic Understanding Through the Earth-System-Science Model,” discusses strategies for teachers to incorporate the Earth System Science model into the classroom. A copy of this article will be available for a short time in the Social Sciences department office. You can also access the article using the following citation information: Gagnon, Valoree and Heather Bradway, “Connecting Earth Systems: Developing Holistic Understanding Through the Earth-System-Science Model,” Science Scope (December 2012), Vol. 36, No. 4.