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Selena Clarke presented a poster at the Student Showcase of Excellence

May 13th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

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Senior Sociology student Selena Clarke with her poster presented at the Student Showcase of Excellence.

EcoHouse and the town of Plymouth were recently featured in an issue of the “Green Energy Times.”

May 7th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

EcoHouse and the town of Plymouth were recently featured in an issue of the “Green Energy Times.” Link to the article: http://www.greenenergytimes.net/2015/04/15/ecohouse/

Steve Whitman traveled with 14 PSU students to Southern Belize to study permaculture at Maya Mountain Research Farm

May 7th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

Steve Whitman (Environmental Planning) travelled with 14 PSU students to Southern Belize to study permaculture at Maya Mountain Research Farm, an established agroforestry site. Steve and his connection to PSU will be featured in a soon-to-be released documentary titled “Inhabit,” which is an award-winning feature length documentary introducing permaculture (a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and more.” See: http://inhabitfilm.com/.

David Starbuck was interviewed by Ben Sarro on WNTK 99.7 in the Upper Valley

May 7th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

David Starbuck was interviewed on April 14th by Ben Sarro on WNTK 99.7 in the Upper Valley, discussing his excavation plans for this coming summer at the Enfield Shaker Village (May 26th-June 19th) and at the Lake George Battlefield Park (July 6th-August 14th). David then delivered the featured banquet talk for the Enfield Shaker Museum 2015 Spring Shaker Forum on April 25th, entitled “Archaeological Field Schools: What’s Involved A-Z.” On April 28th, he presented “Archaeology in Scotland” for New Hampshire Archaeology Month at PSU. David also edited Volume 54 of The New Hampshire Archeologist which contains an article by David entitled “Digging Beneath the Ivory Tower,” describing several years of excavation by Plymouth State University students behind Holmes House on the PSU campus.

Sheryl Shirley attended the 17th Annual Office of the Attorney General’s Wynn E. Arnold and Elyse S. Alkalay Administrative Law Workshop in Concord

May 7th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

Sheryl Shirley, who chairs the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, attended the 17th Annual Office of the Attorney General’s Wynn E. Arnold and Elyse S. Alkalay Administrative Law Workshop in Concord, New Hampshire. This workshop provides legal training for New Hampshire Commissioners and state board members. On April 22nd Sheryl represented the NH Commission for Human Rights in a presentation and cross-cultural exchange sponsored by the US State Department and the New Hampshire Council on World Affairs. This meeting with Pakistani Government officials, community leaders, and UN Development Program administrators was part of the U. S. Department of State’s efforts to introduce international leaders to US practices at the state and local levels. The New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights is a state agency charged with eliminating discrimination. Its presentation focused on the Commission’s efforts to protect the rights of women and minorities. The NH agency provided an overview of how we conduct investigations and process complaints of discrimination, including witness interview preparation, analysis of evidence, and state and federal legal standards.

Jason Paling (Anthropology) attended the 80th Annual Meeting for the Society of American Archaeology and presented two papers:

May 7th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

Jason Paling (Anthropology) attended the 80th Annual Meeting for the Society of American Archaeology and presented two papers: “Leaving No Stone Unturned: Investigating Preclassic Lithic Production, Consumption, and Exchange at San Estevan, Belize and K’o and Hamontún, Guatemala.” and “Obsidian Trade from the Perspective of Chiquilistagua, Managua, Nicaragua.”

Jason Paling has also been invited to participate in a Humanities Research Seminar

May 7th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

Jason Paling has been invited to participate in a Humanities Research Seminar made possible by a Challenge Grant awarded to Bentley University by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The seminar is titled “Environmental Justice: Global to Local Contexts” and Paling’s research “Environmental and Cultural Impact of the Nicaraguan Canal Project” was accepted.

Hannah Dutton is nominated for the Student Employee of the Year Award

April 22nd, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

H Dutton Award pic for webSocial Science Student Employee, Hannah Dutton, Sophomore Anthropology Major, is nominated for the Student Worker of the Year Award here at PSU

David Starbuck speaks on the subject of the Platinum Age of Comic Book History

April 8th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

David Starbuck (Anthropology) spoke on March 31st to a class of middle school students in Hopkinton, NH, on the subject of the Platinum Age of Comic Book History.

Jason S.R. Paling will be directing the PSU Archaeological Field School.

April 8th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

Jason S.R. Paling (Anthropology) and Justin Lowry (George Mason University), co-directors of the Chiquilistagua Archaeological Project (CAP), will be directing the PSU Archaeological Field School. This program will combine field archaeology with lectures and lab-based experience. The archaeological field school will run in conjunction with the Chiquilistagua Archaeological Project (CAP) in Chiquilistagua, Nicaragua. Field methods will be primarily taught at archaeological sites in and around the modern capital of Managua, Nicaragua. Laboratory methods will be taught at the CAP field house and laboratory in Chiquilistagua. This year students will be investigating a newly discovered Pre-Columbian settlement. Based on a preliminary ceramic study, the site dates to A.D. 500.

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November 14th, 2013 by Eric


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Department News

Selena Clarke presented a poster at the Student Showcase of Excellence

EcoHouse and the town of Plymouth were recently featured in an issue of the “Green Energy Times.”

Steve Whitman traveled with 14 PSU students to Southern Belize to study permaculture at Maya Mountain Research Farm