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Ricardo St. Hilaire, Affiliate Faculty and Cultural Heritage lawyer, gave a talk on “US v. Shultz,”

April 2nd, 2014 by Nikki-Ann
  • Ricardo St. Hilaire, Affiliate Faculty and Cultural Heritage lawyer, gave a talk on “US v. Shultz,” involving the criminal case of Tutankhamun’s grandfather, the fake “Thomas Alcock” collection, an Egyptian tomb ravaged by chainsaws, a criminal defendant who tried to escape prosecution by ingesting hemlock, the cover-up using teabags and liquid plastic, and prison time for the former head of the National Association of Dealers in Ancient, Oriental, and Primitive Art.- — Wednesday, April 2, 12-1p in Rounds 304A.  Bring your lunch.

David Starbuck hosted the annual meeting of the New England Chapters of the Society for Industrial Archeology

April 2nd, 2014 by Nikki-Ann

David Starbuck (Anthropology) hosted the annual meeting of the New England Chapters of the Society for Industrial Archeology on March 1 in Boyd Hall. The conference featured multiple presentations on the subject of early industry in New Hampshire.  He also concluded his exhibit on the early cartoon character, “Foxy Grandpa,” which had been featured on the first floor of Lamson Library since late January. “Foxy” was one of the most unique subjects of comic book art between 1900 and ca. 1920.  David also submitted to the New York State Museum his final archaeological report on past excavations at the Lake George Battlefield Park (New York) as a prelude to directing a new series of excavations in the Park that will commence this coming summer.  David is editor of The New Hampshire Archeologist, and in March he published Volume 52, devoted to Native American sites in New Hampshire.

Steve Whitman (Geography/Environmental Planning) and the students in Advanced Planning are assisting the Town of Plymouth’s Energy Commission with a study of “group net metering”

April 2nd, 2014 by Nikki-Ann

Steve Whitman (Geography/Environmental Planning) and the students in Advanced Planning are assisting the Town of Plymouth’s Energy Commission with a study of “group net metering”. Recently enabled by the legislature in 2013 this would allow for the construction of one solar array to provide energy to a number of structures with their own electrical meters. The class is reviewing municipally owned properties to identify suitable sites for a solar array, analyzing electric data for the municipal buildings, and will be reporting out to the Energy Commission in April on their initial findings and what this may mean for the size options and costs of such an infrastructure investment.

Filiz Otucu collaborates with NH World Affairs Council and Model UN students

April 2nd, 2014 by Nikki-Ann

Filiz Otucu (Political Science) in collaboration with the NH World Affairs Council and Model UN students co-organized a talk, “Making a Stand: U.S. Leadership in Emerging Crisis,” on March 27 by Ambassador Richard Barton, Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization.

Department initiated a Certificate in Hospitality Management

April 2nd, 2014 by Nikki-Ann

This year the Social Science Department initiated a Certificate in Hospitality Management to reflect the fact that travel, hospitality and tourism are key economic components of the North Country. Students taking TMP 3000, the introductory course, were invited to an overnight at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods. Carl Lindblade (Tourism, Management, and Policy), the Certificate designer and lecturer for the course, arranged for students to arrive on a Thursday evening and enjoy classic dining, and the following day to experience an intense mini internship rotating through the Front Desk, Spa, Food and Beverage, and Engineering Departments. This provided students with a hands-on experiential opportunity to understand what is covered in class each week. Upon completion of the course and the Hospitality Management certificate students will, in addition to their PSU degree, have certification from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

Eisenhauer named to the governing council of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR)

April 2nd, 2014 by Nikki-Ann

Brian Eisenhauer(Sociology/Office of Sustainability) was named to the governing council of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR). IASNR is an interdisciplinary professional association open to individuals who bring a variety of social science and natural science backgrounds to bear on research and application strategies pertaining to the environment and natural resource issues.  Also, Brian appeared as the featured guest on the radio show “Renewable Now” on Wednesday, March 26, to speak about sustainability in Higher Education, Plymouth State University’s efforts, and the EcoHouse project at PSU. The show is broadcast in Rhode Island on WARL 1320, and has a worldwide stream online with an audience of more than 250,000.

Donahue attends annual meeting with Undergrad Ava Tyler

April 2nd, 2014 by Nikki-Ann

Katherine Donahue (Anthropology) and Ava Tyler, undergraduate student in Sociology, attended the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Albuquerque, NM, in March. Ava Tyler presented the paper “The Diffusion of Innovation in Environmental Sustainability in Recreational Boating” which is based on RAC-funded research done by Brian Eisenhauer (Sociology/Office of Sustainability),Kate Donahue, Ava Tyler, and Matt Bartley, who graduated in December with an MS in Environmental Science, and Policy.

Filiz Otucu continuing series in the “lets Talk About It: Muslim Journeys”

December 6th, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

Filiz Otucu (Political Science) led discussions of the book “House of Stone” by Anthony Shadid on November 5 and the book “Broken Verses” by Kamila Shamsie on November 19 at the Pease Library in Plymouth. These events are parts of the continuing series in the “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys” book discussions made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.

David Starbuck (Anthropology) attended the Annual Meeting of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology (CNEHA)

December 6th, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

David Starbuck (Anthropology) attended the Annual Meeting of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology (CNEHA) on November 7-10 at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) and delivered his annual report as Editor of CNEHA.  David produces three newsletters for CNEHA each year and has been editor since 1989.

Katherine Donahue presented a paper at the Annual meeting of the AAA’s in Chicago

December 6th, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

Katherine Donahue (Anthropology) presented a paper on the topic “Vessels of Freedom: The Cultural Capital and Social Ecology of Boat Shows” as part of a panel on trade shows at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Chicago. She also organized a tour “Finding Europe in Chicago” for the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, which holds its meetings in conjunction with the AAA.