Chris Klyza (Political Science) has been awarded a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for a project titled Alaska: Conservation in the Final Frontier. He will travel to Alaska to experience and photograph its landscapes and to better understand the issues at stake there, especially on lands managed by the major federal land management agencies. This trip is designed to significantly enhance two courses that he teaches every year, Conservation and Environmental Policy and Seminar on American Environmental Politics, as well as all his teaching of environmental studies.
Cara Myers and Nate Brown, were selected as researchers for a large NSF project hosted out of the University of Pittsburgh. They'll work on a 2012 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program entitled, “Negotiations and Impacts: Water Policy Across China’s Loess Plateau” examining how economic development and societal change impact the Yellow River Loess Plateau. The team of 12 researchers (mostly graduate students) is led by well-known scholars Pierre Landry, Roberta Soltz, and James Cook.