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Happy Movember my fellow geographers!

i) First let us give a big thank you to everyone who came out to GIS Day last
week! Thanks to the wonderful speakers, everyone who attended and everyone
who donated to the raffle or to charity. It was a great success!

ii) Interested in sustainability? This saturday Nov. 27th, join The Natural Step
Workshop from 9am-5pm in Bronfman. This one day intensive and interactive course
will draw upon 20 years of practical experience and result in coaching sustainability
champions who are leading their organizations toward sustainability. It is aimed at
emerging sustainability practitioners who want to gain the knowledge, skills, and
tools to take a strategic, systems approach to communicating, planning and managing
sustainability initiatives. Graduates of this course will be able to explain and begin
to apply The Natural Step Framework to help their organizations and communities take a
leadership role in sustainability within their organizations, businesses, and communities.
If you are interested in participating, please email mcgill.stop@gmail.com

iii) Graduating this year? The Department of Geography at the University of New Hampshire is
looking for an MSc or PhD student for a great socioecological forestry project in Oregon.
"Community and Forest: Linked Human-Ecosystem Responses to Natural Disturbances in Oregon"
is funded through the USDA's Disaster Resilience for Rural Communities Program. In
addition to thesis/dissertation research, this student will work closely with project
directors in designing, implementing, and analyzing a household survey, will conduct
field work in northeastern Oregon, and will work alongside other graduate students and
community and agency partners in providing appropriate deliverables throughout the project.
Funding is available: 2 years funding for a MS student and 3 years funding for a PhD
student. See end of this email for further info.

iv) SUS Peer Tutoring Positions Now Available! If you have received an A- or higher in any of
your undergraduate science and math courses then you are eligible to become an SUS Peer
Tutor! This faculty-approved service is an essential resource for undergraduate students
and is the only free tutoring service for science students on campus. This great volunteer
opportunity not only looks good on your resume (and Med School applications!!) but it's a
great way to review your material and help someone else at the same time. For more info
email suspeertutors@gmail.com

v) New Architecture course open to senior undergrads! ARCH 562: Affordable Housing Seminar II,
will be running Winter 2011 with Dr. Avi Friedman. Please see attachment for more info.

vi) If you have any clothes to donate or switch at our clothing drive (in the lounge) come by
before classes end- we will be making a drop off to charity at the end of the semester and
continue with a new batch of clothing next semester. Thanks to all who have donated so far!

That's it for now! Cheers,


University of New Hampshire con't:

Project synopsis:
Forests in the Wallowa-Whitman Ecosystem (WWE) are threatened by the risk of catastrophic insect outbreaks
and wildfire. Forecasted growth in these natural hazards implies dramatic socio-economic costs to communities
that are dependent on forests and their ecosystems. Coupled with that risk is ongoing ecological deterioration
concurrent with declining commodity timber-production and changing management goals on public lands, all of
which has completely transformed the ways that forests are perceived, valued, and managed. This research uses
a multi-scalar, multi-disciplinary approach to examine risk perceptions and behavioral reactions to forest
management with implications on land use and housing. Further, this work focuses on the dynamic feedbacks between
landscape changes, land use conversion, parcelization, and the strategies people use to respond to risk in the WWE.

Application procedure:
Application is open to students from social science disciplines (e.g., sociology, geography), natural resources,
landscape ecology, and related professional fields who will make significant contributions to linking social dynamics
of land management and risk perception with ecological change the research project in the form of a master's thesis
or PhD dissertation. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience in statistics and GIS. Optional
qualifications include an interest in working in rural communities of the US West, rural sociology, landscape ecology,
experience in satellite imagery analysis, and modeling.

Potential PhD students can apply to either to the Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science
(www.unh.edu/nressphd/<http://www.unh.edu/nressphd/>) or Sociology (www.unh.edu/sociology/<http://www.unh.edu/sociology/>)
and potential MS students can apply to either the Department of Natural Resources & the Environment (http://www.nre.unh.edu/)
or Sociology at UNH. The student has the option to begin study in late January 2011 or September 2011.

Graduate students will also work closely with the Carsey Institute (www.carseyinstitute.unh.edu/<http://www.carseyinstitute.unh.edu/>)
while at UNH.

Send a CV and letter of application by December 15, 2010 to:

Joel Hartter
Department of Geography
University of New Hampshire
102 Huddleston Hall
73 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824 USA
Tel: 603-862-7052
Email: joel.hartter@unh.edu<mailto:joel.hartter@unh.edu>
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