Archive for May, 2013

Fall Geography courses of interest to Anthro students

CRN 81797, GEOG 348U, Cultural and Political Ecology, TR 1600-1950, 4 credits
Introduction to geographic perspectives on cultural and political ecology. Investigates cultural adaptation and environmental change from an ecological perspective, focusing on biomes, cultural adaptations within them and the political structures that influence cultural adaptations. Particular attention to traditional societies and the impacts of development. Recommended prerequisite: upper-division standing.

CRN 14590/14592, GEOG 4/510, Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Management, MW 1800-1950, 4 credits
This course is designed to encourage us to think in an interdisciplinary way about Indigenous Peoples, natural resource management, and conservation issues. In part this means recognizing that the natural resources we wish to conserve are the resources upon which other people may depend for their economic well-being, and over which they may bear historical use rights. In part it means identifying the many competing interests in resources that exist in any particular area. Finally it means seeking new models for sustainable resource management that incorporate conservation and the multiple demands for resources. As such we explore issues pertaining to biodiversity conservation, human rights, protectionism, global economic inequities, environmental politics, and sustainable development, and we dip into the fields of geography, anthropology, ecology, sociology, economics and political sciences.

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Resistance Ecology Conference May 31-June 2

The Student Animal Liberation Coalition (SALC), a PSU student group, is presenting the Resistance Ecology Conference next weekend, May 31-June 2. This a politically leftist social justice and radical ecology conference. Materials & information:


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Internship position with the Office of Water’s green infrastructure program


A new internship position was just posted and is available in the Office of Water’s green infrastructure program. The position will be located in the Municipal Branch of the Water Permits Division; the selected applicant will be involved with implementing EPA’s green infrastructure strategy by working on a range of wet weather issues, providing technical assistance, and communicating with stakeholders. More information on the position and details about how to apply can be found at the link below.

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Trowelschool Archaeoholidays

Our commitment is to convey and share our excitement and enthusiasm for archaeology to everyone, no matter what their age or background. We aim to help you learn as well as enjoy your holiday, living a real archaeological experience. We will give you a complete overview of archaeological methods used during an archaeological excavation, including digging, recording archaeological features, excavation strategy and methodology, stratigraphy, study of formative processes ,surveying, archaeological sampling techniques ,artefact inventory, architectural or archaeological building recording, as well as dealing with everything related to the post-excavation process.

Alcublas roman past – Building records
Excavate at the site of a Roman village whilst learning the latest archaeological techniques.

1936 Spanish Civil War field-school at Olba – War archaeology
Enjoy archaeology at a real 1936 Spanish civil war front.

Torre La Sal Iberian necropolis field-school –Funeral archaeology
Excavation of a 2000 year old Iberian cemetery alongside an amazing Spanish beach.

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Internship Workshop

Career and Advising Services presents:

Internship Workshop

~Search Tips~
~Information Interviews~
~Create Your Own~
~Earning Credit~

Tuesday May 21st
10-11:30 am
USB 402


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Fund for the Public Interest Jobs

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.

Last summer our staff helped ban off-shore drilling to protect our coasts, repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and increase food safety standards to make school lunches safer- all while building valuable leadership skills.

Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills.

As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.

We will be holding information sessions and interviews at Portland State University May 14th and 15th at 10am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm each day. Contact us at 1-800-75-EARTH to find out where we’ll be on campus. To apply today, please visit or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784).

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