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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Indiana University of Pennsylvania





The IUP Marcellus Shale Week: A Community and University Symposium

To explore the implications of the changes brought on by the development of the Marcellus Shale industry, the 2010 ATP project at IUP operated on two fronts. Students and professors organized and participated in a symposium on the impact of the Marcellus Shale industry on the region and assisted in the design and logistics of the program.   They also publicized the event to local and regional constituencies.   The mini symposium, IUP Marcellus Shale Week: A Community and University Symposium, was held on November 3-5, 2010.   A second team of students surveyed and compiled newspaper and journal articles related to the industry and provided links to them, which were posted on the IUP Center for Northern Appalachian Studies website, thereby enabling the Center to continue to fulfill its role as a clearinghouse for information on topics and issues of major concern for residents of the region.   While IUP has been part of previous programs related to Marcellus Shale, this symposium explored the historical, social, environmental, legal, political, and health issues related to gas extraction.

Presentation
Final Report

Student Participants: Brandon Parana, Charles Gray, Michael Santiago, Amy Perkins, Rose Bruner, Amanda Jo Smith, Becky Shope, Chris Schiano

Faculty: Jim Dougherty



Contact Information:

Dr. James Dougherty
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
112 H. McElhaney Hall
Indiana, PA 15705-1085
Telephone: 724-357-2734

E-Mail: jdoc@iup.edu

 


Previous Conference Participation:   2009


 


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CURRENT PARTICIPANTS

Alfred State

Appalachian State University

Auburn University

East Tennessee State University

Fairmont State University

Frostburg State University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Radford University

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

University of North Georgia

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

University of Tennessee

Zane State College


PAST PARTICIPANTS

Emory and Henry College

Mississippi State University

Mississippi University for Women

Morehead State University

Northeast Alabama Community College

Ohio University

Shawnee State University

Virginia Tech



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