In the Spotlight: March 14, 2014

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  • Kira Artemis Russo, communication instructor, and Zachary Smith, Regents’ professor of politics and international affairs, recently published What Water is Worth: Overlooked Non-Economic Values in Water Resources. The book tackles the complex topic of water management, which includes not only financial considerations but also matters about water rights, property rights and various political concerns. The authors explore  the most common considerations for values in water management including agriculture, ranching, industrial use, municipal use, mining, energy, navigation, recreation and various environmental uses. Read more here.
  • Christine “Kelle” Lemley, associate professor in the College of Education, recently spoke about “Moving Back-to-the-Land in Southwestern Wisconsin, 1965 to 1985,” an oral history project she’s been conducting since 2009. The sixth segment of WDRT’s podcast, titled “Tamara Dean – Back to the Land,” includes interviews with some of Lemley’s subjects who sought a simpler way of life in Wisconsin’s Kickapoo Valley.