Been on a plane lately?
Last month, Mintel Academic released it's 2018 - Airlines in the US Report.
According to Mintel, "The surging price of [airline] fuel is impacting profit margins and encouraging airlines to raise fares."
Although there are currently over 5000 airlines with ICAO codes, there are just four domestic airlines which control roughly 72% of the U.S. market for air travel. American Airlines, now the world's largest airline, says that its fuel is "about 25% more expensive compared with the prior year, an increase that has added $412 million to its costs...Continue reading "New Mintel Reports"...
In 1860, one-quarter of the foreign-born population in Michigan was from Germany. These two maps of Michigan appeared in two popular German-made atlases, made when many western Europeans were immigrating to the United States.
‘Nordlicher Theil’ shows us the entire journey immigrants could take from New York, up the Hudson River, along the newly-built Erie Canal and through the Great Lakes to Michigan.
Thirty years later, the atlas containing Neueste Karte was referred to as “Rolls Royce” of nineteenth century atlases. However we can see that the geography of Michigan is...Continue reading "German Michigan"...
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.
Support for Initiatives Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse
ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS
The ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS program supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address the comprehensive needs of people affected by mental health and substance use disorders. Grants are provided for the development or expansion of innovative programs in two key areas: 1) improving or enhancing support or resources for people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders...
Note: The following maps will be on display in the MSU Map Library the week of September 10, 2018. They were both generous gifts of Ron Dietz.
The French were enjoying the pinnacle of their influence in the Great Lakes when this map was published. It illustrated Charlevoix’ history and travel journal which saw wide distribution and many printings. Mapmaker Nicholas Bellin’s work was highly regarded and so this map helped shape many people’s perceptions of the region. In many ways it was a great improvement in Great Lakes mapping.
Michiganders, however, can’t fail...Continue reading "On Display This Week: The Birth of a Myth"...
The emergence and rise of the internet and adaptive technologies have dramatically changed the environment in which businesses and consumers coexist. This year’s undergraduate initiatives at the Broad College will largely revolve around supporting initiatives which prepare students for the new digital economy.
“By 2020, the number of devices connected to the internet could surpass 50 billion. That’s seven devices for every human."– Bertelsmann Foundation
“In 2015, worldwide 12 zetabytes of data was created globally. The number is forecast to reach 163 zetabytes in 2025.”–...Continue reading "The New Digital Economy"...
Opportunities throughout the U.S.
Support for Programs Serving Native American Farmers and Ranchers
First Nations Development Institute works to support healthy Native communities by investing in innovative institutions that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.
Efforts to Address the Needs of Alzheimer’s Caregivers Recognized
The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards, administered by the Family...
After some health issue delays, Roger Bresnahan and I about have our act together to assist MSU grad students seeking funding for international dissertation research this year. Here is our workshop plan for the semester, substituting for our usual International Social Science Research semester-long seminar for proposal writing which is not offered this year:
Two...Continue reading "Proposal-writing Workshop for International Research, Sep 19, 22, & October."...
Joan Blaeu, like his father before him, was the official cartographer to the Dutch East India Company. This affiliation brought his mapmaking firm advantageous intelligence on the far eastern lands due to the Dutch monopoly on the spice trade.
Atlas Maior was the culmination of more than 60 years of work. The House of Blaeu published several atlases since the founding of the firm in 1596, including Het Licht der Zeevaert, Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas, and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
When this atlas was released in 1665 in multiple volumes, it was the most expensive published...Continue reading "“The most magnificent work of its kind ever produced” --Sotheby’s"...
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.
Support for Community Forestry Programs in the U.S. and Canada
Sustainable Forestry Initiative: Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative's (SFI) Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program contributes to understanding the critical linkage between forests and communities across the range of American and Canadian forests. Grants are provided in the following two categories: Community Grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 support projects that...
This site is the official source
The federal government provides assistance to the American public in the form of projects, services, and activities. It supports a broad range of programs—such as education, health care, research, infrastructure, economic development and other programs—through grants, loans, scholarships, insurance, and other types of financial assistance.
SAM provides detailed, public descriptions of federal assistance listings available to State and...Continue reading "Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Out, Sam.gov in"...