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The research done by a member of the Class of 2005 for his senior project is now being applied to his first post-St. Lawrence full-time job.

As noted in a June 6 story in the South Bend, Indiana, Tribune newspaper, Jonas H. Landes '05 is one of six researchers employed by the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, combing the city of South Bend for sites with historical features. During his senior year, Landes created a map server investigating cultural changes in the township of Canton from 1865 to the present.

In South Bend, Landes and another researcher work as a team, walking every single street and documenting homes, churches, parks, bridges and any other structures that are at least 40 years old and whose exteriors have not been significantly altered. Their work will result in a study to be published in 2007.

Landes, of Marshallburg, North Carolina, earned his St. Lawrence degree, cum laude, in environmental studies/economics, with a minor in outdoor studies. He received the D. Douglas Andrews Memorial Award for International and Intercultural Studies at Moving-Up Day in 2004. In the fall of 2004, he studied in New Zealand through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) and was awarded a travel/research grant from the Center for International and Intercultural Studies to explore New Zealand's backcountry hut system after his semester there.

To learn more about Landes' senior project, "Mapping Cultural Changes in the Township of Canton: 1800-2004," visit the Web site, or take a look at an interactive map that was part of the project.

Posted: June 16, 2005

 


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