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Michael Dwyer: Territorial affairs: Legacy and invisibility in the global land rush

April 27, 2018

Over the last decade, transnational farmland deals in the global South have become increasingly prevalent and controversial. Framed by scholars as a new global land rush, these deals have highlighted the link between the shifting geopolitics of development cooperation and intertwined problems of food security, climate change, and global trade...

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Babs Elected Parliamentarian of the Arts and Sciences Council

April 26, 2018

Barbara "babs" Buttenfield has been elected as the inaugural Parliamentarian of the Arts and Sciences Council (ASC), which is the faculty senate for the College of Arts & Sciences. This is a new officer position, added to the ASC ByLaws this spring to accommodate and support the increased complexities of...

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AAG Geography Gathering

April 17, 2018

The Geography gathering during this year's American Association of Geographers conference in New Orleans was a big success. Siddharth Menon was the primary organizer with help from others including Gabriella Smith (Gaby) and major support from Darla Shatto . Approximately 40 people stopped by for the 3-hour evening event. Current...

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American Association of Geographers Preview: Student Talks

April 6, 2018

Four Geography graduate students will present a preview of the talks they will give at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting in New Orleans April 10-14, 2018: Sarah Tynen : State Territorialization through Bureaucratic Control: Authoritarian Governance at the Neighborhood Level in China By building on the concept of...

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David O'Sullivan: Reimagining GIScience for relational spaces

March 23, 2018

A visualization of openflights data using graph drawing A mismatch between largely absolute Newtonian models of space in GIScience and the relational spaces of critical geographies has contributed to mutual disinterest between the fields. Critical GIS has offered an intellectual critique of GIScience without substantially altering how key geographical concepts...

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Rain or snow? Humidity, location can make all the difference

March 23, 2018

By Trent Knoss , CU Boulder Today . CU Boulder researchers have created a map of the Northern Hemisphere showing how location and humidity can affect precipitation, illustrating wide variability in how and why different areas receive snow or rain. 32 degrees Fahrenheit is commonly considered to be the air...

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In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Roger Barry

March 21, 2018

Roger Barry , longtime faculty member, colleague, and friend to many, passed away March 19, 2018 at the age of 82. Roger had lifelong research interests ranging widely from polar climates to mountain climates to climate change. He was the author of hundreds of research papers and review articles and...

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Andrew Grant: Ethnopolitics and the Chinese City: Urbanizing Tibetans during the era of Commodity Housing

March 16, 2018

This talk explores how China's urbanization program is recasting the politics of place in the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau, Xining. Urban development discourse and practice is transforming increasing numbers of China’s ethnic population into de-ethnicized urban citizens under the the sign of the Civilized City. The state deploys...

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Kathleen Stewart: Big Data GPS Trajectory Analysis for Travel Activity Modeling

March 9, 2018

We have been applying big geospatial data processing techniques to vehicle GPS data collected over several months in 2015 for Maryland roads in order to reconstruct spatiotemporal vehicle trajectories and understand how the volume of traffic varies on different types of roads. Volume of traffic or vehicle miles traveled estimates...

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Shae Frydenlund Awarded NSF DDRI Grant

March 9, 2018

Shae Frydenlund was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) grant to support her dissertation research project titled "Rohingya Refugees, Translocality, and the Gendered Labor Geography of Urban Revitalization". This doctoral dissertation project examines the role of refugee women in the revitalization of American cities. It offers a new...

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