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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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Scholarship Applications Due April 3

March 9, 2018

Applications for the A. David Hill and Albert W. Smith scholarships are due April 3. You can find out more details on the Scholarships and Awards page. Both are for Geography majors who will be entering their fourth (senior) year in Fall 2018. Please note that applications for both will...

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Dorje Tashi Awarded NSF DDRI Grant

March 8, 2018

Dorje Tashi ( Duojie Zhaxi ) was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) grant. The award will support his dissertation research project titled "Tibetan Farmers in Transition: Urbanization, Development, and Labor Migration in Amdo." His doctoral dissertation research project will investigate how social-cultural and political-economic processes intersect to...

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Jennifer Henderson: A Hazard Multiple: The Co-Production of Tornado/Flash Flood Warnings in a National Weather Service Forecast Office

March 2, 2018

During a tornado outbreak in May of 2013, a family of seven took shelter in an underground culvert in Oklahoma City, fearful, no doubt, for their children’s lives; minutes later, they were swept away in flood waters that raced through ditches and culverts near the city, killing all of them...

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Monica Rother Accepts Assistant Professorship at UNCW

Feb. 27, 2018

Monica Rother (PhD 2015) is accepting a tenure-track assistant professor position in Environmental Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington . Monica is a forest ecologist with expertise in biogeography, disturbance ecology, global change ecology, and fire history. Her dissertation work addressed spatial and temporal patterns of post-fire conifer...

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