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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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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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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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CAS Wins Major Grant from Henry Luce Foundation

Feb. 14, 2018

Center for Asian Studies wins three-year grant from Henry Luce Foundation to conduct trans-Pacific studies in ‘lively research field’ (article by Clint Talbot) As the United States steps back from international development, China is launching huge infrastructure projects as a way to broaden its global influence. For scholars at the...

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Mehran Ghandehari awarded the 2017-2018 ASPRS Rocky Mountain Region Scholarship

Feb. 9, 2018

Doctoral student Mehran Ghandehari won the 2017-2018 ASPRS Rocky Mountain Region Scholarship. This award is granted by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing to support doctoral research on “Cross-Scale Analysis of Surface-Adjusted Measurements in Spatial Analysis”. His research incorporates terrain, slope, and curvature into GIS modeling computations, monitoring...

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Earth’s skin is an interdisciplinary laboratory

Jan. 20, 2018

Suzanne Anderson was quoted in Physics Today for a recent article titled, "Earth’s skin is an interdisciplinary laboratory" about critical zone research. Here are a few excerpts: In probing the life-supporting critical zone, researchers hope to protect it for future generations. Where does water go when it rains? How does...

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In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Ken Erickson

Jan. 11, 2018

Professor Emeritus Ken Erickson , 83, passed away at his home in Lincoln City, Oregon, Dec. 22, 2017 surrounded by his family. By all accounts, Ken was an inspirational professor, with a calm character, teaching and inspiring 100’s of students in Cartography, GIS, and all fields of Geography. The KESDA...

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Interview with Tom Veblen, Distinguished Professor

Dec. 19, 2017

Tom (center) in New Zealand, 1979 I recently interviewed Tom Veblen to discuss being given the University’s highest faculty honor, Distinguished Professor , and learn more about Tom’s exceptional career. I came away with a strong appreciation for his life's work in forest ecology and environmental science. Our Fall 2017...

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