Dept. of Geography News & Events this Week - 8/26/14

August 26
, 2014

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Entrance to the Walker Building at the start of the fall semester. Classes began August 25, 2014.


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August 29 Coffee Hour: Kirby Calvert “Mapping Energy Futures”

  • 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m.
  • The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m.
  • Coffee Hour To Go
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Connection (UROC) deadlines
UROC allows undergraduate students to gain valuable research experience and technical skills through collaboration on projects within the department and supervised by faculty and/or graduate students, as well as 1-3 credit hours to apply towards graduation. This is a valuable resume-building experience for undergraduate students and can be beneficial for both future employment and graduate school.
Upcoming deadlines:
  • For graduate students to submit new projects:  October 30, 2014
  • For undergraduate students to apply:  November 17, 2014 (5:00 p.m.)
  • For graduate students to notify accepted undergrads:  December 8, 2014 (5:00 p.m.)

Bad Latitudes Intramural Soccer
The Bad Latitudes will once again be fielding a co-rec soccer team this fall. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join, and any skill level is welcome. If you think that you might be interested in playing, or have any further questions, contact Jase Bernhardt:


Glacier melting linked more closely with burning of fossil fuels


Why do so many Americans deny climate change?

Recently Published

Chlorophyll increases off the coasts of Japan after the 2011 tsunami using NASA/MODIS data
Variable adaptations: Micro-politics of environmental displacement in the Okavango Delta, Botswana


Last week’s mystery dog was Ben, belonging to Deryck Holdsworth and Susan Friedman.  Barbara Luther was the first to respond with the correct answer.

Who is this dog? Who is this human?








Who is this dog? Who is his human?

Send your answer to along with a photo of your dog for our mystery dog of the week!

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