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GAGE Officers for 2017-2018 Academic Year

It is my great pleasure to announce our new GAGE officers for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. Thank you so much Pres. Schank, Vice Pres. Hoover, and all the other officers for your service this past year and congratulations to

A Year Full of Accomplishments

The 2016-2017 year was a momentous year for graduate students in the Department of Geography and the Environment.  With so many accomplishments, from recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense to awards from the

Doctoral Candidate Kalli Doubleday Published in Geoforum

Doctoral Candidate Kalli Doubleday recently published a single author paper in the international geography journal Geoforum titled: Nonlinear liminality: Human-animal relations on preserving the world’s most famous tigress. Kalli pursued this research as a side project during her first dissertation

Winner of Jean Holloway Teaching Award – Dr. Caroline Faria

Congratulations to our own Dr. Caroline Faria for receiving the Jean Holloway Teaching Award! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to Geography – very well deserved!  

GAGE Nominates New Officers

Last week we had elections for new GAGE officers and these are the winners. Congratulations! President: Cody Schank Vice President: Brendan Hoover Secretary: Greta Wells Treasurer: Paul Flynn Grad Rep: Kaiti Tasker Assistant Grad Rep: Amelia Sosnowski GSA Rep: Aaron Groth

Super Spring 2016

Graduate students in the Department of Geography and the Environment had a record-setting Spring semester of awards, grants, and fellowships. Twelve graduate students received 16 different honors for an estimated total of $230,000. Of the 16 honors, an impressive 11

Robert Bean studies flooding history of the Okavango Delta in Botswana

Robert Bean is has also spent the majority of the summer in Botswana studying the flooding history of the Okavango Delta around the Makgadikgadi, Mababe, and Ngami sub-basins where the delta terminates. Above: Together with Dr. Thoralf Meyer, Dan Levine, and

Dan Levine spends summer TAing in Botswana

The majority of Dan Levine’s summer has been spent in a tent TAing for the department’s faculty-led study abroad program in Botswana. Working alongside Dr. Thoralf Meyer, the program immerses undergraduate students in hands-on fieldwork and coursework focused on the vegetation, wildlife,

Greta Wells conducts field work in the Columbian Andes

Greta Wells is conducting her Master’s research on jökulhlaups in Iceland.  Specifically, she’s working to reconstruct a Holocene history of these glacial outburst floods along a river channel that drains the country’s largest ice cap.  To find clues of past floods, she studies geomorphologic features

Kaitlin Tasker explores conservation in Cordillera Azul National Park, Peru

Kaitlin Tasker’s Master’s research explores how the spatial patterns of conservation priority differ when informed by economic principles, landscape ecology, and carbon content. She is conducting research in Cordillera Azul National Park, Peru. Above: Kaitlin Tasker takes coordinates for a recently