Department of Geography and Geosciences

Fulbright Scholar Ariel Weaver

Fulbright Scholar Ariel Weaver

Ariel Weaver has earned a Fulbright Study/Research Award to Namibia. Her work focused on using remote sensing and geographic technology to look at patterns on the landscape and use that information to inform policymakers and stakeholders in the community to manage land more effectively.

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GIS reveals history: Using modern technology to map a lost landscape

GIS reveals history: Using modern technology to map a lost landscape

Prof. Daniel Krebs (History) tells the story of the 1862 Battle of Perryville – but outdoors, and outside the confines of the archives. Partnering with DJ Biddle (Geography & Geosciences) to map the battlefield using drones with cameras.

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A&S faculty recognized at Celebration of Excellence

A&S faculty recognized at Celebration of Excellence

Acting President Neville Pinto and Acting Provost Dale Billingsley recognized nine outstanding faculty members from the College of Arts & Sciences at the 2016 Celebration of Faculty Excellence Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Brown and Williamson Club.

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Arts & Sciences welcomes 27 new faculty members

Arts & Sciences welcomes 27 new faculty members

From Chemistry to Comparative Humanities, new professors bring an array of research and teaching interests. Meet the newest faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences for Fall 2016.

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Big data for a big impact

Big data for a big impact

Geographers use population mapping to support relief efforts. The WorldPop project generates open source human population maps with a focus on developing countries. Professors Andrea Gaughan and Forrest Stevens (Geography & Geosciences) will receive a $440,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Public Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

Public Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

Prof. Maggie Walker and Prof. Carol Hanchette, of the Geography & Geosciences Department, sought a different approach to applied geography and GIS research. Their 2015 study, “Residents’ experiences in the aftermath of a HOPE VI revitalization project: A three-pronged, grounded visualization approach,” published in Applied Geography, incorporated “drive-by photography” – a process of working with residents to acquire photos and trigger visual memories – and personal histories collected through interviews with qualitative GIS.

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STEM students take the lead in the classroom

STEM students take the lead in the classroom

In A&S, the Chemistry, Geosciences & Geography, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy departments recruit undergraduates for placement in the foundational courses for each department. UTAs have been used as laboratory TAs, as instructors in recitation or supplemental instruction sections, or as classroom assistants during the normal course time.

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I think, therefore I EXPLORE

I think, therefore I EXPLORE

Meet Geography & Geosciences Department Chair Keith Mountain. It’s not every day you get to meet an adventurer from Australian sheep country who spends half his year living on glaciers. Prof. Mountain is that person – a throwback to the explorers of the past combined with an acute scientific mind attuned to the environmental problems of the present. In this Q&A, we learn that a background in fine arts can be useful even when you’re knee-deep in snow studying climate change, and that no man is an island.

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