News Brief from our Chair Darla Munroe

May 10, 2019
2019 Grad Awards

Geography Awards and Graduation Reception. Graduate student awards from left to right: Jenny McGibbon (Rayner), Rohit Mukherjee (Lakshmanan Chatterjee), Yuechun Wang (Fenburr), Chengfei He (Miller) and Jinhyung Lee (Miller). Faculty: Becky Mansfield and Darla Munroe. Photo: Jocelyn Nevel.

Student News:

Jinhyung Lee (PhD candidate, advisor Harvey Miller) received a travel award to participate in the AAG-UCGIS Summer School 2019 on Reproducible Problem Solving with CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science, to be held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in July.

Forrest Schoessow (PhD student, advisor Bryan Mark) won a Next Generation Innovator of the Year award from the Office of Research and the Corporate Engagement Office.

Alumni News:

Students graduating in SP 2019

Name

Degree

Thesis Title

Crane, Dakota

ATMOSSC-MS

'Future Changes to Species' Range Along the South American Coast Based on Statistically Downscaled SST Projections'

Gunderson, Jeff

GEOG-MA

'Assessing the Dendroclimatological Potential of Polylepis rodolfo-vasquezii in the Cordillera Huaytapallana, Peru'

Hammock, Brookes

GEOG-MA

'Policing the Opioid Crisis'

Li, Lingwei

ATMOSSC-MS

'Understanding Antarctic Circumpolar Current Transport at the LGM in an Isotope-enabled Climate Model'

Sambuco, Emily 

ATMOSSC-MS

'Exploring microclimates in Great Basin National Park using and Embedded Sensor Network'

Schenkel, Jared

GEOG-MA

'Assessing the Impact of Public Transit System Redesign on Social Equity Using Space-Time Accessibility Measures'

Sylvander, Nora

GEOG-PHD

'Making spaces of difference: spatially exclusionary policies in resolving natural resource and territorial conflicts in Nicaragua's Bosawas Biosphere Reserve'

Thibault, Mary Grace

ATMOSSC-MS

'Modeling seagoing migration of early Homo via paleoclimate drift experiments to Sulawesi, Indonesia'

Wang, Yuechun

ATMOSSC-MS

'Investigating Soil Moisture–Precipitation Feedback on the North American Monsoon System in the WRF Model'

 

Upcoming Events:

The Geography Department Kick-Off will be Monday, August 19th.

 

Darla Munroe
Professor and Interim Chair