Spotlight: Dr. Wanyun “Abby” Shao

Background Dr. Wanyun “Abby” Shao has always loved nature. She grew up in Sichuan (四川 meaning “four rivers”), China. She vividly remembers swimming in the river, along which she grew up. Although she originally wanted to pursue a law degree, after witnessing an economic miracle accompanied by massive environmental degradation, her interest in human-environment interaction […]

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Dr. Davis featured on the TVA site for her work on “Finding the Mother of All Floods”

Check out the spotlight on Dr. Davis about her work in “Finding the Mother of All Floods, work she is conducting with the Tennessee Valley Authority: https://www.tva.gov/Newsroom/Finding-the-Mother-of-All-Floods

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Dr. Engstrom gives GIS talk… and how it will help your research

On Thursday, February 21, Dr. Johanna Engstrom will give a talk titled “What is GIS and how can it boost your research?” This will be given at Gorgas Library, room 104, from 1″30-3: 00 pm. See the attached flyer for additional information, or check out our Facebook post!

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Dr. Keellings to give lightning talk on “Climate Change and Extreme Weather” on February 12

Dr. David Keellings will be giving a short 10-minute lightning talk on Tuesday, February 12 at 11:00am in Rogers Library for Science and Engineering. The topic is “Climate Change and Extreme Weather.” This talk is part of the “Take a Journey in Science” series: http://guides.lib.ua.edu/TAJS

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Dr. Shao published in the Washington Post

Dr. Shao had an article published in the Washington Post on December 7, 2018. “Can 2018’s extreme weather persuade skeptics that the climate is changing?” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/12/07/can-2018s-extreme-weather-persuade-skeptics-that-the-climate-is-changing/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.feda080d8c6d

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Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day are NEXT WEEK!

Next week, November 11-17, 2018 marks the 31st year of Geography Awareness Week, which was established by a Joint Resolution between House and the Senate in 1987. The original goal of Geography Awareness Week (GAW) was to shine a national spotlight on the role geography plays in preparing students, and citizens, of the United States […]

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Spotlight: Dr. Seth Appiah-Opoku

Dr. Seth Appiah-Opoku began his journey as a planner. In 2002, he was hired to a tenure-track position in geography and planning in the geography department at the University of Alabama, where he was charged to teach at least two courses in planning, one of which was to focus on land use regulation. He also […]

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Alex Fries wins NACIS Student Map and Poster Competition for Best Cartographic Design

Alex Fries, M.S. student in Geography at UA, attended the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) conference this past week, October 17-20 in Norfolk, Virginia. Alex entered his map, “Alabama: It’s Landforms and Natural Features” in the Student Map and Poster Competition, won for Best Cartographic Design! Alex was selected the winner by a vote […]

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