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Brian Zabel (’14), Intern at Water Treatment Facilities

An interview with Geography and Environmental Studies (ES) major Brian Zabel (’14), who is conducting an internship with the City of St. Peter, MN. Q: What is your internship? Brian: I work in the laboratories of the Broadway Water Treatment facility and the Waste Water Treatment facility of St. Peter, MN. My title is lab […]

(Photo by Joe Lencioni, 2010. Creative Commons Copyright. www.flickr.com/photos/lencioni/4950145618/in/photostream/) 

Brian Zabel (’14), Intern at Water Treatment Facilities

An interview with Geography and Environmental Studies (ES) major Brian Zabel (’14), who is conducting an internship with the City of St. Peter, MN. Q: What is your internship? Brian: I work in the laboratories of the Broadway Water Treatment facility and the Waste Water Treatment facility of St. Peter, MN. My title is lab […]

 

Film: The Square showing tonight

The Department of Geography invites you to a showing of “The Square,” an Academy Award-nominated documentary following the on-going Egyptian Revolution that began in 2011. Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 – 9:15pm Wallenburg Auditorium, Nobel Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College Free and open to the public.

Film tonight: The Milagro Bean Field War

Join Geography Professor Bob Moline and his GEG-234 Landscapes of the American West class for a showing of the movie The Milagro Bean Field War today, Tuesday, March 11, at 6:30 pm in the downstairs Audiovisual Room 1 of the Library. Set in rural New Mexico, The Milagro Bean Field War tells the story of […]

Photo by Commonwealth Foundation/Colin Patterson. Creative Commons Copyright.) 

Lecture by author Chimamanda Adichie

The amazing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a writer from Nigeria who burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with her debut novel Purple Hibiscus, will deliver the 2014 Moe Lecture in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10 in Alumni Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College. The lecture is free and open to the public, […]

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Building Bridges Conference this Saturday: Disposable Communities? Demanding Environmental Justice

Guest post by Elsa Bell and Shelbie Walsh. This Saturday! Gustavus Geography majors Shelbie Walsh and Elsa Bell would like to invite all of our fellow geography members to attend the Building Bridges conference at Gustavus on March 8 starting at 9am! We have been working all year to put this conference together, both of […]

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Meg Wika wins AAG-GTU travel award

Congratulations to Meg Wika, senior geography major, who has been awarded an Association of American Geographer‘s (AAG) and Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) student travel award. This award will allow Meg to present her senior honors thesis at the national meeting of the AAG in Tampa, FL, in April 2014. Meg’s presentation is titled “Family, Patriotism, […]

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Water and Climate Change Talk at Gustavus: Feb 27

Dr. Jason Smerdon, Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, will present a talk titled “Drip, Drip, Drip: Water, Climate Change, and Tales of Want and Excess in the 21st Century” on Thursday, February 27, at 7:30 pm in Olin 103, Gustavus Adolphus College.

Frost depths in Minnesota recorded at up to nearly 8 feet deep

Anyone living in Minnesota right now knows just how cold this winter has been. The Minnesota DNR writes, “The winter of 2013-14 has been the coldest in years. So far the average temperature of Meteorological Winter (December-February 9) is 9.4 degrees. If similar extreme cold continues for the rest of February, the winter of 2013-14 […]

Release of Google Earth-viewable historical global temperature data

Here’s a new data resource that looks great for student research projects, classroom instruction, or simply to play with. The University of East Anglia has released a Google Earth-compatible data set of global temperatures based on 6000 weather stations and reaching as far back as 1850. Find the data here.