Should the Association of American Geographers (AAG), the primary society for academic geography, change its name to reflect that it has grown to be an international organization? AAG President Eric Sheppard argues yes here.
The annual Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium (MUGS) was held at Macalester College on Saturday, April 28, 2013. Gustavus Geography Professors Drs. Bjelland, Versluis, and Bergstrom attended along with eleven Geography majors. Senior Matt Bye gave an excellent presentation on the spatial distribution of Twin Cities evangelical church members, a study he has conducted with Dr. […]
How are people connected to other locations via phone calls and texts? Here’s a great map showing where mobile calls and texts originate and are sent in the United States: http://senseable.mit.edu/csa/interact.html. Where do most of your calls and texts go to?
There are lots of good things happening on campus these days! Here are a number of campus events that may interest you: Film on climate change: Do the MathSunday, April 21 at 7pm in the Heritage Room See http://math.350.org/. Lecture on Paraguay’s April 2013 elections and the June 2012 “coup” by Jared Larson […]
Come hear Meg Wika, Gustavus Geography and Environmental Studies major, talk about her time studying sustainability in Germany during fall 2012. Everyone invited! Bring your own lunch and enjoy good conversation and discussion. What: Brown Bag Lunch featuring Meg Wika Where: Robert Moline Map Library, Nobel Hall 104 When: Friday, April 19, 12:30-1:30
The University of Minnesota’s Larson Allmaras Lecture Eleventh Annual William E. Larson and Raymond R. Allmaras Emerging Issues in Soil and Water Lectures and Departmental Centennial Celebration “Global Climate Change and Agriculture” Dr. Ron Follett, Research Leader Soil-Plant-Nutrient Research Unit USDA-ARS Fort Collins, CO and “Nitrate Losses in the Tile Drained Cornbelt: Why are Reductions […]
This quote comes from the Preface of the National Research Council’s 2010 report Understanding the Changing Planet: Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences. “We are living in an era of receding glaciers, accelerating loss of species habitat, unprecedented population migration, growing inequalities within and between nations, rising concerns over resource depletion, and shifting patterns of […]
Congratulations to Melissa Wygant, Gustavus Geography Major of 2012, who has won a Graduate Research Fellowship at the North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute. Melissa is currently in graduate school at the University of North Dakota where she is uses geospatial techniques to understand changes in flood risk and vulnerability. For a summary of Melissa’s […]
A F-3 tornado struck on March 29, 1998, killing a young boy and destroying over two hundred homes plus two historic schools, two historic churches, Gustavus’ oldest dormitory, and thousands of trees. Remarkably, the tornado spared the town’s three trailer parks, lessening the toll. Below is a map created in MapInfo by Gustavus geography students […]
Fifteen years ago, on 29 March 1998, a 67-mile-track F3-F4 tornado passed through Saint Peter. Two people were killed and over 200 houses in Saint Peter were destroyed. Fifty-nine buildings on the Gustavus campus were damaged, and the campus and rest of Saint Peter lost many of their trees. “Tens of thousands of trees were […]