Archive for November, 2009

 

NMU Geographers Use GIS to Predict Archeological Sites

An interesting 11/29/20009 article from the StarTribune shares how Northern Michigan University geographers used satellite imagery and digital elevation models to identify landforms associated with ancient shorelines. That work revealed that 4,500 years ago the water levels were 30-40 feet higher than today. Then, they devloped a GIS model to predict Native American archeological sites […]

 

St Anthony Falls Lab

Students in GEG-105 visit St Anthony Falls Laboratory in Minneapolis. The lab, affiliated with the University of Minnesota, studies the movement of water and sediments using scale models and numerical modeling. The lab itself is built into the limestone formation that creates the falls, and the lab uses water that flows directly from the Mississippi […]

 

Geographers are adventurers

13 Geography students spent January 2009 on a January term course led by Dr. Bjelland entitled “City Planning in the United Kingdom.” Four of those students were geography majors and the rest came from fields such as political science, management, education, and environmental studies. In looking back through trip photos, Dr. Bjelland noticed that the […]

 

GIS Day

Today is GIS day–Geographic Information Science/Systems/Studies day, that is. The Geography Club is hosting GIS demos in the Campus Center. Stop by and check it out! Don’t worry, that bearded guy only looks crazy. . .

 

Geographers are Adventurers

13 Geography students spent January 2009 on a January term course led by Dr. Bjelland entitled “City Planning in the United Kingdom.” Four of those students were geography majors and the rest came from fields such as political science, management, education, and environmental studies. In looking back through trip photos, Dr. Bjelland noticed that the […]

 

Dr. Douglas: Pioneer of Service-Learning at Gustavus

Geography Professor Bob Douglas has long been a proponent of service-learning. His World Regional Geography students participate in tutoring for English-language learners who have immigrated to Minnesota from around the world. Prof. Douglas was featured in this Gustavian Weekly article. “You don’t have to go to Africa to study Somali culture or Sudanese culture or […]

 

Geography Club: Trivia tonight!

Join the Geography Club for trivia today, Nov 10, from 5-7 pm in the Map Library of Nobel Hall. Come for food, fun and fascinating facts!