Archive for May, 2012

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Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations, Class of 2012! We’ll miss you!

Bob channels Kenny Rogers to sing "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em" at his retirement dinner. 

Professor Bob Douglas to Retire After 39 Years of Teaching Gustavus Geography

Dr. Bob Douglas, Professor of Geography, was honored Wednesday for his many years of service to the Geography Department and Gustavus Adolphus College. Professor Emeritus Milt Brostrom (’49) gave the following tribute. BOB DOUGLAS OLD  GEOGRAPHERS  NEVER  DIE–THEY  JUST  LOSE  THEIR  BEARINGS And Bob Douglas still has his bearing–he’s a Hoosier, thru and thru. Bob […]

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The Role of East African Diaspora in Promoting Peace and Democracy in the Horn of Africa

Prof. Lencho Bati, Geography Department, has organized a conference at Gustavus on “The Role of East African Diaspora in promoting peace and democracy in the Horn of Africa.” The conference takes place on May 18 and 19, 2012. Opening remarks by Prof. Darrell Jodock – Drell and Adeline Bernhardson Chair Lutheran Studies May 18, 9 […]

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Professor Bob Douglas to Retire After 39 Years of Teaching Gustavus Geography

Dr. Bob Douglas, Professor of Geography, was honored Wednesday for his many years of service to the Geography Department and Gustavus Adolphus College. Professor Emeritus Milt Brostrom (’49) gave the following tribute. BOB DOUGLAS OLD  GEOGRAPHERS  NEVER  DIE–THEY  JUST  LOSE  THEIR  BEARINGS And Bob Douglas still has his bearing–he’s a Hoosier, thru and thru. Bob […]

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Congratulations, Melissa!

Congratulations to senior Geography major Melissa Wygant! She will be attending the University of North Dakota for Fall 2012 to pursue a Masters of Science in Geography. Her graduate research will focus on natural hazards and flooding. She has been awarded a graduate teaching assistantship and will help teach physical geography and weather/climate labs. This […]

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Remote Sensing for Archaeology

This is a guest blog by senior Geography major Emery Ellingson as part of the course GEG345 Remote Sensing of Environment. The Arch Atlas is a project developed by the Department of Archeology at the University of Sheffield, UK to utilize remote sensing to assist with archaeological research.  The project focuses on using GIS and […]

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Geography End-of-the-Year Picnic

Celebrate the end of the semester, Prof. Bob Douglas’ retirement, and new jobs for Profs. Ruth Baker and Thomas Sigler! The Geography picnic will be held at El Agave on Tuesday, May 15, at 5pm. Remember to let Emery Ellingson or Melissa Wygant know you are coming beforehand!

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Landsat 5

The following is a guest blog by Gustavus Geography major Tim LaBombard as part of GEG345 Remote Sensing of Environment. Landsat 5 is the fifth satellite of the Landsat program and was launched March 1, 1984.  Landsat 5 was originally a three-year mission, but it is currently in its 28th year of orbit.  Landsat 5 […]

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Remote sensing for dinosaur fossils

This is a guest blog by senior Geography major Matt Claypool as part of GEG-345 Remote Sensing of Environment. A lot of kids and adults (including myself) are fascinated by dinosaurs and captivated by their size, power, and variety.  Our imaginations create images by observing the bones that are found buried in the ground.  A […]

Mapping vegetation in Darfur using satellite imagery. 

Remote Sensing: A Tool to Track the Darfur Genocide

The following is a guest blog by Gustavus Geography major Tong Thao as part of the course GEG345 Remote Sensing of Environment. The genocide in Darfur is one of the most gruesome and bloody conflicts of the 21st century.  Fighting between the Sudanese government and rebel groups have killed an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 people […]