Archive for April, 2013

 

Undergraduate Geography Conference Held at Macalester

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. […]

 

Interactive Map of Mobile Calls and Texts

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?

Upcoming events of interest to geographers

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 […]

 

Brown Bag on Fri, Apr 19

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

Lectures on agriculture and climate change at U of MN this week

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 […]

 

Living in the era of the geographer

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 […]

 

Melissa Wygant (’12) Wins Fellowship

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 […]