Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium: April 29

Posted on April 25th, 2017 by

The Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium (MUGS) will be hosted by the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, MN, this year on Saturday, April 29.

The keynote speaker is Brian Ross of the Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development. He will talk about the the development of solar energy as a self-sustaining energy industry and managing technical and policy programs to help local governments, institutions, and businesses implement sustainable practices for renewable energy.

Student presentations will span the range of geography and include talks or posters on Syrian refugees in Jordan, urbanization of Cambodia after the Khmer Rouge, disparate rates of HIV/AIDS infection and death in Miami, Twin Cities urban tree cover in low-income neighborhoods, geospatial analysis of housing stability in North Minneapolis, land cover change in the Minnesota River watershed, Midwest meatpacking towns as global nodes, and an analysis of glacial meltwater in the Andes.

For more information, see https://www.stthomas.edu/geography/geog/mugs/.


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