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Les Halles and the neoliberal city

In 2004 the city of Paris announced the renovation of Les Halles, an area that until the 1970s served as the main food market of the city. Les Halles gathered farmers and shoppers in the city-center for centuries but in the 70s, the city moved the food market to the suburbs and in its place […]

Urban geography, difference, and territoriality in France

Saint Denis is a city to the north of Paris, located in the inner suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis. It is, by all measures, a global city. With a population of over 90,000 inhabitants, Saint Denis is extremely diverse. Here we encounter populations from North Africa, Sub-Sahara Africa and the Middle East along with “native” French. The […]

Celebration of Creative Inquiry

On Friday, May 6 the Gustavus community is celebrating the work of its students during the event Celebration of Creative Inquiry (CCI). From 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm students from all disciplines display posters on class, thesis, collaborative, and/or individual research projects. This year the Geography Department will be well represented. Over 20 presentations will […]

Field Trip – GEG 236 Urban Geography

On Friday, November 20, 2015 students of GEG 236 Urban Geography went to Saint Paul’s East Side Enterprise Center (804 Margaret St. Saint Paul, MN 55106). We were received by three wonderful community organizers – Salvador Miranda of Voices for Racial Justice, Yolanda Cotterall from the Latino Economic Development Center, and Pakou Hang from the […]

Water, Tourism and Nicaragua: Talk at MSU

Our own Dr. Thomas LaVanchy will present his work entitled “When Wells Run Dry: Water and Tourism Along the Western Coast of Nicaragua” All are welcome to attend! Friday, November 6, 2015 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Armstrong Hall 215 Geography Department Minnesota State University, Mankato

Geocaching: A Campus Treasure Hunt

Geocaching in the Arb: A Campus Treasure Hunt Prizes, hot cider, and cookies! Sat, Nov 22, 1:00-3:00pm Melva Lind Interpretive Center Linnaeus Arboretum Everyone welcome!

Talk by Paolo Gabrielli on ice core paleoclimatology

Ice core paleoclimatology: Studying Earth’s climate history using information locked in glacial ice Wed, Nov 19, 12:30-1:20pm Talk by Dr. Paolo Gabrielli, Principal Investigator, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University (via video-conference) Olin 103

Geography Week Events: November 16-22

Celebrate Geography Week, November 16-22, with these events sponsored by the Department of Geography. Everyone welcome! Trivia at Patrick’s: See if your Geography professors know any useful trivia about geography.  .  . Tue, Nov 18, 7:00pm Patrick’s Bar and Restaurant 125 S 3rd St., Saint Peter, MN Ice core paleoclimatology: Studying Earth’s climate history using […]

Climate Change Mitigation: Carbon Lock-In

Magnus Fredricson, Project Manager for Business Development in Skaraborg, Sweden, and Lindsay Rothschiller ’15 will give a talk on Wednesday, November 12, at 7:00pm in Olin Hall 103 on Carbon lock-in: Components, Consequences and Mitigation Strategies All are welcome. Sponsored by the Scandinavian Studies Department, Environmental Studies Program, and Center for International and Cultural Education.

Successful weather balloon launch

As part of Dr. Jeff La Frenierre‘s GEG-108 Weather, Climate & Society course, the Department of Geography and Department of Physics launched a weather balloon carrying instrumentation on Friday, November 7. Physics Professor Chuck Niederriter and a group of students tracked the balloon using GPS as it went up into the stratosphere and traveled east […]