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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.

A weather balloon is launched from in front of Olin Hall on Friday, November 7. 

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 […]

 

Weather balloon launch: Friday

As part of Dr. Jeff La Frenierre‘s GEG-108 Weather, Climate & Society course, the Department of Geography and Department of Physics will launch a weather balloon carrying instrumentation on Friday, November 7, at 12:30pm from the parking lot between Nobel and Olin Halls. All are invited to the launch!

 

Save the date: MUGS 2015

The Department of Geography at Gustavus will host the annual Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium (MUGS) on Saturday, April 18, 2015. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Urban change: Geography professor to give research talk at MSU

Dr. Joaquin Villanueva, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography at Gustavus, will give a talk featuring his research on ethnographic methods to assess urban change this Friday at Minnesota State University. Current students and faculty should contact Anna if you are interested in attending. We’ll leave Gustavus at 2:20pm. Talk title: URBAN METHODOLOGIES: GRASPING URBAN CHANGE […]

(Photo by Ramon Preciado. Public domain.) 

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 will launch a weather balloon carrying instrumentation on Tuesday, October 28, at 12:30pm from the Nobel Hall parking lot area. All are invited to the launch! Update: Due to high winds forecast for Tuesday, […]

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Gustavus hosts dialogue on peace and conflict in the Horn of Africa

A community leader’s dialogue on “Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding for The Horn of Africa” is being held Thursday, October 16 through Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. Scholars, religious leaders, and community leaders from Norway, Germany, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Ohio will be participating in the […]

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Geography student presents GIS study

Will Metcalf (’15) represented Gustavus Geography very nicely while presenting his research at the 24th Annual Conference of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium in Rochester, MN, earlier this month. Will’s work explores how GIS can be used as a tool to better communicate scientific research using GRACE, a satellite-based sensor which monitors glacier and hydrological change […]

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Glacier change and water supply in Ecuador: Geography professor to give research talk at MSU

Dr. Jeff La Frenierre, Assistant Professor of Geography at Gustavus, will give a talk featuring his research on glacier retreat, hydrology, and water resources in Ecuador this Friday at Minnesota State University. Current students and faculty should contact Anna if you are interested in attending. We’ll leave Gustavus at 2:30pm. Talk title: PAPA CHIMBORAZO IS […]

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Drone images Linnaeus Arboretum for Geography class

The Gustavus GEG-240 Fundamentals of GIS class, taught by Dr. Jeff La Frenierre, got to see a drone in action this week as Erik Johnson (’02) brought a drone to campus to image Linnaeus Arboretum. This drone is essentially a (high-end!) styrofoam model airplane mounted with a camera and GPS unit. Special software geometrically corrects […]