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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:14pm

Read this article to see how one of the Geography Department's research centers - GeoTREE (https://www.geotree.uni.edu/en/) - has helped Geography majors to map out a successful career: https://insideuni.uni.edu/stem/mapping-out-career??utm_source=MC&utm_med...


Friday, September 3, 2021 - 10:14am

Congratulations to Mr. John DeGroote and Drs. James Dietrich and Bingqing Liang for receiving the 2021 Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grant titled "Modeling Solar Radiation Potential and Urban Heat Utilizing Mobile Sensors and Topographic Data". Based on field measurement, LiDAR topographic and...


Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 8:16pm

In a study published this week in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, University of Northern Iowa researchers examine COVID-19’s impact on Indigenous populations in the Arctic and how it could be crucial to addressing the pandemic both today and in future epidemics. The study examines how the...


Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 11:42am

The Geography Department welcomes Dr. Stanislav (Stas) Ksenofontov to join ARCTICenter (https://arctic.uni.edu/) as postdoctoral researcher. Dr. Ksenofontov is an indigenous human geographer from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), NE Siberia, Russia. He earned his PhD on the "vulnerability of social-...


Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:54pm

On May 8-9, 2021, Dr. Andrey Petrov briefed science ministers from 20+ states on the achievement of Arctic research at the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting co-hosted by Japan and Iceland. Science Ministers from 25 governments, the European Union and representatives from Arctic Indigenous...


Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 9:47pm

Congratulations to our recent MA graduate - Yiyi Zhange (class of 2019, advisor - Dr. Bingqing Liang) - for her thesis work which has been selected to receive the First Place of the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award at the University of Northern Iowa. Titled “Evaluating Livelihood Vulnerability of...


Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 4:20pm

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Larsen for receiving the 2020 National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award that recognizes excellence in higher education geography teaching. Check his video of acceptance speech for the NCGE virtual conference: https...


Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:09pm

From Fall 2020, the University of Northern Iowa’s Lisa Millsaps and Thomas Larsen started the “Panther Placemakers Podcast” dedicated to all things in geography with topics ranging from local to global issues, as well as happenings around the Geography Department. Episodes can be accessed through...


Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 5:01pm

Bingqing Liang along with professors and experts from several universities and companies were interviewed by Zippia, the Career Expert to provide opinions on where the job market for recent graduates is heading, and how young graduates entering the industry can be adequately prepared. See here for...


Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 11:22am

The below excerpt highlights recent geographic information science graduate Maritza Salinas. For the full story, visit insideuni.uni.edu/three-journeys-uni-graduate-school.   As the daughter of two immigrants who strove to build their family a foothold in the US, Maritza Salinas grew up knowing...


Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 4:29pm

ARTICenter in the Department of Geography received nearly 1 million dollars research grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a transdisciplinary research project aimed at understanding the adaptation of Arctic communities to sea-ice variability in the Bering Sea coast of Alaska and...


Friday, February 7, 2020 - 3:17pm

Friday, Jan. 31 marked the inaugural “Arctic Day” on UNI’s campus as declared by the UNI ARCTICenter. In honor of the inauguration of Arctic Day, as well as the launch of University of the Arctic (UArctic) on campus, the ARCTICenter held a launch and information session in Rod Library at 11 a.m.,...


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:43am

Congratulations to Wyatt Cheney (GIS, BS) and Ty Kral (History, BA) for receiving the 2019 Donald and Gudrun Fruehling Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, with each will be awarded a stipend of $1,500. Wyatt will be working on flood simulations along the Missouri River in the IA/NE region...


Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 2:29pm

Drs. Bingqing Liang, Andrey Petrov, James Dietrich, Maureen Clayton (Biology) and Mark Sherrard (Biology) received a $77,601 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to purchase a portable Hyperspectral Imaging (HI) instrument for both laboratory- and...


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 12:08pm

UNI Geography and Aerial Services, Inc. have formalized a paid, credit-applicable internship for geography students.  Applications for the 2018 and 2019 Fall internship are accepted anytime but those for the 2019 Summer internship should be submitted by April 20.  Please download this form for more...


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:23pm

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Oberle to be recently selected as one of only five individuals, and the only individual from a higher education institution, to receive a National Geographic Education Fellow from the National Geographic Society for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 9:43pm

Four geography MA students recently attended the 2017 West Lakes American Association of Geographers (AAG) being held at Missouri State University - West Plains, West Plains, MO on Oct 19-21. Among them, Dane Atkins (paper titled "GIS Procedure for Demarcating Sites for Analysis of Traffic Safety...


Friday, April 14, 2017 - 2:11pm

The Department of Geography hosted the 2017 Iowa Geographic Bee. The state competition is organized by National Geographic and the Geographic Alliance of Iowa, and the winner earns a spot in the National Geographic Bee competition held by National Geographic.  The 103 student participants with...


Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:26pm

Geography students Dane Atkins, Athila Gevaerd Montibeller, Dylan Nielsen, and Peterson Wambuu won awards at the Masters Graduate competition at the 2016 West Lakes AAG Conference being held at Marquette, MI on Oct 13-15. Among them, Peterson Wambuu won the Second place at the "Graduate Paper"...


Monday, September 12, 2016 - 2:30pm

Dr. Bingqing Liang and Dr. Andrey Petrov receive a $408,587 grant from the National Science Foundation to support for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Titled “The Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Hyperspectral Imagine (IDREHSI)”, this project seeks to introduce...


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