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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 received 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...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

Geography graduate students Emily Francis, Athila Gevaerd Montibeller, and Arif Masrur won the First, Second, and Third Places at the "Graduate Poster" competition at the 2015 West Lake AAG Conference, respectively. The titles for their posters are: "Analyzing winter activities of wild Taimyr...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

On Mar 27, the Geography Department facilitated UNI hosting the 2015 State Geography Bee. Over 100 students ranging from 4th to 8th grades across the entire state of Iowa participated in the event with their families and teachers. The 10 finalists showed amazing poise in the last competition round...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

The Canadian Consul General visited UNI on Wed, Feb 4th to deliver opening remarks for the Canadian Actic Photography Exhibit - "Vibrant & Thriving" - that lasts from Feb 4 to Apr 10. This two-month event provides a brief glimpse into the lives of Canada Northerners, and offers perspectives on...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

Dr. Andrey Petrov received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for arctic research.  Titled "Arctic-FROST: Arctic Frontiers of Sustainability: Resources, Societies, Environments and Development in the Changing North", this project seeks to improve life in Arctic communities.  More...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

The newly restructured BA in Geography is now enrolling.  The BA includes concentrations that include "Planning and Development", "Environmental Systems and Sustainability", and "Globalization and Regional Geography".  Please click here for more information.


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

The Geography Department welcomes the new Chinese visiting scholar – Dr. Wenjie (Wendy) Zhao who just arrived at the UNI campus. Dr. Zhao is a full professor of Environmental Sciences at the Northeast Normal University in China. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Sciences and a M.S. in Ecology...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

During the 2014 Arctic-FROST Annual Meeting that was held in Anchorage, Alaska on Sept 18-20, Dr. Petrov (the lead investigator and director of ARc-FROST) was interviewed by the Alaska Public Radio for sustainability issues in the arctic region. Click here to listen to the interview. [People in the...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

Dr. Dennis Dahms is collaborating with personnel in the Geography Department at the University of Zürich (Switzerland) to compare ‘Late glacial’ deposits of the eastern Swiss Alps and the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming.  The information they develop may lead to a better understanding of the correlation...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

The UNI Geography Club visited the EROS Data Center near Sioux Falls, SD.  Guided by Jennifer Rover (UNI Geography alumnus and EROS Geographer), six undergraduate students toured the extraordinary USGS satellite uplink/downlink facility, data archive, and imagery analysis center and participated in...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

Graduate student James Crawford won the 2011 AAG West Lakes' "Award for Best Poster" for his poster entitled "Application of LiDAR Technology to Identify a Proglacial Lake".  James Crawford's poster is part of his graduate project (graduate advisor: Dr. Dennis Dahms) and was recently presented at...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

The UNI 2013 Graduate Report indicates a 100 percent success rate for undergraduates and graduates majored in Geographic Information Science based on respondents from the annual Career Ready survey. The “Success Rate” is the rate by which students have met their immediate post graduation objective...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

Undergraduate student Susan Meerdink has earned the AAG's highly  competitive "International Geographic Information Fund Student Travel Grant" for her upcoming presentation at the AAG Annual Meeting in New York City.  Ms. Meerdink's research is "Taimyr Wild Reindeer Spatial Fidelity and Calving...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

UNI Geography and Aerial Services, Inc. have formalized a paid, credit-applicable internship for geography students.  The deadline for applications for the Summer 2012 internship set at April 20.  Please download this form for more information.


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

Three UNI Geography students earned Iowa Space Grant Consortium (NASA ISGC) Fellowships  or Scholarships for 2012-2013.  Focusing on employing High-Altitude Ballooning for enhancing STEM learning, Kara Poppe (undergraduate) and Brian Swedberg (undergraduate) will support Dr. Oberle (Geography) and...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

Philip Cavin received $1,000 award from the NSF Office of Polar Programs (administered by the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks) to travel and present at the International Polar Year Conference in Montreal, Canada (April, 2012). He will present his research...


Friday, June 10, 2016 - 4:07pm

Students are invited to apply for the Iowa Space Grant Consortium Summer Internship (deadline March 30) and the 2012-2013 Iowa Space Grant Consortium scholarship (deadline April 26).  More information can be found at: http://www.iaspacegrant.org/2012-isgc-internship-program http://www.iaspacegrant....


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