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  • Congratulations to Maddy Kelley (MSGIS) and Natalie Trivino (MA Geography); two of our Graduate Students who received an Outstanding Student Award from the Association of Women Geoscientists
  • Geography Ph.D. Graduate Student Xuantong (Tony) Wang’s proposal entitled “Towards developing a GPU cloud based visual analytics framework for large scale Earth science data” has been selected for the “AI for Earth Microsoft Azure Grant”. He will receive a total amount of $15,000 Azure credits to support this project.
  • The 2017 DU Geographer, departmental newsletter, is now available. Click here to see what we've been up to this year..
  • Andrew Goetz was recently featured on two news channels speaking about the new proposed Hyperloop for Colorado. You see his interviews on Denver 7 and on Fox31 Denver.
  • Graduate student Ryan Keeney (MS-GIS oncampus), for his capstone project has created an interactive digital map that is available for urban planners, history buffs, students and others interested in Denver’s streetcar legacy. You can read about it in a DU newsroom article , or in a Westword article, and see his interview on Denver's 9news feature 
  • Mike Daniels received a three-year, $348K grant from NSF for the project, "Soil erosion, floodplain sedimentation, and agricultural sustainability over centennial time scales." The work is supported by both Geography and Spatial Sciences program (SBE) and Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics program (EAR). The project builds upon sabbatical research conducted in 2014-2015, and includes collaborations with colleagues at several Czech universities and members of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
  • Helen Hazen has been awarded a Moreland Information Literacy Program grant in the amount of $2500 from Penrose Library for her proposal entitled “Embedding information literacy Concepts in GEOG 1410: People, Places and Landscapes.”
  • Paul Sutton chaired the organizing committee for the Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics that was held in Adelaide, South Australia in January 2017.

    The conference resulted in a consensus declaration to be found here:

  • The 2016 DU Geographer, departmental newsletter, is now available. Click here to see what we've been up to this year.
  • Dr. Andrew Goetz was interviewed and quoted in a CBS News article about the demise of US Airways and what it means for the airline industry.

          • Dr. Andrew Goetz was also recently interviewed by KUNC about street space and conflicts between bicycle and automobile use.

          • Professor Paul Sutton co-authored a chapter in The Economics of Land Degradation report for the United Nations.  You can find the report and chapters (3a and 3b) here.  Coverage on the report can be found at the Guardian and International Business Times
          • Professor Andrew Goetz and his co-authors of the book Denver International Airport: Lessons Learned (McGraw Hill, 1997) wrote a short commentary that appeared in the Denver Post February 28 in observance of the 20th anniversary of the opening of Denver International Airport: To read the article click here.



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