2017 Peter Birkeland Award

Catherine Opalka, an Earth Sciences MS student, has been selected as this year's Peter Birkeland Award winner by the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of the Geological Society of America. Congratulations Catherine. 2017 Peter Birkeland Award Read more >>

Two new faculty members starting Fall 2017

The department would like the welcome 2 new faculty members this coming fall. Dr. Colleen Hammelman and Dr. Jacob (Jack) Scheff. Two new faculty members starting Fall 2017 Read more >>

UNC Charlotte at AAG 2017

Several of our graduate students, faculty, visiting scholars and researchers traveled to the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Boston this early April 2017. We had a stronger showing than last year at San Francisco with 24 presentations and 3 posters, 29 organizes or chaired sessions. Jean-Claude Thill andWenwu Tang were also invited panelists. Our UNC-Charlotte team... UNC Charlotte at AAG 2017 Read more >>

Dr. Lin Lin offering two talks this week.

In partnership with the Levine Scholars Program, the Department of Geography & Earth Sciences and the Urban Studies Minor is hosting a campus visit by Dr. Lin Lin from the Department of Urban Planning and Design at  Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou. China. Dr. Lin is the Department's newest Adjunct Faculty Member and is our local partner for the China based study abroad course GES... Dr. Lin Lin offering two talks this week. Read more >>

Students Address Economic Mobility

When streetlights burn out in the Enderly Park neighborhood, the darkness closes in, causing residents to worry about safety. Neighborhood advocates may benefit from a new tool to help them push back the dark. UNC Charlotte geography undergraduate students Jamal Covington and Devin Martin have created a way for residents to use mobile devices to easily report issues such as burned-out lights.... Students Address Economic Mobility Read more >>