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The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is comprised of physical, natural and social scientists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Our mission is to create, extend and disseminate applied and theoretical scientific knowledge of the Earth’s physical, natural and human systems and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching and service.  Read more >>

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Dr. Elizabeth Delmelle on NPR

   September 12, 2019

Elizabeth Delmelle spoke on NPR's morning edition as part of WFAE's Finding Home series documenting affordable housing issues in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area. She discussed findings from her collaborative research project with Drs. Isabelle Nilsson and Claire Schuch on the impact of rail transit on neighborhoods, gentrification, and displacement. 

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Terry Shirley Finalist for Teaching Award

   August 22, 2019

Terry Shirley, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography & Earth Sciences, is one of three finalists for the UNC Charlotte Teaching Excellence Award. Read more about Terry and the other finalists below.

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Staff Cartographer Uses Maps to Help Author's with Publications

   July 31, 2019

Recently, GES’ staff cartographer, Patrick Jones, completed maps for use in Dr. Christine Haynes’ (UNC Charlotte Department of History) book, Our Friends the Enemies: The Occupation of France after Napoleon available at Harvard University Press. The book has been very well received and peer reviewed by...

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GES in Jerusalem

   July 30, 2019

Professor Heather Smith and Environmental Sciences major Sierra Matteson recently returned from Jerusalem where they were team members of the 2019 UNC Charlotte Mount Zion Archeological Dig (...

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Geography Masters Students Selected as Student Assistants for the 2019 ESRI User Conference

   July 26, 2019

Three GES students were selected as Student Assistants for this year's 2019 ESRI User Conference held in San Diego California: Vani Singh, Zoey Zhang, Sam Holden. All three are new or continuing in the geography MA program. The students gained valuable networking opportunities and furthered their appreciation of the numerous applications of GIS. Vani reported back that she "...

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Listening To Rock Music. What Is The Sound Of One Rock Cracking?

   July 19, 2019

"Part of understanding Antarctic geomorphology, is understanding how rocks actually crack," said Martha-Cary (Missy) Eppes, a geologist at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. "Understanding the factors that influence rock fracture on Earth's surface generally is something that we haven't quantified."

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UNC CHARLOTTE HOSTS APPLIED GEOGRAPHY CONFERENCE

   June 13, 2019

Continuing its longstanding tradition in the world of applied geographic research, this year the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences will host the Applied Geography Conference in Charlotte, October 23-25, 2019. Students, faculty, policy makers and other researchers from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors will converge on uptown for three days of sharing insights from...

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European Geosciences Union conference

   April 8, 2019

Doctors Diemer and Eppes are representing UNC Charlotte, presenting their research - on the history of geology and mechanical weathering respectively- at this year’s European Geosciences Union conference held in Vienna, Austria.
https://www.egu2019.eu/

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UNC Charlotte at AAG

   April 1, 2019

This year there will be over 20 faculty and students at the American Association of Geographers Annual meeting from our department! https://aag.secure-abstracts.com/AAG%20Annual%20Meeting%202019/sessions-gallery

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WeatherFest this Friday, March 15th

   March 13, 2019

Our student Meteorology club STORM is running the 5th Annual UNC Charlotte WeatherFest on Friday March 15 from 10am to 4pm at the Hauser Alumni Pavilion on campus.  Like previous years, the celebration of weather has been completely organized and led by our undergraduate majors.  This year, they even raised money for the event via crowd-funding!

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