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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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IXth Race, Ethnicity and Place conference

   October 30, 2018

PhD in Geography students Jaeho Ko and Tonderai Mushipe joined Dr. Heather Smith and Dr. Paul McDaniel (UNCC PhD in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis graduate, 2013) at the IXth Race, Ethnicity and Place conference held in Austin, TX last week. In keeping with the conference theme of engaged scholarship and fostering civil and human rights, Tonderai presented findings from his study...

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Socio-Ecological Practice Research (SEPR) by Springer Nature

   October 16, 2018

A message from Dr. Xiang...

I am delighted to report, as the founding editor-in-chief, the launch of a new geography journal Socio-Ecological Practice Research (SEPR) by Springer Nature. 

I cordially invite you to click ...

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Meteorology senior wins American Meteorological Society scholarship

   October 8, 2018

In a national competition with other undergraduate students studying weather, Meteorology senior Danielle Miller won the Liv and Walt Lyons scholarship from the American Meteorological Society's national competition with other undergraduate students studying the connections between weather and society.  Please congratulate Danielle if you see her in the halls of McEniry or in the department's...

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First forecast from the UNC Charlotte Weather Broadcast Studio

   September 4, 2018

The UNC Charlotte Weather Broadcast Studio was created by Danielle Miller, a Levine Scholar and Senior Meteorology student, via funding from the Levine Scholars Program and support from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences. Located in McEniry room 231, the space allows students to gain valuable skills in forecasting, broadcasting, and communicating that are necessary in order to...

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Masters student thinking about the Atlantic hurricane season

   August 29, 2018

One of our new MS Earth Sciences students, Eric Webb, tweeted about Atlantic hurricane potential and The Weather Channel picked up his post saying "Research has shown that negative AMO Atlantic hurricane seasons can have a slightly later than normal peak, according to a tweet by ...

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Dr. Boyer has thoughts on Charlotte's congestion

   August 9, 2018

If you’ve used Uber or Lyft lately, you’re not alone. By the end of 2018, the total number of for-hire car rides, including conventional taxi trips and trips with services like Uber and Lyft, will approach 4.74 billion, surpassing total bus trips in the United States for the first time in history. Since 2012, the rides-for-hire sector has more than doubled in capacity, emerging as a major mode...

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Welcome New Faculty

   July 31, 2018

The department would like to welcome 2 new full time faculty members for the fall semester. Dr. Deborah Thomas and Dr. Larianne Collins. Dr. Thomas comes to us from the University of Colorado Denver and will be taking over as department chair on August 1st. Dr. Collins comes to us from the University of South Carolina. Please help welcome both of them when you see them in the halls this fall...

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Latinx Foodways in the New South

   June 12, 2018

On May 5, 2018, Colleen Hammelman and Consuelo Carr Salas hosted the Latinx Foodways in the New South symposium in Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. We gratefully acknowledge support for this event from the Association for the Study of Food and Society’s Regional Events Grant, the UNCC Department of Geography and Earth Sciences’ Speaker Series, and the UNCC...

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Congratulations URC Winners

   May 18, 2018
The UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is a university-wide showcase of research projects completed by undergraduate students of all levels from all colleges and departments in the university. The URC is sponsored by Academic Affairs, the Atkins Library, Charlotte Research Institute, the Honors College, and the Levine Scholars program. The Geography and...

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Congratulations to our newest PhD graduates

   May 15, 2018
Hearty congratulations to Dr. Liz Morrell and Dr. Tonya Farrow-Chestnut, May 2018 graduates of our PhD in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis program.  They are pictured here just prior to their hooding with advisors Dr. Heather Smith and Dr. Harrison Campbell. 

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