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PROGESS on Shortlist for Award

   October 1, 2020

The PROmoting Geoscience Research, Education, and SuccesS (PROGRESS) program is on the 2020 shortlist for the Nature Inspiring & Innovating Science Award in Outreach. This award recognizes programs that support girls or young women in...

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Tyrel (Tink) Moore

   September 25, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Tyrel (Tink) Moore, Professor Emeritus in Geography and Earth Sciences. A scholar of the South, Tink arrived at UNC Charlotte in 1982. It is estimated that he taught more than 20,000 undergraduates as well as a significant portion of the Charlotte region’s urban planners.  Above all, Tink was a devoted educator who loved...

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Masters Student Eric Webb's Work Cited on CBS and Yahoo News

   August 17, 2020

Tropical cyclone season is the season that Geography and Earth Sciences Masters student Eric Webb relishes. The map below that he recently created shows just how primed the Atlantic basin is for hurricanes.

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UNC Charlotte Geologist Explains Historic Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Near Sparta, NC

   August 17, 2020
NPR via WFAE (also on WUNC, KUNC, WAER and possibly other NPR affiliates)
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City Birds: Study Shows Impact of Urbanization

   August 14, 2020

The blare of horns, the staccato notes of performers on street corners, the boisterous voices of crowds of people – these city sounds had largely fallen silent in the face of COVID-19 pandemic stay-home orders.

In the quiet that settled into urban spaces, city dwellers worldwide have told stories of connecting with birds around their homes and hearing birdsongs no longer drowned out by...

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VISUALIZING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

   August 7, 2020

As the United States battles a drastic resurgence in coronavirus cases, a group of UNC Charlotte researchers aggregated, analyzed and visualized publicly available COVID-19 data to produce an interactive dashboard in order to better understand the rapid spread of the virus. Click below to read more.

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Brisa Urquita Hernandez, PhD in Geography Candidate interviewed by NPR's All Things Considered

   August 6, 2020

Brisa Urquita Hernandez, PhD in Geography Candidate and Director, Community Health at Atrium Health was recently interviewed by NPR's All Things Considered. Brisa's doctoral research focuses on the Latinx experience of urban restructuring in Charlotte's South Boulevard Corridor as a determinant of health and in her role with Atrium she has been a...

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2019-20 Award Winners

   July 22, 2020

Each year we honor those students that have gone above and beyond everyday course work. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to have our annual awards dinner in the spring of 2020. Because of COVID-19 we had to find ways to do many of the things we take for granted each and every day. Here are the winners of our donor, undergraduate and graduate awards for academic year 2019-20.

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Geographers’ COVID-19 Study Offers Way To Detect, Monitor Clusters

   June 4, 2020

As communities relax COVID-19 restrictions, a recent study by UNC Charlotte geographer Eric Delmelle and two of his former doctoral students could provide decision-makers with timely data about spikes in COVID-19 cases to help guide their decisions.

The research, published in the...

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Dr. Eppes and Dr. Keanini Pairing Leads To Significant Findings

   June 1, 2020

Since 2012, the somewhat unusual research pairing of a geologist and mechanical engineer at UNC Charlotte has led to some important scientific results, and has recently earned recognition of their work with a top award for interdisciplinary research and publication.

Dr. Martha Cary (Missy) Eppes, professor of Earth Sciences in the Department of Geography and Earth Science, is a field...

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