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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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Geography PhD Student receives Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Dissertation-Year Graduate Fellowship

   May 14, 2018

PhD canidate Danny Yonto is the 2018-19 recipient of the Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Dissertation-Year Graduate Fellowship. The Giles Dissertation-Year Fellowship is awarded to promising students in the final stages of their doctoral work who demonstrate strong potential to make a significant contribution to society by completing the terminal degree in their chosen discipline. The purpose...

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Dr. Eppes elected GSA Fellow

   May 14, 2018

Dr. Missy Eppes was elected as a Geological Society of America Fellow at the recent GSA Council meeting. Her nomination was submitted by Roger LeBaron Hooke, Research Professor at the University of Maine, and an eminent geomorphologist specializing in alluvial fans. Support letters came from Scott Burns at Portland State University, a specialist in landslide studies, and from me. Below is a...

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INES PhD Student Receives Graduate Student Summer Fellowship

   May 11, 2018

Alex Schaefer (INES PhD Candidate) was awarded summer funding from the UNC Charlotte Graduate School after a very competitive application and review process.  His Graduate Student Summer Fellowship (GSSF) proposal was titled "Simulating Fire to Explore Hypotheses About Burning Trends Over the Last Millennium: Investigating the Role of Soil Moisture".  Please congratulate Alex when...

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John Diemer and INES Alum Brad Johnson win award

   May 3, 2018
INES Alum (Brad Johnson), with John Diemer as co-author just got chosen by Earth Surface Processes and Landforms for Wiley Award, 2018; given to the "best paper published in the journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms for the calendar year 2017". ESPL is one of the premier journals that publishes Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology research.   Congratulations to John and Brad...

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