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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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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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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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2019 EGSG Distinguished Scholar Award Winner

   May 1, 2018

The 2019 EGSG Distinguished Scholar is Prof. Heather Smith, University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Congratulations to Prof. Smith on this well-deserved award. The EGSG group will be holding a special awards session at the 2019 AAG meeting in Washington DC. 

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Dr. Davenport receives CLAS teaching award

   April 24, 2018

Dr. Davenport has received the CLAS Outstanding Teaching Award for the Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research. Congratulations Casey.

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Geography & Earth Sciences goes WAY south.

   April 23, 2018
Dr. Eppes was just awarded an NSF grant to study rock cracking in Antarctica!    Collaborative Research: Landscape Evolution in the McMurdo Dry Valleys: Erosion Rates and Real-time Monitoring of Rock Breakdown in a Hyperarid, Subzero Environment.   

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Andrew Spatz is a recipient of the 2018 SME Scholarship

   April 19, 2018

Andrew Spatz is one of 7 recipients this year. The award including a certificate and a check will be given to the students at the 2018 SME Carolinas and Georgia Section Joint Meeting and Field trip which will be held on "Heavy Mineral Sands" Jekyll Island, GA on April 27-28, 2018

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Gaston Abel Ayon Munguia won the second place in the Photo/Map Competition

   April 18, 2018

Gaston Abel Ayon Munguia (PhD student) won the second place in the Photo/Map Competition sponsored by the Landscape Specialty Group that I am chairing. His photo is "Inheritor". 

Here is the comment from the award committee: "We were impressed with the story of this photo and felt it adhered very well to the landscape theme. This photo scored high for technique and for impact as well...

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Doctoral Student Paul Jung Wins 1st Place For Paper

   April 16, 2018

Doctoral student Paul Jung received the first prize in the student paper competition of the Geographic Information Systems and Science Specialty Group of the AAG. He beat 30some other applicants. Congratulations Paul.

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