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  • In the part-time position as director of global initiatives, Adams, who is a physician, will manage global strategy for the College, including work with the Matariki Network of Universities, an international consortium of seven institutions, including Dartmouth. She will also work on the College’s immigration working group, which began meeting in January, to share information and resources in the face of changing federal policies regarding immigration, and on international agreements for...

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  • Intense rainfall events, like the one that triggered flash floods throughout the region and a mudslide in southern Vermont on Monday, have become much more common in the last 20 years, according to researchers at Dartmouth College.

    Though the jury is still out on whether climate change is behind the trend, the findings, which were published last month, do suggest that what we think of as 100-year flood events might actually be much more likely to happen than conventional wisdom...

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  • Michaela LeDoux '17 is a geography major and art history minor from New Orleans, LA. She was awarded a 2017-2018 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant to teach at a high school in Třinec, Czech Republic. After participating in the geography department's FSP, Michaela wanted to return to experience more of the country beyond Prague. While in Třinec, she will also be involved in community engagement projects and hopes to conduct a qualitative research project on her host town and...

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  • Congratulations to Frank Magilligan, Buraas, E.M., and Renshsaw, C.E., 2015. The efficacy of stream power and flow duration on geomorphic responses to catastrophic flooding, Geomorphology, 228: 175-188) was selected for the 2017 G.K. Gilbert Award for "Excellence in Geomorphological Research” awarded by the Geomorphology Specialty Group of the AAG.  

     

  • Stephanie is interested in how and to what extent humans are modifying the landscape, what is driving these changes in land cover, and how are these changes affecting the environment. Back on earth, she completed an interdisciplinary doctoral dissertation at Brown University through the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society where she focused on how and why land cover had changed across the Cerrado of Brazil since 2000.

    To disentangle these complex human-environment dynamics,...

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  • The Land Beneath Our Feet weaves together rare archival footage from a 1926 Harvard expedition to Liberia with the journey of a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, seeking to understand how the past has shaped land conflicts in his country today. This film is an explosive reminder of how large-scale land grabs are transforming livelihoods across the planet.

    http://thelandbeneathourfeet.com

    Followed by a Q&A with...

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  • We, the members of the Geography Department at Dartmouth College condemn the US Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” issued on January 27, 2017.  This Order bars all refugees and visa holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States and signals that additional countries may be added to the list. We are concerned about what this means for individual members of the Dartmouth community – students, faculty...

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  • Garrett is a historical geographer who became interested in studying the connection between social life and landscape transformation after taking courses on the history of landscape architecture as a Social Studies major at Harvard College. Garrett spent a year studying transitional urban planning in post-socialist Albania before completing a master’s degree in Landscape and Culture at the University of Nottingham as a UK Fulbright Scholar. He then completed a doctoral dissertation at the...

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  • I am a Geographer-come-Product Designer. In interviews and otherwise, many people ask me how this came about. I happen to think that the transition is a rather natural one. After all, Geography examines how humans shape environments and vice versa. I am sharing my story to encourage and motivate Geographers to consider a design career (or at least not to disqualify themselves from it). I also want to encourage those hiring to consider candidates with a Geography background. To read more: ...

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  • Postdoctoral fellow Garrett Nelson, a member of Dartmouth’s Society of Fellows, and a co-author have studied over 4 million commuter paths to identify “megaregions in the contiguous United States,” reports National Geographic. To see full article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/us-commutes-reveal-new-economic-megaregions-map/

     

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