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  • Christopher Sneedon book, Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and US Bureau of Reclamation, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Meridian Book Award. This annual award recognizes a book that makes an unusually important contribution to advancing the science and art of geography. In this stellar history, geographer Christopher Sneddon traces the twentieth-century boom that saw 50,000 big dams built worldwide. The US Bureau of Reclamation...

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  • Treva Ellison is an inter-disciplinary scholar whose research focuses on criminalization, carceral geographies, and social movements in the United States with an emphasis on gender and sexuality. Treva’s writing appears in places such as Transgender Studies Quarterly, Feminist Wire, and Scholar and Feminist Online. Treva is currently working on their manuscript project, Towards a Politics of Perfect Disorder: Carceral Geographies, Queer Criminality, and Other Ways to...

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  • This summer Jonathan Winter received additional funding to support his research assessing the impacts of climate change on the Lake Champlain Basin.  This work is part of a broader NSF project led by the University of Vermont to create policy-relevant information on land use and management strategies to reduce algal blooms in Lake Champlain, which are caused by nutrient pollution and are toxic to humans, now and in the future.  

  • Professor of Geography Frank Magilligan and his colleagues are studying the way rivers respond when dams are removed. "Dam removals help us understand how rivers behave," he tells NOVA Next. Read more at http://dartgo.org/ar/rr/dnowmagilligan1.

  • “Undergraduate research is so important because it provides the opportunity for learning beyond the limits of the school calendar and curriculum,” she says. “I think research is also a way of leveraging the resources available to colleges and universities in a way that gives back to our community.”

    Barrett did fieldwork in her home region of south Texas, studying immigrant detention from the perspective of formerly detained asylum seekers. She conducted three months of fieldwork at a...

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  • Fiona Danks '96 is the Senior Programme Officer in the Science Programme at UNEP-WCMC (UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre) the conservation branch of UNEP based in Cambridge, UK. The Centre works on global conservation and biodiversity, developing knowledge and science and impacting policy. Her geography skills are still in use!

  • Geography has played in important role Peter's my life and career.

    After graduation, Peter worked at the National Geographic Society as a cartographer before deciding to pursue a Master in City & Regional Planning.

    His main interest was the relationship between transportation infrastructure and the built environment.  As a small aircraft pilot, Peter became increasingly focused on airport development and compatible land use, leading to a new career as an airport consultant...

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  • The Adam N. Brown '97 Memorial Fund is an endowment established at Dartmouth College by the family and friends of Adam Brown, Class of 1997, to celebrate his life and perpetuate his energy, innovation, and enthusiasm.  Adam was a prospective major in Geography when he died of cancer in 1994.  The award is presented to recognize the best written work in Geography in an academic year.  In accordance with the wishes of the family and the faculty, the student need not be a major in Geography. ...

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  • Thomas has always joked that he graduated with one of the few practical degrees from a liberal arts school - with an ability to read a map and find his way around any urban environment.  It has served him well in his travels, which have included many trips to Paris, where he has family. He has also been through nearly all of Bolivia and much of northern Argentina.

     

    Thomas now lives and practices in Santa Monica, CA, where he is a licensed acupuncturist.  He gets down to the...

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  • Thomas Boldt '94 has always joked that he graduated with one of the few practical degrees from a liberal arts school - with an ability to read a map and find his way around any urban environment.  It has served him well in his travels, which have included many trips to Paris, where he has family.  He has also been through nearly all of Bolivia and much of northern Argentina.

     

    Thomas now lives and practices in Santa Monica, CA, where he is a licensed acupuncturist.  He gets...

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