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  • Dartmouth News

    September 26, 2017  by Bill Platt

    Two hurricanes of historic proportions overtook Professor Frank Magilligan’s first “Geography 3” class of the term, providing an epic case in point for his overview of “The Natural Environment.”

    Harvey had rained down an estimated 27 trillion gallons on Houston less than two weeks before, and Hurricane Irma was slamming the...

  • Handwashing saves lives. That’s why Sydney Kamen ’19 founded a nonprofit organization that recycles used soap from hotels and distributes it to under-resourced communities around the world.

    Her advocacy work has won accolades, including the 2017 Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Award from the Helen Diller Family Foundation, the Prudential Spirit of Community...

  • From the Concord Monitor (


    Frank Magilligan of Dartmouth can help you picture it: “Imagine a bigger, windier, slower-moving Irene.”

    You remember Hurricane Irene, which moved up the Connecticut River valley in late August of 2011 after doing damage along the Eastern Seaboard.

    Even though it had been downgraded to a...

  • A ground-breaking map of the United States that defines mega-regions by commuting patterns has won the UK’s top planning research award.

    It is one five winners at yesterday's RTPI Research Excellence Awards ceremony, held during the 2017 UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference.

    Mega-regions in the USA have long been understood in geography as cities connected by their economies and infrastructure, but this way of conglomerating places are increasingly unable to reflect what is...



    As The Northeast Gets Wetter, N.H. Faces Critical Need To Fix Aging Infrastructure

    By The Exchange Sep 7, 2017 The Exchange...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...