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  • The awarded paper and presentation, which are advised by Prof. Xun Shi, are titled “Spatiotemporal Analysis of Communicable Disease based on Epidemic Tree: A Case Study of Dengue Fever in Guangzhou City, China”. In this study, she explored and further developed a novel approach called “epidemic trees” to spatiotemporally model vector-borne disease. She applied the method to a dengue fever epidemic in China; with the constructed epidemic trees, she characterized details of epidemic process,...

  • Everybody knows that gerrymandering is bad because it unfairly stacks the political decks. In addition to the lopsided electoral outcomes, a gerrymandered map is also objectionable because crazy, mangled voting districts in the shapes of corkscrews or tweezers don’t correspond at all to the relevant geographic units in which we actually live. People have emotional and political attachments to all sorts of geographic entities: jurisdictions like states and cities as well as culture regions...

  • A second Dartmouth alumni fellow has asked not to be listed in the College’s announcement.

    “I am so proud that the College has two alumni who have shown courageous intellectual leadership at Dartmouth and beyond and will be among the first class of Knight-Hennessy Scholars,” says Interim Provost David Kotz ’86.

    “The Knight-Hennessy scholarship is a real honor, not only for Asaf but for Dartmouth,” says Associate Professor of Government ...

  • Dr. Dan Lawson, Resident Scholar of Geography at Dartmouth, has been awarded an International Visiting Fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences at the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography in Urumqi, China. Dan will collaborate with Dr. Yaning Chen in researching the response of glaciers in the central Tien Shan Mountains to past and present changes in climate and its impacts on water resources in Xinjiang Province. Their field and laboratory investigations will continue and...

  • Based on the theme, “Innovation and Collaboration for a Sustainable World,” Drooff joined nearly 1,000 delegates from 100 countries to attend lectures and workshops hosted by global leaders in the subjects of urban planning, water conservation, renewable energy, and food security. Hoping to ultimately pursue a career in international social entrepreneurship post-Dartmouth, Drooff entered the conference with a critical lens. 

    “After taking so many Geography classes at Dartmouth, it’s...

  • A critical forum for addressing climate change globally is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Each year students, alumni, and faculty attend the Conference of the Parties (COP) to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on marginalized communities and younger generations, communicate important scientific findings, observe the global negotiation process, and advocate for global policy changes. This past winter, Assistant Professor of Geography,...




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