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On April 9th, 2014, third year PhD student, Joanne Hall, participated in the Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID). GRID provides an on-campus opportunity... Read more
Department of Geographical Sciences PhD candidate Wenli Huang was recently awarded an Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship by the University of Maryland... Read more
Apr 17 Andrew Crooks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computational Social Science at George Mason University. His research interests relate to... Read more
Name: Katie McGaughey Year of graduation: 2010 Major: ENSP & GEOG   Current employment status: Employer: University of Maryland  ... Read more
Fuad Saif   Year of Graduation: 2011   Major: GIS and Computer Cartography   Current Employment status: Full-time USAID Position:... Read more
Nick Canada   Major: Geographical Sciences, w/ a focus in GIS   Nick spent two semesters at Arizona State University and a semester at UMD... Read more
Apr 3 Dr. Zhu Liu is a joint Giorgio Ruffolo Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program and the Energy Technology Innovation Policy project... Read more
An article, "Building pipelines to knowledge," published April 1st in UMD's Diamondback newspaper features members of the Department's Geography Club... Read more
A project entitled, “Assessment of North American Industrial Forests: Disturbances, Biomass Extraction, and Growth Vigor,” was recently selected for funding by... Read more
The deadline for both the Bob Harper and Alumni Writing Awards is this Friday, 28 March.  Any GEOG undergraduate may enter, and the papers need not be... Read more
Come check out the Geographical Sciences Spring Career Fair Friday, April 4th, 2013 from 9:30 - 12:30 in 1124 Lefrak Hall!  We look forward to seeing you... Read more
Mar 13 This Thursday, 13 March, Dr. Eunjee Lee, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard's Kennedy School, will speak on "An... Read more
2014-03-05 12:18 Alysha Heckman   1) What major(s), minors, and/or certificates you are working on at UMD?. I am completing a dual degree in Geographic Information... Read more
GEOG Seminar Series: Dr. Julie Silva will speak this Thursday, 6 March Mar 6 Dr. Julie Silva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, will speak at our Department Seminar Series this... Read more
2014-02-26 13:49 Dr. Janet Nackoney, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences, along with Giuseppe Molinario, Peter Potapov, Svetlana... Read more
GEOG Seminar Series: Recent Trends & Potential Future Trajectories in Arctic Water & Carbon Cycles Under a Warming Climate, Dr. Michael Rawlins Feb 28 This Thursday, 27 February, Dr. Michael Rawlins, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, will offer a... Read more
Seminar Series this Thursday: Dr. Robert Kennedy, Dept. of Earth & Environment, Boston University Feb 21 Dr. Robert Kennedy, Assistant Professor in the Earth and Environment Department at Boston University will speak this Thursday, February 20th, from 3:30 – 5:00... Read more
2014-02-06 13:54 Gene (as he was known in the Department) passed on 1 February 2014.  A graduate of the University of Maryland, he served as Geography Department Chair at... Read more
2014-02-11 13:04 On January 31, 2014, the University of Maryland's Council on the Environment awarded the following seed grants to:   Klaus Hubacek and Laixiang Sun,... Read more
2014-02-11 09:42 Third year PhD student "Tony" Dong Chen won the Outstanding Student Paper Award under the Global Environmental Change category at the 2013 American Geophysical... Read more
2014-02-04 15:45 In January 2014, graduate student, Kristofer Lasko and research associate professor, Dr. Krishna Vadrevu, published a paper entitled, "Fire regimes and... Read more
Matthew Norman Year of graduation: 2013 Major: Geographical Sciences Minor: Geographic Information Systems Current employment status: ·   ... Read more
2014-01-29 11:45 Thomas Edward Carter   I am currently working on a degree in Geographic Information Sciences at UMD. I am mainly interested in the social aspects of GIS... Read more
Jan 31 To honor this year's Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival and Chinese New Year, the Department of Geographical Sciences will hold a multi-cultural... Read more
2014-01-28 12:44 Abstract:   The first Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) was launched in October 2011 aboard the Suomi-National Polar-orbiting... Read more
2014-01-23 09:15 Dr. George Hurtt has been appointed Guest Editor of a new special section of the international journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles entitled, "Global Land-Use... Read more
Surface albedo changes over the entire Greenland from GLASS data in July Drs. Tao He, Shunlin Liang, Dongdong Wang, and collaborators Drs. Yunyue Yu (NOAA), Feng Gao (USDA), and Qiang Liu (Beijing Normal University) ... Read more
2014-01-06 12:53 Ph.D Student Xiaopeng Song, Dr. Chengquan Huang, Dr. Min Feng, Dr. Joseph Sexton, Saurabh Channan and BSOS Dean, Dr. John Townshend recently published a paper... Read more
2013-12-23 12:59 First year PhD student and Flagship Fellow, Ana Sanchez-Rivera, won the Best Student Paper Award at the Applied Geography Conference in November 2013. The... Read more
2013-12-18 17:24 Name: Roberto E. Ramirez Year of graduation: 2000 Major: Environmental Science and Policy – Land Use   Current employment status: Employer:... Read more
Full Name: Megan Eileen Bartlett   What major(s), minors, and/or certificates are you working on at UMD? Bachelors in Geographical Information Science... Read more
2013-11-26 10:10 Professor Klaus Hubacek's co-edits appeared in a special issue on "Ecosystem Services, Governance and Stakeholder Participation" in the journal Ecology &... Read more
2013-12-05 12:20 GEOG Research Assistant Professor, Janet Nackoney (et al.), was recently published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation.  The article, entitled "... Read more
2013-12-04 13:10 GEOG Research Associate Professor, Wilfrid Schroeder, co-authored a paper with National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) colleague Janice Coen.  The... Read more
2013-12-03 13:17 GEOG PhD student, Fernando Rodriguez, was selected as a 2013-2014 International Teaching Fellow by UMD's Center for Teaching Excellence. "The CTE-Graduate... Read more
2013-11-26 10:03 GEOG Lecturer Dr. Ronald Luna was recently selected as an Honored Instructor by UMD's Transfer2Terp Learning Community for making a positive impact on... Read more
2013-11-25 15:04 This book describes the algorithms, validation and preliminary analysis of the Global LAnd Surface Satellite (GLASS) products, a long-term, high-quality... Read more
Deforestation in the Amazon. Credits: ©iStockphoto.com/luoman Louise Chini, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences, contributed land-use data to the recent Global Carbon Budget (2013) and... Read more
2013-11-21 14:52 On Thursday, 14 November 2013, the Division of Research honored the research leaders of UMD by recognizing their achievements at the 15th Annual Research... Read more
GIS Day Seminar: Spatial Is Not Special, Spatial SQL: A Language for Geographers Nov 21 This talk, offered by Dr. Arthur J. Lembo, Associate Professor at Salisbury University, will emphasize the power of spatial SQL by showing the principles... Read more
Geographical Sciences Career and Internship Fair 2013 Nov 1 Bring your updated resumes and dress business-casual!   For additional information, please click here.  
2013-10-09 12:45 GEOG Professor, Dr. Shunlin Liang, co-edited the book, "Land Surface Observation, Modeling and Data Assimilation," which will be published by World Scientific... Read more
Dr. Tao Sun, Director of Chinese National Desertification Monitoring Center, will speak this week Sep 26 Dr. Tao Sun, Director of China's National Desertification Monitoring Center (State Forestry Administration) will discuss the following:   The Chinese... Read more
Dr. Maria Teresa Alvarez- Martinez of Rutgers University to speak at GEOG Seminar Series this week Sep 26 Dr. Maria Teresa Alvarez- Martinez, a postdoctoral researcher at Rutgers School of Planning and Public Policy, will speak on Gaming, States and Tax Revenues –... Read more
A Discussion with Dr. John Flynn: USAID CARPE, Leading the international effort for land use planning in the Congo Basin Sep 4 Dr. John Flynn was the Director of USAID’s Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (carpe.umd.edu) from 2003-2012, based in Kinshasa, Democratic... Read more
MPSGIS Orientation Aug 24 Orientation: MPS of Geospatial Information Sciences Program Come meet your instructors and administration with food!  
Dr. Kenneth Leonard of UMD's Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics to speak at Human Dimensions of Global Change Seminar May 2 Dr. Kenneth Leonard, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UMD, will discuss the topic, "Improving health... Read more
Dr. Janis Brizga to speak at Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Apr 25 Please join us at the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Seminar Series to hear Dr. Janis Brizga discuss 'Drivers of CO2 Emissions in... Read more