The Department of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with expertise in urban geography or urban studies, to begin fall semester 2019.
Carlos Ruiz (BS ‘90, geography; MS ‘96, geography) is the director of business geographics at the Star Tribune's market research department. He uses his analytical and critical thinking skills along with his knowledge of maps and how they work to assist local business owners and journalists to help make the Twin Cities a flourishing community.
Tree-ring research is a simple but remarkably powerful tool for environmental science. In the global change era, tree rings provide unique perspective on ways that natural systems vary and the influence of human activities. Dendrochronology is also a superb mechanism for introducing students and the broader public to environmental thinking and geographic inquiry.
The why of where. The social becoming the spatial, and the spatial becoming the social. The art and science of mapping. These have all been contenders for answering the question "What is geography?" But geography is, quite simply, what geographers do.
Scott St. George, assistant professor of geography, co-authors this article about the history of "megadroughts," or dry spells that were as severe as, but longer lasting than, the worst 20th-century droughts.
At the 2018 Esri User Conference, GIS experts Len Kne, Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, Coleman Shepard, Somayeh Dodge, and Tom Fisher demonstrated to industry peers how innovative approaches in spatial research can provide new perspectives on the world around us and prepare us for the way society is evolving.