The Gullah/Geechee Nation has a unique, centuries-old American culture that is under threat. Geography undergraduates Erin Jones and Karah VueBenson traveled to visit Gullah/Geechee people face-to-face to learn from them about their struggles and how collaborative scholarship can contribute to their efforts to protect their land.
Her article "Social isolation and L=loneliness in later life: A parallel convergent mixed methods case study of older adults and their residental contexts in the Mineapolis metropolitan area, USA" is related to her PhD thesis which she intends to defend at the end of May. Congratulations Jessica!
Perceptions of the homeless are often incorrect. These misconceptions leave room for ineffective policy. Eric Goldfischer, a PhD candidate in geography, is working to change the way we see homelessness. Through his work, he hopes to realign public opinion to match the reality of homelessness in our society.
Former UMN Geography Undergrad, Talia Anderson, as part of a team, including Geography Faculty member Dan Griffin, produced an article which recently appeared in the Journal of Latin American Geography. The article,"Climate Sensitivity and Potential Vulnerability of Guatemalan Fir (Abies guatemalensis) Forests in Totonicapán, Guatemala” was published in the April 2018 volume of the magazine
A group of undergraduate Urban Studies majors, - the Galtier Parant Group - advised by Paula Pentel, has won the 2018 NAIOP competition with their plan to redevelop the old West Publishing /Ramsey County jail site in St Paul.
Cover letters can be difficult to do well. Assistant professor and faculty fellow Somayeh Dodge makes sure that her students know exactly how to write one. As part of her geographic information science curriculum, she has students find real job openings in the field and helps them understand why their school work makes them qualify.