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Portrait of Carlos Ruiz

We Are Liberal Arts: Carlos Ruiz

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.
Portrait of Erin Jones and Karah VueBenson

Research in the First Person

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.
former Geog undergrad, Talia Anderson, at work.

Geog Undergrad published in the Journal of Latin American Geography

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