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Ryan Mattke, head librarian forthe Borchert Map Library

Map Library Wins Governor’s Award

The Minnesota Historical Aerial Photographs Online website, developed over several years at the University Libraries, received the Governor’s Commendation Award. MHAPO includes more than 100,000 digital copies of historical aerial photographs, mostly from between the 1920s and the 1990s, and they cover all 87 counties in Minnesota, and has drawn more than 250,000 users to the website over the last six years. 
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.