In New Orleans this week for The Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting? Check out these presentations by U-Mass fauclty and students:
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Graduate student Hannah Baranes, along with her advisor Jonathon Woodruff, Smith College professor Jack Loveless, and Mamoru Hyodo (Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) unveiled a new, GPS-based methods for modeling earthquake-induced tsunamis for southeast Japan along the Nankai Trough in a new paper published
We're proud to be presenting over 20 talks and posters this week at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America in Burlington, VT. Here's a list of of who's presenting and when:
- Professor George Emmert McGill passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Amherst, Massachusetts at the age of 86.George was born on June 10, 1931, in Des Moines, Iowa. He moved to Minnesota for college, receiving his BA in geology and biology from Carleton College, and his MS in geology from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. It was in Minneapolis that he met Esterica Choban, who became his wife in 1955.
Dr. Toby Applegate, a lecturer in the Geography program, has been awarded a year-long fellowship from Smith College’s Kahn Liberal Arts Institute to contribute to an interdisciplinary project on refugees and forced migration. The fellowship provides both support for ongoing research and an opportunity to participate in a year-long faculty seminar.
Dr. David Boutt has been named the 2018 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer by the Geological Society of America's Hydrogeology Division.
More information about the lectureship / series, and the talks Dr. Boutt will be giving, can be found here.
Dr. Isaac Larsen will receive the 2017 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, to be held 11–15 December in New Orleans, La. The award recognizes a young scientist for “a significant and outstanding contribution that advances the field of Earth and planetary surface processes.”
The UMass Amherst Geography Club was the top-scoring team for the fourth consecutive year in the World Geography Bowl held at the 2017 New England-St Lawrence Valley (NESTVAL) divisional meeting of the American Association of Geographers. The highest scoring team, geography students Kevin Bean, Carson Caraluzzi, Becca Feidelson, Will Kostick, Simon Perreira, and Le Tran, traveled to Central Connecticut State University for the October 20th competition.
Several of our faculty and students are presenting their research at the GSA annual meeting in Seattle this week. Below is a schedule of presentations, sessions chaired, and events hosted by members of our department:
The Department of Geosciences was invited to create five exhibits showcasing various subjects in earth science, which is currently on display in the Integrated Science Building until the Fall of 2018. A webpage with a link to each exhibit can be found here.
Dr. Michael Rawlins, associate director of the Climate Systems Research Center, received grants from NASA and the U.S. DOE to study climate driven changes in arctic ecosystems. The grants will allow Rawlins and his team to expand on his multi-institutional effort to understand biological processes and land-ocean interactions controlling the structure and function of the Beaufort Lagoons complex in northern Alaska.
Dr. Robert DeConto has received a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Prediction of and Resilience Against Extreme Events (PREEVENTS) program.The goal of the grant is to better characterize the uncertainty in sea-level rise predictions and coastal flooding risk that stems from complex ice-sheet physics and interactions among the ice sheets, ocean, atmosphere and underlying solid land.
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