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2017–2018 Academic Year

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Dr. Chris Gellasch named 2018 UG Symposium Speaker

Congrats to Dr. Chris Gellasch upon news that he will be the 2018 EMU Undergraduate Symposium keynote speaker.

G&G Faculty, Students Awarded EMU URSP Fellowships

Two faculty-student teams in the Geography and Geology Department were awarded Undergrad Research Stimulus Program fellowships for Winter 2018. The URSP program is intended to facilitate research partnerships between undergraduate students and Eastern Michigan University faculty. Successful student applicants will receive a $2,000 fellowship in support of their research efforts. Congratulations to the teams of Bill Welsh and Harel Tanjong and Chris Gellasch and Jacob Kowalczyk.

GIS Master's Program Ranked

The Geography and Geology Department is proud to announce the recent ranking of our GIS Master's Program as among the top GIS/Geo-informatics programs in the world by Vinithra Rajendran at Geoawesomeness. Check out the article highlighting these top programs for Master's degrees in GIS, Geo-informatics and related programs.


HP Program alumna to head Packard Plant renovation

Kari Smith (MS, 2011) is featured in this link from the Monroe News about her groundbreaking work on the rehabilitation of the famous Packard Plant in Detroit. It is a fascinating story about the power of historic preservation and adaptive reuse.


G&G Hosts East Lakes Regional AAG Meeting

The Geography and Geology Department hosted the 2017 Annual Meeting of The East Lakes Divisions of the American Association of Geographers 12-13 October, 2017.