Humphrey Kalibo, geography doctoral student, recently attended the 24th International Union of Forest Research Organizations World Congress held in Salt Lake City. He was among seven official bloggers selected to cover the event's technical sessions and sub-plenary meetings. Others featured in this Achievements column include Beth Lewis, Will Spaulding, Leilani Madrigal and parasitology research at Cedar Point Biological Station.
Randy Bertolas, professor of geography at Wayne State College, will present "Geography Education: Why Now More Than Ever" at 2 p.m. Sept. 26 in Hardin Hall, Room 228.
Eight members of UNL's Geography Student Organization ended the academic year in a colorful way — literally — by painting a playground map of the United States for Scribner-Snyder Community Schools.
Richard Lonsdale, emeritus professor of geography, died Oct. 8 in Lincoln. He was 86. A memorial service is 3 p.m., Dec. 5 in the East Union (room posted). The service is open to the public.
Several members of UNL's geography program attended "Re-envisioning Geography: Building a Sustainability and Action Plan," which took place Nov. 11 at the Pioneers Park Nature Center. The goal of the retreat was to discuss and plan for the program's future.
Geography Awareness Week is Nov. 18-22 and will feature a seminar by Stephen Wood, an imagery analytic and geospatial professional, a screening of a documentary about Australia, the popular "Geography Bowl," and a student photo contest. The activities are part of a campaign by the National Council for Geographic Education to spread and share the importance of geography.
Victoria Alapo has always wondered why geography courses about the vast, diverse African continent aren't offered at more colleges and universities. So she took matters into her own hands.