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Geography Research

Hey, Nice Ride!

Two geography students find out what makes those distinctive lime green bikes so ubiquitous around the Twin Cities.

Professional Notes for May 1, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Anne Klejment, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Lisa Prevette, Manjeet Rege, Christian Washburn, John Wendt and Reid Zimmerman; staff Carol Peterfeso and James Rogers; and students Katie Boyd, Emily Cabel, Jackie Heitzman, Caitlin Kielblock, Lauren McGovern, Kirsten Muller, Megan Tappe and undergraduate students from the Geography Department.

Professional Notes for April 11, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty and staff Lisa Montpetit Brabbit, Bernard Brady, Massimo Faggioli, Tanya Gladney, Marites Guino-o, J. Thomas Ippoliti, William Kinney, Mike Klein, Anne Klejment, John Martens, Terence Nichols, William Ojala, Lisa Prevette, James Rogers, Gerald Schlabach, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Lisa Waldner and Robert Werner; alumna Jynette Larshus; and students from the Chemistry Department.

MPR to Air Lecture About the Impact of Cars at Noon Friday

Dr. Christopher Wells of Macalester gave the lecture at St. Thomas March 4.

Environmental History Professor to Discuss Society’s Dependence on Automobiles in Lecture Here March 4

Macalester’s Christopher Wells is author of “Car Country: An Environmental History.” The talk is free and open to all.

University of St. Thomas Geography Students Place 1-2 in Regional Competition

UST students Fartun Dirie and Emily Jorgensen won the first- and second-place awards respectively.

University Offers a Nice Deal on the NiceRide Bicycle Program

St. Thomas students, staff and faculty can buy a $65 annual pass for just $10.

Two Students to Present Research at Scholars at the Capitol Feb. 19

Sam Jensen and Julie Rech will represent St. Thomas at the event, which will be held in the state Capitol's rotunda.

Mapping the Invisible Somali Twin Cities

Junior Fartun Dirie's research project turned abstract ideas into concrete maps. Through these "mental maps," she seeks to understand local Somalis' view on residential desireability, migration decisions and how they perceive the Twin Cities' landscape.

U of M Professor to Discuss the Global History of Mexican Food in Talk Here Oct. 11

Find out where burritos and taco shells really came from in this talk by Dr. Jeffrey Pilcher. The event is co-sponsored by seven UST departments.