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Geography Events

We're passionate about geography, and know you are too. In addition to the learning we do in the classroom, we host events and speakers on campus to promote and explore the discipline of geography.

Fall 2016

"Forest Stories and Landscape Realities, Ethiopia, 1668-2015"

Public Presentation
James C. McCann, Professor of History, Associate Director for Development, African Studies Center, Boston University

Time: 4:15 p.m.
 Thursday, October 13, 2016
Location: 101 Ho Interdisciplinary Science Building

ENST Brownbag

Discussion: Professor McCann's research and experience in East Africa

Time: 12:15 p.m.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Location: Persson Hall Auditorium

"OLYMPIC CITY: Legacies of Athletic Mega-Events in Rio de Janeiro"

Public Presentation
Dr. Brian Godfrey, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Vassar College

A theoretical review and critique of mega-events, along with an empirical analysis of the various socioeconomic, transportation, political, environmental and other impacts of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (and the 2014 World Cup). The talk will highlight the long-term issue of pollution in Rio's Guanabara Bay, industrialization and informal urbanization (favelas), and sanitation infrastructures generally. It should complement courses on uneven development, urbanization, environmental hazards, Latin America as well as courses on human and nature-society geography more generally. GTU Keynote Lecture

Time: 4:15 p.m.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Location: 101 Ho Interdisciplinary Science Building

Family Weekend

The Geography Faculty would be pleased to meet with family and friends of students

Time: 11:00 a.m.–Noon
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Location: Atrium, Ho Interdisciplinary Science Building