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2016-2017 Annual Geography Awards The following is the transcript used by Geography Professor Dan Montello  while presenting during the annual awards Colloquium on May 25, 2017. Jose Saleta‘s speech is also featured in the body of the text when he presents the Jose Saleta Award for Outstanding Contributions to Geography. Jose Saleta Award for Outstanding Contributions to Geography: To being, we would like to acknowledge one of...

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  What has WIGS been up to this year? WIGS (Women in Geographical Sciences) seeks to support and empower women pursuing careers in geography through formal and informal activities aimed at sharing knowledge and building community, camaraderie, and professional networks. To this aim, we have hosted a whole plethora of events over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year including panel discussions with our women faculty, invited...

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Three Geography graduate students volunteered on Sunday May 14, at Tech Savvy, a daylong conference held at UC Santa Barbara. This conference gives girls in grades six through nine an opportunity to explore STEM education and related careers through hands-on workshops. These workshops were created and run by Geography Graduate students Nina Bingham, Susan Meerdink, and Rafael Ramos who represented the UCSB Department of Geography’s...

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