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Congratulations to the Geography class of 2017. Commencement was held on Saturday, June 17th, and the Geography department graduated a combined 62 students, achieving their Geography BA, Geography BA with GIS emphasis, or Physical Geography BS. After the ceremony, our department held a reception in the Ellison Courtyard to recognize our outstanding undergraduate students. Below are the awardees listed with their awards.    ...

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Geography Undergraduate Quincy Lee has been designated as “the guy who would give the Most Interesting Man in the world a run for his money” by the UCSB Current. Quincy exemplifies the meaning of being a geographer, combining his interest in oceanography with writing and story telling in his studies. With the Raab Writing Fellowship he earned, he traveled to Manaus, Brazil to develop a story about local fishermen,...

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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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