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News Archive for the Year 2016 Geography Awareness Week a resounding success! December 7, 2016 Geography Department welcomes Nea Alvarado Voss December 1, 2016 Professor Emeritus Waldo Tobler Inducted into URISA GIS Hall of Fame November 14, 2016 Welcome, new Geography faculty members October 3, 2016 David López-Carr named PI and co-director of Center of Expertise on Planetary Health September 29, 2016 Crystal English awarded U.S....

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Justin Kiel, a UCSB alum who earned his BA in Geography with an Emphasis in Geographic Information Science, now develops maps to help response teams contain wildfires. Kiel, who has been involved with both the Sequoia and Whittier response efforts, is a geographic information systems (GIS) specialist for Veteran’s Emergency Technical Services (VETS).   VETS offers emergency incident information to assist state and federal...

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We welcome Katie O’Brien to our Department of Geography Staff. As Student Programs Assistant, Katie will provide assistance with coordination of both graduate and undergraduate student programs for the department, as well as provide administrative and editing support as needed. Katie earned her BS in Anthropology and Geography at California Polytechnic State University where she also minored in Women’s and Gender Studies. During...

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