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The results are in for the first annual Geography Trivia Afternoon held on Friday, April 14. And first place goes to…the senior faculty team, closely followed by graduate students’ groups placing second and third. The event, organized by the department’s Graduate Student Outreach Committee, drew over twenty participants including graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and visiting scholars. Five teams competed in three intense...

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Four Geography Graduate Students participated in the UCSB Grad Slam. Grad Slam features 3 minute talks by students about their research, and the presenter of the best talk wins. Each student talk was evaluated on seven criteria: background knowledge to make the project understandable, organization of the talk, delivery by the speaker, use of visual aids, appropriateness of the topic, intellectual significance of the research, and...

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Bo Yan won first place among five finalists in the Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group (GISS) annual student paper competition.  Bo Yan won first place with his work, where he integrates a core component of traditional geographic information technology, geocoding (as well as service), with Linked Data to derive geographic knowledge in addition to merely returning coordinates. His paper demonstrates the power of...

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