November 5, 2009

UMN GIS Day 2009

Hi all,

It is almost GIS Day! This year, the University of Minnesota is celebrating GIS Day on Friday, November 20 to complement the 3rd Annual Borchert Lecture, given this year by Mark Monmonier. Mark Monmonier is a distinguished researcher and author known for his fascinating books on cartography and geography, including "How to Lie with Maps". For more information on Monmonier and the lecture, see the following link:

A poster session held in conjunction with the lecture, taking place at 12 noon outside the Cowles Auditorium in the HHH lobby. We encourage anyone using GIS in their research to participate and submit a poster. The poster session is open to all and aims to display some of the work going on at the U within GIS and using GIS. There are groups coming in from around the state to see the lecture and poster session, making this a great opportunity to showcase your work and get your name out there a bit.

If interested in sharing a poster, please reply, and please forward this on to whomever else you think would be interested. It should be a great event!


September 17, 2009

GISSO Open House 22 September 2009, 5 PM, Blegen 445

FREE PIZZA..........FREE PIZZA......FREE PIZZA..........

The University of Minnesota GIS Student Organization cordially invites you to attend our open house on Tuesday Sept 22 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Blegen 445. Come meet and greet fellow GISers from across the University of Minnesota. Did I mention free pizza will be available.

Jeremy Moore
University of Minnesota
GISSO President

The Graduate School's Fall 2009 Commencement Ceremony

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the fall 2009 commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, December 11, at 1 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

Students who intend to participate in the Fall 2009 ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval Form to the Graduate Student Services and Progress Office (316 Johnston Hall) by Thursday, October 1.

An updated Commencement Attendance Approval Form and a Checklist for Graduate School Commencement are attached for your convenience. You may wish to print copies to have on hand in your graduate program office, and notify your students of the upcoming deadline. The form and checklist also are available to students online at

Graduate School post-baccalaureate, master's, nursing post-master's, and specialist students may direct questions regarding commencement to Amber at: 625-4019; or

Dr. Mark Monmonier, Friday, November 20th Presentation "Coastlines, Boundary Lines, and the Cartographies of Protection and Control

This year's John Borchert Lecture speaker will be Dr. Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of Geography at Syracuse University. His presentation, "Coastlines, Boundary Lines, and the Cartographies of Protection and Control" will be on Friday, November 20^th at 1:30 pm in Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey Institute on the West Bank campus. A reception will follow from 2:30-3:30 pm. For more information on Dr. Monmonier and his publications, please visit

Please spread the word about this event to your colleagues and friends.