A string quartet from the University of Minnesota's School of Music performed "Planetary Bands, Warming World", Dan Crawford's latest musical arrangement. The piece conveys how climate in the Northern Hemisphere has changed over time. Read more and listen to the entire composition.

Prospective students entering as part of the Fall 2015 cohort will have the opportunity to apply directly to the PhD program without first attaining a Master's degree. More details here.

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Fraser Hart in the news AGAIN

Congratulations to GES professor, George Henderson, winner of 2015 of the COGS Outstanding Faculty Award!

Professor Henderson teaches in the areas of geographic thought, urban geography, social-cultural geography, and Marx's political economy. He has contributed to the education of numerous geographers.

This award was established in 2010 as a way to recognize contributions of faculty members who go above and beyond in their work with graduate students. It is the only award where faculty members are nominated by and winners are selected by graduate students. The award has rightly been bestowed on Professor Henderson.

Val Bjornson Scholarship awarded to BSE major!

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Please extend your Congratulations to Alyssa Rockwelll, a Biology, Society, and Environment major and our very own BSE Peer Advisor! Alyssa is this year's recipient of the Val Björnson Scholarship. This scholarship will fund studies, research, and living expenses in Iceland for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Alyssa.jpgAlyssa is interested in both environmental and health related issues and has taken advantage of BSE's flexibility to develop a strong biology background that will prepare her for a variety of career paths. She has taken several advanced courses with faculty at the School of Public Health and is working with Dr. Kirk Allison for her senior project, Societal and Cultural Factors Influencing Prevalence and Manifestation of Eating Disorders Internationally. Aly will complete her BSE major requirements prior to her departure.

Minnesota AAG Reception

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The AAG Party/Reception is taking place this Wednesday, April 22 from 730-10pm at the Jazz Showcase, 806 South Plymouth Ct., Chicago. This year we have a band!!! This event is co-sponsored with U of Wisc and University of Illinois. See attached flyer. The Jazz Showcase does not serve food, but guests are welcome to purchase food from Bar Louie next door and bring it back to the venue without an issue.

A group of Urban Studies students won 2nd place in the 2015 University Real Estate Challenge. Each year undergraduate student teams from Midwest universities act as development consultants for the same development site. This year a 2 acre Bassett Creek site in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood was the chosen site.
Our students are Urban Studies, Architecture and Entrepreneur Studies majors. The U of M team made it through the initial judging to the top 3 and were able to present to the 100+ member audience. Their second place finish will bring $2500 to the University Foundation to be distributed to the Judith A. Martin fund, and $500 to the team itself.

See the names of the team members and the rest of the story.

Join the Department of Geography, Environment and Society as we celebrate the career of Professor John Fraser Hart on Friday, April 17, at 3:30 in Blegen 10.

Note the change of venue: Blegen 10


Streets.mn is dedicated to expanding the conversation about land use and transportation issues in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota. Recently it's podcast was a conversation with Assistant Professor of Geography, Brenda Kayzar. Brenda researches urban real estate, housing, and the role of artists in urban economies. She was interviewed by UMN Geography graduate, Dr. Bill Lindeke, to talk about the history and future of "arts districts" in the US, particularly the northeast Minneapolis arts district, where Brenda serves on the board of an arts advocacy organization.