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UT Students Have Strong Showing at the 2018 ELDAAG Confernce at Ohio Norhtern University
Oct. 19, 2018

UT students in the GEPL and SISS programs took home 4 awards (out of 16) presented at the 2018 ELDAAG annual meeting at Ohio Northern University today - most of any school. Over 60 students participated in the student poster and presentation competitions:

Edwina Teye 2nd place PhD presentation 
Chris Black 3rd place PhD presentation
S.M Ahsanullah 2nd place MA poster
Eric Kostecky 2nd place BA poster


Academic Research Uses Hacked Ashley Madison Data To Map Areas With Most Cheating Husbands
Jan.  10th, 2017

The Bridgeport, Conn., metropolitan area led the nation last year in active use of Ashley Madison, the matchmaking website for extramarital affairs, with 6.23 subscriptions and $1,127 spent for every 1,000 men between the ages of 18 and 79, according to research at The University of Toledo...
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Book on Global Brewing Industry Dedicated to Late UT GRAD Student
Oct.  17th, 2016

Michael Moore enjoyed sharing a pint of cold beer, but had no thirst for the standard domestic titans.The University of Toledo PhD student researcher was a craft beer aficionado who found a way to combine his passion with his academic work...
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Michael Moore

Dr.Beth Schlemper Participates In White House Summit To Enhance High School Experience
Nov.  15th, 2015

Dr. Beth Schlemper, associate professor in the UT Department of Geography and Planning, was invited to the event to speak about a National Science Foundation-funded project that engages students in using geospatial technology to understand their communities and prepare for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)...
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Dr. Beth Schlemper attending White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools
Nov.  10th, 2015

Dr.Beth Schlemper, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences is today attending the White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools where her National Science Foundation geospatial education project will be among the high school initiatives highlighted (official White House press release is attached)...
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NASA grant to assist UT curriculum
Geography professor to lead $10 million STEM initiative

Oct.  27st, 2015

A University of Toledo professor will try to improve science education through a grant from NASA. 
The university will announce today that geography professor Kevin Czajkowski will take the lead on a $10 million initiative to develop a project-based curriculum in STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The goal is to make learning in those subjects more hands-on for students, immersing them in projects to solve problems through science, with the aid of NASA data... 
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NASA Grant, Dr.Kevin Czajkowski

Professors Assessing Financial Damage from Water Crisis
August  25st, 2015

Two University of Toledo professors are hard at work at one of the critical issues surrounding last year’s three-day event: What was the economic impact of the 2014 Toledo water crisis on the local economy?...
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UT Faculty Member Elected To National Professional Council
August  21st, 2015

Dr. Patrick L. Lawrence, professor and chair of The University of Toledo’s Department of Geography and Planning in the College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences, has been elected to the National Council of the American Association of Geographers, a nonprofit scientific and educational society founded in 1904....
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Dr. Peter Lindquist, Professor Emeritus
May. 15th, 2015

At his last faculty meeting today, the Department gave Pete a framed copy of his official citation from the University of Toledo Board of Trustees awarding him the title of Professor Emeritus upon his retirement as a full time faculty member...
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Dr. Peter Lindquist

Assistant Professor Receives Grant to Advance Learning, Careers in Geospatial Technology
Apr. 6th, 2015

The University of Toledo recently received a three-year research grant for more than $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to work with area high school students to improve their scientific inquiry skills ...
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Department involved with responses to August 2014 Toledo Drinking Water Crisis
Feb. 22th, 2015

During and following the events in early August - when over 500,000 local citizens in the Toledo area were under a drinking water ban due to the presence of the toxin microcystin in the water supply ...
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University Toledo first graduates from SISS PhD program
Dec. 17th, 2014

The Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toledo is pleased to announce that at the university fall 2014 commencement on December 20th, the first graduates of the PhD program in Spatially Integrated Social Science received their doctorate degrees:...
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SISS PhD Graduates

Honors Chapter 2014 - The Zeta Xi chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU)
Jul. 26th, 2014

The Zeta Xi chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) at the University of Toledo has been recognized as an Honors Chapter for 2014. According to the Second Vice President of GTU, Zeta Xi "is commended not only for the superior scholarship of your geography students but also for planning activities that celebrate and spread the word about geography to your campus and community.".....
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Geography students take home awards
Dec.26th, 2013

Three UT graduate students won awards for their presentations at the joint annual meeting of the East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers and the Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers...
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Dr. M.Beth Schlemper was Selected as a Teaching Fellow
Dec.4th, 2013

Dr. Schlemper has been selected by our College as a Teaching Fellow for 2013-2015 in recognition for her demonstrated excellence in the classroom and teaching innovations...
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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Geography and Planning
Sept.1st, 2013

On behalf of Department of Geography and Planning and the faculty and staff, Dr. Lawrence extends a welcome to the 2013-2014 Academic Year to all the returning and new MA and SISS PhD students. This coming year is looking to be another busy and exciting time for the Department lead by the celebrations and events in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the funding of our Department, which occurred in September 1963...
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50th Anniversary of Geography and Planning Department

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Last Updated: 10/23/18