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Assistant Professor Receives Grant to Advance Learning, Careers in Geospatial Technology
  NSF
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
  Dr. Lawrence
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
  SISS PhD Graduates
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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Honors Chapter 2014 - The Zeta Xi chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU)
  Honors 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
  50th Anniversary of Geography and Planning Department
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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Outstanding GEPL Graduating Student was also selected as the 2013 LLSS College Outstanding Graduating Student
  Lance Dasher
May.7th, 2013  
   
Lance Dasher, who graduated last week from the BA Geography degree program as the 2013 Outstanding GEPL Graduating Student and was also selected as the 2013 LLSS College Outstanding Graduating Student...
 
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Professor edits first book, plans to write another   Dr.Alam
Feb.15th 2013  
   
Dr. Bhuiyan M. Alam, associate professor of urban and regional planning in the Department of Geography and Planning, recently edited his first book, Application of Geographic Information Systems — 372 pages, comprised of 18 chapters and 48 different authors...
 
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Foreclosures don’t always mean loss of home, Dr.Hammel and Dr.Shetty’s research shows   Dr.Hammel
September 13th, 2012  
   
Housing foreclosures may have dropped from the front-page news, but Americans are still losing their homes. Dr. Dan Hammel, professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, who’s researching several aspects of national foreclosure trends, said that the situation remains volatile: “Are we still in a foreclosure crisis? Yes, because some of the root causes and practices that led to the crisis are ongoing.” He noted that...  

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Professor honours students of the Humboldt Gymnasium   Dr.C
August 27th, 2012  
   
In the middle of the summer vacation the high school Alexander-von-Humboldt Gymnasium was visited by a professor from the US who appeared to be quite taken with the work of this school. Prof. Kevin Czajkowski and his wife visited the GLOBE study group (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment)...  

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Professor sends students to White House Science Fair   Suzan
July 9th, 2012  
   
Have you ever dreamed of presenting your hard work to the president of the United States of America? Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, UT professor of geography, has given K-12 students a chance to do just that...  

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Professor’s book on Jeju Island published in Korean translation   Dr.Nemeth
June 19th, 2012  
   
After spending two years on Cheju Island with the Peace Corps in 1972, Dr. David Nemeth, returned to America to begin studying and writing a book about the traditional agricultural practices of the islanders and how these were being disrupted by Korea’s rapidly industrializing economy...  

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Students suggest renovations to Toledo’s UpTown District   Dr.Alam and Students
May 30th, 2012  
   
The UpTown District of Toledo has the potential to become a family-friendly environment, and UT students who participated in a Community Planning Workshop class have suggestions to make it happen...  

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University honors faculty, staff for advising, researching, teaching, outreach work   Dr.C
May 3rd, 2012  
   
UT outstanding advisers, researchers and teachers, and recipients of the Edith Rathbun Award for Outreach and Engagement were recognized last week at the Academic Honors Reception. Dr. Kevin Czajkowski was the winner of the Outstanding Researcher Award; Dr. Patrick Lawrence was the winner of the Edith Rathbun Award for Outreach and Engagement...  

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UT student to intern at National Geographic Society   Yujin
April 25th, 2012  
   
Yujin Lee, a junior Geography and Planning student, will spend her summer in Washington, D.C., as one of a limited number of geography interns at the National Geographic Society...  

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Researcher travels to China to study gentrification   Dr.Hammel
January 27th, 2012  
   
The marks of any academic worth her or his scholastic salt may be said to be the ingenuity and adaptability to reshape a research program in response to a changing world. Last fall, Dr.Dan Hammel traveled to Nanjing Normal University to pursue his research and study gentrification in Chinese cities...  

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