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Geography and Planning Archive

Geography major finds adventure and stories in the field

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Digging a snowpit, setting up tents or strapping bags on horses high in the Andes is a long way from day-to-day life in Greensboro. For Evan Montpellier, who loves science and working with his hands, fieldwork for Appalachian State University’s Master of Arts in Geography pointed the way to a fulfilling course of study.

Dr. Zach Throckmorton of Lincoln Memorial University to lecture on Homo naledi Nov. 9 in I.G. Greer Auditorium at Appalachian State University

By University Communications

BOONE—Dr. Zach Throckmorton will deliver a lecture titled “Meet Homo naledi” at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in I.G. Greer Auditorium at Appalachian State University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Geography Professor Sugg receives award for continued research on her North Carolina heat-health vulnerability tool

BOONE—The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded $10,356 to Dr. Margaret Sugg, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning. The award is for continued research into the development of her North Carolina Heat-Health Vulnerability Tool (NC HHVT).

Presentation and discussion of the global garment industry and its labor held March 17

BOONE—A presentation and discussion of the global garment industry and the exploitation of labor will be held Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in Price Lake Room in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Researchers use tree-ring science to study area log cabins

BOONE—Saskia van de Gevel looks closely at the ends of logs used to construct two cabins located in the Bear Paw State Natural Area in Watauga County.

The logs’ coloration and wood anatomy indicates which ones are original to the structure and which ones were replaced because of damage. The closeness of the tree rings visible along the edge of the logs also is an indication of age.

Perry receives $494,000 NSF grant to study precipitation in the Andes Mountains

Watauga County teachers and Grandfather Mountain naturalists will assist in the research

BOONE—Baker Perry has been studying precipitation and climate change in the Andes for more than 15 years – even longer if you consider the time he spent as the child of rural health workers in Bolivia and Peru.

CoCoRaHS founder Nolan Doesken to speak June 5 at Appalachian

BOONE—Nolan Doesken, founder of CoCoRaHS, the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, will speak Thursday, June 5, at Appalachian State University. Doesken’s 6 p.m presentation will be held in Room 114, Belk Library Information Commons on campus.

Eastern Snow Conference held June 4-5 at Appalachian

BOONE—Snow scientists, climatologists, National Weather Service meteorologists and others from across the U.S. and Canada will talk about snow and ice during the 71st annual meeting of the Eastern Snow Conference June 4-5 at Appalachian State University.

Oil legacies and sustainable futures on Mexico’s Gulf Coast discussed Oct. 23

BOONE—The Department of Anthropology presents “Oil Legacies and Sustainable Futures on Mexico’s Gulf Coast” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Appalachian State University.