Geography Awareness Week

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is hosting and co-sponsoring a series of events to celebrate Geography Awareness Week! We are pleased to invite you to attend these great events!

GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK: November 14-18, 2022

  • Monday, Nov 14: Geography Awareness Table, UNM Duck Pond, 10 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 15: ASPRS eCognition Workshop, Bandelier East 106, 9:30 - 11 am
  • Wednesday, Nov 16 – GIS DAY Symposium
    • Google Earth Virtual Reality Tour, SUB Atrium, 10 am - 1 pm
    • GIS tables and demonstrations, SUB Atrium, 9 am - 4 pm
    • GIS Lightning talks (students, faculty, alums), SUB Ballroom B, 10 am - 11:15 am
    • Student poster competition, SUB Atrium, 9 am - 4 pm (awards ceremony at 4:30 pm)
    • ASPIRE Open House (tours, equipment demos, and networking), PAIS Courtyard/Atrium, 4:30 - 6 pm
  • Thursday, Nov 17: Film Screening, SUB Theatre, 3 pm: Soil, Struggle and Justice: Agroecology in Brazilian Landless Movement, followed by discussion with film director Andreas Hernandez
  • Friday, Nov 18: Annual Murphy Lecture, by Dr. Juanita Sundberg (University of British Columbia): Unstable Grounds: Desert Soils and Boundary Enforcement at the United States – Mexico Border, Mitchell Hall, Rm 102, 3 - 4 pm,  reception to follow

If you are interested in participating in GIS Day Symposium on November 16 as a presenter, a vendor, or to recruit people to your organization, let us help you get set up properly. Please register or email Theodros Woldeyohannes twoldey94@unm.edu or Dr. Yan Lin yanlin@unm.edu.

For student poster competition, please submit your poster title and your name, or email Theodros Woldeyohannes twoldey94@unm.edu.

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This week is #GeographyAwarenessWeek! Follow along as we share student/faculty stories, show you where geography pops up in everyday life and teach you about the geography of ABQ. Follow us on Twitter @UNM_GES for more frequent updates. First up, current grad student Joe Scala!


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What do our faculty have to say about Geography? Assistant Professor Ben Warner tells us about how Geography can challenge us to look at the world more critically.#GeographyAwarenessWeek


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From faculty to students and from feminist perspectives to public health, geography truly allows us to study the world around us in unique ways #GeographyAwarenessWeek


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It’s #GISDay! How can we think spatially, incorporate technology, and learn valuable job skills? GES students Blair and Michael tell us about their experiences using GIS in their work #GeographyAwarenessWeek

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How do our students choose geography and what lasting lessons do they take from their time in the discipline? #GeographyAwarenessWeek