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Cartography Students Visualize the Geography of Voting Delays and Results

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Students in Dr. Holler’s GEOG 250 class mapped a new perspective on the 2012 Presidential election, presenting three variables in one map.  The best map from the class was a compromise of Hallie Gibson’s design and Luci Coleman’s explanatory text.  In the map, the winning party is coded in red for Republicans and blue for Democrats.  The average amount of time voters had to wait in line to cast their votes on election day is represented by proportional circle symbols.  … Read the rest

Dawn Bowen Wins Award

Monday, May 14th, 2012

  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Dawn Bowen, professor of geography, for winning the Grellet C. Simpson Award at the 2012 Commencement Ceremony on May 12.  The Simpson award is considered UMW’s most prestigious annual award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

As her current and former students all know, Dawn’s dedication to student learning inside and outside of the classroom is unparalleled.   From introductory courses to her field programs in Guatemala, she works harder than any other member of … Read the rest

UMW Geography Spring Banquet and the “Unterschenkel Projection”

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Unterschenkel Projection?

Our annual symposium was a great success and, as always, ended with our banquet down at Brock’s where we celebrated student accomplishments, caught up with about a dozen recent graduates, and learned about a new map projection – the Unterschenkel Projection (see picture).  We had a great turn out to honor the new members of Gamma Theta Upsilon and to congratulate the Class of 2012.… Read the rest

Geography Symposium Schedule

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Tomorrow (April 18) is  the day for the Nth Annual Geography Department Symposium!  Highlights will include talks on post-earthquake development in Haiti, fair trade, the geography of hate crime, and landscapes in science fiction film.  All are welcome to come to Monroe Hall to see the great stuff Geography students have accomplished this year!… Read the rest

Don’t Forget – Homecoming Weekend Open House

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Remember to come back to Fredericksburg on October 22 to see the new Monroe Hall and reconnect with Mary Washington Geographers!  We’ll be in the Cart Lab from 1:00pm to 3:00pm that afternoon.  Send me an e-mail ( or leave a comment here so we know you are coming!

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Come and See the New Monroe!

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

 As part of Mary Washington’s Homecoming Weekend, the Geography Department is hosting an Open House to show off our new facilities in Monroe Hall.

Please come by on October 22 between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.  We’ll serve light refreshments, play with the stream table, give a lesson in pollen analysis, and share student work and experiences from study abroad programs and GIS courses.

Afterwards, we’ll go down to the Capital Ale House on Caroline Street for drinks and conversation.

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Guest lecture and discussion with Ambassador Tony Leon, South African Ambassador to Argentina.

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Online via online audio connection, Combs 003, Wednesday July 6, 1.30 – 2.15 pm.

One Wednesday July 6, Ambassador Tony Leon will speak to and answer questions students in the summer session course ‘Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa,’ (Geog 305) taught by Dr. Donald N. Rallis, Associate Professor of Geography at UMW. This particular meeting of the class is open to all members of the UMW community and to members of the public.Read the rest