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Hurricane Katrina brings the band Cairo together with a Kent State geography professor.
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 3:52pm
Andrew Curtis, Ph.D., geography professor and co-director of Kent State University’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Health & Hazards Lab, is recognized as a leader in his field. But, his work transcends the classroom.
Kathryn Hannum Headshot
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:12am
The Society of Woman Geographers (SWG) Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research is made possible by a generous bequest from Ms. Evelyn L. Pruitt. Ms. Pruitt w...
James Tyner
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 9:38am
Their remarkable work takes place in studios, classrooms, laboratories and outdoors. They have been published in prestigious journals, authored books and received significant research grants. Now, they add a new honor to their list of notable achievements.
Kent State University alumna Amy Robyn Krystosik, Ph.D., and her team are currently in Kenya collecting data through spatial videos (SV) that will be converted into a GIS map of disease risk factors.
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 7:13pm
It takes a flight of nearly 20 hours to get from Ohio to Nairobi, Kenya, where students and an alumna from Kent State University’s College of Public Health are making an impact on the lives of people who reside in the slums.
David Kaplan Headshot
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 4:19pm
Dr. David Kaplan has been elected Vice President of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) for 2018-2019. Dr. Kaplan will automatically be elected as President for the 2019-2020 term, to be followed by another term as Past President in 2020-2021. Dr. Kaplan will succeed Dr...
An irrigation canal runs through a Cambodian rice field
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 7:03am
A recent publication by Kent State geographers sheds more light on the causes of the Cambodian genocide that wiped out roughly a quarter of the country’s population in the late 1970s.
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 7:37am
In the wake of the Parkland massacre, American Association of Geographers President, Derek Alderman, reaches out to newly selected AAG Fellow, James “Jim” Tyner, who has written several books and important articles on the relationship between space, society, and violence. The ori...
Photo by Melissa Olson
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:55am
As the United States entered WWII, trailblazing women like Bea McPherson, BS ’43, took on the task of providing essential handmade maps for the war effort—and charted the course for today’s women mapmakers. By Jan Senn / Kent State Magazine
Kent State University researchers use cameras, GPS and experts to help track opioid use in Portage County.
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 6:18am
Driving through the streets of Ravenna on a weekday afternoon, you probably wouldn't notice anything out of the ordinary.
Cameron Lee, Ph.D., (left) and Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., (right) from Kent State University’s Department of Geography have teamed up to secure two research grants to study climate change and weather patterns.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11:52am
A pair of Kent State University geographers have teamed up to secure two research grants totaling more than $550,000 for separate projects to study climate change and weather patterns.

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