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January 2008
  
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January 2008

Global Change and Global Climate Change
Dr Mathias Disney was invited by Professor Huw Morris, Dean of the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (MMUBS), to give the second annual Dean's lecture on Monday 21st January 2008.
Focus on Cleantech Investments and the Environment at Arizona State University
Dr Federico Caprotti will be participating in the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR) sessions at Arizona State University in January 2008.
Teaching the Geography of France
On 17 January Professor Hugh Clout delivered the keynote lecture at a colloquium devoted to 'Teaching the Geography of France' held in Paris under the auspices of the French National Committee for Geography.
Rents and not Mortgages should be housing policy in developing countries
Professor Alan Gilbert works with UN to warn that home-ownership is not the way to house the urban poor in developing countries.
Remote sensing imagery may be used as legal evidence
Professor Ray Harris was invited to a conference at the University of Mississippi, 16 – 18 January 2008, to examine the status of laws concerning satellite remote sensing.
ENSIS gifts £100,000 to UCL to support research in the Department of Geography
The funds will be used to used to support research staff salaries and Master's teaching, to provide bursaries and scholarships for PhD students and to buy equipment. The gift brings the total amount gifted by ENSIS to UCL over the last seven years to more than £800,000, making ENSIS one of UCL's major benefactors.
Research into global HIV/AIDS relief
Dr Alan Ingram has been awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant to study US policies on global HIV/AIDS relief.
Heroic effort underway to study national narratives
Dr Jason Dittmer has been awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant to conduct a comparative study of nationalist superhero narratives in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
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