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May 2008

Professor Lowenthal presents at University of Minnesota
On 13th and 14th March Professor Lowenthal presented at the University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Study Time Symposium
Member of Department to speak at UCL meeting on security and crime
Dr Alan Ingram will speak on the panel at the UCL town hall meeting on Security and Crime on 21st May
ECRC member helps with disaster relief in Burma
Mike Hughes has flown to Thailand to assist the UN with their humanitarian operations in Burma after Cyclone Nargis struck the region around Rangoon.
Grant awarded for research-based summer school
Dr Jonathan Holmes has been awarded a grant to run a summer school for British and Chinese PhD students, postdocs and junior faculty on 'Tracking Environmental Change in Dryland Regions Using Lake Sediments.'
UCL Geography researchers receive funding from the National Centre for Earth Observation
Dr Philip Lewis, Dr Mat Disney and Dr Tristan Quaife will receive NERC funding from the National Centre for Earth Observation Carbon Theme to develop the use of earth observation data.
Radiative Transfer Modelling for the Characterisation of Natural Burnt Surfaces
Dr Philip Lewis from the Department of Geography is leading a new study for the European Space Agency
Two Geography PhD students win awards
Xuhui Dong was awarded the highly competitive Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) Hong Kong Research Grant. Jorge Salgado has been awarded the prestigious Hugh Cary Gilson award from the Freshwater Biological Association
Geography Professor gives speech at Presidental Plenary of the AAG
Paul Longley was one of four invited speakers in the Presidential Plenary of the Boston Association of American Geographers (AAG) meeting on 16th April
Looking Beneath Our Feet
Roger Flower examines the natural, cultural and historical past of the site on which the new Institute for Cultural Heritage (IfCH) is being built.
UCL Geography PhD student awarded grant from The Chadwick Trust
UCL Geography PhD student, Mohammad Shamsudduha, has been awarded a grant of £4863 from The Chadwick Trust to study "The impacts of climate change and abstraction on shallow groundwater dynamics in Bangladesh: implications for arsenic mobilisation"
UCL Geography Lecturer becomes Acting Editor for top ranked Geography Journal
From April 7th, Gail Davies has taken over as the Acting Editor of the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, whilst the Honorary Editor, Alison Blunt, is on leave.
Geography and CASA awarded two ESRC CASE studentship awards
Professor Paul Longley, Professor Mike Batty, Dr Pablo Mateos and Dr Alex Singleton from the Department of Geography and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) have been awarded two ESRC CASE awards.
Jack the Ripper and the East End
Dr Richard Dennis contributes to a new book on Jack the Ripper and the East End
Hugh Clout to become Fellow of UCL
Professor Hugh Clout will become a Fellow of UCL at an inauguration ceremony to be held on 17 June 2008
Family names go 'Inside DNA'
An interactive museum exhibit , based upon recent research conducted by Paul Longley, Pablo Mateos and Alex Singleton, has gone on display as part of the 'Inside DNA' exhibition currently featured in the 'At Bristol' science museum.
Professor Lowenthal to receive honorary doctorate
Professor David Lowenthal will also be presenting a paper at UCLA on 23rd May. On 27th May he is to receive an honorary doctorate from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
How the Sahara became dry
In a recent Science Perspective paper, Dr Jonathan Holmes explains the transition of the Sahara from wet grassland-shrubland to a desert, and argues that the drying of the Sahara was a slow process taking hundreds of years.
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