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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography


Department of Geography Colloquium

Spring 2012

Friday January 27, 4:00pm Brewster D-202 (co-sponsored with the Center for Sustainable Tourism)

Dr. Kelly Bricker
Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, University of Utah
"Exploring Fijian's sense of place after exposure to tourism development"


Friday February 3, 4:00pm Brewster D-202

Dr. Elizabeth Havice
Department of Geography, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
"Mainstreaming environment and development at the WTO? Fisheries subsidies and the elusive 'triple win'"


Friday March 23, 3:30pm Brewster D-202 (co-sponsored with the Center for Sustainable Tourism)

Dr. Keith Debbage
Department of Geography, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
"The economic geography of the tourist industry by U.S. metropolitan area: Can tourism leverage the creative class?"


Friday April 20, 4:00pm Brewster D-202

Dr. Jeff Popke and Dr. Scott Curtis
Department of Geography, East Carolina University
"Bridge over troubled water: Linking physical and human geography epistemologies to assess climate change and agriculture in Jamaica"

Fall 2011

Friday September 16, 3:00pm Brewster C-206

Dr. Dan Marcucci
Department of Geography, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
"Bridging Environmental and Transportation Planning: Lessons from the Mid-Currituck Bridge Project"

Friday September 30, 3:00pm Brewster C-206

Dr. Hua Liu
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
"Enhancing temporal resolution of satellite imagery for public health studies: A case study of West Nile Virus outbreak in Los Angeles in 2007"


Friday October 21, 3:00pm Brewster C-206

Dr. Mai Nguyen
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Friday November 4, 4:00pm Brewster C-206

Dr. Wenhong Li
Duke University, Durham, NC
"Summer Rainfall Anomalies over the Southeast US"

Spring 2011

Friday January 21, 3:00pm Brewster C-206

Rodger Lentz, AICP
Director of Planning and Development Service, Wilson, NC
"Revitalizing Wilson's center city: A planning and economic development challenge"

Friday February 18, 3:00pm Brewster C-206

Dr. Qingfang Wang
UNC Charlotte Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and UNCC Urban Institute
"Ethnic entrepreneurship, immigration, and place: From a multi-scaled and comparative approach"

Friday March 18, 3:00pm Brewster C-206

Dr. Tom Birkland
WIlliam T. Kretzer Professor of Public Policy, North Carolina State University
"Will we ever learn from disasters? Disturbing trends and hopeful signs"

Friday April 1, 3:00pm Brewster C-206

Dr. Tom Rickenbach
Department of Geography, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
"Monsoon in the Americas: Comparing water resource strategies in the western U.S. and in southern Brazil"


Fall 2010

Wednesday September 8, 3:30pm Brewster B-102

Dr. Jennifer Mandel
Director of Research and Evaluation, Internews Haiti
"Disaster Relief, Recovery, and Community Response: The critical role of Information in Haiti"

Friday October 22, 3:30pm Brewster C-206

Dr. Keqi Zhang
Florida International University, Co-Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research, International Hurricane Research Center
"Nonlinear Sea Level Rise Inundation and its Policy Implication for South Florida"


Friday November 12, 3:30pm Brewster C-206

Dr. John Kupfer
University of South Carolina, Department of Geography
"Linking floodplain inundation modeling to ecosystem patterns and processes in southern floodplain forests"