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Week of December 4th, 2017

Each Wednesday, Geography & GIS will distribute this e-newsletter to our faculty, students, postdocs/visiting scholars, and staff. Please send any news, announcements, and citations to by noon on Monday for publication in the same week’s issue.


Professor Bruce Rhoads has been selected as an AAG Fellow, a lifetime honor that recognizes his significant and ongoing contributions to the field of geography.


The Illinois Cartographic Society, a newly-formed RSO for students interested in geography & GIS, invites you to their first annual Holiday Party!
Monday, December 11th, 7:00 p.m.
Room 2049 Natural History Building (Russell Seminar Room)
Dinner and cookies for all in attendance, as well as a special prize for the winner of the Geography trivia game.

Visiting Scholar

Zhe Zhang is a Geography & GIS Postdoctoral Research Associate in the CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information (CIGI) Lab. She also taught GEOG 489 - Programming for GIS in Spring 2017. Zhe's research focuses on designing intelligent spatial decision support systems, and applying big data analytics using CyberGIS for emergency management and environmental hazard monitoring. Zhe's desk is in the CyberGIS Studio, Room 1062 NHB.


Li Xu, Mei-Po Kwan, Sara McLafferty, and Shaowen Wang. 2017. "Predicting demand for 311 non-emergency municipal services: An adaptive space-time kernel approach." Applied Geography 89: 133-141.