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Week of February 4th, 2019

Please send any news, announcements, and citations to geography@illinois.edu by noon on Monday for publication in the same week’s issue.

 
 
 
Events
 
 Cancer Service Areas in Northeast Region Derived by Network Optimization Method
 

Friday, February 8th, 3:00 p.m.
Room 2049 NHB
Colloquium: GIS Changes (and will change) Public Health
Dr. Fahui Wang  Louisiana State University
The presentation provides an overview how geographic issues have become increasingly relevant to public health research and policy, particularly through the lens of GIS. It covers six themes: (1) Geographic heterogeneity, (2) Interaction across unit borders, (3) Neighborhood effect, (4) Small population problem, (5) Delineating markets, and (6) Toward equality.
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M.S. in GIS + Business = Illinois PSM
Tuesday, February 12th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

ACES Library, Heritage Room
Are you contemplating graduate school, but just don’t know if you are up for research and a thesis? Does the thought of combining geographic information science (GIS) and business skills excite you? Join us on February 12th in the ACES Library Heritage room from 4:00–5:00 pm to learn more about our 18-month, non-thesis program which include three semesters of study and a summer internship. Learn more about the Illinois PSM in GIS and other PSM programs at http://psm.illinois.edu/. You can also stop by one of our drop-in sessions at the Illini Union Food Court over lunch on February 5, March 11, or April 2nd.
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Discovery Partners Institute (DPI)
Monday, February 11th, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
iHotel & Conference Center
DPI invites you to learn more about their organization and provide input to the eight working groups that are helping to chart its course. Each workshop will have a plenary session where DPI updates will be provided, but the majority of the time will be spent in parallel tracks organized by the working groups to gather your input.

Please register for the workshop(s) you would like to attend so that they can make appropriate space accomodations. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees.
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School of Earth, Society, and Environment (SESE) Research Review
Friday, February 15th, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Illini Union Ballroom
RSVP
Each year, the SESE Research Review brings together the departments of the School of Earth, Society & Environment to share exciting research and promote networking among attendees.
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Wednesday, April 3rd, 7:00 p.m.
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Trina T. Minh-ha Professor of Rhetoric and Gender & Women's Studies - University of California, Berkley
Forgetting Vietnam

Moving between footage shot in 1995 and 2012 in multiple formats, Forgetting Vietnam offers a lyrical dialogue between the two elements—land and water—that underlie the formation of the Vietnamese term for “country.” Through folksongs, popular and classical music as well as through local people’s voices—via insurgent poetry, sayings and everyday comments— the film comments on the residue of one of America’s most divisive wars, and its ongoing presence and simultaneous absence in our historical reckoning.

 
 
 
Faculty

Shakil Bin Kashem was interviewed by WINJ (an NPR member station in Northern Illinois) to talk about the intersections of extreme cold and social vulnerability: https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-residents-search-warmth-deep-freeze 

Brian Jefferson has been named an O’Connell Scholar by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

 
 
 
Graduate Students

Congratulations to Yoo Min Park (advisor: Prof. Mei-Po Kwan) on her acceptance of a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at East Carolina University.

 
 
 
Undergraduates

Office of Undergraduate Research | ugresearch@illinois.edu
Research Support Grant (RSG)

This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs.  We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields.
Application Deadline: March 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Conference Travel Grant (CTG)
This grant provides awards of up to $350 for undergraduate students to travel to professional conferences to present their research posters, papers, or creative works. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference travel for attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2019 at 11:59pm.