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Week of April 8th, 2019

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Thursday, April 18th, 10:00 a.m.
2049 NHB - Russell Seminar Room
Geography Graduate Student Association (GGSA) Invited Colloquium:
Vinay Gidwani, University of Minnesota
The Gender of Value: Violence, Care Work and Petty Accumulation in the Urban Informal Economy


 Marc Armstrong

Friday, April 19th, 3:00 p.m.
2049 NHB - Russell Seminar Room
Marc P. Armstrong,
University of Iowa
Geography & GIS Annual Distinguished Alumnus Colloquium
The Multiple Dimensions of Extensive (Big) Geospatial Data: Retrospect and Prospect



Michael Batty - April 29th at 4pm in 2079 Natural History 


Saturday, May 11th, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
GGIS Class of 2019 Reception
Room 2049 NHB, Russell Seminar Room
RSVP by Friday, May 3rd:

Graduate Students

Junghwan Kim (advisor: Mei-Po Kwan) and Arrianna Planey (advisor: Sara McLafferty) received the Peter Gould Student Paper Award from the AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group at the 2019 AAG Annual Meeting.

Donald Planey (advisor: Julie Cidell) received the 2019 Best Student Paper award from the AAG Economic Geography Specialty Group.

Jue Wang
(advisor: Mei-Po Kwan) received First Prize in the AAG GIS Specialty Group Student Paper Competition at the 2019 AAG Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.


Planey, A.,McNeil Smith, S., Moore, S., & Walker, T. (2019). Barriers and Facilitators to Mental Health Help-Seeking among African American Youth and their Families: A Systematic Review Study. In print at Children and Youth Services Review. DOI: