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UO graduate students win APCG Awards!

sam_1817The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers conference was in Portland Oct 5th-8th. Several UO Faculty and graduate students were in attendance. These events are always a wonderful chance to see what other geographers in the region are up to and to catch up with colleagues and former UO Geography students. The weather was overcast, the food was delicious, and the conference was a lot of fun!

And three UO Geography graduate students received awards!

Yi Yu received the APCG President’s Award for an Outstanding Paper by a Ph.D. Student for her paper entitled: Institutional mother, Professional Caregiver: The biopolitics of affective labor in state-owned welfare institutions in China.

Denielle Perry won the Christopherson Geosystems Award for Excellence in Applied Geography for her paper entitled: A political ecology of federal river conservation: 50 years of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act

Dongmei Chen won two travel awards, one from the APCG Women’s Network and the other was the APCG Student Travel Grant. This allowed her to present her poster entitled: Mapping fires regimes in China using MODIS active fire and burned area data

There were several other excellent presentations, including;

Dylan Brady: Rail culture in the Amtrak Cascades: Ethnographic notes.

Christine Carolan: The limits of environmental justice in the context of  peace process: Examining environmental discourses related to natural resource management in post-conflict Northern Ireland.

Oiliva Molden and Katie Meehan: Moving beyond water insecurity in the Kathmandu Valley: Springs, spouts and nagas.

Dongmei Chen: Mapping fires regimes in China using MODIS active fire and burned area data

Alec Murphy and Anna Moore: Repositioning Central Asia: Moving beyond the Western geopolitical imagination

Katie Meehan and former Undergrad Coordinator (now at University of Nevada-Reno) Jessie Clark organized a panel discussion called Gender equity and diversity in higher education: Mentorship and strategies for action. One of the eloquent panelists was our own Amy Lobben.

Leslie McLees was on a panel examining Faculty perspectives on assessment.