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Dr. McDowell received Melvin G. Marcus Distinguished Career Award at AAG

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, University of Oregon Geography professor Patricia McDowell was awarded the Melvin G. Marcus Distinguished Career Award by the American Association of Geographer’s Geomorphology Specialty Group. This award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to geomorphology over his/her career. In the nomination letter for this award, Dartmouth College professor Frank Magilligan states: “Pat has been a leader in the field of fluvial geomorphology for decades and is especially deserving of this

recognition: she has earned it through her important scholarly publications, her mentoring of over 30 graduate students, her tireless devotion to the Geomorphology Specialty Group, and her important visibility as a role model for other women geoscientists.” Professor McDowell earned her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1980, and she has been at the University of Oregon since 1982.