June 14, 2013
College of Science forest researcher to study climate, environment over past centuries........
Franco Biondi, professor of Geography, a department of the Mackay School of earth Science and Engineering, has just received the prestigious fellowship to conduct research at Harvard University’s 3,500 acre forest research laboratory, Harvard Forest.
..... See article in Nevada Today....
Sad news to report - The passing of a dear friend and colleague...
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April 8, 2013
Gary J. Hausladen died on April 8, 2013 at his home in Reno, NV with his family at his bedside. He was born in Palo Alto, CA to Gabriel and Lois (Towle) Hausladen. Gary grew up in San Carlos, CA where he graduated from ......( For complete posting please click on picture link.)
A memorial mass and reception will be held at Our Lady of Wisdom Newman Center, 1101 N. Virginia St., at 4:00 pm on April 16. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish to share, a photo to place on the photo board if they wish, and a story to write down for the memory book if they would like to share. Parking may be an issue so plan time and be prepared.
Geography Ph.D. Student awarded NASA Space Grant Fellowship Congratulations to Geography graduate student, Giancarlo Sadoti for being awarded a Spring 2013 research fellowship from the Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium. Giancarlo’s proposal focused on the complementary application of data from ground-based weather stations and thermal remote sensing to modeling the responses of breeding birds to temperatures encountered during and prior to egg-laying. Giancarlo proposed the use of a diverse set of historic and modern bird datasets collected by naturalists, biologists, and citizen scientists in these models. Giancarlo hopes his research can help managers and conservationists better prepare for the ways birds will response to the increased frequency and severity of anomalous temperatures expected under climate change.
Radical Reels Tour Comes to UNR The University of Nevada, Reno will play host to one of the most concentrated showcasing of extreme action sports on September 19th when Radical Reels, the touring short sport-film series from the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, comes to the Reno campus.
Viewers will be treated to compressed versions of 11 of the most adrenaline-fueled action flicks on the planet featuring skiers and snowboarders slashing Alaska steeps, kayakers dropping towering waterfalls, mountain bikers bombing rugged terrain, and climbers scaling vertical stone.
Film footage comes from some of the most critically acclaimed recent action films, including The Art of Flight, All.I.Can: Preseverance, Reel Rock: Race for the Nose and Concrete Dreams.
The films showcase the pioneers in today’s action sports world — world renowned athletes like Dean Potter, Travis Rice, and Callum Pettit.
Radical Reels is brought to Reno by the UNR Geography Club. The film showing will be held in the theater at UNR’s Joe Crowley Student Union on September 19, 2012. Doors open at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 for students (with id) and $12 for the public.
Tickets can be purchased at Radicalreelsunr and radicalreelsunr.bpt.me
View the Radical Reels video trailer
Hope to see you there!
Graduate Student Wins Award to attend US-IALE 2012 Annual Symposium Congratulations to Geography's own David Simeral on his award to attend the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE)sympoisium this spring, "Informing Decisions in a Changing World". This award is sponsored by NASA and Michican State University. His presentation will be part of the NASA-MSU symposium: Environmental sensors and loggers: New approaches to characterizing heterogeneity and applications in landscape ecology. The presentation is entitled: Topographic influences on near-surface temperature regimes in complex terrain, San Francisco Peaks, Arizona. The details to the award process can be found here.
To learn more about US-IALE and what they do, please visit their web site.
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Sunday Profile: Former ski bum becomes cycling advocate, winning athlete - RGJ Andrea Napoli remembers her first bicycle like she received it last Christmas instead of getting it 30 Christmases ago.
It was a little girls’ blue Schwinn she unwrapped when she was 7 years old. Napoli said she can recall the bike perfectly, from they way it looked to the way it felt to the way it rode...for a link to the complete article
UNR Cycling Team Takes 1st and 3rd in Women's Downhill at the 2011 Collegiate National Mountain Bike Championships Andrea Napoli (top center) and Dani Griffo (second from right) celebrate on the winner's podium. UNR is proud to have their second-ever U.S. National Champion with Andrea Napoli’s win in Women’s Downhill! Conditions were incredibly tough this year, and after 10-inches of snow fell in the mountains of Angelfire, NM just days before, riders had to contend with treacherous snow, ice and mud. Nevada sent 9 riders altogether to compete in both Endurance and Gravity Events after qualifying 3rd place as a team in the conference.The Wolf Pack racers proved they were UNR’s strongest team in years on the difficult trails, and several riders made it home with top-ten finishes.This is a major victory for Nevada, as the UNR Cycling Team operates as a student club being entirely student run, but was up against teams at the full varsity level. ... Here's a short interview...
Northern Nevada Student Planning Organization:
Hello all and welcome to the 2011-2012 NNSPO!
We want to welcome all current members as well as new students that are interested in our monthly meetings.
Geography's Scott Mensing named Nevada Professor of the Year Geography Professor Scott Mensing has just been named Nevada Professor of the Year for 2010 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and its partner in the awards program, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He received his award today in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Professors of the Year program ... Nevada News
Master’s student helps Alpine County, California, manage greenhouse gas emissions
The state of California is working to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Under this effort, Land Use Planning Policy Master’s student Scott Phillips is serving as an intern with the Sierra Business Council, a member-based organization helping local cities and counties achieve the targeted reductions. In Alpine County, where Philips is working, the effort is currently in the inventory phase, so he spends much of his time going through records of vehicle use, propane and electricity consumption, and even commuting surveys completed by county employees. “It was really interesting to learn how different segments of the county use power from different sources and the implications of this on GHG emissions.” However the most interesting work may lie ahead, when Phillips will work with the county to develop a climate action plan to reduce GHG emissions to 1990 levels. Philips, who would like to work in the planning field after he graduates, has already learned a great deal about how county governments work, the planning process, and, of course, calculation of GHG emissions rates. “In many places, the type of work I’m doing is performed by county government planning staff, so this is a great experience to have”