Resources for Teaching and Learning
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Vox: Does My Neighborhood Determine My Future? - This is Season 2 Episode 3 of the series "Glad You Asked." "Housing policy in the United States has a long history of deepening segregation. Redlining, exclusionary lending, and targeted zoning laws have all played a role in isolating minority populations while simultaneously privileging white residents. ... host Lee Adams wants to know how this happened, and what effect residential segregation has on your future." @re_Seiber.
Loudoun Now: Online Map Established to Crowdsource Loudoun’s Confederate, Segregationist Sites, Names, Symbols -"The public can now help Loudoun County’s effort to inventory roads, buildings, signs and other public infrastructure that memorialize Confederate and segregationist figures or history by adding them on an online map."
Binghamton University: Mapping change: John Frazier receives the Harold Rose Award in Geography - "SUNY Distinguished Service Professor John Frazier recently won the American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2021 Harold Rose Award for Anti-Racism Research and Practice."
WVU: Laser focused - South Africa-born Michelle Bester is a geography Ph.D. student at West Virginia University studying how remote sensing technology can help prevent and control wildfires. She spoke at last week's ASPRS event.
The O'Colly (Oklahoma): Cycling intern: OSU professor recalls time interning for National Geographic - Professor Alyson Greiner, head of the Geography department at
Oklahoma State, recalls that time she was given the opportunity to intern at National
Geographic but had a cycling trip on the calendar.
Yale: Accelerated GIS course, developed with librarians’ help, is a first for Yale undergrads - "Working with GIS Librarian Miriam Olivares and Life Sciences Librarian Lori Bronars, Moreno developed Yale’s first Geospatial Learning Accelerator for undergraduates, a six-week course module that gives students an intensive introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology." My team was involved.
Penn State: 2021 Graduate Exhibition award winners announced - One title, the winner for the Engineering category, caught my eye: Amy Farley. Earth and Mineral Sciences / Geographic Information Systems. "Open-source, serverless web-mapping: A Case Study for the Agriculture Industry."
USC: Spatial sciences student maps New York City’s successful move to outdoor dining - "Undergraduate Alexa Weintraub showed how street and sidewalk space could be repurposed to allow for more outdoor seating, without affecting public transportation." Her StoryMap also was among the winners of a recent competition.
GW Hatchet (George Washington): Milken researchers compile map showing COVID-19 vaccinator policies - "A team of Milken Institute School of Public Health researchers compiled an interactive map late last month showing which health professionals in each state are allowed to administer COVID-19 vaccines."
UMN: USpatial will host its first StoryMap Spotlight event. The webinar will show how educators used Survey123 and StoryMap to create interactive and interesting projects for students. It's April 16 1-2 CDT. Registration is open. Via @USpatial.
USDA Webinar: The Opioid Epidemic: A Geography in Two Phases - Today Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:00 PM ET ERS Senior Economist and Acting Chief of the Rural Economy Branch David McGranahan will present The Opioid Epidemic: A Geography in Two Phases. This report identifies two distinct phases of the epidemic: a prescription opioid phase in the 2000s and an illicit opioid phase in the 2010s. Here's the report; here's the registration information.
ArcGIS Blog: Seven lessons from the 2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps competition winners - "What follows is a look at four of the recent winners of the 2020 Story Map competition, highlighting some of the really clever and effective things these authors did to achieve these goals."
ArcGIS Blog: ArcGIS Living Atlas News (April 2021) - New apps, baseman's and more!
Audubon Society: Audubon Spotlight: Vero Couttee Uses Maps to Break the Cycle of Injustice - For the past ten months, Vera Couttee has worked on mapping solutions focusing on climate, coastal conservation and equity, diversity, and inclusion using GIS storytelling. A Dangermond Fellowship recipient, Couttee assisted Audubon’s scientists and policy experts to advocate for solutions that meet the needs of birds and people.