Geography Awards Ceremony & Graduation Reception

The Geography Department’s annual awards ceremony and graduation reception will be held this Friday, June 10, from 11:30-1:30 at the UW Center For Urban Horticulture.

All graduating seniors and MA and PhD recipients will be recognized, and awards will be given for academic excellence, teaching, senior projects, and oral presentations. A reception will follow.

We are graduating nearly 150 undergraduates this year (a department record), as well as awarding the following advanced degrees:

Master’s

Monica Farias.
Embodying Economic ‘Crisis’: Argentina’s middle classes and the cultural politics of difference (Lawson)

Jessica Garcia
Understanding Tensions Between Care and the Market: The Case of Starbuck’s (Jarosz)

Sara Gilbert
The Arc of Instability and the Globalization Game: Geographical and Other Imaginaries of the NIC (Sparke)

Christopher Lizotte
The Children of Choice : Public Education Reform and the Evolution of Neoliberal Governance. (Mitchell)

Margaret Ramirez
Food as an engine: Race, privilege and the transformative potential of food justice work in Seattle (Lawson)

Allison Schultz
(Re)Placing the ‘Fattest Americans’: a critical geography of obesity and diabetes among the Akimel O’otham. (Jarosz)

PhD

Annie E. Bartos
Remembering, Sensing and Caring for their Worlds: Children’s Environmental Politics in a Rural New Zealand Town (Brown)

Dominic Corva
The Geo-politics of narco-governance in the Americas: a political economy approach (Sparke)

Robert Ian Duncan
Russian public health and the geographies of alcohol-related harm (ZumBrunnen)

Todd Faubion
Discourse, Power, and Policy: Constructing AIDS Treatment Access in South Africa (Jarosz)

Juan Galvis
Ordering the Public: Urban Governance, Development and Public Space in Bogota (Lawson)

Jaime Kelly,
Pilgrims of Modernity: Beijing Luxury Hotel Workers in Pursuit of an Urban Future (Chan)

Kacy McKinney
Seeding whose future? Exploring entanglements of neoliberal choice, children’s labor, and mobility in hybrid Bt cotton seed     production in western India (Jarosz)

Tricia Ruiz
Separate and Unequal? Exploring the Racial Geographies of School Quality and Student Achievement  (Ellis)

Undergrad Research Symposium Info Sessions and Abstract Writing Workshop

The Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. The deadline to apply for the May 20 Symposium is February 25. Remember that you can also present at the June 3rd Geography research symposium.

The Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. The Symposium also provides a forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education. The Symposium includes poster and presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines and all three UW campuses, plus invited guests. Open to the public!
Application now available at: http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/symp/index.html.

You may begin your application now and visit the MySymposium link (http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/symp/) throughout your Symposium experience for additional information, workshops, practice sessions, and application status. See information on workshops below:

To prepare for applying, consider attending one of the below information sessions and or abstract writing workshops:

Symposium Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, February 1 at 3:30 pm in 120 MGH conference room
  • Wednesday, February 2 at 11:20 am in 120 MGH conference room

MORE INFORMATION: Discusses topics such as the Symposium Day schedule and the difference between poster and oral presentation sessions, connects you with additional resources to assist you through your application and presentation preparation process, and answers any questions you might have.

Abstract Writing Workshops

  • Thursday, February 3 at 12:00 pm in 120 MGH conference room
  • Tuesday, February 8, at 4:00 pm in 120 MGH conference room
  • Wednesday, February 9 at 1:30 pm in 120 MGH conference room
  • Tuesday, February 15 at 11:00 am in 120 MGH conference room

MORE INFORMATION: The abstract writing workshop includes information on what exactly is an abstract, how to write one, and what information to include. If you already have a draft, you may also bring this to the session for feedback.