China: The Largest Migration in Human History

Geography Professor Kam Wing Chan’s work on internal Chinese migration is prominently cited in this week’s Economist article, “The Impact of Chinese Migrati0n: We Like to Move It Move It”.

IF YOU purchased one of the 1.8 billion mobile phones shipped around the world last year, there is a 50% chance it was put Click to Read More

“Geography Report Card”: Geographic Knowledge Declining

Winnie Hu’s recent NY Times article, “Geography Report Card Finds Students Lagging” (July 20, 2011) laments the fact that fewer than in one in three American students are proficient in geography–to the point where they can’t even identify the American Southwest on a map, according to report of the National Assessment of Educational Click to Read More

New book by UW geographers describes social influences on Seattle — see video

By Molly McElroy

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Watch a YouTube video of Morrill and Brown talking about “Seattle Geographies.”

Learn about a May 3 public event on “Seattle Geographies” and check the University of Washington Press event calendar for other events.

Read Seattle Times story on “Seattle Geographies”

Seattle can be many things at Click to Read More

‘Seattle Geographies’ aims to decode the city’s many contradictions

Professor Emeritus Richard Morrill and Professor Michael Brown

The Seattle Times has profiled the Geography Department’s new anthology, Seattle Geographies, edited by professor Michael Brown and Emeritus Professor Dick Morrill. The book, which is being unveiled this week at the AAG Conference in Seattle,  emphasizes Geography’s unique spatial perspective on the Seattle region’s Click to Read More