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Monday, March 11, 2013

 A Western Kentucky University professor has become Kentucky's first woman to be named state geographer.

Gov. Steve Beshear appointed associate professor of geography Margaret M. Gripshover (GRIPZ'-oh-vur) to the post. The term expires Jan. 1.

I'll be happy when we can stop saying the first woman to x or y or z. Clearly, we have a ways to go.


Brandon Plewe, a geographer with his primary focus on the planning of Utah towns, will talk about the evolution of planned towns, the grid system used in early Utah and Utah's unique addressing system.

Plewe is assistant professor of geography at Brigham Young University and has been there since 1996. He's also a friend of Directions. His talk is Tuesday at 7 at the Provo City Library.

- Daily Herald

Ten Charlottesville-area middle school teachers will share a $43,600 award in support of a program that combines geospatial technology, the humanities and science, technology, engineering and mathematics. ...

The 10 teachers selected for the new iSTEM program will work in partnership with the University of Virginia Library’s Scholars’ Lab, LEARN NC at the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, and the Virginia Geographic Alliance.

The funding is from Batelle and the nature of the program is not described. The company's foundation does support education in general and STEM in particular.

- Daily Progress

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/11 at 04:07 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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