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Aesthetics and Cartography in Contemporary Mexico

Aesthetics and Cartography in Contemporary Mexico
Dr. Craig Epplin, Assistant Professor of Spanish, will give a research talk about the relationship between maps and artwork in Mexico on Thursday, December 3 at 12pm in SMSU 236.

Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas

Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas
A new book from PSU geographers David Banis and Dr. Hunter Shobe visualizes data collected by hundreds of students to explore and map unexpected topics about Portland such as stop-sign graffiti, surveillance cameras, and the missing trees of Stumptown.

Judy Bluehorse Skelton to receive Spirit of Portland award

Judy Bluehorse Skelton to receive Spirit of Portland award
Judy Bluehorse Skelton, faculty member in Indigenous Nations Studies, will receive the 2015 Spirit of Portland Award for Environmental Stewardship from the City of Portland.
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