Join us on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm in room 1004 HN for our next GeoSeminar presentations. Professor Solecki will give a talk entitled, "Extreme events and opportunities for climate resiliency and transformation." Professor Reinmann will begin his talk at 6:15 pm, title

Chair's Column: Fifth Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy


Exactly five years ago yesterday, on October 29, 2012, sea water from Hurricane Sandy slammed New York City, inundating low-lying coastal neighborhoods, flooding homes, businesses, streets, and parks. The death toll in the United States directly attributed to Sandy included 48 in New York, 12 in New Jersey, five in Connecticut, two in Pennsylvania, and five in other states. In the Caribbean, Haiti (54 deaths) and Cuba (11 deaths) were the countries affected the most, and there was one death in Canada (1). Read more.

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GIS Job Fair a Success! On Tuesday afternoon, October 24th,from 2pm to 6pm,, in the Hunter College 1st Floor lobby, NYC GISMO, The City’s GIS organization, held its first ever GIS Job & Career Fair...The GISMO GIS Jobs Fair attracted more than 120 job seekers who were able to speak with and provide resumes to twenty organizations with GIS jobs to offer. The Jobs Fair room was packed with students waving their resumes and employers, standing at their booths, talking for hour after hour. Read more.

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New GIS Coding Initiative Engages Girls, Women

Women have come a long way in GIS since Mei-Po Kwan, a professor of geography and GIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, wrote her groundbreaking 2002 article, “Is GIS for Women?” In it, she cites female GIS practitioners’ personal experiences in the vocation, quoting one who said that a GIS lab felt like “the domain of the white, middle- to upper-class graduate geography students.”

In a more recent study about the profession from 2016, GIS analyst Livia Betancourt Mazur and Hunter College professor Jochen Albrecht sought to find out, with new data, if women are underrepresented in GIS.



Cristina Santiago, our new CUNY Office Assistant, is a student at Hunter College pursuing a BA degree in English. Before joining Geography she worked in the office of the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences for three months. And prior to becoming a student, she worked for ten years in Hunter’s Financial Aid office. Ms. Santiago will work Monday through Thursday from 12 noon to 5:00 PM.

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The Office of the President of Hunter College is offering free and confidential support for anyone with DACA questions. Contact Malkie Schwartz, in the Office of the President, at 212-396-6434 or The Mayor's Office on Immigrant Affairs and CUNY's Citizenship Now! are providing free, safe and confidential legal help. Learn more about the resources and legal assistance available to you.

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