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    Monmonier quoted in Atlas Obscura article on orientation of early maps

    Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of Geography, was interviewed for the Atlas Obscura article "In Early Maps of Virginia, West Was at the Top." Monmonier notes that the group of west-oriented maps of Virginia could simply have come about because people copied [John] Smith, whose map was early and famous.
     

    Koch study on sports, urban geography published in Geography Compass

    "Sports and the city," written by Natalie Koch, was published in Geography Compass. Koch suggests that sports studies has just as much to offer urban geography as the other way around. She also points to some key directions that might deepen urban geographers' contribution to the interdisciplinary research on sport, as well as critical approaches to urbanism.
     

    Sultana quoted in Grist article on climate scientist James Hansen

    Farhana Sultana was interviewed for the Grist article "James Hansen’s legacy: Scientists reflect on climate change in 1988, 2018, and 2048." Looking back on how scientists responded to climate change over the past 30 years, Sultana says "a positive outcome is that today a number of young people understand and care about the impacts of climate change … with a greater focus on issues of equity and justice."