Thursday, November 30, 2006

Global Studies major wins Gilman Scholarship

Congratulations to Global Studies major Curry Anton, who has been selected to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Spring 2007. Curry has been granted funding through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education for her planned studies in Uganda next semester. Only 400 Gilman scholarships were awarded nationally for the spring 2007 study cycle. Curry will be learning the Luganda language and taking courses and completing a practicum focused on issues of social and economic development.

Congratulations Curry!

Friday, November 10, 2006

GIS crew exhibits work at AppliedVis Conference 2006

The three members of the Geographic Information Systems work crew -- Rebecca DaVanon, Julia Kernitz and Kris Kershner -- created an exhibit for the Applied Vis 2006 conference at the Enka campus of AB Tech on Friday, November 10. The crew put together a comprehensive slideshow of crew mapping projects, talked about GIS @ WWC to conference attendees, and ate a fabulous chicken salad lunch. The conference focused on the announcement of a new "engagement site" for applied visualization research that is being funded by the Renaissance Computing Institute. We hope to collaborate further with UNCA, NEMAC and others involved in this effort.

The Asheville Citizen-Times wrote another article about the conference that mentions Warren Wilson -- you can read it here.

Way to go GIS crew!

Monday, November 06, 2006

In the news: GIS @ WWC

Warren Wilson's Geographic Information Systems Lab was in the news this week. The Mountain Xpress ran an article on population growth and development in Buncombe County that included an interview with Philip Gibson of the Environmental Leadership Center, and Sunday's Asheville Citizen-Times ran an article on the new Applied Visualization center that included an interview with David Abernathy.

Abernathy and the GIS crew (Kris Kershner, Rebecca DaVanon and Julia Kernitz) will be attending this week's AppliedVis conference and presenting some of the work coming out of the WWC GIS lab.