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M. Duane Nellis - President, University of Idaho
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons
12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m
Abstract: President M. Duane Nellis will discuss using satellites and geographic information systems (GIS) to make decisions about the natural spaces around the globe. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his research utilizing satellite data and geographic information systems to analyze various dimensions of the earth’s land surface.
Dr. Nellis is recognized for his research and teaching through numerous awards, such as receiving national honors from the Association of American Geographers in 2001, the AAG’s John Fraser Hart Award for Excellence in Research, and the Outstanding Contributions Award by the AAG’s Remote Sensing Specialty Group. He served as president of the Association of American Geographers, one of the largest professional geography organizations in the world. He also is past president of the National Council for Geographic Education; past president of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Geographic Honor Society; and, he served as one of 10 members of the National Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences Research Universities Committee.