Triple G Announces Fall Colloquium Series

September 7, 2022

The Geography Graduate Group (Triple G) at Michigan State University has announced its Colloquium Series for the Fall 2022 Semester. Each event is free and all are welcome.


Insights from 10 Years of Energy Access Research in Africa | Dr. Pam Jagger

Friday, September 16, 2022 | 4:00 PM | In-Person, Snyder Hall, Rm. C301

Pam Jagger with the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan is an applied political economist whose research focuses on the dynamics of poverty and environmental interactions in low-income countries. Professor Jagger will discuss key findings and themes from 12 years of basic, applied and evaluation research on energy access and energy poverty in urban and rural settings in Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. For more details, please visit


A Critical Journey into the Critical Zone and the Water Balance | Dr. Allen G. Hunt

Friday, October 14, 2022 | 4:00 PM | Virtual

Dr. Allen Hunt is a Professor of Physics at Wright State University. He will discuss the critical zone. With soil at its center, the critical zone is a foundation of life, carbon and nutrient cycling, and the water cycle. In order to understand the mathematical foundations of soil formation, vegetation growth and productivity, it turns out to be necessary to understand and/or formulate simultaneously: 1) the physics of solute transport in porous media, 2) the chemical basis of weathering, 3) a general principle of ecology, and 4) the principal fluxes of hydrology. Let us try to understand why the traditional understanding in all of these disciplines needs revision. To learn more and register for this virtual event, please visit


Whither the Global Arctic? | Dr. Mia Bennett

Friday, November 18, 2022 | 4:00 PM | Virtual

Wrap up Geography Awareness week with us as Mia Bennett, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington, examine the origins of the Arctic’s global connections, the region’s recent turn towards Asia, and the future of a region that is geopolitically and climatically fragile. To learn more and register for this virtual event, please visit


Flyer for Triple G Fall 2022 Colloquium Series