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Geographic information system map of agricultural landscape in Minnesota.

2023 Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium (MUGS)​

Saturday April 29, 2023

Hosted by the Geography Program and the Department of Earth, Environment and Society at the University of Saint Thomas​.

MUGS 2023 Conference Theme
Current Challenges and Future Landscapes

Anderson Student Center, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

Event Schedule

9:00-9:15 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions, Second floor atrium ASC
9:20-10:35 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions I
10:45-noon – Concurrent sessions II
12:05-1:05 p.m. – Lunch and Keynote Address
1:05-1:20 p.m. – Poster Session
1:25-2:40 p.m – Concurrent sessions III


Dr. Paul Lorah

Department of Earth, Environment and Society

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kurt Kipfmueller

Dr. Kipfmueller is an Associate Professor of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota. He studies the history of past fire and the relative roles of people and climate in Great Lakes red pine forests.

Dr. Kipfmueller will be discussing his recent research on the human modification of pine forests in the Boundary Waters.

Keynote speaker Kurt Kipfmueller poses alongside a sliced tree trunk.