|Geography of 2008 Presidential, Congressional elections to be discussed|
A panel of scholars will discuss the geography of the 2008 presidential and congressional elections at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The panel will discuss how economic, social, and political events (current economic conditions, race, and the Iraq War in 2008) lead to alterations in voting patterns. They will also discuss historical voting trends, minority voting, effects of the mortgage crises on suburban voting, gender voting, generational voting, and congressional seat changes in the U.S. House and Senate. Panelists include J. Clark Archer, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Jeff Crump, University of Minnesota, John Heppen, University of Wisconsin – River Falls, Fred Shelley, University of Oklahoma, Robert Watrel, South Dakota State University, Gerald Webster, University of Wyoming, and Ryan Weichelt, University of Central Oklahoma. The panel is a part of the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division of the Association of American Geographers Conference being held on the UND campus.
For more information, contact Brad Rundquist, Department of Geography, at 777-4589.