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Jacob Bame of Nicholasville receives recognition from UK Geography Department

LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky’s Geography Department in the College of Arts & Sciences recently recognized outstanding students in spring 2020. Among them was Jacob Bame of Nicholasville, who received the Gyula Pauer Cartography Award. This award is presented to the junior or senior geography major for an outstanding portfolio of maps, demonstrating excellence in technical skills, content and presentation.

Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the Earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment. A major in geography analyzes and explains the location of and interrelationships between human and physical features of the earth’s environment. Geographers also examine how and why features and their locations change over time, with particular interest in the many impacts of these changes on both people and natural settings.

Home to 19 academic departments that offer major degrees in 27 disciplines and 36 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences provides education in fundamentals to every undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky and builds foundations for advanced study in every field. Its faculty integrates innovative research with exceptional teaching and outreach, thereby providing paths to understanding the past, solving the problems of today, and imagining the possibilities of tomorrow.