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  • Sedimentation fieldwork at the McCrady Base in Columbia

My Geography

My Geography is the information resource page for current geography faculty, staff and students. If you have any questions, please contact us at 803-777-5234.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

USGIF scholarship to Grayson Morgan

Geography graduate student Grayson Morgan has been awarded one the highly competitive scholarships from the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) for the 2020–2021 academic year. The award program is dedicated to assisting promising students studying GEOINT, geospatial sciences, and related fields. As a graduate scholarship recipient, he will receive $5,000 to support his education and research interests. Grayson also won the department's Grace and Allan Davis Award this spring. Congratulations, Grayson!

Geographer Li named breakthrough star

Geography professor Zhenlong Li was recently named one of the university's breakthrough stars. The award is given in recognition of research and scholarly excellence.  Congratulations!


Nielson paper wins AAG award

Sam Nielson received the Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov Paper Award for his paper "Exploring 'Citizenship' Among Immigrants Attending Walloon Civic Integration Courses." The first prize in the student paper competition was awarded by the Cultural Geography Specialty Group of the AAG.

2020 Governor's Award to Jerry Mitchell

Jerry Mitchell has just been announced as the 2020 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Awareness. This award, one of four given annually by the Governor's Awards for Science program, honors an individual or team within the state whose achievements and contributions to science in South Carolina merit special recognition and to promote wider awareness of the quality and extent of scientific activity in South Carolina. Mitchell, the director of the Center for Excellence for Geographic Education, has been an ardent promoter of geography throughout the state. Congratulations, Jerry!

SC Space Grant and SPARC awards to Ellie Davis

Ellie Davis has been selected to receive a graduate research assistantship in the amount of $6,000 from the SC Space Grant Consortium. She had also recently been named a recipient of one of the university's 2019-2020 SPARC Research Grants to support her research, "Small Businesses and Community Resilience: Adaptation, Mitigation, and Planning in the Face of Flooding." Congratulations — times two!

William L. Graf (1947–2019)

We are sad to report that Will Graf, the former chair and a distinguished professor emeritus of the South Carolina Department of Geography, died December 27, 2019. During his long and accomplished career, he supervised 39 graduate students, taught more than 5,000 undergraduates, and earned the respect of colleagues for his exemplary research.


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Photo: Sedimentation fieldwork at the McCrady Base in Columbia; Michael Hodgson.


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