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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

Colloquium series continues

Dr. Melissa Checker (Queens College & CUNY) will present her talk "The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice" on Friday, Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m. You can access the talk via Zoom.

As part of Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, a colloquium featuring UofSC alumni will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1–2 p.m. Speakers will inlcude Seth Marcus (M.A. 1999, Director, Division of Data and Information Services, U. S. Health Resources and Services Administration), Caitlin Hillis (M.S. 2014, Instructor Team Lead, Esri), and Michael Scott (Ph.D. 1998, Professor and Dean, Henson School of Science and Technology, Salisbury University). Zoom link shared later.

GGSA mapathon

The Geography Graduate Student Association will be competing in a mapathon with Clemson and the College of Charleston on Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  Mark your calendars!

Ken Field's talk available online

If you missed the first colloquium of the fall semester, it's not too late to catch it. Ken Field's talk, "Fake Maps: The Cartography of Elections," is available online.

Student map contest

And if you're inspired by the talk, considering entering the Mapping (In)Justice cartography contest [pdf]. Sponsored by the Geography Department in conjunction with the college's theme semester on justice, the competition invites students to submit their maps on a broad range of justice-related topics. The entry deadline is December 15, 2020.

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!

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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