Upcoming Events and Announcements
Dissertation proposal defense
Join Michelle Harris as she defends her dissertation proposal on Friday, Jan.21, at 8:30 a.m. The public is welcom to the defense, held via Microsoft Teams.
Dahlman to give lecture
Former UofSC professor Carl Dahlman (now of Miami University) will be back in Columbia for a lecture on Jan. 19. His
talk, "Rebel Regions: The Spatial Effects of Civil War Fighting on Political Party
Formation and Eelction Performance in Kosovo, 2001–2021," will be presented in the
Hollings Library, Room 132, at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
TA award to Pete Tereszkiewicz!
Each semester the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, which works to raise
the quality of and emphasis on teaching the geosciences at all levels, recognizes
a handful of outstanding teaching assistants. This January an award went to geography
grad student Pete Tereszkiewicz! Congrats, Pete!
AAG honor to Mitchell
The 2022 Gilbert Grosvenor Honors for Geographic Education has been awarded to Dr. Jerry T. Mitchell, current chair of the UofSC Department of Geography, for his exceptional service
to the discipline of geography and unique contributions to the geographic education
community. From 2004 to 2021, he served as coordinator of the South Carolina Geographic
Alliance (SCGA). He has received more than $5 million in grants to support geographic
education and has provided pre-service training, professional development, and geographic
content lectures for more than 40,000 educators throughout South Carolina.
ESIP award to Quan!
Congratulations to Qian Huang for being named a 2022 ESIP community fellow in the Disaster Lifecycle Cluster! ESIP
is a non-profit that examines Earth science data, and the Disaster Lifecycle Cluster
facilitates connections and coordinates efforts among data providers, managers and
developers of disaster response systems and tools, and end-user communities within
Knauss Fellowship to geographer
Ellie Davis Peirel is a Knauss Fellow finalist! The Knauss Fellowships, administered through NOAA and Sea Grant, place early career professionals in federal government offices in Washington, D.C., for one year.
Ellie is following in the footsteps of Michelle Harris, who received this award last
Kudos to Beth Nelson
Congratulations to Beth Nelson! Not only did she defend her dissertation this month, but she also won the European
Geography Specialty Group award at AAG 2021. Beth will be giving an informal research talk via Zoom Thursday, April 29, at 4 p.m.
Ellie Davis named Breakthrough Award recipient
Ellie Davis, a doctoral student in the department under Professor Kirstin Dow, was named one of UofSC's 2021 Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Award winners. The award recognizes exceptional graduate students who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, and make considerable contributions to research and scholarly activities in their field. Congratulations to Ellie!
She is the second geography grad student to win this award recently. Xiao Huang (Ph.D. 2020) received a Graduate Scholar Award in 2019.
UofSC Geography and Geographers in the News
- [Mitchell] AAG is proud to announce the 2022 AAG Honors
- [Carbone] Climate change’s impacts on South Carolina
- [Mock] Forecasters don't expect major activity as 2021 Atlantic hurricane season wraps up
- [Mock] South Carolina’s ghostly Gray Man legend offers lessons in hurricanes and shared stories
- [Mock] This 1846 hurricane would be a nightmare scenario for today’s crowded East Coast
- [Mock] Tropical cyclones like Henri impact New England states at random, scientists say
- [Dow] ‘Temperatures are rising here:’ Environmental experts urge action against climate change
- [Cutter] Anybody wanna talk about the stormy weather in South Carolina?
- [Swartout] Smoky Mountain homecoming
- [Carbone] Climate change expected to make Charleston’s weather even more extreme
- [Mock] Was an 1812 hurricane the worst storm to ever hit New Orleans? Historians look for clues
- 2021 student awards announced
- [Cutter] Beleaguered by disaster damages, the U.S. may finally start spending on resilience
- [Fleming] First Rhodes Scholar with autism pens book on the spectrum of the human mind
- [Cutter] Climate change added $8 billion to Superstorm Sandy’s damages: Study
- Jory Fleming: An Autistic Man's Guide to Life
- 2021 GeoInt awards
- Fleming] How to be human
- [DeBoom] Chinese green energy plan comes with human cost
- Jory Fleming shares what it's like going through life with autism In new memoir
- [DeBoom] African countries are helping China go green. That may have a downside for Africans
- [Cutter] The riskiest place for a natural disaster in the U.S.? You’re living in it, L.A.
- [Carbone] November 2020 had second-highest temperatures in SC, and set a record for the globe
- [Cutter] FEMA releases new National Risk Index measuring natural disaster risk, vulnerability
- [Mock] Hurricane Zeta breaks records for Gulf and 2020 season
- [Mock] Tropical weather conditions are keeping storms south of Charleston this hurricane season
- [Nagel] South Carolina is changing. Is it enough to put Jaime Harrison in the Senate?
- [Cutter] Six ways the 2020 census will change your life
- 2020 Governor's Award to Jerry Mitchell
Photo: Sedimentation fieldwork at the McCrady Base in Columbia; Michael Hodgson.