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  • Sedimentation fieldwork at the McCrady Base in Columbia

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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 doubleheader

The semester's first colloquium will feature two UofSC geographers discussing their recent research. John Kupfer talk is titled "Implications of 21st Century Climate Change for Prescribed Burning in the Southeast," and Greg Carbone's is "Heavy Precipitation Trends in the Carolinas during the Past Century." Join us on Friday, Sept. 17, at 3:30 p.m.

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 year.

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. 


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.

Longtime professor passes

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Paul E. Lovingood passed away this winter. Lovingood, who joined the department in 1963 — geography's first year as an autonomous department, received his Ph.D. from UNC–Chapel Hill, writing his dissertation on the Asheville Basin. He taught courses in physical geography and was one of the first UofSC geographers to introduce computer mapping to his classes. He established the Lovingood Research Award, which is presented annually in recognition of the best peer-reviewed paper authored by a graduate student in the department.


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


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