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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

Shaowen Wang to give Minghi Lecture

Dr. Shaowen Wang, the head of the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will present the 2023 Minghi Lecture on Friday, April 14. Join us for his talk, "Harnessing the Geospatial Data Revolution for Sustainability Solutions," in Callcott 011 at 4 p.m.

Student uses geography class to make app for USC equestrian program

Payton Potter, a sophomore member of South Carolina's equestrian program, used a geography class to develop an app that provides fans and future equestrians with information about the university's equestrian program and its facilities. Payton worked under Dr. Tara Remington's supervision in an ArcGIS class to develop a virtual tour of One Wood Farm that showcases the team's indoor and outdoor arenas, locker room, pastures and more.

Upcoming thesis defenses

Everyone is welcome to attend the folow defenses:

On Friday, March 17, at 9 a.m., Chris Long will defend his thesis, “A Flood of Information: Assessing the Effectiveness of an Enhanced Flash Flood Warning Social Media Graphic,” Callcott 228.

On Tuesday, March 21, at 12:30 p.m., Lily Hutchens will defend her thesis, “Projecting the Effects of Climate Change and Urbanization on Longleaf Pine Stands in the Florida Flatwoods,” in Callcott 228.

HVRI brown bag lunch talk

On March 31, Tamara Sheldon (USC Darla Moore School) will give a talk,  “Disaster preparedness and experience: Evidence from purchases of emergency supplies before and after hurricanes,” as part of HVRI's Brown Bag  series at noon in Callcott 104. Come and bring your lunch!

Ning wins research grant

Huan Ning was one of only 49 graduate students at USC to receive a SPARC Graduate Research Grant for 2022–23. The grant will support his research project "Neighborhood Mobility Assessment for Wheelchair Users Using Street View Imagery and Artificial Intelligence." Congratulations again!

Allan James passes

Distinguished Professor Emeritus L. Allan James recently passed away in California, his retirement home and the site of much of his research, after a long teaching career at USC.

Breakthrough graduate scholar

Huan Ning,  a Ph.D. candidate in geography, was named one of the university's 2023 Breakthrough graduate scholars. Congratulations, Huan!

Jackson's SEDAAG paper honored

Sarah Jackson won the 2022 SEDAAG Graduate Honors Student Paper Competition for her paper, “Urban-Rural Tornado Occurrence in the Midwestern & Southern U.S.”  The paper was presented at the annual meeting  November 21–22, 2022, in Atlanta, GA.

Grad teaching award winners

The Department of Geography is pleased to announce its graduate instructional award winners for 2021–2022.

  • Department of Geography Graduate Instructor Award — This award recognizes outstanding graduate student instructors.
    Qian Huang
  • Department of Geography Teaching Assistant Award —This award recognizes outstanding TAs.
    Stafford Mullin

Congratulations Qian and Stafford!

Jackson wins Patterson prize

Geography grad student Sarah Jackson was announced as this year's winner of the university's Rhude M. Patterson Fellowship.  The $5000 award is given each year to a female grad student in the humanities or social sciences who has exhibited excellence in her field. Congratulations, Sarah!

Geography major Windsor wins Sullivan Award

USC geography major Claire Windsor received one of two Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards, the schools's highest undergraduate honor, in recognition of her work to encourage sustainability on campus.. Claire also won the Pastides Sustainability Award and the Outstanding Achievement and Student Triumph Award.


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


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