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."
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.