Upcoming Events and Announcements
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
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.
UofSC Geography and Geographers in the News
- [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.