Upcoming Events and Announcements
Colloquium series continues
Dr. Melissa Checker (Queens College & CUNY) will present her talk "The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice" on Friday, Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m. You can access the talk via Zoom.
As part of Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, a colloquium featuring UofSC alumni
will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1–2 p.m. Speakers will inlcude Seth Marcus (M.A. 1999, Director, Division of Data and Information Services, U. S. Health Resources
and Services Administration), Caitlin Hillis (M.S. 2014, Instructor Team Lead, Esri), and Michael Scott (Ph.D. 1998, Professor and Dean, Henson School of Science and Technology, Salisbury
University). Zoom link shared later.
The Geography Graduate Student Association will be competing in a mapathon with Clemson and the College of Charleston on Nov.
6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mark your calendars!
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.
Student map contest
And if you're inspired by the talk, considering entering the Mapping (In)Justice cartography contest [pdf]. Sponsored by the Geography Department in conjunction with the college's theme semester
on justice, the competition invites students to submit their maps on a broad range
of justice-related topics. The entry deadline is December 15, 2020.
USGIF scholarship to Grayson Morgan
Geography graduate student Grayson Morgan has been awarded one the highly competitive scholarships from the US Geospatial Intelligence
Foundation (USGIF) for the 2020–2021 academic year. The award program is dedicated
to assisting promising students studying GEOINT, geospatial sciences, and related
fields. As a graduate scholarship recipient, he will receive $5,000 to support his
education and research interests. Grayson also won the department's Grace and Allan
Davis Award this spring. Congratulations, Grayson!
Geographer Li named breakthrough star
Geography professor Zhenlong Li was recently named one of the university's breakthrough stars. The award is given in recognition of research and scholarly excellence. Congratulations!
William L. Graf (1947–2019)
We are sad to report that Will Graf, the former chair and a distinguished professor emeritus of the South Carolina Department
of Geography, died December 27, 2019. During his long and accomplished career, he
supervised 39 graduate students, taught more than 5,000 undergraduates, and earned
the respect of colleagues for his exemplary research.
UofSC Geography and Geographers in the News
- [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
- [Mock] Busy hurricane season could result in future storms taking names from Greek alphabet
- [Cutter] Two disasters are exponentially worse than one
- [Cutter] Damage from whopper hurricanes rising for many reasons
- [Cutter] U.S. disaster response scrambles to protect people from both hurricanes and COVID-19
- [Cutter] Hurricane season is about to collide with COVID
- [Li] The young cut loose in Myrtle Beach: The virus followed them home
- Former Ph.D. student Abrahams awarded prestigious AAAS fellowship
- Breakthrough star: Zhenlong Li
[Li] UofSC researchers using Twitter to track COVID19
- [Li] Twitter could help predict future outbreaks thanks to UofSC research
- Cutter] Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for virus
Photo: Sedimentation fieldwork at the McCrady Base in Columbia; Michael Hodgson.