Upcoming Events and Announcements
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!
Nielson paper wins AAG award
Sam Nielson received the Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov Paper Award for his paper "Exploring 'Citizenship' Among Immigrants Attending Walloon Civic Integration Courses." The first prize in the student paper competition was awarded by the Cultural Geography Specialty Group of the AAG.
2020 Governor's Award to Jerry Mitchell
Jerry Mitchell has just been announced as the 2020 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence
in Scientific Awareness. This award, one of four given annually by the Governor's
Awards for Science program, honors an individual or team within the state whose achievements
and contributions to science in South Carolina merit special recognition and to promote
wider awareness of the quality and extent of scientific activity in South Carolina.
Mitchell, the director of the Center for Excellence for Geographic Education, has
been an ardent promoter of geography throughout the state. Congratulations, Jerry!
SC Space Grant and SPARC awards to Ellie Davis
Ellie Davis has been selected to receive a graduate research assistantship in the amount of $6,000
from the SC Space Grant Consortium. She had also recently been named a recipient of
one of the university's 2019-2020 SPARC Research Grants to support her research, "Small
Businesses and Community Resilience: Adaptation, Mitigation, and Planning in the Face
of Flooding." Congratulations — times two!
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
- [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.