Cohen and graduate students publish paper

Dr. Sagy Cohen recently published a paper about using flood inundation maps and topography to estimate floodwater depths.  Current Ph.D. student Dinuke Munasinghe and former master’s student Bradford Bates, who both worked in the Surface Dynamics Modeling Lab.  The article titled “Estimating floodwater depths from flood inundation maps and topography” appeared in the Journal of the […]

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Geography Awareness Week highlights Civil Rights through Geocache Challenge

To celebrate Geography Awareness Week, The University of Alabama Department of Geography sponsored a Geocache Challenge organized by Club Geography.  Students were able to organized teams of up to four members to find various points around the UA campus.  Highlighting the Geography Awareness Week theme of Civil Rights, many points related to the impact of the […]

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Hiring political ecologist

The Department of Geography at The University of Alabama seeks to hire an Assistant Professor who will support the continued expansion of our department including the implementation of our new Ph.D. program.  Review of the applications will begin Oct. 16, 2017.  If interested, please apply here.

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Spotlight: Dr. Matthew LaFevor

Dr. Matthew LaFevor’s research examines agriculture and conservation engineering in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He is beginning his second year as assistant professor in the Department of Geography, having recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He has spent much […]

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Hiring senior climate modeler

The Department of Geography at The University of Alabama seeks to hire a tenured Associate or Full Professor who will support the continued expansion of our department including the implementation of our new Ph.D. program.  Review of the applications will begin Dec. 4, 2017.  If interested, please apply here.

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Fall 2017 colloquium schedule announced

The University of Alabama Department of Geography is proud to announce its Fall 2017 colloquium schedule as follows… Friday, Oct. 6: Drs. Lisa Davis and Matthew Therrell will present about their research on the ancient environments of the Tennessee River Valley, which was featured on UA Desktop News. Monday, Oct. 9: Dr. Hongxing Liu (University […]

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Department welcomes new faculty and staff

The University of Alabama Department of Geography welcomes five new hires this fall.  Drs. Kevin Curtin and Nicholas Magliocca join the faculty, and Dr. Johanna Engstrom, Krystal Feigle, and Jackie Hayes join the department as staff members. Curtin comes to the department as a full professor after several years at George Mason University in Fairfax, […]

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Davis and Therrell researching floods to aid utilities

Drs. Lisa Davis and Matthew Therrell are leading a team of researchers to aid local energy companies to prepare for natural disasters.  Their research was recently featured on UA’s website.  Read the full story here.

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Undergraduate student researching California flooding

Undergraduate major Kimberly Brothers spent part of her summer working as an intern at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., as part of the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) program.  Read more about Brothers’s research at The University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences Desktop News page.

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Ericson publishes about redevelopment of Atlanta’s baseball stadium

Dr. Steven P. Ericson recently had a piece published on Atlanta Studies, an interdisciplinary forum focused on research about Atlanta, Ga.  In the piece, Ericson delved into the redevelopment of Turner Field, former home of Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves, and its conversion into a football stadium for Georgia State University.  Read it here.

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