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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Students featured in A&S Desktop News

Earlier this semester, a team of students working with Dr. Sagy Cohen through the Surface Dynamics Modeling Laboratory won The SECU Campus Water Matters Challenge. The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences recently followed up with a piece about the team’s accomplishments. Read the story here.

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Ericson writes guest post about craft beer and baseball

In a follow up to his research presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston in early April, Dr. Steven P. Ericson was asked to write a guest blog post on “Ben’s Biz” about the unique collaboration between Minor League Baseball teams and local craft breweries.  Read the piece here.

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Three faculty members promoted

Last week, the College of Arts and Sciences recognized the promotion of three faculty members. Dr. Seth Appiah-Opoku has been promoted to full professor. Dr. Sagy Cohen has been promoted to associate professor. Dr. Matthew Therrell has been promoted to full professor. Congratulations for the recognition of all your hard work.

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Senkbeil and former grad student publish in Annals of the AAG

Dr. Jason Senkbeil and former M.S. student Michelle Saunders recently had a paper about changing weather published in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. Read the article here.

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