Dr. Shao published in the Washington Post

Dr. Shao had an article published in the Washington Post on December 7, 2018. “Can 2018’s extreme weather persuade skeptics that the climate is changing?” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/12/07/can-2018s-extreme-weather-persuade-skeptics-that-the-climate-is-changing/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.feda080d8c6d

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Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day are NEXT WEEK!

Next week, November 11-17, 2018 marks the 31st year of Geography Awareness Week, which was established by a Joint Resolution between House and the Senate in 1987. The original goal of Geography Awareness Week (GAW) was to shine a national spotlight on the role geography plays in preparing students, and citizens, of the United States […]

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Alex Fries wins NACIS Student Map and Poster Competition for Best Cartographic Design

Alex Fries, M.S. student in Geography at UA, attended the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) conference this past week, October 17-20 in Norfolk, Virginia. Alex entered his map, “Alabama: It’s Landforms and Natural Features” in the Student Map and Poster Competition, won for Best Cartographic Design! Alex was selected the winner by a vote […]

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Map Giveaway!

Free Maps! On September 20-21, the University of Alabama will be giving away free maps from 10:00am-5:00pm. Visit Farrah Hall, 3rd floor on those days! For more information on the Map Library, visit maplibrary.ua.eduMap giveaway flier Sept 2018

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Shao article about rebuilding Houston using outdated flood maps

Dr. Shao recently published an article about the use of outdated flood risk maps to rebuild in Houston, Texas since Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Read the article on The Conversation here.

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2017-18 Geography Gazette published

The Department of Geography is proud to produce a newsletter updating faculty, staff, students, and alumni about happenings within the department.  If you want to learn more about the department, please check out the attached PDF of the Geography Gazette.  2017-18 Geography Gazette

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Students receive awards during Honors Week

As part of The University of Alabama‘s Honors Week, the Department of Geography is pleased to announce the following award winners: Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Kevin Willson Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award: Alysa Delgado Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award: Rachel Lombardi Chairperson’s Award: Mariam Khanam Outstanding Undergraduate in Geography Award: Alexander Fries Outstanding Undergraduate in […]

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Therrell’s work on Mississippi River flooding featured in Nature

Research Dr. Matt Therrell did as part of a team examining flooding along the Missisissippi River has been featured in Nature. Read a recap about the research here.  The first article can be found here, and the second article can be found here.

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Cohen publishes about network for flood risk reduction

Dr. Sagy Cohen recently co-authored a paper about the creation of a global network for flood risk reduction. Read the paper in Environmental Science & Policy here.

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