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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Graduate student receives AGS fellowship

Master’s student Jordan Cissell recently received an American Geographical Society (AGS) Council Fellowship. Cissell will use the funds to aid in his upcoming dissertation research titled “Mangrove change detection and habitat mapping in Zapata Swamp, Cuba, using remote sensing and local knowledge.” Read more from the AGS website here.

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Incoming faculty member receives award

Incoming faculty member Dr. Nick Magliocca, who is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), was recently named a recipient of the ABM17 Star Award.  Magliocca won the award at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) 17: A Symposium that Advances the Science of ABM conference.

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Geography Gazette published

For the first time in many years, 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.  2016-17 Geography Gazette

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Pair of Graduate Students Win Field Study Awards

Graduate students Jordan Cissell and Brenna Sweetman both recently received student field study awards. Cissell’s award comes from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Crocodile Specialist Group.  His research will examine and map habitat changes in the Placencia area of Belize, and how the change has altered the behavior of Belize’s two […]

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Student team wins first place at SECU Academic Conference

A team of students affiliated with Dr. Sagy Cohen‘s Surface Dynamics Modeling Lab took home first place at the SECU Academic Conference’s Campus Waters Matters Challenge in Starkville, Miss., yesterday.  The team of consists of Iham Ali, Samuel Downs, Mariam Khanam, Zoe Miller, James Misfeldt, Dinuke Munasinghe, Zachary Stephens, and Julia Zimmerman. The team presented […]

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