Cohen and Munasinghe co-author paper about Brazos River flooding

Dr. Sagy Cohen and doctoral student Dinuke Munasinghe (M.S. ’14) are part of a team that recently published an article about flood inundation of the Brazos River in Texas. The article appears in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association.  The full article is available here.

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Weber co-authors paper about sharecroppers and tuberculosis

Dr. Joe Weber recently co-authored a paper with Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein from The University of Alabama Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice and undergraduate psychology major Towanda Pettway.  The article explores the 2014 Tuberculosis Bacilli (TB) outbreak in rural Alabama.  Read the entire article in Medical Anthropology here.

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Weber publishes article about changing U.S. freeway system

Dr. Joe Weber recently published an article about the changing freeway system in the United States.  You can read the whole article in the Journal of Transport Geography here.

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Keellings and Engström publish about changing heat waves in North America

Assistant professor Dr. David Keellings and Geospatial Services Manager Dr. Johanna Engström recently co-authored a paper about the changing sizes and shapes of heat waves across North America.  Published in Climatic Change, you can read the entire article here.

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Spring 2018 colloquium schedule announced

The University of Alabama Department of Geography is proud to announce its Spring 2018 colloquium schedule as follows… In preparation for the 2018 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, all presentations graduate students will give AAG-style presentations. Friday, March 23: Jordan Cissell (paper); Rachel Lombardi (paper); Robert Butler (poster) Friday, March 30: Alysa Delgado (paper); Walker Skeeter (paper); […]

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LaFevor and graduate students publish about Mexico’s agave

Dr. Matthew LaFevor and graduate students Jordan Cissell and James Misfeldt recently published a piece about Mexico’s agave cultivation and conservation in the American Geographical Society’s FOCUS. Read the interactive piece here.

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Graduate student receives A&S Award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis

Current doctoral student Dinuke Munasinghe received the was named a recipient of The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Master’s Thesis, which is titled “Riparian vegetation response to streamflow alteration due to dam construction in a range of rivers across the United States.”  Munasinghe’s paper will represent the College of Arts & Sciences in the […]

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Sherman named to inaugural class of AAG Fellows

Dr. Douglas J. Sherman was named to the American Association of Geographers‘ (AAG) inaugural class of AAG Fellows.  The program recognizes geographers who have made significant contributions to advancing geography.  Read the full release here.

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Tuscaloosa News reports on Senkbeil’s tornado warning research

Dr. Jason Senkbeil and the team researching ways to improve tornado warnings for deaf people received coverage in The Tuscaloosa News.  Read the story here.

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Senkbeil part of grant to improve tornado warnings for deaf people

Dr. Jason Senkbeil and Dr. Darrin Griffin (Department of Communication Studies) received a $250,000 grant from NOAA to improve tornado warnings for deaf people.  Read more here.

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