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Huan Ning wins the USGIF/NVIDIA GPU essay challenge

Geography graduate student Huan Ning will receive two NVIDIA Titan XP GPUs

Holly Smith awarded Bilinksi Fellowship

Ph.D. student in geography awarded grant from the Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship Program to support her research

Dr. April Hiscox awarded NSF/NCAR grant

A new experiment to study Earth's stable boundary layers

USC geographers in the news

Local and national media turn to USC faculty members for analysis of the August 2017 solar eclipse and recent weather events

Geography faculty and research staff receive ASPIRE grants for 2017-2018

The Office of the Vice President for Research announced funding decisions for the 2017 ASPIRE I, II and III internal research competitions, and USC Geographers were prominent among the winners

Geography undergraduates recognized at USC Awards Day program

As the 2016-2017 academic year winds down, a number of Geography undergraduates were recognized at the university's Awards Day program on April 20, 2017

Graduate student Ellie Davis receives prestigious fellowship

The award supports research on agricultural soil salinization on the North Carolina coast

Dr. Jessica Barnes wins Howard Foundation fellowship

The fellowship provides Dr. Barnes with the opportunity to develop her book project on wheat and bread in Egypt

Graduate student Alice Arnold wins award at AAG

The 2017 Student Field Research Award will support fieldwork on mobility in Palestine

Smith and Lu named recipients of SPARC Graduate Research Grants

Two USC Geography Ph.D students recognized with grants from the Office of the Vice-President for Research

Alysha Baratta awarded the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice Award

Graduate student Alysha Baratta awarded prestigious university-wide social justice award for her work on the Refugee Garden on the University of South Carolina campus.

Dow Wins Prestigious AAAS Fellowship

Dr. Kirstin Dow, Professor of Geography, has been named an inaugural fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) Leshner Leadership Institute.

Three geography graduate students awarded SPARC grants

Geography graduate students Alexandria McCombs, Jenny Hung, and Beth Nelson awarded funding from the USC Office of the Vice President for Research to support their dissertation research.

Kevin Remington to participate in workshop on GIS and the spatial humanities

Campus GIS Coordinator Kevin Remington will team up with the Center for Digital Humanities to offer a workshop on using GIS.

Graduate student Angie Seidler wins prestigious Critical Language Scholarship

The scholarship, funded by the US Department of State, funds intensive language study.

PhD student Beth Nelson wins Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

Graduate student Beth Nelson has been awarded the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award by the Fellowships and Scholarships Committee of the Graduate Council of the University of South Carolina.

USC Geography end of the year awards round-up

As the academic year wraps up, both faculty and students in the Department of Geography have won numerous awards, grants, and fellowships.

Dr. Zhenlong Li Participates in USC's Inaugural New Faculty Academy

Dr. Zhenlong Li was one of 17 faculty members recognized this year for completing the University's inaugural New Faculty Academy.

2016 GIS Workshop to be led by Kevin Remington and Geoff Schwitzgebel from August 8-12

The USC Center for Digital Humanities and the USC Campus GIS Program will host a 5-day GIS workshop, offered FREE OF CHARGE to all USC affiliates from Aug. 8-12

USC geographers' research on drought featured

The creation of a drought atlas by Kirstin Dow and Greg Carbone has been featured on the USC website highlighting important research at the university.

Grad student Kwame Owusu-Daaku receives paper award

The paper competition was focused on strategies for tackling issues related to urban poverty.

Public Lecture - Conservation You Can Taste: The Role of Ethnobiologists in the Collaborative Conservation of Food Diversity

The Department of Geography is co-sponsoring a public lecture and series of events featuring internationally recognized nature writer, agrarian activist, and ethnobiologist, Gary Paul Nabhan.

Geography Undergraduate Recognized by ROTC

Daniel Keenan, a senior Geography/Russian double major, has been ranked the No. 2 ROTC cadet among more than 5,000 cadets in the entire country based on academic performance, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership, and physical fitness.

Minghi Lectures at King's College, London University

Julian Minghi, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, recently gave four two-hour lectures in the required first year course in the MA program in Geopolitics, Territory and Security at King's College, London University.

Geography Student Named Rhodes Scholar

University of South Carolina senior Jory Fleming has been named one of the 32 winners of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

 

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