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Sedimentation fieldwork at the McCrady Base in Columbia

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My Geography is the information resource page for current geography faculty, staff and students. If you have any questions, please contact us at 803-777-5234.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Graduate student defenses

On Tuesday, June 5, at 11 AM, Ellie Davis will defend her masters thesis in Callcott Rm 228. Her thesis is titled "Comparison of Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 imagery in mapping soil salinity in Hyde County, North Carolina." The public is invited.

On Thursday, June 14, at 11 AM, Daniel Abrahams will defend his dissertation  in Callcott Rm 112. His dissertation is titled "From Rhetoric to Response: Climate Change, Conflict, and Development in Karamoja, Uganda." The public is invited.


Graduate awards announced

The Department of Geography is proud to announce the following graduate awards:

Newly minted Dr. Junyu Lu won the Lovingood Award for his paper "Detrending crop yield data for spatial visualization of drough impacts in the United States, 1985–2014," which was published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology with Drs. Carbone and Gao as co-authors.

The Graduate Instructor Award was given to Erika Chin and Sam Nielson.

Yuqin Jiang was the winner of this year's Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.

Undergraduates recognized at USC Awards Day program

A number of geography undergraduates were recognized at the university’s Awards Day program on April 19, 2018.

Theodore Simons and Adam Bradway were co-recipients of the Petty Award for Excellence in Geography. Named in honor of the late Dr. Julian Petty, who taught geography at USC from 1929-1967 and was the department’s first chair, this award is conferred each spring on a graduating geography major in recognition of sustained excellence in scholarship over the student’s undergraduate career.

Patrick McKenzie and Tanner Reagle were co-recipients of geography's Rising Senior Award, which is given to a rising senior who has demonstrated excellence in academic coursework. Mr. McKenzie is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in geography with a double major in biological sciences and a minor in Spanish. Mr. Reagle is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in geography with a double major in economics and a minor in Spanish.

Joshua Calloway was awarded the Bushman Award, which is given to the outstanding student in cartography during an academic year. This award is named in honor of the late Dr. Donald O. Bushman, who taught geography and cartography at USC from 1953-1973.

Lindsay Harden was awarded the Bennett S. Masaschi Memorial Scholarship, which was established by John and Susan Masaschi in honor of their son, Bennett, who completed his B.A. degree in geography at USC in 1975. Ms. Harden is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in geography.

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Photo: Sedimentation fieldwork at the McCrady Base in Columbia; Michael Hodgson.