Two geographers named Garnet Apple winners
Professors April Hiscox and Cuizhen Wang have been recognized for teaching innovation and named as two of the six Garnet Apple
Award winners for 2023.
DeBoom recognized as undergrad research advisor
Dr. Meredith DeBoom is one of four individuals the university is honoring this year with a Distinguished
Undergrad Research Mentor Award. DURMA recipients have dedicated extensive time and
energy to guiding undergraduate students through the research process, from developing
a new project to teaching research methods and skills to providing the support needed
for a student to see their project through. Congratulations, Meredith!
Student uses geography class to make app for USC equestrian program
Payton Potter, a sophomore member of South Carolina's equestrian program, used a geography class
to develop an app that provides fans and future equestrians with information about the university's
equestrian program and its facilities. Payton worked under Dr. Tara Remington's supervision in an ArcGIS
class to develop a virtual tour of One Wood Farm that showcases the team's indoor
and outdoor arenas, locker room, pastures and more.
Ning wins research grant
Huan Ning was one of only 49 graduate students at USC to receive a SPARC Graduate Research
Grant for 2022–23. The grant will support his research project "Neighborhood Mobility
Assessment for Wheelchair Users Using Street View Imagery and Artificial Intelligence."
Allan James passes
Distinguished Professor Emeritus L. Allan James recently passed away in California, his retirement home and the site of much of his research, after a
long teaching career at USC.
Breakthrough graduate scholar
Huan Ning, a Ph.D. candidate in geography, was named one of the university's 2023 Breakthrough
graduate scholars. Congratulations, Huan!
Jackson's SEDAAG paper honored
Sarah Jackson won the 2022 SEDAAG Graduate Honors Student Paper Competition for her paper, “Urban-Rural
Tornado Occurrence in the Midwestern & Southern U.S.” The paper was presented at
the annual meeting November 21–22, 2022, in Atlanta, GA.