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Diego Riveros-Iregui joins the Department of Geography

July 31, 2013

In July 2013, Diego Riveros-Iregui joins the Department of Geography. His research and teaching focus on Ecohydrology, watershed hydrology, biogeochemistry, land-atmosphere interactions, tropical hydrology, climate and land use/land cover change.  [Click here for more information]  

Erica Wise receives NSF grant

June 16, 2013

Erika Wise has been awarded an NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) award for her research on “Detection of Long-term Variability in Storm Tracks Using Seasonally Resolved Tree-ring Isotope Records: Implications for Hydroclimatic Change in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.” The … Read more

Mike Emch receives NSF grant

June 6, 2013

Mike Emch has been awarded an NSF Geography and Space Science award for his research on “Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Drug Resistant Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” The award will run for three years from 9/1/13. Awarded amount: $345,000.

Valdivia awarded NSF grant to study oil extraction in Ecuador

April 14, 2013

Gaby Valdivia who was just awarded an NSF grant (2013-2015) for a collaborative proposal entitled “Collaborative Proposal: The Impact of Oil Extraction, Regulatory Policy, and Environmental Practice on Native Amazon and Afro-Ecuadorian Communities.”  The award is through the Cultural Anthropology division. … Read more

Betsy Olson joins the Department

September 5, 2012

In August, Associate Professor Betsy Olson joined the Department of Geography from the University of Edinburgh.  Her research and teaching focus on development, religion, and inequality, with a particular emphasis on the geographies of youth. 

International Year of Global Understanding

September 5, 2012

Professor Pickles was an invited speaker at the special session on the” IGU Initiative on a UN  International Year of Global Understanding” at the 32nd International Geographical Union Conference in Cologne, August 26-30th, 2012.  For more information on the initiative see: … Read more

Walsh awarded Distinguished Profesorship

July 10, 2012

Dr. Stephen Walsh has been named the Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor effective 1 July 2012. The honor recognizes Steve’s outstanding scholarly contributions to the University and to the discipline. 

New faculty publications…

January 29, 2012

Banu Gokarıksel, 2012, “The intimate politics of secularism and the headscarf: the mall, the neighborhood, and the public square in Istanbul.” Gender, Place, and Culture (vol,19, issue 1, 1-20): Abstract: The headscarf continues to be a highly charged political issue in Turkey where … Read more