Mill in southern Virginia - folk architecture and cultural geography
Interested in Gems; Examining Raw Opals
Mill in southern Virginia - folk architecture and cultural geography
Interested in Gems; Examining Raw Opals
The Mississippi Gulf Coast

Geographers and friends of the department are encouraged to participate in the Welcome Week Golden Eagle Challenge.  This Friday, August 29th the challenge is to help clean the beach in front ot the Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus.  Our department has a long tradition of helping clean the Gulf beaches of Mississippi and this will be another great opportunity to get out and walk the coast.  Lunch and supplies provided.  For more information.

An Ancient Cypress Forest at the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

Professor Grant Harley continues to work with environmental scientists and underwater divers to explore a cypress forest on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico.  Dr. Harley and his colleagues suggest the forest will provide valuable information on climate change and sea level rise.  The forest also provides habitat for marine species.  Their goal is to now create an underwater film about the forest and collaborate to save the forest from being removed from the sea bed.  See their progress.

Sustainable Development at Southern Miss

The Geography program at Southern Miss has recently introduced Sustainable Development as an emphasis within their Geography BS degree.  The focus is to combine elements of environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability.  The degree should be of interest to geographers seeking careers in human/cultural studies, regional specialization, and land use planning.  For more information please contact us at 601.266.4729.