Please check for upcoming announcements as we begin to schedule speakers for the Fall 2014 semester.
Department News and Faculty Updates
2014 USM Undergraduate Research Symposium
Congratulations to Taylor Runyan (Geology) who won first place in the Environmental/Sustainability session. Taylor's research paper was, Reactions in Riparian Soils and Their Impact on PO43- and NO43 Retention. Dr. Harvey was Taylor's advisor.
2014 Graduate Student Symposium
Kayla Pendergrass (GHY) and Zach Kalina (GHY) presented research papers at the 2014 Southern Miss Graduate Research Symposium. Kaya presented - Climate Reconstructions From Multiple Co-occurring Tree Species: Case Study from an Old Growth Deciduous Forest in Indiana, USA. and Zach prsented - A Settlment Geography of Three Ports on the Noarthern Gulf of Mexico: The Role of Rivers, Railroads, and Hurricanes: 1830 - 1930. Kayla's presentation received the department best paper award. Congratulations you guys!
Rebecca Lanier (GHY MS Graduate Student)
Has accepted a position as a GIS Analyst with the 911 Communications Center in Mobile, AL. She begins her new job in June. Congratulations!!
Skeeter Dixon Elected SEDAAG President
Skeeter Dixon has been elected President of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers. The term is for 2014 - 2016. Previously Skeeter served as Vice President 2004 - 2006. The Geography program at Southern Miss continues to play a major role in SEDAAG as the journal The Southeastern Geographer is also edited at Southern Miss.
Mark Miller Receives International Education Award
Mark Miller received the 2013 Excellence in International Education Award from the Mississippi World Trade Center. Dr. Miller has spent his career developing and leading study abroad programs to Cuba and Jamaica; he served as Dean and Associate Dean of the Colege of International and Continuing Education; and he developed the university's degree in International Development where he still teaches courses.
Bandana Kar and David Cochran Receive NSF Funding
Bandana Kar and David Cochran have received $306,000 from the National Science Foundation. Their project "Economic Resilience of the U.S. Gulf Coast Communitis to Coastal Hazards" begins this Fall and is funded for three years.
Association of American Geographers International Education and Geography Project
Mark Miller and David Cochran recently completed a survey and media presentation of the interactions between international travels and research and geographic education. Have a look at their presentation.
Upcoming Professional Meetings
10.19.2014 - 10.22.2014 Annual meeting of The Geologial Society of America (GSA) in Vancouver, BC. For more information.
11.23.2014 - 11.25.2014 Annual meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) in Athens, GA. For more information.
4.21.2015 - 4.25.2015 Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Chicago, IL. For more information.
5.4.2015 - 5.8.2015 Spring meeting of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). For more information.
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