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Archive for 2014

GIS speaker – David DiBiase visiting campus on 10/21

October 17th, 2014

David DiBiase, the Director of Education at ESRI (, will be visiting the department on Tuesday, October 21st. He will give a presentation between 10am-11am in the Anatol Center. He will speak about employment opportunities in geospatial industries as well as address how ESRI supports higher education.

“The Science Of Samba” at Inside CSULB

October 9th, 2014

A recent experiment to better understand Samba dance using GIScience by Hyowon Ban (geography, CSULB) and Hossein Chavoshi (geography, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium). Please follow the link below for the details!

Call For Maps: Scholarship Competition @California Map Society Meeting

October 9th, 2014

Download the Application Form here              Download the Flyer here

Geography Student Andrew Carnes Receives National Leadership Award From Pi Kappa Phi

Andrew Carnes, a geography major who is currently a senior at CSULB, is this year’s recipient of the Howard H. Baker Leadership Award, one of the greatest honors bestowed on undergraduate members by the Pi Kappa Phi Supreme Chapter. For more information on Andrew’s achievement visit the page at the link below:

Peace Corps Director to Visit CSULB and Sign Agreement for Geography Masters Program Partnership

September 3rd, 2014

Peace Corps director Carrie Hessler-Radelet visted CSULB on September 5th to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that created a partnership between the University and Peace Corps. This partnership created a Masters International Program that will allow graduate students who are accepted into the program to earn an MA in Geography by first completing coursework [...]

Professor Laris Awarded $250,000 Grant to Study Brush Fires in Mali

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Laris who was recently awarded $250,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study brush fires in the African country of Mali. Dr. Laris’ research is focused on studying the emissions produced by human ignited brush fires through both data collection in the field and use of remotely sensed imagery [...]

California Map Society Meeting at CSULB on November 15th

[ November 15, 2014; ] The next meeting of the California Map Society will be held at CSULB on Saturday, November 15th. Several faculty members from the Geography department will be presenting their work at the meeting. Meeting time and location will be announced soon.

How Will Los Angeles Adapt to Climate Change? A Special Seminar by Economist Dr. Matthew Kahn of UCLA on 9/9

[ September 9, 2014; 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm. ] The Department of Economics, the Department of Geography, and the Environmental Science and Policy Program at CSULB will be hosting a special seminar on urban economic sustainability on September 9th.
Title: “How Will Los Angeles Adapt to Climate Change? An Economist’s Perspective.”
Speaker: Matthew E. Kahn, UCLA.
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time: Seminar [...]

“A Calliope Collaboration” at Inside CSULB

May 2nd, 2014

A recent collaboration between geography (Hyowon Ban) and design (Sunook Park). Please follow the link below for the details.

Alumnus Dr. James Tyner awarded for Outstanding Research and Scholarship

CSULB Geography department alumnus Dr. James Tyner has received the Kent State award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship. Dr. Tyner has been described as an “internationally recognized social geographer.” A news page describing his achievement can be found at the following link: