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Archive for 2014



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.
http://www.csulb.edu/misc/inside/?p=4618

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:
http://www.kent.edu/news/news-detail.cfm?newsitem=70F55F5D-D1CB-BF34-A168D84FB859ABC4

Guest Lecture by Dr. Bethany Ehlmann about Aqueous Environments on Mars (4/23/2014)

On Wednesday 4/23 Dr. Bethany Ehlmann of CalTech will be presenting a guest lecture at 8pm in Dr. Chrys Rodrigue’s Geography of Mars 441/541 class. The lecture will take place in classroom LA5-352 and the topic will be Aqueous Environments during Mars’ First Billion Years: Mineralogic Clues from Orbiting Infrared Spectrometers. If you [...]

Guest Lecture by Dr. Bethany Ehlmann about Aqueous Environments on Mars (4/23/2014)

[ April 23, 2014; 8:00 pm to 9:45 pm. ] On Wednesday 4/23 Dr. Bethany Ehlmann of CalTech will be presenting a guest lecture at 8pm in Dr. Chrys Rodrigue’s Geography of Mars 441/541 class.  The lecture will take place in classroom LA5-352 and the topic will be Aqueous Environments during Mars’ First Billion Years: Mineralogic Clues from Orbiting Infrared Spectrometers.  If you are interested [...]

Earn your MS in GISci in 1-year – CSULB’s MSGISci

April 9th, 2014

There is still time to apply to the California State University Long Beach MS in Geographic Information Science (CSULB MSGISci). The MSGISci is a 1-year 30-unit program geared toward working professionals.
Click here for more information http://www.ccpe.csulb.edu/email/GIS.html and/or visit www.beachgis.com.
Please contact the MSGISci Program Coordinator  Ms. Beth Moody CCPE-GIS@csulb.edu and/or the MSGISci Program Director Dr. Suzanne [...]

An interview with Geography graduate student Mystyn Mills who made Dean’s List!

March 18th, 2014

Congratulations to geography graduate student Mystyn Mills whose outstanding work has earned her a spot on the 2014 College of Liberal Arts, Dean’s List of Graduating Master Students, University Scholars and Artists. Visit the Youtube link below to see Mystyn describe her research in a recent video interview.
Mystyn Mills Research Interview Video