The Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina is the only program in the state to offer Bachelors, Masters' and Ph.D. degrees in Geography. The 17 full-time faculty members represent three broad areas of expertise within the discipline (human/regional; physical/environmental; and geographic techniques). We also participate in interdisciplinary programs — International Studies, Southern Studies, Women's Studies, and the School of the Environment — in the College and University.
The Department of Geography and the Environment and Sustainability Program at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Economic Geography with a primary research focus on environmental resources, issues, or sustainability to begin August 16, 2014. The successful candidate, who will have a Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field in hand by August 15, 2014, should have a research program that provides insights into the economic geographies of human-environment relations and actively engages with current theoretical discussions and debates within economic geography and across disciplines. The Department of Geography (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/geog/ ), which will serve as the tenure home, and the Environment and Sustainability Program (http://www.environ.sc.edu/), an interdisciplinary home for academic programs, research and scholarship, and community outreach activities that link environmental and sustainability initiatives at the University of South Carolina.
READ the entire position description here.
Climate Change and Dr. Kirstin Dow's Timely Research Contributions
Coincident with the third time in 124 years that snow has been seen in Columbia S.C. comes information proceeding out the research interests of Dr. Kirstin Dow, professor of geography with particular interests in climate change.
Columbia's primary daily newspaper (The State) featured an article focused on what long-term climate change could mean for South Carolina. The story can be found at: http://www.thestate.com/2013/11/12/3094459/new-climate-change-research-takes.html
Research from her work is incorporated in Charleston's News and Courier reports on the implication for our coastal areas in: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131112/PC1610/131119813/1177/report-outlines-climate-change-impact-in-southeast
A major publication on climate change in the Southeastern U.S. features Dr. Dow's research as well. Information on the book can be found at: http://islandpress.org/news/2013/November/ingram-pr.html
MayMester 2014 Study Abroad in Chile - Latin American Geography
Study Abroad is excited to announce a Maymester 2014 program to Chile! To apply for this Global Classroom Programs, follow these instructions. The deadline to apply is December 2, 2013. For more information about this programs, see below, or refer to the Study Abroad office's website.
Students will earn three credits for GEOG 223M: Geography of Latin America. This course will focus the geography of Latin America, with a specific interest on Chile. The course explores many different facets of geography, including: physical, historical, population, cultural, economic, political, and settlement geography.
Students will have the chance to explore Santiago, a city rich in history and full of museums, theaters, and markets. Students also will experience the lower Andes, the Maipo River, and go on a winery tour. Students will stay on the coast for a few days in Valparaiso before heading north to La Serena. While in La Serena, students will visit Parque Nacional Bosque Fray Jorge National Park, attend a Coquimbo tour, and see the stars at the Mamalluca observatory.
Students will travel with a USC faculty member who will be available for the entire duration of the program. The faculty leader for the program will be Dr. Jerry Mitchell, who has professional experience in Latin America and has published research on Peru and Chile. Dr. Mitchell is a Research Associate Professor in the USC Department of Geography. There is no language prerequisite for this program, but students will have a “Survival Spanish” lesson prior to departure.
View complete PDF flyer on this experience.
Departmental Contact: Dr. Jerry Mitchell * 777-2986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geography Masters Student Appointed as Diversity Affairs Liaison to GSA
A special congratulations to Cam Horne, who has been appointed as the Diversity Affairs Liaison to the University Graduate Student Association. It is always great to see Geography students assuming leadership roles on campus.
PhD candidate Benjamin Haywood spent the summer of 2013 traveling the Pacific northwest coast conducting his field research with citizen scientists as part of COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team). Read some of Ben's blog at: http://birdsandbeaches.blogspot.com/
Recent undergraduate Jennifer Still is working as in intern as Esri in Redlands, CA and blogging about GIS, mapping and her west coast geographic experiences at: http://geogirl.weebly.com/blog.html .
From Aspen public radio story: http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/climate-change-and-conflict-and-media
Dr. Carr's blog on the Washington Post's Wonkblog: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/05/will-global-warming-lead-to-more-war-its-not-that-simple/
Discover magazine.com's Collide-a-scape blog: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/collideascape/2013/08/02/a-controversial-claim-climate-change-war-violence/#.UidTwhaWdOQ
And the original post: http://www.edwardrcarr.com/opentheechochamber/2013/08/04/much-ado-about-nothing-new/
Geography graduate students have planted vegetables and herbs as part of USC's community garden. The community garden is located between Preston College and the President's House. USC Outdoor Recreation sponsors the garden and provides equipment and clinics. Pictured below are some of the planting crew (L-R) Mike Dubois, Aashka Patel, Robert Gottlieb, Benjamin Haywood, Chris Kaase and Caitlin Strachan (not pictured Ronnie Schumann and Erica Pfister-Altschul). Other pictures are of the geography-sponsored bed just planted and one other bed further along.
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