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AAG Delegation Blogs about COP15 - Copenhagen

Geography, Climate Change, and the Copenhagen Negotiations

Thu, Dec 10, 2009



M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine, a Geography and The Environment  Graduate Student

M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine featured in the Daily Texan of 12/2/2009

Daily Texan article "UT Students head to Copenhagen" features the UT Geography and Environment Graduate Student

Wed, Dec 2, 2009


William Doolittle's Colloquium Lecture Available on YouTube

"On Aqueducts" available to watch on YouTube

William Doolittle's Colloquium Lecture Available on YouTube

Tue, Nov 24, 2009



One Big Cake!

It's a Boy!

Department Held Baby Shower for Natalie Boudreau

Fri, Nov 20, 2009





Othoniel Vázquez Domínguez - othovazquez@gmail.com

Othoniel Vázquez Domínguez wins award from SWAAG

Tree Fern Ecology, Diversity, and Distribution on the the Tlacoapa River, Coscomatepec de Bravo, Veracruz, Mexico

Mon, Nov 9, 2009





Tanner Arrington logging data collected in the field

Tanner Arrington awarded Rapoport-King Scholarship

Mon, Nov 2, 2009

The Rapoport-King Scholarship supports Tanner’s honors thesis research (P.Hudson - supervisor), which examines fluvial geomorphic processes along the San Marcos River of central Texas.



What do we do with GIS?

A brief introduction of graduate projects in Geography using GIS in various subfields

Tue, Oct 20, 2009

By Ophelia Wang, Department of Geography and the Environment


Google Earth Globe

GISc Presents Web 2.0 Mapping

Harnessing the power of the web to communicate your GIS projects

Mon, Oct 19, 2009

GISc workshops will introduce web tools for publishing your GIS content online


Grimmia mosses in Haleakala's Crater

40th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium

Wed, Oct 14, 2009

Dr. Francisco L. Pérez was an invited speaker in the recent international 40th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium.


Natural Hazard and Human-Exacerbated Disasters in Latin America

Special Volumes of Geomorphology edited by Dr. Edgardo Latrubesse

Tue, Oct 13, 2009

Dr. Latrubesse


Book Cover: rcem 2009

River, Coastal, and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2009

Dr. Edgardo Latrubesse and co-editors present a collection of invaluable research contributed by over 150 scholars during the RCEM 2009

Mon, Oct 12, 2009


Dr. Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov (1938-2003)

Announcing the UTGRG YouTube Channel

Department launches YouTube Channel with videos from Dr. Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov's My Kind of Geography

Sun, Oct 11, 2009


Texas GIS Forum 2009

Texas GIS Forum

Today's Ideas for Tomorrow's Solutions

Fri, Oct 2, 2009


Dr. Karl Butzer

Environmental History, Environmental Science: A Celebration

In honor of Dr. Karl Butzer's years of teaching and research

Mon, Sep 21, 2009


Ophelia Wang in the Field Collecting GIS Data

GISc Workshop Series Begins

Ophelia Wang presents What do we do with GIS?

Sun, Sep 13, 2009

Introduction of graduate projects that use GIS in various fields.



Castillo Viñas

Dr. Pérez Investigates Natural Ground Protections to Prevent Erosion in Spanish Vineyards

Thu, Sep 10, 2009

Dr. Pérez researched spatial petrological characteristics, geomorphology, and environmental effects of limestone covers on the growth of vines and almond trees.


UT Geography Alumna Tatiana Ozerov

Tatiana Ozerov is selected for Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar

UT Geography Alumna has been selected by District 5840 of Rotary International

Tue, Sep 1, 2009


Welcome to the 2009 Graduate Students

Incoming Geography Grads

Thu, Aug 20, 2009


GISc Center Hosts AxisMaps Animated Web-Based Maps Workshop

Dr. Mark Harrower and Zachary Forest Johnson from AxisMaps will teach the Techonology Workshop

Sat, Aug 1, 2009


Severe sediment runoff in Coral & Fish Bays, St. John

Dr. Carlos Ramos-Scharrón and V.I. RC&D Awarded $2.7 Million

UT Research Fellow's Project awarded $2.7 Million by NOAA Habitat Restoration Economic Stimulus Grant

Tue, Jul 7, 2009

Taken from Virgin Islands Resources Conservation & Development Council, Inc News Release


Geography Faculty and Staff congratulating graduating students  (Photos by G Knapp)

Celebration held for May Graduation 2009

UT Geography throws a party for recent graduates

Fri, May 15, 2009


DVD Cover

The Zonn Award given to Laura Dunn

The Unforeseen awarded the Zonn Award for Outstanding Environmental Movie Making

Fri, Apr 17, 2009


Allison Bullock receives the 2009 Mitchell Award

Wed, Apr 1, 2009

The University Co-op / George H. Mitchell Undergraduate Student Awards for Academic Excellence was presented to Allison Bullock a Geography Major. From the Nominating Committee: "Finding ways to reconcile ecologically sustainable land-use with farmers’ need for a stable livelihood poses one of the most important challenges the world currently confronts. Allison Bullock has written an extremely timely honors thesis that looks at efforts to address this problem through a well-crafted research project she carried out during two research summers in rural China. Taking as her focus the Chinese Government’s plan to return all land with a 25 degree slope or greater to forest, and to ban logging on such land, as well, she compares the results of that plan as it has been implemented in two regions. She demonstrates the varying impact the program has had on farming families’ incomes, according to the degree of degradation the land had already suffered, the amount of land still permitted to be fa


2009 Award for Outstanding Enviromental Documentary

UT Geography and The Enviroment presents the Award to Laura Dunn for The Unforeseen

Wed, Apr 1, 2009

Environmental documentaries are increasingly recognized as an innovative means of exploring the relations between people, their surroundings, and other living things, especially in terms of the ways in which humankind can impact the balance of this complex system. The many issues that swirl around and within these dynamics lie at the heart of the discipline of Geography, from people-land relations to the political economy of nature to cultural symbolisms of the natural world to earth systems science.

The Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin has created an annual award to acknowledge the important contributions of environmental documentaries for furthering and deepening our geographic knowledge and imagination. The first recipient of this award will be Austin's own Laura Dunn for her nationally acclaimed movie The Unforeseen, which is concerned with the environmental, social, and political geographies that encompass the Barton's


Dr. Rich Heyman wins AAG’s Jim Blaut Award

Sun, Mar 1, 2009

Dr. Rich Heyman has just been announced as the recipient of the 4th annual Jim Blaut Award that is presented by the Socialist and Critical Geographers Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers and the journal Antipode.


Geographies of Media and Communication

Book by Paul C. Adams, Ph.D.

Sun, Mar 1, 2009

Dr. Adams wrote Geographies of Media and Communication, the first textbook to treat all aspects of geography’s variegated encounter with communication.


Sharon Wilcox receives the 2009 AAG Award

Sun, Mar 1, 2009

Congratulations to Sharon Wilcox for receiving the 2009 AAG Cultural Geography Specialty Group Dissertation Research Award


Joomi Lee wins FIVE awards at Annual Meeting of AAG

The 2009 Association of American Geographers Meeting in Las Vegas

Sun, Mar 1, 2009

Joomi Lee has won FIVE awards at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, held in Las Vegas in March, 2009

1) Cultural Geography SG Research Grant, Doctoral Level http://cultural.missouri.edu/Awards.html

2) Political Geography SG Dissertation Enhancement Award http://pgsgaag.wordpress.com/

3) Historical Geography SG Carville Earle Award http://maps.cisat.jmu.edu/public/hgsg/

4) Graduate Student Affinity Group Graduate Student Research Award http://gsagaag.org/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=18&MMN_position=17:17

5) Qualitative Research SG Student Research Grant http://www


Andrew Riely wins the 2009 AAG student paper award from the Rural Geography Specialty Group

Tue, Feb 10, 2009

Andrew Riely wins the 2009 AAG student paper award for "Are Grass Fed Cattle Ranchers Real Cowboys?"