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Robert Lemon

¿Tacos or Tacos?

Geography Ph.D. Student Robert Lemon produces short documentary film on urban food culture in Austin.

Tue, Dec 14, 2010


COP16 Logo

Jon Gehring attending COP16

Master's Student is part of AAG Delegation to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference in Cancun

Mon, Dec 6, 2010


Dr. Je-Hun Ryu, Ph.D.

Dr. Je-Hun Ryu visits alma mater and presents current research

His talk was entitled "Contested Identities in Postcolonial Incheon, South Korea"

Wed, Nov 17, 2010


Ingrid Haeckel receives award for Best Presentation

the Student Conference on Conservation Science in New York City

Wed, Nov 10, 2010







Dr. Kelley Crews

Geography professor returns from Botswana with data and inspiration

Dr. Kelley Crews’ Colloquium Presentation

Thu, Oct 7, 2010



Professor Robert Dull shows that human land use affected climate before the Industrial Revolution

"The Columbian Encounter and the Little Ice Age: Abrupt Land Use Change, Fire, and Greenhouse Forcing" is in the Annals of the AAG Special Issue on Climate Change October 2010

Sun, Sep 19, 2010


Front Cover

Professor Edgardo Latrubesse serves as a guest editor and contributer

This special issue is titled Hydro-geomorphology, sediment transport and human impacts in large South American rivers

Tue, Sep 14, 2010




Research Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Miller

Spatial autocorrelation and species distribution models

Wed, Sep 1, 2010

Dr. Miller preforms NSF sponsered research on Spatial autocorrelation and species distribution models (SDMs). Her reserach will analyze the effects of spatial structure, sampling strategy, statistical methods, and scale using simulated data.


Register for Fall 2010 Courses

Fri, Aug 20, 2010





Modern high-rises in Mexico City

Mexico Fast Forward: Austin American-Statesman

Dr. William E. Doolittle contributes to Newspaper in the article "From the 19th to the 21st century in three decades"

Mon, Aug 2, 2010


Dr. Francisco L. Pérez

Biogeomorphic and Ecological Influence of Stones on Haleakala Silverswords

Dr. Francisco L. Pérez Presentation on Geography YouTube Channel

Tue, Jul 20, 2010


Geography graduate student Lindsey Carte

Graduate Students Featured in Daily Texan

Lindsey Carte, Othoniel Vazquez-Dominguez, and Josh Rudow were featured in the Daily Texan about issues surrounding their summer research in Mexico.

Fri, Jun 11, 2010









Graduate Students present in AAG National Meeting

2010 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

Thu, Apr 15, 2010


Robert Lemon

Robert Lemon invited to talk at Yale School of Architecture's symposium, "Positioning Global Systems."

Measuring the Social Constructs of Space: Using GIS to Quantify Boundary Perceptions of Demographically Distinct Neighborhoods in Oakland, CA

Wed, Apr 14, 2010



Dr. Eliot Tretter doing research for the project

Eliot Tretter given the Cesar E. Chavez "Si Se Puede" Award

Award is for work on land-use issues in east Austin

Mon, Apr 5, 2010





Dr. Knapp at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras

Professor Gregory Knapp presented research at University of Puerto Rico

Talk was titled "Agriculture and Culture in the Equatorial Andes"

Fri, Apr 2, 2010


From Plaque in Office

2010 Departmental Student Awards

Sharon W. Adams, Lindsey Carte, Kimberly Horndeski. and Andrew McCown recognized by the Department.

Tue, Mar 30, 2010


UT students and faculty carry out a field trip to the Lower Mississippi Valley and Delta.

Large River Management in a Changing Environment

Wed, Mar 10, 2010


Front Cover ot the Special Issue

Professor Latrubesse is guest editor for a special issue of Geomorphology

Speical issue entitled "Short and long term processes, landforms and responses in large rivers"

Tue, Feb 9, 2010


Shari Wilcox-Adams

Sharon W. Adams wins the 2010 AAG Cultural Geography Specialty Group's Terry Jordan-Bychkov Award

Award for best student paper at the PhD level with an entry entitled "Spotted in the Wilderness: Documenting the Jaguar in the Nineteenth Century."

Tue, Feb 9, 2010


Honorees receive an engraved clock in appreciation of their efforts on behalf of those with disabilities.

Paul Hudson and Greg Knapp honored with SSD Appreciation Award

Hudson and Knapp receive award in appreciation of their efforts on behalf of those with disabilities

Thu, Feb 4, 2010


Environmental Change in the Western Amazon

Dr. Ken Young's Presentation on Geography YouTube Channel

Mon, Feb 1, 2010


Ophelia Wang, GISc Center Workshop Coordinator

Ophelia Wang co-authored a climate change publication

GIS analysis for species affected by climate change

Tue, Jan 26, 2010


Reena Patel (Ph.D. 2008)

Reena Patel appointed as Public Diplomacy Officer

Ph.D. alum to work with the US State Department

Thu, Jan 21, 2010


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

M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine featured in the Daily Texan of 1/21/2010

Article "UT students back from Copenhagen" focuses on student reactions to the Copenhagen Accords

Wed, Jan 20, 2010


Prof. Robin Doughty lectures about Bird Representation in Art to Travis Audubon Society

"What Bird is That?" explores people relationship with birds

Mon, Jan 18, 2010


Professor Rebecca Torres

Rebecca Torres featured in the Daily Texan

Professor Torres discusses immigration issues about the chaing nature of immigration

Wed, Jan 13, 2010


Benjamin Hargrove

Benjamin Hargrove plays key role in Small Business Development Research for the City of Austin.

Through the GISc Center, Hargrove produced maps and spatial analysis for the reports and presentation.

Sun, Jan 10, 2010


Bruce Bacia

Bruce Bacia works with Smithville to develop sidewalk infrastructure for school children

UT Geography Undergrad voulnteers through the GISc Center to develop GIS information for Smithville, Texas

Thu, Jan 7, 2010