Department News Highlights (Academic Year 2017-2018)


Department 

  • In March 2018, we updated our department name to The Department of Geography and Environment 
  • Our department is ranked 26th in the U.S. in the 2018 World University Rankings

Faculty

  • New hires: Lisa Kelley joined the Dept. as part of the College of Social Sciences' Sustainability cluster
  • Promotions: Reece Jones and Dr. Qi Chen are promoted to full professor 

Students

  • Brandon Rossi won the 2018 Bowers Memorial Award, which is given to the outstanding graduating BA student each year. 
  • Kerrie Littlejohn, PhD, won the 2018 Wiens Memorial Award, which is given to the outstanding graduating MA or PhD student each year. 
  • Azmeary Ferdoush, PhD candidate, won the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Publication Award for his paper "Seeing Borders through the Lens of Structuration" in Geo Politics Journal.
  • Katie Taladay, PhD student, won the 2018 ASPRS Pacific SW Chapter Scholarship.

Public lecture this Thurs., Jan. 24 @ Noon in 443 Saunders - "Agri/cultural justice: Changing land use and water rights in Maui, Hawaiʻi" from Dr. Chris Knudson, University of Arizona, School of Geography & Development.

Tomrorow, Tues. 1/22, 3:00-4:30pm. UH Geography & Environment is co-sponsoring a talk by Dr. Lisa Brooks of @AmherstCollege entitled, "Our Beloved Kin: Navigating Waterways & Relationality in New England's 'First Indian War'" in George Hall 301B. The event is hosted by @uhm_es.

UH Geography & Environment Professor @reecejhawaii is mentioned in @NYTimes op-ed columnist @fmanjoo's argument for open borders. "There's nothing wrong with open borders," https://t.co/0E60ve7blF

Public lecture TODAY, Jan. 17 @ Noon in 443 Saunders - "Integrating diverse values into watershed management and policy: insights from the Andes and Hawaiʻi" from Dr. Leah Bremer of the University of Hawaiʻi Economics Research Organization, Water Resources Research Center.

UH Geography and Environment PhD student Qian Zhang passed her comprehensive exams last Friday. Congrats, Qian!

Public lecture this Thurs., Jan. 17 @ Noon in 443 Saunders - "Integrating diverse values into watershed management and policy: insights from the Andes and Hawaiʻi" from Dr. Leah Bremer of the University of Hawaiʻi Economics Research Organization, Water Resources Research Center.

UH Geography & Environment's public seminar series for Spring 2019 begins this week, on Thursdays at Noon in Saunders 443. See schedule here: https://t.co/X6JQhIVBQq

TODAY, Friday 1/11, 12-2PM in 443 Saunders -- UH Geog. & Env. PhD student Qian Zhang will present her dissertation research proposal entitled, "Using airborne LiDAR & Landsat imagery to map forest aboveground biomass in the Brazilian Amazon." Her committee chair is Prof. Qi Chen.

UH Geog & Env MA student Kirsten Moy co-authored a new paper entitled, "Taking Control of Persistent Solid Waste Production," in Marine Pollution Bulletin, on what's wrong with current trends in PSWP and what we must do to ameliorate its effects. https://t.co/I26Go0eEmt

The deadline for applications for the MA and PhD program in Geography and Environment at the University of Hawai'i is January 15. More information and how to apply: https://t.co/jUKkkMUpxU

UH Geog & Env PhD candidate Desiree Simandjuntak was awarded the 2018-19 American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) fellowship to complete her dissertation writing on small-scale tuna fishery governance and market access in Toli-Toli, Sulawesi. Congrats, Desi!

UH Geography & Environment PhD Candidate Azmeary Ferdoush received a Conference Travel Award from @UHManoa Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) to attend #aagDC this April 2019. Congrats, @M_A_Ferdoush!

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