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.

Congratulations to our undergraduate majors who graduated this week:

Stephany Calvillo
Jillian Cristobal
Reid Daugherty
Ireland Derby
Whitney Hughes
Robert Sakuda
James Stevens
Laurel Weaver

Even though life may take you far from Hawaii, you will always be UH Geographers!

Md. Azmeary Ferdoush has been awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the East-West Center for his contribution to the EWC community. Congrats, Azmeary! @M_A_Ferdoush

Congrats to our Spring 2019 Graduate Student Graduates:
* Micah Fisher, PhD
* Laura Gilda, MA
* Benjamin Schrager, PhD
* Silvia Sulis, MA
We are so proud of you and wish you a bright and successful future!

Congratulations to Aurora Kawaga-Viviani for winning Outstanding Publication by a Graduate Student: "Spatial Patterns of Seasonal Crop Production Suggest Coordination Within and Across Dryland Agricultural Systems of Hawai'i Island" in Ecology and Society

Geography & Environment Symposium Winners!!! (left to right)
Md. Azmeary Ferdoush - best symposium pres
Angkana Rawichutiwan - best short pres
Ben Schrager - Bowers Graduate Award
Jim Stevens - Bowers Undergraduate Award
Foley Pfalzgraf - best photo
Yoko Uyehara - best poster

Join us tomorrow, May 14th! Will Cecil will present his dissertation research proposal at 11:00 AM in Saunders 442. The title of his proposal is: An Analysis of Alternative Seafood Marketing on O’ahu

TODAY! In one hour! You are invited to join the PhD proposal presentation by Joan Pan
Proposal title: Tea, Nature, and Well-Being in the Age of Social Media
Time and location: May 10, 10:00AM - 12:00PM in Saunders 443B

Happening NOW! Yuko Stender will present her dissertation research proposal from 8:00 - 10:00 AM in Saunders Hall 704F. The title is: Evaluating the potential for coral reef recovery from historical runoff and land-derived sedimentation associated with two Hawaiian watersheds

Congratulations to Micah Fisher for the successful defense of his PhD dissertation entitled, “Beyond Recognition: Indigenous land rights and changing landscapes in Indonesia.” Way to go!!!

Congrats to the Geography & Environment Symposium Winners!!!

Today!!! Geography & Environment PhD Candidate Angkana Rawichutiwan will defend her dissertation: Coastal Guardians and Precarious Livelihoods: The political ecology of mangrove narratives in Thailand. 10a-12p, Saunders Hall, Room 443.
https://t.co/J36cnEHbck

Geography & Environment PhD Candidate Angkana Rawichutiwan will defend her dissertation: Coastal Guardians and Precarious Livelihoods: The political ecology of mangrove narratives in Thailand. Wednesday, May 8, 10a-12p, Saunders Hall, Room 443.
https://t.co/J36cnEHbck

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