News from the Department of Geography and Environment

UH Geography & Environment Professor and Department Chair Reece Jones (@reecejhawaii) is giving a talk on Border Walls and Violent Borders on Monday Sept. 16 at the University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (@umichGISC): https://t.co/YJEUYFIH9J

TODAY, Sept. 12: Public lecture at 12pm in 443 Saunders - "Commoning or Being Commoned? The Institutions and Politics of Collective Housing in Bangkok, Thailand" from @UHManoa Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning Assistant Professor Hayden Shelby.

UH Geog. & Env. PhD students and candidates Kawena Elkington, Aurora Kagawa-Viviani, Kyle Kajihiro, and Kawēlau Wright led a department-hosted forum on Mauna Kea. The purpose was to provide a space to learn what is happening and discuss what it means for the university community.

Public lecture this Thursday, Sept. 12 @ Noon in 443 Saunders - "Commoning or Being Commoned? The Institutions and Politics of Collective Housing in Bangkok, Thailand" from @UHManoa Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning Assistant Professor Hayden Shelby.

UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Camilo Mora and his Carbon Neutrality Project was covered in the @StarAdvertiser last week, https://t.co/3dwRFVytyO

UH Geography and Environment PhD alum Kerrie Littlejohn is the new coordinator for the State of Hawai'i's Coral Reef Initiative that seeks to effectively manage 30% of the state's nearshore waters by 2030. Congrats, Kerrie!

UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Mary Mostafanezhad co-authored a chapter titled, "Beyond Anthropology: Ethnography in Tourism Studies" in the forthcoming edited collection, "The Ethnography of Tourism: Edward Bruner and Beyond." https://t.co/KwEFt8Pxog.

UH Geography & Env. PhD candidate Aurora Kagawa-Viviani (@akkagawa) and PhD student Kawēlau Wright are speakers on the panel:
"A Special Interdisciplinary Conversation on Mauna Kea" hosted by the Intl Cultural Studies Grad Certificate Prgm today Wed. 9/4, 12p in Burns Hall, 2118.

Today 9/3 - UH Geog. & Env. PhD student Han Tseng organized a two-day workshop (9/3-9/4) in 442 Saunders, on raindrop size measurements & disdrometer with visiting researcher Dr. Kazuki Nanko from the Meteorology, Hydrology Forestry, & Forest Products Research Institute in Japan.

It was a great evening at the UH Geography and Environment Fall department party, hosted at Department Chair and Professor Reece Jones' home. Welcome to our new graduate students!

UH Geography and Environment MA student Olivia Marohnic won the Best Graduate Poster Presentation: Holocene hydroclimate of Hawaii Island. 44th Annual Tester Memorial Symposium @UHManoa (April 2019). Congrats, Olivia!

Public lecture TODAY, Thurs., 8/29, 12-1pm in 443 Saunders - Dr. Grégoire Mariéthoz, Professor at the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland will present, "Data patterns in geosciences: interpolation, gap-filling, downscaling, & colorization."

UH Geography & Environment Associate Professor David Beilman received an NSF grant for the collaborative project, "Reconstructing Late Holocene Ecosystem and Climate Shifts from Peat Records in the Western Antarctic Peninsula" from the Antarctic Earth Sciences program. Congrats!

UH Geog. & Env. Fall 2019 public lectures begin this Thurs., AUG. 29 @ Noon in 443 Saunders - Dr. Grégoire Mariéthoz, Prof. at Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, U. of Lausanne will present, "Data patterns in geosciences: interpolation, gap-filling, downscaling, & colorization"

We had a great time at the Fall new student welcome and pau hana gathering. Best wishes for a successful semester!

UH Geography and Environment MA alum Jacqueline Evans won the prestigious 2019 Goldman Environmental Award for her work on marine protected areas in the Cook Islands. Congrats, Jacqui! More info here: https://t.co/lT2wxcarGs

UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Mary Mostafanezhad is co-organizing the second biennial Critical Tourism Studies Conference to be held at Wakayama University in Japan in February 2020. For more information and the keynote speakers visit: https://t.co/R2PrLKGPsO

UH Geography and Environment PhD alum and University of Eastern Kentucky Professor David Zurick will give a talk on Thurs Aug 22 at noon on his book "A Fantastic State of Ruin: The Painted Towns of Rajasthan" in the EWC seminar series in Burns Hall room 3121

UH Geography and Environment Assistant Professor Yi Qiang received an NSF grant for the project "Cross-Scale Spatiotemporal Modeling Using an Integrated Data Framework" from the Methodology, Measuremt & Stats and Geography and Spatial Science programs. Congrats, @YiQiang_gis!

UH Geography and Environment Professor and Chair Reece Jones' next book "White Borders," which tells the story of race and the border from Chinese Exclusion to the border wall, will be published by @BeaconPressBks

Prof. Brian Szuster and students from the Department of Geography and Environment at UH Mānoa conducting recreation carrying capacity research at Kailua Beach Park, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. Study at #UHManoa !!

UH Geography and Environment Assistant Professor Yi Qiang received an NSF CoPe EAGER grant for "A GeoAI Data-Fusion Framework for Real-Time Assessment of Flood Damage and Transportation Resilience by Integrating Complex Sensor Datasets" Congrats, @yiqiang_gis!

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