News from the Department of Geography and Environment

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate and @EastWestCenter graduate degree fellow Foley Pfalzgraf was awarded a @FulbrightPrgrm scholarship to continuer her dissertation research at the @USPEmaluscampus. Congrats, @FoleyPfalzgraf!

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Aurora Kagawa-Viviani's dissertation defense, titled, "Ecohydrology of change: Dynamics of climatological, ecological, and hydrological change across Hawaiʻi’s landscapes" will be held on Wednesday, July 15, on Zoom.

UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Camilo Mora explains in this @uh_btss video how climate change increases the likelihood of novel pathogens moving from animals to humans, https://youtu.be/ojslqFr-2Sg

UH Geography and Environment warmly congratulates our Spring 2020 BA graduates. We made a slideshow with messages provided by some of the students: https://youtu.be/J0z3BIZV2ok

UH Geography and Environment graduate students Yoko Uyehara and Jinwen Xu received Student Scholarship Awards for the @UCGIScience 2020 Symposium. Their poster presentation, with audio file, may be accessed here: https://ucgis.memberclicks.net/symposium-2020-poster-gallery

Congrats, and good work, Yoko and Jinwen!

UH Geography & Environment Professor and Department Chair Reece Jones' tweet thread on armed white men wearing aloha shirts was summarized in this article on @Independent, https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/far-right-hawaiian-print-shirts-why-protesters-boogaloo-racist-a9539776.html

See original thread by @reecejhawaii here:

UH Geography and Environment PhD student Keolohilani Lopes, Jr. and colleague Anna Baker Mikkelsen (graduate student in SOEST) created this short film on Hurricane Walaka and Lalo (French Frigate Shoals) - https://www.facebook.com/123128128826/videos/739513660119078/

@SOESTnews

UH Geography and Environment PhD alumni Jack Kittinger (@peopledseas) and colleague wrote the op-ed, "Better tourism with visitor green fees," in @StarAdvertiser. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/05/20/editorial/island-voices/column-better-tourism-with-visitor-green-fees/

UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Mary Mostafanezhad (@GeogProfMary) has an article commentary titled, "Covid-19 is an unnatural disaster: Hope in revelatory moments of crisis" in Tourism Geographies (@TourismJournal). https://doi.org/10.1080/14616688.2020.1763446

UH Geography and Environment 2020 symposium awards: PhD student Laura Williams (@LauraLeighLane) won 3rd place in the photo contest. The caption for her photo is, "Rainy day on the Salmon River."

UH Geography & Environment 2020 symposium awards: MA student Derek Ford (@Island_UAV) won 1st and 2nd place in the photo contest. His photos were taken during a five-week research in the Antarctic Peninsula earlier this year. This is a photo of icebergs at the Berthelot Islands.

UH Geography and Environment PhD alumni Azmeary Ferdoush was interviewed by Brookings India about his research on the India-Bangladesh border enclaves @M_A_Ferdoush https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/05/12/sambandh-blog-india-and-bangladesh-exchanging-border-enclaves-re-connecting-with-new-citizens/

Congratulations to our Spring 2020 MA and PhD graduates!
* Kirsten Moy, MA
* Michael Rupić, MA
* Olivia Marohnic, MA
* Kyle Kajihiro, PhD
* Sayaka Sakuma Schrager, PhD

Congratulations to our Spring 2020 BA graduates!
* Leinad Arakaki
* Jennifer Bullaoit
* Mano Faria
* Natalie Hubbard
* Madison Lambert
* William Lu
* Keane Miyamoto
* James Richardson
* Rishie Rouf
* Heaven Ruiz

UH Geography & Environment 2020 symposium awards: Dylan Beatty won the Outstanding Publication by a Graduate Student Award for "Re-inscribing propositions: historic cartography and Philippine claims to the Spratly Islands" in Territory Politics Governance, https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2019.1687325

UH Geography and Environment 2020 symposium awards: Kyle Kajihiro won the Neal & Rohma Bowers Award for the outstanding graduating MA or PhD student from the department. Congratulations!

UH Geography and Environment 2020 symposium awards: Lily Nalulani Jenkins won the Undergraduate Wingert Scholarship in Geospatial Technologies from the Department of Geography and Environment. Congratulations!

UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Camilo Mora and his Carbon Neutrality Project was covered by @HawaiiNewsNow on April 22nd, https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/04/22/climate-change-fight-climate-change-hes-planting-trees-lots-them/

UH Geography & Environment's annual symposium will be held virtually, on Friday May 8. We look forward to this special event where we recognize recent MA and PhD graduates, and honor the undergraduate and graduate departmental award recipients. (Photo is from our 2019 symposium)

Congratulations to Sayaka Sakuma Schrager for successfully defending her PhD dissertation, "Hosting the State: the Geopolitics of Tourism in Okinawa," last week. Great work!

UH Geography and Environment MA student Michael Rupic will defend his thesis entitled, "#StopAdani: The Landscape of Environmental Activism in Australia" via Zoom today.

Looking for Fall 2020 courses @UHManoa? How about a class from our Geography and Environment department? https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.classes?i=MAN&t=202110&s=GEO

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