Ph.D. candidate Joshua Hodge receives $1,000 graduate scholarship from the Texas State Graduate College.
2017 AAG Awards and Honors
PhD student Paepin D. Goff (advisor: Butler), received the M. Gordon "Reds" Wolman Doctoral Student Research Award from the AAG Geomorphology Specialty Group;
PhD student Joshua Hodge (advisor: Dixon) was elected to the position of PhD student board member of the Coastal and Marine Specialty Group;
MAG student Elizabeth Yarbrough (advisor: Hiner) won the student paper competition from the Wine, Beer, Spirits Specialty Group;
MS student Paula Jones (advisor: Weaver) received the "Alternative Mode of Scholarship Competition" award from the Urban Geography Specialty Group;
PhD student Shadi Maleki (advisor: Hagelman) was elected to the position of Council Representative for The Graduate Student Affinity Group;
Dr. David Butler received the James J. Parsons Distinguished Career Award, "In Recognition of Outstanding Lifetime Achievements in Biogeography", from the AAG Biogeography Specialty Group;
Dr. Sarah Blue received a 2017 AAG Research Grant;
Ana Yanes-Garcia received a regional Alpha Chi $250 scholarship. She was also elected the Region I student representative to the National Council of Alpha Chi.
Drs. Jason Julian, David R. Butler, and Kimberly Meitzen receive NSF grant award.
Dr. Raymond Slade delivers talk titled, "Hydrologic extremes in
Central Texas: extreme floods and drought".
Dr. Alberto Giordano wins award for outstanding achievement in international education.
Ph.D. student Monica Medel receives 2016 USGIF Scholarship
David R. Butler, Regents Professor, has been appointed Editor of the Annals of the American Association of Geographers with a focus on environmental science and physical geography. His term will begin on January 1, 2017, and will run until December 31, 2020.
Yongmei Lu featured on KVUE news discussing how climate change affects the spread of diseases.
Injeong Jo receives national grant from the NCGE Centennial E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller for Research in Geographic Education
Yunuen Regadas (Ph. D. candidate) receives full scholarship by CONACyt the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (National Council of Science and Technology)
Maël Le Noc (advisor: Giordano) has won The Graduate College’s Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in Digital
Scholarship for his thesis, “Family Arrest and Separation
during the Holocaust in Italy.” Maël will receive $500 and
will be recognized at The Graduate College’s Awards Ceremony next April. He has also been entered into the Conference of Southern Graduate School’s competition for best master’s theses in the above-mentioned category.
Congratulations to Texas State's Geography team , the Texas State Wild Rice, for winning the Geobowl competition at the SWAAG Meeting in Denton,Texas. The GeoBowl Team is composed of: Tom Shelton (coordinator), Joshua Hodge, Walter Furness, Paula Jones, Mael Le Noc, Katie Alegro, and Elizabeth Yarbrough. Paula Jones was one of the top individuals and will represent our Regional Team at AAG in 2017.
Two of our students won awards in the student competitions: Ioannis Kamarinas (advisor: Dr. Jason Julian) won 2nd place in the Graduate Student Paper category, and Grant Moss (advisor: Dr. Jason Julian) won 3rd place in the Graduate Student Poster category.
Graciela Sandoval selected as 2016-17 Grosvenor Scholar
Dr. Tim Loftus featured in Texas Tribune article
Andrew Sansom receives Lifetime Achievement award
Kedrowski mentioned in CNN article
NSF fund Texas State University $400,000 research grant
Dr. Yongmei Lu selected to receive the Elsevier Atlas Award
Dr. David R. Butler releases new book
Dr. Alberto Giordano is Co-Investigator on a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant from the National Endowment for
the Humanities for a project titled “Visualizing Spatial Experience in the Holocaust.” The team awarded the project will employ computational linguistics and natural language processing techniques to study how Holocaust survivors use spatial terms to describe their experiences. Testimonies from the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation Center collection would provide the sources for the preliminary study.
Congratulations to AAG 2016 award recipients
Texas Education Atlas team demonstrates technology at the 2015 SXSW Interactive Event.
Dr. Yongmei Lu, together with Dr. Bing Xu from Beijing Normal University, are selected to receive the Elsevier Atlas Award for their article“Impact of climate change on human infectious diseases: Empirical evidence and human adaptation”. The article was published in Environment International. Atlas articles are selected by an external advisory board from thousands of recently published articles across Elsevier’s 1,800 journals. The purpose is to showcase research that can (or already has) significantly impact people’s lives. Drs. Lu and Xu will be presented with the Atlas trophy by Elsevier at an award ceremony this summer.
Dr. Fenda Akiwumi, PhD Geography, 2006
Dr. Akiwumi earned her PHD in Geography from Texas State University in 2006. She is currently Associate
Professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Akiwumi has served as chair of the UNESCO International
Hydrological Program (IHP) Expert Advisory Group on Water and Cultural Diversity and has published a highly
regarded book and papers in top-tier academic journals. Dr. Akiwumi is known internationally as an expert in
water resources and mining in West Africa. (credit - College of Liberal Arts)
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AAG 2016 Award Recipients
Lawrence Estaville: AAG Enhancing Diversity Award
Claire Stone: 1st place Winner, Undergraduate Student Paper Competition, Business Geography Specialty Group
Yahan Teng: Inaugural Illustrated Paper Award (with $100), China Geography Specialty Group
Congratulations to (top row) Drs. Denise Blanchard, Sarah Blue, Alberto Giordano, (bottom row) Ron Hagelman, . Russell Weaver, and Benjamin Zhan who were recognized as “Favorite Professor” by the Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society at an induction ceremony on Friday, 13 November 2015.
Dr. Jon Kedrowski '10 quoted in CNN article titled, "What happens to your body on Mount Everest?"
Dr. David R. Butler received the "Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing", from the Editors of Geomorphology (Elsevier) for 2015.
Meadows Center's Andy Sansom honored as hero of Gulf conservation
Dr. Lawrence Estaville presented with the 2015 Distinguished Scholar Award, AAG Ethnic Geography Specialty Group at AAG Meeting in Chicago.
Former Ph.D. student Clayton Whitesides and Regents' Professor David R. Butler have co-organized and co-edited a special issue of a leading journal, Physical Geography. The issue contains papers by current and former students and current faculty of the Geography Department, including Rachel Cavin, Susan Peters, Stephen Tsikalas, Clayton Whitesides, Dr. Christi Townsend, Dr. Rich Dixon, and Dr. David Butler.
MAG Student Jordan Adams receives grant
Doctoral student Graciela Sandoval wins the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award ($500) for Fall 2015.
Three geography Phd students recently attended the Alpha Chi National College Honorary Society conference in Chicago, IL. Monica Medel, current Texas State Phd geography student received Alpha Chi's most prestigious award for $5000. Brendan Lavy and Erin Dascher also made student and chapter presentations at the conference. Press Release
Dr. David R. Butler receive The Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award.
Dr. Lawerence Estaville publishes 9th booked titled, Teaching Ethnic Geography in the 21st Century.
Doctoral Student Monica Medel wins first place at paper competition at the Sixth International Research Conference for Graduate Students.
Dr. Edris Montalvo '10 wins prestigious Hackler Award at Cameron University.
Doctoral Student Laura Cano-Amaya discusses her experiences at international conferences and research. Read more...
The Kappa Upsilon Chapter of Texas State University earns the Presidential Honors
Chapter Award for 2014.
Drs. Michael Solem and Dick Boehm have been awarded $200,000 by the National Science Foundation for the project "RAPID: Geospatial Resources, Materials, and Tools for STEM Teacher Preparation." This is the first award that results directly from the creation of NCRGE, an initiative of the AAG, the Grosvenor Center, and Texas State Geography.
Dr. Jason Julian has been awarded $72,184 by the National Science Foundation for the project "Collaborative Research: Cross-Scale Interactions Among Climate, Land-Use, and River-Water Quality."
Dr. Jennifer Jensen, Co-PI on NSF grant, "CC*IIE Networking Infrastructure: Enabling and Improving Data-Driven Research at Texas State University," has been awarded the sum of $499.896.
Dr. Kanika Verma nominated for the 2014 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Award for her dissertation titled, "Geospatial Thinking of Undergraduate Students in Public Universities in the United States."
Dr. Jason Julian, a 2012 Fulbright Scholar, was recently interviewed at the US Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand,
Dr. Alberto Giordano’s-led research on the Holocaust featured at research.gov.
Dr Ron Hagelman, current Regional Councilor for SWAAG, elected to Chair of the
AAG Regional Division Councilors