Luzzadder-Beach Announced as Geography Department Chair at U. of Texas, Austin

Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach will become the chair of the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas-Austin in January, 2014. She received her bachelor's degree from California State University-Chico and her master's and from University of Minnesota-Minneapolis.
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Monk Receives Honorary Degree from Autonomous University of Barcelona

Jan Monk The Autonomous University of Barcelona awarded Jan Monk of the University of Arizona with the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa. The award, presented on October 16, 2013, cited her contributions to gender and feminist geography, engagement with qualitative research in social and cultural geography, and extensive fostering of international ties in the discipline. In…
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Cynthia Brewer Recognized for Contributions to Topographic Mapping

Cynthia Brewer, of Penn State University, is this year's recipient of the USGS Henry Gannett Award for her involvement in the development of new symbology for the US Topo mapping project. Her innovations in the use of color, symbols and generalization are now incorporated into a USGS standard for generating topographic maps. Read More
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Karl Zimmerer Receives Honor

Dr. Karl Zimmerer, professor and chairman of the geography department at Pennsylvania State University has been selected to receive the first Alexander and Ilse Melamid Medal from the American Geographical Society. The medal will be presented on December 6 at St. Francis University. Dr. Zimmerer will present a lecture on his most recent breakthrough research, “Giving…
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Eric Carter Is First Geographer to Receive Elinor Melville Prize

Eric Carter (Geography Department, Macalester College) has been awarded the 2013 Elinor Melville Prize for his book, Enemy in the Blood: Malaria, Environment, and Development in Argentina, published by the University of Alabama Press in 2012. This prize honors the best book on Latin American environmental history in the previous year, and it is awarded by the Conference on Latin American History. The…
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John Western Receives Syracuse University’s Meredith Teaching Professorship

John Western, professor of geography at Syracuse University, has been awarded the university’s highest instructional honor: the Meredith Teaching Professorship. The annual award is given to two professors across the university to reward and recognize outstanding teaching. During the award's 18 years of existence recognizing 39 instructors, Western is the first geographer honored. The award…
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