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Richard “Rick” Lee Cramer Jr.

On Friday, March 15, 2019, Richard “Rick” Lee Cramer Jr., 43 years young and UCSB’s Director of IT for the Department of Geography, passed away unexpectedly.  He was killed while driving his motorcycle on his early morning commute to work. Born on June 8th, 1975 in Santa Barbara, CA, he was a first born son […]

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Geography Department “Geog Gals” Participate in Corn Hole Tournament

For over 60 years, UC Santa Barbara has been proud to partner with United Way of Santa Barbara County to raise resources and mobilize volunteers to serve those most at risk locally.  This year a corn hole tournament was added to the roster of fundraising. The Geography Department represented with team “Geog Gals”, consisting of […]

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Geography Awareness Week 2018

Geography Awareness Week is an annual celebration during the third week in November to promote geographic literacy and education, organized by National Geographic Education Programs. Established by Presidential proclamation over 25 years ago, GAWeek is centered around events, policy advocacy, communication, volunteerism, and activities for students, families, and community members. Every year the UCSB Geography […]

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Professor Keith Clarke Leads Digital Mapmaking Workshop

UC Santa Barbara Geography Professor Keith Clarke kicked off the History of Art and Architecture’s Digital Image Lab Series with a mapmaking workshop.  Professor Clarke showed how digital programs have made it easier to create and access maps and how the internet has made it possible for anyone, even those without a background in geography, […]

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Student Spotlight – Bianca Graves

Bianca Graves is a fourth year Geography BA major and says that Dr. Cassels is one of her favorite professors. She is the Co-President of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), which is a professional club for black Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) majors. Since her freshman year, Bianca has also volunteered and […]

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David Miller Receives William P. Lowry Graduate Student Prize

  Ph.D. student David Miller received the William P. Lowry Graduate Student Prize, a prestigious award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the International Association for Urban Climate.  David received the award for his talk entitled “Gross Primary Productivity of a Large Metropolitan Region in Midsummer Using High Spatial Resolution Satellite Imagery” at the […]

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Student Spotlight – Lauren Enright

I am an Honors student double majoring in Environmental Studies & Geography. In addition to helping Professor Cassels transcribe interviews, I am also an intern for the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI), which mobilizes people and resources across the University of California to advance global health research, education and collaboration. I also work at career […]

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Alumni Jae Hyun Lee Awarded Young Investigator Award

Dr. Jae Hyun Lee (Jay) has been awarded the Young Investigator Award by The 31st International Electric Vehicles Symposium & Exhibition & International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference 2018.  Jay graduated with his PhD from the Geography Department of UCSB in the Fall of 2016 and is now a researcher at UC Davis.  In reference to […]

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Professor Alan Murray Elected Fellow of the Regional Science Association International

Regional Science Association International (RSAI) was founded in 1954 and now has an international membership of over 4,000 people. RSAI is a community of scholars interested in national and global processes of economic and social change with a strong foundation of quantitative methods. “[R]egional science is at the cutting edge of research into new model […]

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Professor Emeritus Richard Church Receives 2018 Isard Award

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Church received the 2018 Isard Award from the North American Regional Science Council at its annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, November 7-10, 2018. The Isard Award is named in honor of Professor Walter Isard, the founder of the Regional Science Association. The award was established in 1994 to acknowledge “regional scientists who […]

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