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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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Celebrating the Retirement of Richard Church

On October 5, 2018 the department, alumni and friends celebrated the retirement of Distinguished Professor Richard L. Church. This began with a Roast/Memories session followed by a Reception. The Roast included an overview of Dr. Church’s career at UCSB. Rick began his tenure at UCSB in Fall 1980 and he retired following the Spring 2018 […]

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Alumni Spotlight – Jorge Chen

Jorge Chen, who earned his PhD in the Fall of 2017, attended a joint conference called Geo Delft 2018 at TU Delft in the Netherlands from September 30th to October 5th, 2018.  He presented one paper dealing with indoor point cloud analysis at 3DGeoInfo 2018 and another on semantic levels of detail for indoor mapping […]

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight – Brendan Abatecola Awarded Solar Fellowship

The whole application process started last winter quarter after I saw a post in the geography newsletter to apply for the fellowship.  As a project lead, I had to form a team of students who were interested in bringing solar to a community serving non-profit in the area.  As a team, we will be hosting […]

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