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Mon, 03/16/2020 - 1:00pm

See the university's official COVID-19 website for up-to-date information and resources.

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 1:34pm

Amy Trauger, author and professor of geography, was named last year as the Canada Research Chair in Food Studies at the University of Guelph, administered through the Fulbright Canada program. With this position, Trauger set forth to research the impact of the…

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 1:30pm

Marshall Shepherd, the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia, was recently named the 2022 SEC Professor of the Year.

The award is given annually to one SEC faculty member whose record of teaching and research places him or her among…

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 1:22pm

Deepak Mishra, professor and associate head of the Department of Geography, was appointed by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents as the Merle C. Prunty, Jr. Professor in Geography. The appointment and award are named after UGA Geography’s first department head, Professor Merle Charles Prunty, Jr., who served as department head (of what was at the time called the Department of Geography and…

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 1:04pm

Last year, Nik Heynen, professor in the Department of Geography, was named a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia. This title is awarded to faculty who are internationally recognized for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued…

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 12:57pm

Suzie Birch, associate professor of Geography and Anthropology at the University of Georgia, was last year awarded the Wilson Center Research Fellowship through the Wilson Center for Humanities and Arts. Offered through the University of Georgia, the fellowship supports excellence in the humanities and arts by providing faculty with time to engage in research and creative activity. Birch’s work focused on…

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 2:18pm

Fausto O. Sarmiento, professor of mountain science and director of the Neotropical Montology Collaboratory, at the Department of Geography of the University of Georgia, has received a Fulbright U.S. Global Scholar Award to Austria, Japan and Chile. Sarmiento will research and lecture at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research of the…

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 4:22pm

Dr. Sergio Bernardes from the Center for Geospatial Research (CGR) is training federal and state agencies on the use of geospatial tools to monitor the performance of mitigation features associated with large engineering projects. The series of workshops offered by Dr. Bernardes focus on the ongoing Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) and include the monitoring of fish populations using capture/tagging, spatio-temporal tracking of…

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 4:02pm

On April 20, 2022, the Department of Geography celebrated ten of its top performing undergraduate students for their academic excellence and involvement in the community during their undergraduate years. Congratulations to the following students on winning these departmental awards:

Merle C. Prunty, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship – Killian McSweeney

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 3:50pm

March 25, 2022 marks one year after the killer EF-4 tornado tore through Newnan, GA. The AthensGaWeather broadcasting team, composed of Atmospheric Sciences undergraduates in the Geography department, was one of the many broadcasting studios to livestream coverage of the tornado, saving the lives of at least two people in the Newnan area, according to the people themselves. "My husband was already asleep when the sirens went off, and I heard…

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