Monday, November 12, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Both sessions were titled: (En)countering Space, Place, and Agency: Everyday Youth Geographies
Naya presented: Of Soul Food and Barbacoa: Black and Latin@ Youth, Food, and Intersubjectivity
Bisola presented: Entangled Emotions: Connecting the Links between Race, Emotional Landscapes, and Youths’ Future Expectations
The sessions were well attended and had engaging discussions!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Case of the Missing Laureate: The Communication Geography of the 2010 Nobel
Peace Prize; Dr. Paul Adams
Rural-to-Rural Trading in the City: Artisanal Sugarcane Liquor Commercialization in
the Northeastern Peruvian Amazon; Mario Cardozo
Spatial Analysis of Woody Species in Northwest Botswana; Thomas Christiansen
An Evolving Home: Communal Vision and Changing Livelihood in an Amazonian
Religious Community; Jonathan Lowell*
Land Cover Change in Seronga, Botswana Between 2003 and 2011; Xuebin Yang*
*denotes participation in student competitions
|Graduate students at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico|
Monday, October 8, 2012
The discovery, extraction, and monopolistic control of key natural resources was a priority of New Spain's colonial administration. Managing the region's abundant resources, however, often proved difficult for the Spanish Crown. Human and environmental challenges impeded protoindustrial growth and development, and monopolistic control of resources often met resistance. In this article I examine these processes in the context of New Spain's little-known monopoly on sulphur—a yellow, powdery mineral the Crown jealously guarded as its own.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
[event] Food for Black Thought
Fri, September 28, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM • The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
The 2-day community + action symposium will take place at the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (UT Austin) and at the George Washington Carver Cultural Center. Facilitators and presenters include youth and adults, from the University of Texas at Austin, the greater Austin community, and from across the United States.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Center operates a residence program to support the development of new interpretive methodologies and ideas. The program is open to artists, researchers, theorists, or anyone who works with land and land use issues in an innovative and engaging manner. Residents primarily work out of the CLUI facilities at Wendover, Utah, and explore and interpret the landscape of that unique and inspiring geographic region, which includes the Great Salt Lake and its desert and salt-flat environs. More information can be found at the CLUI website at http://clui.org/.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
The recipients were chosen by the faculty, and the award winners will receive a monetary award. In addition, their names will be inscribed on the department plaque.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Master's student Christine Bonthius received the Field Study Travel Award (Master's level) from the AAG Latin American Specialty Group, which is intended to support preliminary or reconnaissance fieldwork for research in Latin America. Christine will use the award to support her master's thesis research on the Madeira River in Brazil.
Graduate Students Win Awards from the Korean-American Association for Geospatial and Environmental Sciences
Edward Park, UT Geography master's student, won the Pixoneer Scholarship from the Korean-American Association for Geospatial and Environmental Sciences for his paper presentation at the 2012 annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). The scholarship was established in 2008 by Pixoneer Geomatics, Inc. to provide financial assistance to graduate students in the research field of Geography, Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Sciences. Pixoneer Geomatics, Inc. is a GIS and remote sensing firm located at Daejon, South Korea, and the scholarship is awarded annually to students through the generous sponsorship of its CEO Jong Sik Yoon. Only two scholarships were awarded at the AAG annual meeting.
Joomi Lee, UT Geography Doctoral candidate, won the Sim AAG Student Travel Award for Geospatial Technology for her paper presentation at the annual meeting. The award was established in 2010 to support the work of students who implement GIS/RS/Geospatial techniques into his/her research.This scholarship is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to the annual meeting. Only two awards were provided in 2012.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Jennifer Alexander, UT Geography graduate student, received the Masters level 2012 Peter Gould Student Paper Competition Award from the Health and Medical Specialty Group (HMSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). Jennifer’s paper is titled “Analysis of models using deforestation and malaria case and incidence rates for prediction of malaria in the Amazon region of Brazil.” This competitive award is named in honor of Dr. Peter Gould, whose work has especially influenced health and medical geography. Jennifer will receive a monetary award and certificate from the HMSG. In addition, her accomplishment will be announced at the AAG award luncheon at the annual meeting in New York City. Congratulations Jennifer!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Below is a list of student and faculty that will be presenting this year (click on name to view abstract):
- Jennifer Alexander
- Christine Bonthius
- Lindsey Carte
- Bisola Falola
- Jon Gehrig
- Paul Holloway
- Marina Islas
- Matt LeFevor
- Joomi Lee
- Robert Lemon
- Katherine Lininger
- Jonathan Lowell
- Niti Mishra
- Solange Munoz
- Edward Park
- Molly Polk
- Renata Ponte
- Vanessa Martinez
- Josh Rudow
- Pamela Sertzen
- Chris Ulack
- Shari Adams
- Xuebin Yang
Monday, January 23, 2012
Geography graduate student Lindsey Carte co-organized and co-chaired a session on alternative and participatory methodologies in Latin America along with UT geography professor Rebecca Torres. In the session, Carte presented a paper titled, "Using Participatory Action Research to Understand Central American Women’s Relationships with the State on the Mexico-Guatemala Border." Carte also co-authored another paper with Dr. Torres on community participatory appraisal in migration research. Additional UT geography graduate students presenting in the session included Marina Islas, who gave a paper titled "On a Shoestring and a Hope: Conducting International Graduate Fieldwork," and Pamela Sertzen, who discussed her research with children in Brazil in her paper, "Taking Pictures of Space: Research with Children in a Brazilian Favela."
In a session on exchange and appropriation in migration, Vanessa Martinez presented a paper titled "Transnationalism Revisited: Exploring Migration and Cross-Border Linkages between Chichihualco, Guerrero and Small Town Nebraska." Josh Rudow discussed his research on agricultural trajectories of the Tarahumara in Chihuahua, Mexico in a session on Latin American landscapes. Matt LaFevor presented a paper titled "Estimating the Impact of Explosives on New Spain's Silver Bonanza: A Geographical Interpretation of Archival Data" in a session on historical geographies. UT geography professor Bill Doolittle also attended the meeting, and many UT geography alumni presented papers.