Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Graduate Student Jennifer Alexander Receives Peter Gould Student Paper Award

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

Graduates to Present at AAG

For some, the coming of spring is signalled by the arrival of the purple martin. Perhaps for others, it's the rapid approach of SXSW or spring break. However, for those of us in geography, nothing signals the change of season like the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). This year's meeting will be held in New York City from February 24th to the 28th, and for five days will be the home to some 7,000 geographers from around the globe.

This year the University of Texas will be proudly represented by some 22 graduate and 14 faculty presentations, on a diverse array of topics from GIScience and river morphology to migration and agricultural systems. Like many academic conferences, the annual AAG meeting is not only just a good excuse to cancel classes for a week, but is also an excellent venue to present our latest research findings, mingle with old friends, and search for potential career opportunities.

Below is a list of student and faculty that will be presenting this year (click on name to view abstract):