Professor Robin Leichenko participates in an “Adaptation All-Stars" panel

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18 May 2022
On Friday, May 6, 2022, the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) hosted the “Adaptation All-Stars Lunch,” an opportunity for students and faculty to hear from four world-renowned climate adaptation experts. The lunch featured Robin Leichenko, Professor at Rutgers University; Maria Carmen...

Undergraduate Madison Roveda receives the Andrew Hill Clark Award

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13 May 2022
The Department of Geography faculty voted Madison Roveda as the 2022 recipient of the Andrew Hill Clark Award, which recognizes the outstanding undergraduate student based on academic achievement and overall contributions to the Geography Department. Congratulations Madison!! More information...

In-person campus celebrations return in 2022

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13 May 2022
The Rutgers Undergraduate Geography Society (RUGS), the State Climatologist's Office, and Cartographic Services contributed to helping make the return of in-person Rutgers Day and the NJ Folk Festival a fun and informative experience for thousands of visitors to campus. Top row from left:...

Jesse Rodenbiker awarded ACLS Fellowship

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06 May 2022
Assistant Teaching Professor Jesse Rodenbiker was awarded the American Council of Learned Societies and Henry Luce Foundation China Program Early Career Fellowship for 2022-2023. The award will support work on his book manuscript Ecological States: Politics of Science and Nature in Urbanizing...

Undergraduate Noam Aharon wins in two categories in the 2022

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12 April 2022
NJDEP GIS Bureau mapping contest. Noam entered one of his projects from Advanced Cartography and won first place in the Thematic Map category. He also entered a project from Advanced GIS and won second place in the Analytic Methods and Results category. See the contest winners gallery at this...

Andrea Marston Awarded ACLS Faculty Fellowship

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07 April 2022
Assistant Professor Andrea Marston was recently awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for her project, "Subterranean Matters: Unearthing the Seams of Plurinational Bolivia." ACLS Fellowships are intended to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time...

Professor Laura Schneider quoted in USA Today article on Amazon rainforest dieback study.

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11 March 2022
"The Amazon is the largest tract of continuous rainforest on the planet, and it plays a critical role in the (Earth's) climate system," Laura Schneider, a geographer at Rutgers University, said in 2019, when devastating wildfires were scorching the forest.   link to article

Professor Robin Leichenko wins 2022 Research Excellence Award

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17 February 2022
from the Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group at AAG for her contributions to the understanding of climate impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation, particularly in cities and coastal areas, and for the emphasis she has placed on equity in her work. Attend the 2022 HDGC Award Ceremony...

PhD student Tashanna Walker awarded AAUW Fellowship

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28 October 2021
Fifth year PhD student, Tashanna Walker, was recently awarded an American Association of University Women International Doctoral Degree Fellowship for her project, "Clear, Hold and Build: Militarization, Redevelopment and State Exceptionalism in Kingston Jamaica." Tashanna recently completed her...

Professor Robin Leichenko appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of NY's Community Advisory Group.

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27 September 2021
The New York Fed’s Community Advisory Group, which is comprised of leaders of nonprofit, community organizations, foundations, and anchor institutions, provides the New York Fed with a real-time view of the issues faced by a diverse set of communities across the Second District. Read More

Professor Kevin St Martin is co-PI on an NSF $750,000 Convergence Accelerator grant

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27 September 2021
The main focus of the collaborative project, “Regional climate change projections to enable equitable ocean planning for the blue economy”, is to make projections of climate impacts actionable and useful for the ocean economy in the northeast U.S.  Read more

Assistant Professor in Black Geographies

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14 September 2021
The Department of Geography at Rutgers University is pleased to invite applications for a Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Black Geographies. We seek a candidate whose teaching and research interests offer innovative theoretical or methodological perspectives to...

Rutgers Geography PhDs win Fulbrights to Colombia and India

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13 September 2021
  Geography PhD students Alex Liebman and Thomas Crowley were recently awarded Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Awards (DDRA) from the US Department of Education to begin fieldwork for their dissertation projects.  Thomas Crowley's dissertation project is titled Flows of Caste: Political...

Rutgers Geography welcomes new Assistant Professor Priscilla Ferreira

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01 September 2021
The Department of Geography is pleased to welcome new Assistant Professor, Dr. Priscilla Ferreira. Priscilla is jointly appointed in the Department of Latinx and Caribbean Studies, our nearby neighbors in Lucy Stone Hall. Priscilla completed her BA in Sociology and Ethnic Studies from the University of...

Professor Rhiney quoted in NY Times on coffee bean supply

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12 August 2021
Professor Kevon Rhiney was featured in an article published in the New York Times on August 12, 2021: Brazil, which annually exports 34 million bags of coffee beans on average, has been hit with a series of climate shocks — a drought and plunging temperatures. “A severe cold frost normally burns...

Core faculty promoted

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23 June 2021
Laura Schneider and Kevin St. Martin have both been promoted to Full Professor. Dr. Schneider joined Rutgers Geography in 2006 and has previously served as the director of the Center for Latin American Studies and the Graduate Program Director of Geography. Dr. St. Martin is the current Chair of...

Environmental Studies Major Draws Liberal Arts Students

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28 May 2021
  Studying the environment is no longer just for students seeking to become scientists. The School of Arts and Sciences has launched a new bachelor’s degree program that allows undergraduates from across the liberal arts to develop a second major exploring issues such as climate change,...

Greenland research expedition film has just been made available.

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30 April 2021
A film by Iva Radivojevic about Professor Åsa Rennermalm's 2018 expedition to Greenland has just been made available:  https://filmmakermagazine.com/111580-watch-iva-radivojevics-stunning-and-eerie-arctic-shot-short-utuqaq/#.YIHrvpNKijL Åsa, Sasha Leidman (PhD candiate in Geography), Kierin Rogers...

Three undergraduate students were awarded the 2021 Clark Award.

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29 April 2021
The faculty of Geography was extremely impressed by their academic accomplishments, active and inclusive engagement in our classrooms, and work in promoting the undergraduate geography community in various ways. We all wish them the best of luck as they move forward after graduation. This award is...