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...

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...

Graduate students Alex Liebman and Jamie Gagliano publish in Ambio

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23 April 2021
In a new commentary in Ambio, PhD students Alex Liebman and Jamie Gagliano critique the colonial assumptions that characterize recent attempts to renovate and reform "forest transition theory." Forest transition theory is a widely used land-use change science theory in which forest recovery around the...

New SAS Signature Course in Geography: Understanding COVID-19

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19 April 2021
Assistant Teaching Professor Nathaniel Gabriel is launching a new SAS Signature Course next fall called Understanding COVID–19. The course will take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the pandemic and will feature interviews and guest lectures with faculty experts, from biomedical...

Jesse Rodenbiker writes about China's Environmental Sciences and Green Modernization

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22 March 2021
The paper is titled: Making Ecology Developmental: China's Environmental Sciences and Green Modernization in Global Context. A timely aspect of this publication is that it precedes, by a month, the third meeting of the COP 15 biodiversity conference in Kunming, China - titled "Ecological...

Wright/Vaz & Shih/Newman awarded Urban Studies Foundation Awards

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19 March 2021
Two teams including Rutgers Geography Graduate Faculty have been awarded Seminar Awards from the Urban Studies Foundation to carry out international seminars in the next two years.    Dr. Priscilla Vaz, who joins Rutgers Geography as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2021, and Dr. Willie Wright,...

Graduate student Alana Rader awarded a 2021 AGS Fellowship

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17 March 2021
The American Geographical Society (AGS) announced the recipients of the 2021 AGS Council Fellowships to support master’s and doctoral research. Established in 2013, the awards are funded by a gift from the estate of Dr. Marshall E. Bowen and each recipient receives $1,500.00. The recipients are...

Ghertner & Lake publish new book on land commodification: Land Fictions

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01 March 2021
A new book, co-edited by D. Asher Ghertner, Associate Professor, and Robert W. Lake, Professor Emeritus, at Rutgers Geography explores the common storylines, narratives, and tales of social betterment that justify and enact land as commodity. Titled Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in...

Graduate student Sasha Leidman's research paper covered in Rutgers Today

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20 January 2021
In the Research & Innovation section, Sasha is quoted about bacteria likely triggering greater melting on the Greenland ice sheet, possibly increasing the island’s contribution to sea-level rise. That’s because the microbes cause sunlight-absorbing sediment to clump together and accumulate in the...

Michael Siegel interviewed about New Jersey's boundaries

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12 December 2020
On episode 3 of Please Explain!, part of Montclair, NJ's Design Week, the Department of Geography's Staff Cartographer Michael Siegel fielded questions about some of the more unusual aspects of New Jersey's boundaries with New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Drawing on research from the "Mapping New...

Geography.com launched by the AAG and ESRI

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31 October 2020
The American Association of Geographers (AAG) is pleased to announce the launch of Geography.com in conjunction with the celebration of Geography Awareness Week. The website is a joint venture and collaboration between the AAG and Esri, designed for educational purposes and the promotion of the...

Thomas Crowley's new book on Delhi's urban ecology

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19 October 2020
Fractured Forest, Quartzite City, a new book by Rutgers Geography PhD candidate Thomas Crowley, is the first book to explore the ecological history of Delhi and Its Ridge.  The book, jointly published under the Yoda-SAGE Select imprint, seeks to explore Delhi's history with its environment at the...

Mazen Labban on the #BeirutBlast & Environmental Violence

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04 September 2020
Visiting Assistant Professor Mazen Labban recently published "On the #BeirutBlast and the Environmental Violence of Capital" in the journal Capitalism, Nature, Socialism's online platform. Dr. Labban, a senior editor at CNS, trenchantly places the devastation wrote in Beirut on August 4, 2020 in...