J.T. Roane's book, Dark Agoras, published

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20 January 2023
The Department of Geography is pleased to celebrate the publication of Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor J.T. Roane's new book, Dark Agoras: Insurgent Black Social Life and the Politics of Place, published this month by NYU Press.  An online Book Launch Party, organized through the Institute for the...

Professor Robin Leichenko has been selected as an AAG Fellow.

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12 January 2023
The American Association of Geographers (AAG) announces its 2023 Fellows, recognizing 16 geographers in a variety of practice areas for their contributions to geographic research, advancement of practice, and careers devoted to strengthening the field of geography, including teaching and...

Professor Jesse Rodenbiker speaks at UN COP 15 Convention on Biological Diversity.

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12 December 2022
He spoke on promoting cooperation across non-state actors on biodiversity conservation and green development alongside the WWF Director of Global Policy, Li Lin, and the Vice President of African Wildlife Fund, Fredrick Kumah. Rodenbiker recently published an article on China's leadership in...

Professor Åsa Rennermalm honored as MVP.

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01 December 2022
A group of students from the Rutgers women's volleyball team has been taking Åsa's Earth Systems course this fall and nominated her for Most Valuable Professor. Åsa was honored as MVP at the Rutgers/Wisconsin game on November 18th.  

Professor Jesse Rodenbiker awarded 2022-2023 Wilson China Fellow.

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06 September 2022
He will be a non-resident fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a Washington D.C. based think-tank. More information is available here.

Rutgers Geography welcomes new Assistant Professor, J.T. Roane

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02 September 2022
It is with great pleasure that the Department of Geography welcomes new Assistant Professor, Dr. J.T. Roane, to Rutgers. Dr. Roane has a joint appointment in the Department of Africana Studies and is the Andrew W. Mellow Chair in the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice. Dr. Roane...

Andrea Marston receives Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award

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27 May 2022
Assistant Professor Andrea Marston was awarded the 2022 Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award from the School of Graduate Studies. This award, issued on the basis of School-wide nominations of graduate faculty at Rutgers, is given to two professors from the University and recognizes...

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...