UO-IGU Meeting: Political Geography & the Environment

From June 19-21, 2014, the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon will host a meeting of the IGU Commission on Political Geography in Eugene, Oregon, focused on the political geography of the environment. The conference promises to be an interesting gathering, featuring plenary addresses by Simon Dalby and Shannon O’Lear, papers from a range of participants coming from different countries, and a field trip to the Oregon coast.

The deadline for abstract submission is April 20.
For additional information about the conference, including how to register, submit an abstract, and reserve a hotel room, visit the meeting website.

Congratulations to 2014 award winners

Congratulations to this year’s PGSG award winners!

Julian Minghi Outstanding Research Award: Adam Moore, UCLA for Peacebuilding in Practice

Stanley D. Brunn Young Scholar Award: Natalie Koch, Syracuse University

Richard Morrill Public Outreach Award: Sarah Koopman, Wilfrid Laurier University

Graduate Student Paper Award: Ian Rowen, University of Colorado, Boulder

Dissertation Enhancement Award: Galen Murton, University of Colorado, Boulder

Please also keep in mind that the Undergraduate Student Paper Award deadline is June 15, 2014 – so if you see any great papers at the end of this semester, please encourage your students to submit them for consideration.

Welcome to the new board members

After a successful AAG week in Tampa, PGSG would like to thank incoming board and committee members for serving:

Afton Clarke-Sather, Faculty Representative
University of Delaware

Sapana Doshi, Faculty Representative
University of Arizona

Kara Dempsey, Student Travel Award Committee
DePaul University

Cindy Sorrensen, Student Travel Award Committee
Texas Tech University

Fiona Davidson, Dissertation Enhancement Award Committee
University of Arkansas

Karen Culcasi, Graduate Student Paper Award Committee
West Virginia University

Emma Norman, Undergraduate Student Paper Award Committee
Michigan Technological University

Stephanie Wilbrand, Undergraduate Student Paper Award Committee
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Elyse Gordon, Student Representative
University of Washington

PGSG would also like to thank everyone who attended the pre-conference at USF, and our local coordinators in the School of Geosciences, Jayajit Chakraborty and Pratyusha Basu!