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Archive for 2014

Professor Laris Discusses Peace Corps International Masters Program on Local Long Beach

December 16th, 2014

In a recent Peace Corps focused episode of Local Long Beach, a video publication produced by CSULB students, Professor Paul Laris was interviewed and asked about the details of the new Peace Corps Masters International program that will provide graduate students with an opportunity to simultaneously earn an M.A. in Geography from CSULB and serve […]

Professor Curtis Gives his Last Lecture Before Retirement

December 10th, 2014

Geography professor Dr. Jim Curtis gave his last lecture before retirement on December 9th and received a surprise bagpipe tribute at the start of his class that can be seen in the video below. Congratulations to Dr. Curtis on his retirement after his many years of fantastic teaching and research in the Geography department […]

Apply Now for Graduate Research Enhancement Funding (G-REF)

November 12th, 2014

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for a Graduate Research Enhancement Fund (G-REF) award. This award is for data, technology, equipment or specialized software to support research conducted by students who are working towards their Masters degree. Application instructions and eligibility requirements can be found in the form below. Applications are due to the […]

Geography’s Tom Frazier Featured in Inside CSULB

November 4th, 2014

Geography lecturer Tom Frazier was recently featured in “Inside CSULB” because of his contributions to the University Art Museum’s latest exhibit “Barbara Klemm. Light and Dark. Photographs from Germany” which runs until December 14th. Tom was generous enough to loan the Museum the pieces of the Berlin Wall that he collected when he was […]

GIS speaker – David DiBiase visiting campus on 10/21

October 17th, 2014

David DiBiase, the Director of Education at ESRI (, will be visiting the department on Tuesday, October 21st. He will give a presentation between 10am-11am in the Anatol Center. He will speak about employment opportunities in geospatial industries as well as address how ESRI supports higher education.

“The Science Of Samba” at Inside CSULB

October 9th, 2014

A recent experiment to better understand Samba dance using GIScience by Hyowon Ban (geography, CSULB) and Hossein Chavoshi (geography, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium). Please follow the link below for the details!

Call For Maps: Scholarship Competition @California Map Society Meeting

October 9th, 2014


Download the Application Form here              Download the Flyer here

Geography Student Andrew Carnes Receives National Leadership Award From Pi Kappa Phi

Andrew Carnes, a geography major who is currently a senior at CSULB, is this year’s recipient of the Howard H. Baker Leadership Award, one of the greatest honors bestowed on undergraduate members by the Pi Kappa Phi Supreme Chapter. For more information on Andrew’s achievement visit the page at the link below:

Peace Corps Director to Visit CSULB and Sign Agreement for Geography Masters Program Partnership

September 3rd, 2014

Peace Corps director Carrie Hessler-Radelet visted CSULB on September 5th to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that created a partnership between the University and Peace Corps. This partnership created a Masters International Program that will allow graduate students who are accepted into the program to earn an MA in Geography by first completing coursework […]

Professor Laris Awarded $250,000 Grant to Study Brush Fires in Mali

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Laris who was recently awarded $250,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study brush fires in the African country of Mali. Dr. Laris’ research is focused on studying the emissions produced by human ignited brush fires through both data collection in the field and use of remotely sensed imagery […]