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CSULB Geography Department Receives High Rankings

September 25th, 2017

The CSULB Geography department is currently ranked #4 in California and #11 nationally according to According to the site’s methodology page, their school rankings were established using a mix of financial, academic, and other factors like graduate job prospects and student retention rates.

Geography Lecturer Scott Winslow Featured in Inside CSULB

August 10th, 2017

Geography lecturer Scott Winslow was recently featured in Inside CSULB for the great work that he is doing to help expand the Geography department’s utilization of Unmanned Aerial Systems (also commonly known as UAVs or drones). The article discusses both how the Geography department is working to take full advantage of this promising new […]

Geography Graduate Student Genie Bey Selected as Switzer Environmental Fellow

July 26th, 2017


Geography graduate student Genie Bey was recently selected as a Switzer Environmental Fellow by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. The Switzer Environemental Fellowhip is awarded to graduate and doctoral students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to helping the environment. Genie has been focused on developing solutions to environmental problems since her […]

Graduate Student Research Assistantships Available for NSF Funded Fire and Tree Regeneration Research Project in Mali

March 16th, 2017

Geography Professor Dr. Paul Laris is looking for students with experience in biogeography statistics and/or field data collection and remote sensing methods who are interested in working as a graduate research assistant on an NSF funded fire and tree regeneration focused research project in Mali, Africa. All students applying to the Geography MA graduate […]

Earn your Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science in 1 year – Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2017

January 25th, 2017


The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Department of Geography is now accepting applications for Fall 2017 admission into the Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci) program. Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2017 with priority review of applications beginning in April 2017. The MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit Master of Science […]

Professor Jocoy’s Work Mapping Historical Census Records for Long Beach Neighborhood Featured in InsideCSULB

December 6th, 2016


Geography professor Dr. Christine Jocoy’s work on a project to map historical US Census records for the East 7th Street neighborhood in Long Beach, which has received grant funding from the Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association, was recently featured in InsideCSULB. The goal of the project is to use recently released individual level US […]

Emotional Geographies Conference in Long Beach June 14-16, 2017

August 24th, 2016

Save the Date! The 6th International Emotional Geographies Conference will take place in Long Beach, California, USA, 14-16 June 2017. The conference is co-hosted by Dr. Deborah Thien, California State University, Long Beach and Dr. Stuart Aitken, San Diego State University. Additional information about registration, accommodation, and keynote speakers can be found on the conference […]

AAG Cartography Illustrated Paper Competition – Deadline October 21st

August 16th, 2016

The Cartography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) has recently announced their 2017 Student Illustrated Paper Competition. Submissions will be accepted from now until October 21, 2016. Cash prizes will be award to 1st ($300), 2nd ($200) and 3rd ($100) place finishers. The competition is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. […]

Geography Undergraduate Caitlin Kelly Wins Poster Award at 2016 CSULB Green Generation Mixer

April 22nd, 2016

Geography undergraduate Caitlin Kelly recently won an award for her outstanding poster on sustainable development and NIMBY-ism which she presented as part of the Sustainability Project Showcase at the CSULB Green Generation Mixer 2016. Take a look at the poster below or download the PDF version for a more detailed look at Caitlin’s research.

MSGISci Graduates’ Geospatial Analysis of Twitter Trends Highlighted on the The Atlantic‘s City Lab Website

April 15th, 2016

The research of Therese Norman and Wes Dewitt, two recent graduates from the CSULB Master of Science in Geographic Information Science program, was recently featured on the The Atlantic‘s City Lab web page. The article describes the results of Therese and Wes’s innovative research into the geospatial patterns of content in Twitter tweets. Their work […]