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Geography Alumnus Stephen Strand Featured on GIS Blogs for His Racing Inspired Thesis Research

April 23rd, 2015

Geography alumnus Stephen Strand (M.A. in Geography, 2015) has recently been featured on two GIS blogs as a result of his innovative thesis research that looked at the applications of GIS in racing motorsports. Stephen’s presentation at the LA Geospatial Summit about his thesis research led to an interview that eventually appeared in articles […]

Earn your Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science in Just One Year – There’s Still Time to Apply for Fall 2015

April 16th, 2015

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Department of Geography is still accepting applications for our Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci). While April 15th was the priority deadline, we have extended the 2015-2016 cohort application period through June 1st.
The MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit MS degree program. Classes are offered on weeknights and […]

Geography’s Unna Lassiter Receives Faculty Award

April 16th, 2015

Geography lecturer Dr. Unna Lassiter has been selected to receive the 2015 John and Phyllis Jung Endowed Part-Time Faculty Award in recognition of the great work that she is doing here at CSULB. This prestigious award is only awarded to one lecturer within the College of Liberal Arts each year and is awarded based […]

Professor Emerita Dr. Judith Tyner Publishes Two New Books

April 3rd, 2015

Dr. Tyner has recently published two new books and presented at several conferences. Her book “The World of Maps: Map Reading and Interpretation for the 21st Century” was published in October 2014 by Guilford Press and her latest book “Stitching the World: Embroidered Maps and Women’s Geographical Education” was published in April […]

Two NSF-funded MA Geography Graduate Research Assistantships Available

February 3rd, 2015

NSF Project: Creating Woodlands in Mali
Funding will support two graduate assistants who will collaborate on the data collection and analysis through the duration of the
NSF funded project and on the publication of the research findings. The students will assist during a maximum of two academic
years.The graduate research assistants will work as field and/or
lab research assistants […]

Obituary for Widow of Former CSULB Geography Professor Rod Steiner

January 8th, 2015

Phyllis Steiner, widow of Rodney Steiner passed away December 6, 2014. Rod Steiner, a member of the Geography Department from 1956, established the Steiner Award for CSULB Geography students and died in 1995.

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 Coverdell Fellows 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 […]