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

January 25th, 2017

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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. The priority deadline for applications is April 1, 2017. The MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit Master of Science degree program that has been created to accommodate […]

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

December 6th, 2016

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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.
http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments/geography/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/kelly_sustainability_poster.pdf

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 […]

Professor Jocoy Receives Grant to Study Historical Demographic Change in Long Beach Neighborhood

March 30th, 2016

Professor Jocoy was recently awarded a grant from the Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association to support her project “Mapping the Dynamism of Long Beach’s East 7th Street Neighborhood”. The goal of the project is to use recently released household level US Census data from 1920 and 1930 to develop a social atlas of Long […]

Geography Faculty Members’ Easter Island Research Featured Online

February 12th, 2016

The research of CSULB MSGISci professors Dr. Christoper Lee and Dr. Suzanne Wechsler has been featured in the latest issue of Trimble’s online publication Technology&more. Their work has focused on utilizing the latest GPS and UAS technology to better map the island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in order to learn more about its mysterious […]

Geography’s Tom Frazier to Lecture at the University Art Museum about German Unification and the Planning of the Berlin Federal Chancellery

October 14th, 2015

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On Thursday, October 15 at 6:30pm the German Club together with the UAM conference “Far-Sited” will present a lecture in recognition of 25 Years of German Unity and the 50th anniversary of the International Sculpture Symposium in the UAM Easy Gallery. CSULB Professor of Geography Tom Frazier will present a lecture titled: “Capital City Berlin’s […]

Geography and Anthropology Faculty Conduct Cutting Edge Research on Easter Island

September 23rd, 2015

An article describing the research efforts of CSULB Geography and Anthropology faculty on Easter Island (Rapa Nui) was recently published in the September 2015 issue of GeoInternational. The work of Drs. Chris Lee (Geography), Carl Lipo (Anthropology), and Suzanne Wechsler (Geography) has provided new insight into the settlement history of Easter Island through innovative […]