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Earn your Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science in Just One Year – There’s Still Time to Apply for Fall 2016

May 2nd, 2016

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Department of Geography is still accepting applications for our Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci) program. While April 15th was the priority deadline, we have extended the 2016-2017 cohort application period through June 1st. If you are interested in applying to the program for the upcoming […]

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. […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

CSULB Grad Student Puts GIS Skills to Use as NASA Summer Intern

September 8th, 2015

CSULB Geology graduate student Jeanette Harlow recently completed a NASA summer internship where she worked on developing GIS based web applications for making solar and meteorology data available to the public. Although Jeanette is a student in the Geology department, she has taken many GIS classes in the Geography department in order to gain […]

Recent News Articles Highlight Growing Popularity of Geography and Job Market Demand for Geographers

September 3rd, 2015

Recent articles in both the Guardian and Crain’s New York Business have highlighted growing demand in the job market for employees with geography degrees and increasing student interest in the field of geography. Follow the links below to read the full articles and find out for yourself why now is a great time to […]

Geography Grad Students Go On to Publish Academic Articles and Enroll in PhD Programs

September 3rd, 2015

A large number of Geography graduate students who have recently completed their M.A. degree here at CSULB have continued to build upon their academic accomplishments after graduation through publishing academic journal articles and enrolling in PhD programs. Their success is evidence of the great work that students are doing in the Geography department and […]