In the Spotlight Archive

In the Spotlight Archive

With the support of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Department of Geography is pleased to present:

Dr Jackson Katz:”Geographies of Diversity: Jackson Katz on Masculinities and Violence”

Date/Time/Place: Monday, November 28 at 3:30 PM, LH-150 — all welcome! Please advise students to arrive early as this promises to be a full house.

Educator, author, filmmaker, and social theorist,Dr. Jackson Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education in schools, the sports culture and the military, as well asforhis pioneering work in critical media literacy.Katz holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and EducationfromUCLA. Katz also writes a blog for the Huffington Post:

The Department of Geography, in conjunction with the Women’s Resource Center, and Women’s, Gender & Sexauality Studies Department present a Breast Cancer Awareness event on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 5pm-7pm in LH-151. The film screened is “No Family History,” and will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Baralt, in which risks for cancer are discussed.

Congratulations are in order to Angela Wranic, who has just crossed the threshold to ABD status!

The Department of Geography’s own Tom Frazier is featured in Inside CSULB this month. Check it out here.

June 2011: Congratulations are in order to Angela Wranic, who has just crossed the threshold to ABD status!

April 2011: Dr. Deborah Thien has taken the lead on organizing a "Common Book" for the College of Liberal Arts this spring. As part of that event, Dr. Thien and her collaborators have invited Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil’s Highway to campus. The event is highlight on the College of Liberal Arts website here. Urrea will be speaking on April 6th at 5 PM in LH-151. On April 5th, there will also be a showing of "Children in No Man’s Land," a documentary by Anayansi Prado (more info on that event can be found here).

February 2011: Dr. Del Casino’s work has been translated into Chinese. Check out the cover page of the article from Urban Planning International here. The paper was part of a special issue on poststructuralism.

February 2011: Dr. Dmitrii Sidorov has been tapped to be a judge the "Geography in Focus" photo competition at the AAG Meetings this year in Seattle!

January 2011 : Dr. Vincent Del Casino has been nominated to be a National Councillor of the Association of American Geographers. Check out his statement here! Voting takes place this spring.

December 2010: Dr. Chrys Rodrigue is featured in this month’s CSULB Newsletter, Inside CSULB. She highlights her new course on the Geography and Mars and discusses the challenges of developing and teaching such a course. Way to go Chrys!

November 2010: Dr. Christine Rodrigue gave a lecture on November 17 entitled "Orders of Relief and the Regional Geography of Mars at California State University Stanislaus.

November 2010: Dr. Christine Rodrigue had her recent letter to the editor critiquing Proposition 23 published in the Los Angeles Times. Check out the story here.

October 2010: Congratulations to Wright Kennedy, Eric Jones, Kalli Fullerton, Stacie Townsend, Andreea Greavu, Siegrum Storer, Jessica Jaynes, Zoe Schumacher, Mike Nichols, Rachel Davis, and Annette Quintero for completing their M.A. Thesis Proposal presentation. They were all outstanding!

September 2010: Dr. Paul Laris has been named Co-Chair of the universitywide Sustainability Task Force for CSULB. This task force brings together administrators, staff, students, and faculty to address how we might best develop a campus climate commitment to reduce our carbon footprint. Congratulations Dr. Laris.

September 2010: Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Dallman, who was named President of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners!!! You can read more about her appointment on the CLA Website.

September 2010: Congratulations are also in order to Dr. Paul Laris, who was just awarded a National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration Award for his project titled "Humanizing fire pixels: Linking fire regimes of savanna fires to their human causes." Well done Paul!

September 2010: Congratulations to Samantha Roth (MA Student, Geography), who has been awarded a DEVELOP (Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences Training and Development Program) Internship from NASA. The paid internship includes a 20 hour a week workload and is designed to demonstrate to community leaders how NASA science measurements and predictions can be utilized to address local policy issues. For more information about the program, you can read about online in the Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. Congratulations Samantha on another outstanding acheivement.

September 2010: A lead story in the New York Times online edition highlights the work of Dr. Andrew Curtis (USC), who is studying post-Katrina New Orleans recovery. The same piece also highlights the important partnership that Dr. Curtis has with Geography @ The Beach. Check out the story here.

August 2010: The Department of Geography is pleased to announce that it will be able to accept graduate students in the Spring of 2011. Applications are due to the Department no later than October 15, 2010 for consideration. More information on the graduate program can be found here.

July 2010: The Department of Geography faculty and students are featured in the Summer 2010 edition of Giving, the College of Liberal Arts newsletter. Check it out here!

July 2010: Everyone should check out the webpage for the journal Applied Geography which features the first two multimedia articles for that journal. The two articles feature Dr. Jacqueline Mills (Asst Prof) and Mr. Wright Kennedy (MA Student) in the first article and Dr. Hyowon Ban (Asst Prof) in the second. Congratulations to everyone involved!

June 2010: Congratulations are in order for Annette Quintero, who was awarded a $3500 Pruitt National Minority Fellowship to support her work in Costa Rica! Way to go Annette!!!!

June 2010: Kudos must also go out to Drs. Unna Lassiter and Deborah Thien for putting on a very successful workshop titled "Resilient Leadership: Perspectives on Women, Politics & Place." Students from a number of different degree programs on campus attended!

June 2010: Dr. Hyowon Ban had a paper accepted as part of the 2010 UCGIS Junior Faculty Paper Competition in June. She received a $1000 stipend to offset her travel costs to the conference!

May 2010: Congratulations are in order for Zoe Schumacher, one of our MA students, who was awarded a CLA Alumni Scholarship worth $3000.00 for the 2010-2011 Academic Year! Way to go Zoe!!!!

May 2010: Congratulations to Flavio Mercardo, who was awarded a $500 award from the Los Angeles Geographical Society for his map presentation. Way to go, Flavio!

May 2010: Congratulations to Mary Ngo, CSULB Graduate Student in Geography, who has made the Dean’s List for the College of Liberal Arts! This award is reserved for the top 1% of all graduate students in the College. Way to go, Mary!

May 2010: Congratulations to Jade Dean for her First Place Prize for an Undergraduate Paper at this year’s California Geographical Society!!! Her paper was titled, "The Disturbance Regime of California Coastal Sage Scrub."

April 2010: Check out the "Notes from the Field" report that was published in the AAG Qualitative Research Group Newsletter by graduate students, Mike Nichols and Rachel Davies (

April 2010: Congratulations to Kaitlin Falahee, a CSULB Alum, who is going to be an American Geographical Society intern this summer in NYC!

April 2010: Congratulations to the Department for its recent CCPE award of $50,000 to support the development of new geographic information science classes!!!

April 2010: Dr. Deborah Thien will be one of two presenters at this year’s CSULB Women’s Research Colloquium. Costs for dinner is $20 and RSVP’s can be sent to Cynthia Angiuli (, with payment at the door.

April 2010: CSULB Geography takes the AAG Meeting by storm! Check out all the CSULB presentators here!

April 2010: Christopher Slay, former CSULB Geography and Biology double major who now is a Ph.D. student in biology, was just awarded a three-year NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! This is an incredibly prestigious award.

April 2010: James Tyner, CSULB Alumni and Professor of Geography at Kent State, was awarded the Association of American Geographers Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work for his book War, Violence, and Population: Making the Body Count! Congratulations Jim!