Geography faculty elected fellows of the AGU

Geography faculty elected fellows of the AGU

Geography Chair Laurence C. Smith and  John Muir Memorial Chair Glen MacDonald have been elected as Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

According to the AGU –

Being elected a Union Fellow is a tribute to those AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by section and focus group committees. This honor is bestowed on only 0.1% of the membership in any given year. We look forward to celebrating their breakthrough achievements and exceptional work at the annual Honors Ceremony and Banquet to be held on 16 December at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco., UCLA Newsroom

In Memorium – Dr. Anna Dvorak

In Memorium - Dr. Anna Dvorak

It is with deep sadness that we convey the death on 7 July of Dr. Anna Dvorak (1987-2015), who suffered an accident while climbing in the Idaho Mountains.  Anna was born in Southern California.  Following degrees at the University of California, Berkeley and the California State University, Northridge, she studied for her doctorate in the Department of Geography at UCLA, under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Bell.  Anna's thesis on the cultural-historical geography of Polish settlement in Brazil was completed in 2013.  At the time of her accident, Anna was still in the early stages of a tenure-stream appointment in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Eastern Washington University.  A permanent record of her work lives on mainly within articles published in Brazil.  Anna was an avid participant in outdoor pursuits, including mountain biking, hiking and climbing.  She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends, including in the Department of Geography at UCLA.

Memorial Service to Celebrate Anna’s Life will take place on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm, at Shepherd of the Hills Church.
19700 Rinaldi St, Porter Ranch, CA 91326

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