Mapping kelp forests

Mapping kelp forests

Assistant Professor Kyle Cavanaugh helps map kelp forests as a part of Floating Forests.

UCLA Newsroom, Floating Forests

AAG Awards to faculty

AAG Awards to faculty

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) has awarded a lifetime honors award to Professor Emeritus William A. V. Clark.

Professor Judy Carney and Professor Helga Leitner were elected to the inaugural class of AAG Fellows.

AAG Announces the 2018 AAG Honors, AAG Announces Inaugural Class of AAG Fellows

30 UCLA Faculty on Highly Cited Researchers list

30 UCLA Faculty on Highly Cited Researchers list

Thirty UCLA faculty members, including Geography Distinguished Professor Dennis Lettenmaier, are among the most influential researchers in their fields for 2017 according to Clarative Analytics.

UCLA Newsroom, Clarivate

Professor Smith new study in New York Times

Professor Smith new study in New York Times

Professor Laurence C. Smith's Greenland surface water research covered in a multimedia piece by the New York Times. 

(photo credit: Colin Gleason)

New York Times, UCLA Newsroom, PNAS

Environmental impact of pets

Environmental impact of pets

Professor and Chair Greg Okin's research on quantifying the environmental impact of feeding pets estimates that as many as 64 million tons of greenhouse gases annually are created.

The Washington Post, UCLA Newsroom, PLOS One

Professor Agnew elected fellow of the British Academy

Professor Agnew elected fellow of the British Academy

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor John Agnew, who has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy.

British Academy

Professor Agnew receives on honorary doctorate from University of Oulu

Professor Agnew receives on honorary doctorate from University of Oulu

Distinguished Professor John Agnew has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Oulu in Finland.

The University of Oulu is ranked as one of the top universities in Finland, with approximately 16,000 students. Professor Agnew is an active collaborator with University of Oulu through joint publications.

UCLA Newsroom, University of Oulu

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships (NESSF) awarded

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships (NESSF) awarded

Graduate students Karen An and Matthew Cooper have each been awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF).

These fellowships will cover their Ph.D. tuition and stipend up to $45,000/year for three years.  They are highly competitive, with just 69 selected out of 385 applications in Earth Science Research this year. 

NASA - Opportunities for Researchers, NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program – 2017 (PDF)

News and Awards from AAG

News and Awards from AAG

Faculty and grad student awards from this year's American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting:

  • Professor Eric Sheppard: Meridian Book Award for:
    Limits to Globalization: The Disruptive Geographies of Capitalist Development, Oxford University Press, 2016
  • Professor, John Muir Chair, and AAG President Glen MacDonald interviewed by Accuweather at March for Science.
  • Professor and Vice Provost of International Studies and Global Engagement Cindy Fan who on Sunday received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Asian Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers.
  • Graduate student Mia Bennett, Mia, awarded an AAG disseration research grant.
  • Graduate student Tyler Harlan, awarded:
    • Energy and Environment Specialty Group Earl Cook Best Paper Award
    • China Geography Specialty Group Student Paper Award
    • Asian Geography Specialty Group Student Paper Award
    • Energy and Environment Specialty Group Travel Award
    • Asian Geography Specialty Group East Asia Travel Award
  • UCLA Geography PhD Luis Alvarez, Luis, AAG Economic Geography Specialty Group best dissertation award for 2016-2017.
American Association of Geographers: Meridian Book Award, Accuweather, American Association of Geographers: 2017 Awards, American Association of Geographers: Community News

Professor Judy Carney elected AAAS Fellow

Professor Judy Carney elected AAAS Fellow

Professor Judy Carney has been elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Faier awarded ACLS Fellowship

Professor Faier awarded ACLS Fellowship

Associate Professor Lieba Faier has been awarded a highly competitive 2017 Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Out of nearly 1200 applicants, only 71 fellows were selected.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), ACLS Fellows Profile - Lieba Faier

122nd Faculty Research Lecture

122nd Faculty Research Lecture

Professor John Agnew delivers the 122nd UCLA Faculty Research Lecture, Is There a Post-Place Politics?, originally on March 9, 2017.

UCLA Faculty Research Lecture Archives