Newport-Inglewood fault research

Newport-Inglewood fault research

New research, co-authored by UCLA Geography post-doc Simona Avnaim-Katav as well as Professor and John Muir Chair Glen MacDonald, reveals the Newport-Inglewood fault may be more dangerous than previously believed.

Los Angeles Times

Dr. Kang Yang wins UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research

Dr. Kang Yang wins UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research

Department of Geography postdoctoral scholar Dr. Kang Yang is winner of a 2017 UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research, for his work using satellite remote sensing to study meltwater runoff processes on the Greenland Ice Sheet. UCLA currently has over 1,300 postdoctoral scholars and Dr. Yang is one of just four winners selected this year.

This marks the first time a member of our department has won this highly competitive prize.  It was established in 1998 to recognize the important contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to UCLA's research mission. Dr. Yang was honored at an awards ceremony hosted by Dean Garrell, where he received an plaque and $5000 prize.

UCLA Graduate Education

The New Yorker: Professor Smith’s team in Greenland

The New Yorker: Professor Smith’s team in Greenland

Chair and Professor Laurence C. Smith’s team in Greenland covered by The New Yorker.

New Yorker

Professor Yongkang Xue elected AMS Fellow

Professor Yongkang Xue elected AMS Fellow

Professor Yongkang Xue elected an American Meterological Society fellow.

This honor is bestowed on no more than 0.2% of the American Meterological Society (AMS) membership in any given year, in recognition of "outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their applications during a substantial period of years."

American Meterological Society

Prolonged California aridity linked to climate warming and Pacific sea surface temperature

Prolonged California aridity linked to climate warming and Pacific sea surface temperature

Professor and John Muir Chair Glen MacDonald's research on California droughts have been published in Nature.

Nature, Washington Post, UCLA Newsroom, LA Times

Professor Michael Storper earns Royal Geographic Society award

Professor Michael Storper earns Royal Geographic Society award

Distinguished Professor Michael Storper at UCLA Luskin School of Urban Planning receives the Royal Geographical Society’s Top Award, the Founders Medal of the RGS/IBG for 2016.

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Professor Daniela Cusack earns DOE Early Career award

Professor Daniela Cusack earns DOE Early Career award

Congratulations to Professor Daniela Cusack, who has been selected for an Early Career research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. This program supports the development of outstanding scientists early in their careers and is highly competitive.

US Department of Energy - Office of Science

Professor Kyle Cavanaugh wins NASA New Investigator award

Professor Kyle Cavanaugh wins NASA New Investigator award

Congratulations to Professor Kyle Cavanaugh on his selection for a NASA New Investigator award.

This highly competitive grant is designed to support outstanding scientific research and career development of scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers.

NASA Science Mission Directorate

Professor MacDonald elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor MacDonald elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Glen MacDonald, John Muir Memorial Chair and Distinguished Professor of Geography, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Following his election as Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, this caps off an amazing (and well deserved) Grand Slam year for Professor MacDonald.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of our country's oldest learned societies. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science, engineering, and technology policy; global security and international affairs; the humanities, arts, and education; and American institutions and the public good.

A total of 213 Fellows were elected this year, including 7 from UCLA.  The full list may be viewed at the link below.

Congratulations!

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Newly Elected Fellows

AAG awards for past and present UCLA Geography members

AAG awards for past and present UCLA Geography members

American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in San Francisco (April 2016) Awards Ceremony and Lunch honored a number of past and present members of UCLA Geography with prestigious awards. In alphabetical order they are –

 

  1. Dr. Audrey Kobayashi (graduate alum)  AAG Presidential Achievement Award
  2. Dr. George Malanson (graduate alum) AAG Lifetime Achievement Award
  3. Dr. Richard Marston (graduate alum)  Melvin G. Marcus Distinguished Career Award
  4. Dr. Linda Mearns (graduate alum) AAG Distinguished Scholarship Award
  5. Dr. Sophie Webber (current postdoc)  Award for Best Dissertation in Economic Geography

Please join UCLA Geography in congratulating our distinguished AAG award winners.

Photo: of Drs. Malanson, Mearns and Marston.

Professor Agnew named Faculty Research Scholar

Professor Agnew named Faculty Research Scholar

UCLA Academic Senate has selected the recipients of the 2016-2017 Faculty Research Lectureships:

  • 122nd Faculty Research Lecture, John Agnew (Geography)
UCLA Newsroom

Winning Project Team of the Lemelson Award for Innovative Digital Projects in Social Research

Winning Project Team of the Lemelson Award for Innovative Digital Projects in Social Research

Congratulations to our team for winning the Lemelson Award for Innovative Digital Projects in Social Research.

Money Grows on Trees: Carbon Markets and Mangroves in West Africa

Team Members: Judith Carney (UCLA Department of Geography), Ashley Fent (UCLA Department of Geography), Rémi Bardou (UCLA Department of Geography), Christie Ford (UCLA Department of Geography/Environmental Studies), Robert Burns (UCLA Department of Geography)

UCLA Social Sciences