Alumni Spotlight: Jason Langley, Class of 2018

Jason Langley graduated in 2018 with a Geography BA and Environmental Studies BA. We are lucky to have him update us on his life after graduation. Why did you choose the Geography major? I came in as an Environmental Studies major, but after taking a human geography class I felt that all the gaps I […]

Professor Stuart Sweeney receives Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award

Stuart Sweeney, a UCSB Professor of Geography since 1998, has developed an impressive record of “stepping up” to mentor graduate students with a unique combination of patience and optimism. He has supervised, as chair or co-chair, 12 Ph.D. and 2 masters students, and been a member of nearly 70 other graduate committees. His advisees note […]

UCSB Geography Newsletter: April 2020

Greetings folks, Hope you’ve all been staying safe and taking care of yourselves during this unprecedented time. Enjoy this newsletter, which contains some information on how a few of our current faculty members have been navigating through the pandemic. Faculty News Rick Church and Alan Murray have been awarded the 2019 William Alonso Memorial Prize […]

COVID-19 and Field Work Research Impacts

Professor Dave Siegel is quoted in the two articles below about the impacts of COVID-19 on the NASA EXPORTS (EXport Processes in the Ocean from Remote Sensing) research cruise, which was postponed from its April departure.   Washington Post: Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on scientific field work VICE: Scientists Are Stuck on an Ice-Locked Ship […]

Highlights of Careers of Geographers Panel

As part of GEOG 197 (Careers in Geography), Professor Jennifer King organized a panel titled “Careers of Geographers”, which took place on March 25th. Professor King noted the intentionality of calling the panel “Careers of Geographers” not “Geography Careers”. She gave an example about how if you searched on LinkedIn for jobs with the keyword […]

Alumni Spotlight: Noah Gluschankoff, Class of 2018

Noah Gluschankoff graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Physical Geography and a minor in Earth Science. After working as a lab technician, he now is a PhD student at Stanford studying Marine Biogeochemistry. Why did you choose the Geography major? Growing up I always knew I wanted to study something in the environmental sciences. […]

Undergrad Spotlight: Julia Santos

Julia Santos is a 2nd year is a double major in the Physical Geography BS with the Ocean Science Emphasis and Environmental Studies BA.     Why did you choose the geography major? What areas of geography interest you?  I chose to major in Physical Geography with an Ocean Science Emphasis because of my love […]

Alumni Spotlight: Pace Farbstein, Class of 2019

Pace Farbstien graduated in June 2019 with a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies, and now works as a Geospatial Analyst with Stanford ‘s Maps and Records Department with fellow UCSB Alumni, Andrew Ferguson. Why did you choose the Geography major? The summer going into my senior year I decided to add the geography double […]

Katie Maynard receives UC System Sustainability Champion Award

Katie Maynard, who serves as the Event Manager and Sustainability Coordinator for UCSB’s Sustainability Staff, was recently recognized for her tremendous contributions to the UC’s sustainability efforts with the UC System Sustainability Champion Award. Katie’s career in sustainability began at UCSB as an undergraduate student where she helped lead system-wide change to create the Education […]

Remembering Meryl Wieder

Meryl Wieder passed away at age 80 on Tuesday, June 12, 2019. She served as the UCSB Department of Geography’s first Management Services Officer beginning in 1978 and retired in 2004. In addition to being one of the longest-serving former members of the department’s administrative staff, she played a key role in the development of […]