We are very pleased to announce that the 2016/17 Masaharu G. Inaba Endowed Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Sabrina Clarke, an incoming senior pursuing dual majors in Geography and Global Studies - May 5, 2016
Dr. Craig M. Dalton was invited to publish two articles “Environment and Planning A”, a top ten journal in the discipline of geography and “Big Data and Society”, an interdisciplinary journal from SAGE which is quickly becoming the premier journal connecting data science and the social sciences.
Dr. Jean Paul Rodrigue was recently interviewed on Chinese Central Television (English) and “Global Business America” (CCTV – America) about the likely economic impact on China and global trade of the recent explosions in Tianjin – 17 August 2015.
Our Department is very pleased to announce that Samantha Spagnoli, Senior in Global Studies, has been selected for the International Youth Leadership Program, hosted by Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, Summer 2015.
As the Panama Canal marks its centennial this past week, Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue was widely quoted on it as well as the potential Nicaragua Canal project – August 22, 2014
- BBC interview: Panama Canal at 100
- International Business News interview: Panama Canal Anniversary 2014
- Bloomberg interview: Panama Weighs Another Expansion at Centennial Mark
- UPI interview: A Man, A Plan: The Panama Canal at 100 Years Old
- NPR interview: A Chinese Man, A $50 Bil. Plan (Nicaragua Canal)
Congratulations to Christiaan Perez, Global Studies Class of 2012, on being named by the Hispanic Coalition of New York as one of the "40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars of 2014." Christiaan is currently Assistant Producer and Host of Labor Lines (CyTUnidos) A prestigious and well-deserved honor! – March 2014
Hofstra HORIZONSof Undergraduate Research Premiere Issue Features Global Studies and Geography Dept. Profile and Etana Jacobi as Recipient of the 2012 Undergraduate Library Research Award - January 13, 2014
Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue's Expertise on Maritime Shipping and the Panama Canal Expansion Tapped by Three News Outlets – January 10, 2014
Congratulations to GS and Geography majors, Chris Carchia and Samantha Spagnolli for being honored with Phi Beta Kappa Book (PBK) Awards (Oct 30, 2013)
Nine Hofstra students from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences were honored yesterday, October 30, at the Fall 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Book (PBK) Awards. The students – three sophomores, three juniors and three seniors – were selected by the Hofstra faculty PBK officers for maintaining a GPA of 3.9-4.0 and for high achievement in their major in the humanities, natural sciences or social sciences.
Two of these students are Global Studies and/or Geography majors:
Christopher S. Carchia, 19, of North Haven, CT
Class of 2016, dual major in global studies and geography and political science
Samantha A. Spagnoli, 20, of Dampmart, France
Class of 2015, dual major in English and global studies
(see: Students at the Top of Their Class Receive Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards)
Dr. Grant Saff, elected as Secretary of the Middle States Association of American Geographers, (October 2013).
It was announced at the recent Annual Meeting of the Middle States Association of America Geographers at Buffalo State University that Grant Saff has been elected as the Secretary of the Association for 2014. This places him into the rotation for being, Vice-President of the Association in 2015 and President of the Middle States in 2016. This means that the Fall 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at Hofstra University (mark your calenders)
In addition to the above, he remains the Regional Councilor of the Division (until 2015) and is also the Treasurer of the full Association of American Geographers, where he serves on the 6 person Executive Committee and Chairs the Finance Committee.
The Middle States Division is a regional subdivision of the Association of American Geographers representing members and geography departments in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The MDSAAG exists to advance investigations in geography and to encourage the application of geographic findings in education, government, and business. The Division supports these objectives by organizing an annual academic conference (held in the Fall); distributing an electronic newsletter; publishing an annual peer-reviewed journal (Middle States Geographer) and supporting student paper and poster awards and a World Geography Bowl competition.
CNBC interviews Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue on effects of Panama Canal expansion on U.S. ports – October 28, 2013 Alumni Update 2013 – September 10, 2013 Dr. Zilkia Janer to speak about Naga (India) Hunting/Gathering Traditions at Rubin Museum of Art – September 18, 2013 Amanda Martin, Class of 2013, Accepted into Peace Corps– September 10, 2013
Dr. Maja Bovcon appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor to teach Geography of Africa – September 3, 2013
Dr. Maja Bovcon, a noted Africa scholar, will teach Geography of Africa (Geog 145) starting Fall '13 semester. Dr. Bovcon holds an MS in African Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oxford in the U.K. Adding to her research and teaching, recently Dr. Bovcon has worked with International Crisis Group on refugee and other issues in Africa. She has also provided consultation on immigration matters and was invited by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to brief the Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa. Click on: http://wa-analyst.com/ to learn more about Dr. Maja Bovcon. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Bovcon to the Department!
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