Vicky Lawson integrates social justice as Honors Program director

lawson4geogThis fall, the University Honors Program welcomed a new director, Victoria Lawson, professor of geography, internationally-recognized scholar on global poverty and co-founder of the Relational Poverty Network.

Elyse Gordon wins APCG Margaret Trussell Scholarship

elyseThe geography department congratulates Elyse Gordon for winning the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Margaret Trussel Scholarship for Graduate students.  She won this based on her proposed research project involving Philanthrocapitalism in the Pacific Northwest.  Details below:

 

The APCG in conjunction with the APCG’s Women’s  Network, is pleased to announce the annual competition for  the Margaret Trussell Scholarship. Normally, two scholarships are made annually, one to a woman doctoral geography student and one to a woman master’s geography student. All fields of geographical study are welcome. Women students who are members of APCG are encouraged to apply. The competitive awards are made based on excellence in research design, written proposals and requests for funding, and supportive letters of recommendation. The funds may be used to support fieldwork, archival research, and/or writing. A well-stated research description, timeline of work, and budget are required. Each application should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from faculty who either know the student or serve on their research
committees.

Each application must include the following items:
1. Statement of project including a general overview with references parenthetically cited and a
reference section
2. Timeline for completion
3. Budget and identified use of award ($1000)
4. Graduate Transcripts
5. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members
6. Contact Information

Faculty members are asked to encourage students to apply and support applicants with letters of recommendation. Applications are accepted in late spring and early summer but no later than August 1st. Email applications are preferred. If necessary, paper applications may be submitted. Applicants must be a member of the APCG during the year the award is given. Applicants are asked to attend the Tucson meeting (September 24-27), including the Saturday banquet (unless out of the country). Winners must present a paper concerning the research supported by the award at the APCG meeting this year or next. Winners are further asked to send a short article about their work to the Pacifica editor for possible inclusion in a future Pacifica issue.