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G&A offering new Ph.D. option starting Fall 2013

Starting this semester, entering Ph.D. students will receive their degree in Geography and Anthropology. Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2013 will have the option to either keep the Ph.D. in Geography (with the option for a concentration in Anthropology) or to change their major to Geography and Anthropology.

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SURGEDAT goes live

The most comprehensive collection of storm surge information in the world, SURGEDAT, has been launched by researchers in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at LSU.

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G&A’s Craig Colten to participate in International Conference on Infrastructure and Equity

Dr. Craig Colten, Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography, has been invited to speak at the Infrastructure and Equity Conference in Bogota, Columbia, on Aug. 21. The principal host and organizer is Columbia Humanitaria, a federal agency created in the wake of disastrous La Nina floods in 2010-2011, which guides relief and rehabilitation in the wake of disasters and fosters strong institutional and financial strategies to face future hazard events.

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G&A’s Craig Colten partners with Water Institute

Dr. Craig Colten, Carl O. Sauer Professor in Geography, has joined the Water Institute of the Gulf as its director of Human Dimensions. While retaining his position with LSU, he will work to help coastal communities adapt and respond to environmental changes and hazards.

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Department receives Civil War-era sea chest

Diaries from pre- and post-Civil War America, newspaper clippings, shipping log books, and personal items such as photographs, eye glasses, a pocket watch, and engraved silverware are just a few of the treasures the Department of Geography and Anthropology faculty have discovered in a recent gift to LSU.

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