College of Arts and Sciences News

Many Geographers Honored at Annual Conference

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The Department of Geography was a force to be reckoned with at the Southeastern division of the Association of American Geographers annual meeting held in November in Athens, Georgia. For the second straight year, the department received multiple awards.

The Politics of Place-Naming

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Geography Department Head Derek Alderman published an article in Social Education which constructed a lesson for helping teachers and students

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Professor Awarded for Prehistoric Rock Art Research

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Jan Simek has spent decades trekking for miles in complete darkness, contorting his body to fit around rocks, and navigating down muddy and stony slopes. The UT anthropology professor’s work has paid off in the form of big discoveries—and now a big award.