The School of Geography and Development is very grateful for a generous gift from Professor Emeritus Bob Altschul and his wife Donna Altschul that will allow us to establish the Dieter and Donna Altschul scholarship for a graduate student in the school.  Professor Altschul taught in the school from 1963 to 1995 with interests in physical geography and Africa.  Donna Altschul has a Masters degree in geography with a focus in cartography.  

Post date: Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:12

Recent PhD Miriam Gay Antaki and SGD professor Diana Liverman published a paper in PNAS on Women in Climate in Science based on a survey of female authors of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The paper has recieved some media coverage. The paper is available here:

Media coverage:

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Post date: Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:01

SGD faculty Dr, Kevin Anchukaitis has been working in the highlands of Guatemala to improve understanding of climate history and variations using tree rings.  His team includes people from the local community who speak about the collaboration in this video.

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Post date: Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:30

Meet Arizona Community Needs Scholarships
Master’s in Geographic Information Systems
MS-GIST, Main Campus Program

You can find more information here

Post date: Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:50
Chris Scott has been appointed as the new Director of the Udall Center.  He will maintain a role in the School of Geography and Development, so we will still be able to draw on his expertise and talents, even as he embarks on a new set of duties and challenges. 
Many congratulations and best wishes, Chris!
Post date: Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:33

Congrats to Sophia Borgias.  She has won a SBSRI research grant to support her summer research in Owens Valley and was also named as a honorable mention for the Ford Foundation Fellowship! 

Post date: Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:31

Kudos to Carly Nichols whose article "Millets, milk, and maggi: contested processes of the nutrition transition in rural India" has been accepted for publication in Agriculture and Human Values. Check out the article here.

Post date: Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:29

Kudos to Laurel Bellante who has been awarded the PEO Scholar Award, a SBSRI grant and the Rafe Sagarin Travel Grant.  She plans to use her funding to share preliminary results and conduct follow–up interviews in Chiapas this summer. 

Well done Laurel!

Post date: Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:27

I am super excited and proud to relay the news that Leland Sutter has been selected to receive a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.  These are very prestigious awards given to those with a "demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise". 

Please help me congratulate Leland.

Post date: Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:24

Congrats to Casey Lynch who has had his paper, ‘"Vote with your feet": Neoliberalism, the Democratic Nation-State, and Utopian Enclave Libertarianism’ accepted for publication in the journal Political Geography

An awesome outcome of some fantastic master’s research. 
Casey was also awarded a Fulbright for his research in Spain!  Double congratulations!!
Post date: Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:21


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