Congratulations to SGD PhD student Carly Nichols who has been awarded the Jacques Mayes Award for Best Master's Thesis from the AAG Medical and Health Geography Specialty Group. Carly is on a roll with many awards in the past few weeks. Great work!

Post date: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 09:45

Congratulations to SGD MA student Meg Mills-Novoa who has just been awarded the Pruitt National Minority Fellowship from the Society of Women Geographers. The award comes with $4,000 to support Meg's research "exploring the intersection of climate change adaptation, food systems, and political economy within the Andean context." Great work!

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Post date: Fri, 04/10/2015 - 09:50

The future home of SGD was featured in a news story on Arizona Public Media today. You can learn more about the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR2) building at the link:

Post date: Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:32

Congratulations to SGD MA student Sophia Borgias who has been awarded a grant from CAPE (Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group) for her upcoming summer fieldwork in Chile. This adds to Sophia's growing list of awards this year, which includes grants from SBSRI and the... Read more

Post date: Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:29

Congratulations to SGD PhD student Kate Sammler who has received an honorable mention in the Political Geography Specialty Group's student paper competition for her paper "Ocean Governance and Seabed Mineral Development in the South Pacific" The honorable mention includes a $150 prize! Congrats Kate!

Post date: Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:17

SGD faculty and students have submitted a number of papers that were recently accepted into a number of well known publications. Congratulations to the following authors!

  • Sarah Kelly-Richards and Jeff Banister for their article "A state of suspended animation: Urban sanitation and water access in Nogales, Sonora" accepted into the journal Political Geography
  • Jeff Banister, Geoff Boyce, and Jeremy Slack for their article "You and What Army? Violence, The State,... Read more
Post date: Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:40

Many congratulations to SGD PhD student Sarah Kelly-Richards who received news that she has received the competitive and very prestigious Fulbright fellowship to conduct dissertation research in Chile for her innovative and compelling research titled, "Lessons in Governance: Exploring Southern Chile’s Changing Hydropower Landscape." Congratulations, Sarah!

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Post date: Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:38

Congratulations to SGD MA student Sophia Borgias who has been awarded the Latin American Specialty Group's (LASG) field study award to support her upcoming MA fieldwork in Chile! Congratulations, Sophia!

Post date: Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:57

Three SGD graduate students have received honors from the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GFRP). MA student Casey Lynch was one of five geography students nation-wide to be awarded an honorable mention for his work on Libertarian development and employment zones in Honduras! Meanwhile, MA students Emma Lawlor and... Read more

Post date: Tue, 03/31/2015 - 07:19

Congratulations to SGD PhD student whose 2014 Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing publication, "Mapping Impervious Surfaces Using Object-Oriented Classification in a Semiarid Urban Region" has won First Place in the 2015 ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in Geographic Information Systems! The co-authors are former SGD grad Toby Finke, David Goodrich, Susan Moran, and our own SGD professor Steve Yool.

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Post date: Mon, 03/30/2015 - 15:05


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