SGD Professor Diana Liverman has published another op-ed, this time in Pacific Standard. The article titled "Fight Climate Change by Fighting for Women's Rights" argues that population growth is not the cause of environmental problems; rather overconsumption, pollution, and unsustainable environmental problems are to blame. She argues that when women's rights improve, pollution growth slows, which means improving women's rights... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:47

Congratulations to SGD PhD students Jeff Wilson and Sarah Kelly-Richards, as well as SGD Professor Sallie Marston, along with co-author and former SGD professor Sarah Moore for their recent article in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. The article titled "School Gardens as Sites for... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:29

SGD Professor Diana Liverman published a recent op-ed in the Huffington Post entitled, Paddington and Empathy for Immigrant Children. The piece compares the plight of immigrant Central American children coming to the U.S. this past summer with that of the fictional character Paddington Bear, who is the subject of a new movie now in U.S. theaters. Her piece emphasizes the opportunity that the movie provides for discussing... Read more

Post date: Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:44

Kudos to SGD PhD Student Mindy Butterworth, who has just accepted a tenure-track job. Mindy has been appointed Assistant Professor of Global Climate Change and Environmental Health in the Environmental and Earth Sciences Department at Willamette University, in Salem, Oregon.

Mindy is completing her dissertation this semester, and her topic is climate change and dengue fever re-emergence in the southern United States,... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:41

you are here: the journal of creative geography is published by graduate students in the School of Geography & Development at the University of Arizona. The journal is published annually and features poetry, fiction, essays, art, photography, maps, and other creative mediums that explore the concept of place.

For latest Issue XVII, The Montage Effect, contributors were asked to think about their... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:19

Two SGD students have received Global Excellence Awards from The Center for English as a Second Language and the Office of Global Initiatives of the University of Arizona. The Global Excellence Awards are intended for those individuals who have distinguished themselves locally, regionally or nationally. 

The students include current Master's in Development Practice student Ian Philabaum and former SGD... Read more

Post date: Thu, 12/18/2014 - 09:15

Congratulations to SGD's Diana Liverman who has been awarded the Association of American Geographers Presidential Achievement Award. She was selected on the basis of her extraordinary work in the area of global change and the impacts of climate change on society. This is a great honor! Congratulations Diana! You can read more... Read more

Post date: Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:37

Manuel Prieto, who finished his PhD in May 2014, has accepted a position as professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Arqueológicas y Museo R.P. Gustavo Le Paige at the Universidad Católica del Norte (, in San Pedro de Atacama, in northern Chile. This is the region he studied for his dissertation. His position is funded by the Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (equivalent to NSF), through a program to “... Read more

Post date: Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:36

Three SGD PhD students, Eric Magrane, Christina Greene, and Bhuwan Thapa, were all recently awarded fellowships from CLIMAS (Climate Assesment for the Southwest) to support their research. Congratulations to these students for their excellent dissertation research!

Post date: Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:29

Georgia Davis, known to the academic communities as a PhD candidate working in health geography, medial anthropology and communication studies, and to the Tucson community as the host of Arizona Public Media’s AZ Illustrated Nature and the producer for AZ Illustrated Science, has recently joined the School of Geography and Development as a Program Developer for the new... Read more

Post date: Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:11


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