Congratulations to SGD Professor Diana Liverman who was recently awarded the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG’s) 2015 Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award. The award will be presented in May 2015 at the CLAG meeting in Fortaleza. Diana was nominated for the award by six of her former PhD students. Well done, Diana!

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Post date: Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:59

Moses Thompson, who has been a huge part of the SGD Community and School Garden Program, was recently recognized in Tucson's 40 Under 40 Honors. Moses is a Community Outreach Coordinator for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and he does... Read more

Post date: Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:16

A group of SGD faculty, affiliated faculty, and a student were featured in a recent forum on Climate and Hispanics sponsored by the World Wildlife Forum and the UA Center for Climate Science and Solutions. SGD professors Margaret Wilder and Diana Liverman, along with SGD PhD Student Laurel Bellante were... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/17/2014 - 16:19

Former SGD PhD student Jessie Clark was recently featured in the Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) Quartlery News. GTU is an international honor society in geography, and Jessie, who is an assistant professor in the Geography Department at the University of Nevada Reno is a new Regional Coordinator for GTU. Check out the newsletter here. Great work Jessie!

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Post date: Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:40

SGD professor Wim van Leeuwen is part of a major new collaboratively project with researchers at Texas A&M and others to study woody plant encroachment. The 1.4 million dollar grant is funded by the NSF for three years to study the effects of woody plants moving into grasslands in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. You can learn more... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:33

Join us at the Arizona Inn for "a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world "geo" problems." Faculty and students from the University of Arizona School of Geography and Development will be at the Tucson Esri GeoDev meetup, on Thursday evening, November 13. You do not have to be a geo-expert to attend. Come on by if you want to... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:06

SGD PhD student Bhuwan Thapa and SGD Professor Chris Scott, along with co-author Robert Varady, have a new publication entitled, "Measuring Water Security: An Assessment of the 2013 Asian Development Bank Outlook National Water Security Index". The article was published in the Journal of the Institution of Environmental Sciences! Good work!

Post date: Mon, 11/03/2014 - 13:49

SGD Professor Carl Bauer was recently honored as an invited speaker at the 3rd annual Chile-California Conference. Professor Bauer's talk was entitled “Drought, water rights reform, and hydropower in Chile and California”. The conference is organized by the Chilean graduate students at UC-Davis, UC-Berkeley, and Stanford. This year's conference was held 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2014 on the Berkeley campus and was thematically focused on “The... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:55

The Master's in Development Practice (MDP) program recently held a photography exhibit featuring photos from students' summer practicum experiences at Cafe Passe in Tucson. The event was also written up in the Daily Wildcat, the University of Arizona student newspaper. You can find it on page 9 of today's issue (Friday, October 24) or view the virtual version... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:26

The 77th annual meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers was held on the campus of The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, from September 24 to 27, 2014. Paper sessions were held in the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel, a block away from the University of Arizona’s Main Gate and just north of the new streetcar line that leads from campus to downtown Tucson. The Opening Night Reception was held in the Hall of Champions, the President’s Reception and Mexican Fiesta... Read more

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