SGD PhD Student Zach Sugg recently had the opportunity to present findings from his dissertation research to a large public audience as an invited panelist of Texas water experts. The public symposium, The Future of Water in Texas was recently held at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. The event was also written up in the local newspaper:... Read more

Post date: Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:24

SGD Professor Chris Lukinbeal was recently elected to be the President of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG). He will serve as President from 9/28/2014 through 10/24/2015. He has been a member of APCG for nearly 21 years, published 3 papers and 1 report in the APCG Yearbook, and delivered 17 papers at APCG conferences. He has also helped to coordinate the APCG... Read more

Post date: Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:10

Two Masters in Development Practice students, Scott Couch and Kseniya Efremova, were recently featured on the Tucson Morning Blend Show on Channel 9 in Tucson. They spoke about their summer practicums and showed some photos from an upcoming photography exhibition. The photography exhibition will be held on Thursday, October 23 from 5-7pm at Cafe Passe on 4th Avenue in Tucson. Great work! 

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Post date: Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:26

University of North Texas geographer, Matt Fry, recently spoke to the UA School of Geography and Development about his ongoing work on fracking. Hydrolic fracking has been the subject of news headlines in recent years as people debate the environmental impacts versus the financial benefits of this oil drilling technique. Fry’s work adds another perspective to the discussion, how decisions are made about siting fracking wells near homes. Fry’s talk titled "Energy governance, urban extraction... Read more

Post date: Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:52

SGD is eagerly awaiting the completion of the future Environment and Natural Resources 2 (ENR2) Building, which is slated to be ready in 2015. Meanwhile, the unique building design has been getting attention for the slot canyon inspired architecture. ENR2 will also be the 4th building on the University of Arizona campus to receive LEED Platinum certification. Check out the latest news in GB&D Magazine!

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Post date: Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:23

Six MS-GIST students are attending the annual Arizona Geographic Information Council's annual Education and Training symposium on Tony Gonzales Scholarships. The Tony Gonzales Scholarship was endowed from proceeds of the 2001 Southwest User Group (SWUG) Conference held in Tucson in the Fall of 2001. It has since been supplemented with additional funds from corporate and... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:01

A big congratulations is in order for SGD PhD Student Lily House-Peters, who as Principal Investigator leading an international team (with members from Chile, Peru, US, and beyond), has been awarded a grant titled: "Strengthening Teamwork to Confront Socio-Ecological Challenges: Generating New Knowledge for Effective Action in the Americas” $20,000 in funding will be provided by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change... Read more

Post date: Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:41

SGD PhD Student Jesse Minor received a grant this past summer from the Public Radio Exchange to produce a STEM radio story with Aengus Anderson, a local radio producer. Their piece on climate change and fire in the Chiricahua Mountains called "Fire on the Mountain: Climate Change, Fire, and the Ecological Future of the American West" is available now on the PRX website. You can... Read more

Post date: Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:36

SGD PhD Student Georgia Davis Conover has a new publication in the recently published book Geographies of Dance: Body, Movement, and Corporeal Negotiations. Her chapter is titled “Mediating the Other though Dance: Geopolitics, Social Ordering, and Meaning-Making in American and Improvisational Tribal Style Dance”. Great work, Georgia!

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Post date: Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:38

As anyone who has studied environmental issues knows, it's easy to feel hopeless at times. SGD Professor Diana Liverman also experienced this, and the hopelessness filtered into her Intro to Environmental Studies course. Student evaluations demonstrated this hopelessness, as well, as students felt disempowered to make positive change. So Professor Liverman changed her tune and revamped the course with a more positive spin. You can read... Read more

Post date: Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:28


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