SGD Assistant Professor Greg Barron-Gafford has three new papers out this month.  He's the lead author on a paper about environmental controls on carbon dioxide fluxes due to woody plant expansion in the Journal of Ecology, and he's a co-author on two papers in Ecosystems.  You can see the citations below, and follow the links to find the full articles.  Nice work, Greg!

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Post date: Mon, 12/02/2013 - 10:40

Congratulations to SGD PhD Student Chris Fullerton who, in collaboration with Katie Banister, recently won the Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award at the annual Graduate and Professional Student Council Student Showcase. 

Post date: Sun, 11/24/2013 - 13:34

Liz D’Arcy will join the ranks of the world’s best and largest GIS company: ESRI.  She will be the fifth person hired from the Masters of Science in Geographic Information Systems Technology program from the University of Arizona.  Liz will become a Support Analyst in January 2014 where she will work in the Educational Support Services Division, Desktop Team.  She will be providing support to ESRI customers with technical issues related to all things ArcGIS Desktop.


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Post date: Sun, 11/24/2013 - 12:31

SGD MA student Lauren Herwehe was recently featured on National Geographic Education's blog as part of Geography Awareness week as one of "five innovative young professionals and students who are blazing their own paths in geography."

According to Lauren, "I have geography to thank for all of my... Read more

Post date: Wed, 11/20/2013 - 13:02

SGD PhD student Geoff Boyce has a new publication in Geopolitics.  It's co-written with Jill Williams, a graduate student at Clark University.  The article "Fear, Loathing and the Everyday Geopolitics of Encounter in the Arizona Borderlands" can be found here: http://www.tandfonline... Read more

Post date: Wed, 11/20/2013 - 12:56

MS-GIST student Balaji Viswanathan's Master's Project work was recently featured in an article on Tucson Velo, a local website about cycling news and advocacy.  Viswanathan has been working with the University of Arizona Enterprise GIS Team in the Department of Planning, Design, and Construction to develop an interactive mobile web map application called Campus 360 for the University of Arizona.  You can... Read more

Post date: Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:24

The Autonomous University of Barcelona conferred an Honorary Docotrate on Jan Monk on Ocober 16 in a ceremony that marked the opening of the academic year for the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters. She was proposed for this award by the Department of Geography to recognize her pioneering work in gender studies and her sustained support for international scholarship. It is only the second... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/18/2013 - 12:28

Balaji Viswanathan, a current student in the MS-GIST program, has been hired by ESRI as a Software Development Programmer with the Location Analytics Team.  His job will involve Designing and Building GIS Products for Location Analytics, which is aimed at bringing the WHERE factor into Business Intelligence applications.

Here is an article from Esri about Location Analytics:

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Post date: Tue, 10/15/2013 - 20:34

Attention all SGD Majors and Minors:

We are very excited to announce the first ever SGD Photo Competition! All SGD majors and minors are eligible to submit up to 3 photographs relating to the theme people/landscape for a chance to win cash prizes. Please see information below and the attached submission guidelines and submission form for more information. Please direct all questions to


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Post date: Mon, 10/14/2013 - 16:24

SGD PhD student Jesse Minor, along with a 2013 UA History graduate, Marcus Burtner, taught a one-of-a-kind experiential field-based course in Presession 2013, which was recently featured on UA News.  The course offered students a unique opportunity to learn about human-environment interactions of the Southwest over time.  Through real-world experiences and place-based interactions in the areas they were studying, students were able to develop a newfound knowledge of the landscapes to which... Read more

Post date: Mon, 10/07/2013 - 10:04


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