Kudos to SGD PhD student Jeremy Slack whose second installment in a trilogy of important reports published through The Immigration Policy Center has just been released.  Co-written with Daniel Martínez, the second installment of Bordering on Criminal: The Routine Abuse of Migrants in the Removal System... Read more

Post date: Fri, 12/13/2013 - 07:59

MS-GIST 2011 Alumni Marion Constante, who works as a GIS Specialist for the Cultural Resource Management and Protection Branch of the Fairfax, VA, County Park Authority, recently received an award for her GIS work.  Fairfax County recently hosted a GIS Day, and Marion won 3rd place for Best Cartographic Product/ Presentation for her work "A virtual representation of the 18th century port town of Colchester, Virginia".  

Marion's work is part of an ongoing 3D GIS project for the... Read more

Post date: Thu, 12/12/2013 - 08:20

Comments from Cory Morin, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Geography and Development, were recently featured in two articles on the Huffington Post discussing the relationships between climate and the mosquito borne diseases dengue fever and West Nile virus.  Climate change will have numerous impacts on the spatial distributions of insects and diseases, and Cory's research will help us better understand those relationships.  Great work, Cory!

You can find the West Nile virus... Read more

Post date: Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:18

SGD Professor and UA Provost Andrew Comrie recently discussed the impacts of climate and weather on diseases like valley fever for an article titled "Diseases on the move because of climate change" in USA Today, which you can access here.  The article was also mentioned on UA News last week.  Climate change will have numerous impacts on how... Read more

Post date: Mon, 12/09/2013 - 11:17

The School of Geography and Development was recently featured in the cover story of the Tucson Weekly in an article entitled “Learning Through Landscapes: A school that was on the verge of closing is now turning out future scientists in Barrio Hollywood.” You can read the full article here or access a... Read more

Post date: Mon, 12/09/2013 - 10:37

SGD PhD Student Jacob Miller has an article that will appear in the forthcoming issue of Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.  The article titled "Malls without stores (MwS): the affectual spaces of a Buenos Aires shopping mall" delves into the impact of shopping mall spaces on consumers using non-representational theory.  Great work, Jacob!

You can find the article... Read more

Post date: Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:02

SGD Professor Sandy Dall'erba recently received a three-year grant from the NASA NSPIRES Program.  The project is titled "Atmospheric Rivers and Changing Flood Risk in the Pacific Coast Region of the Western United States," and it will run from 2014 to 2017.  Professor Dall'erba will be a Co-PI on this grant with D. Lettenmaier, F. Dominguez, B. Nijseen, and F. Ralph.  This will provide important... Read more

Post date: Mon, 12/02/2013 - 10:58

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!

Barron-Gafford GA, Scott RL,... Read more

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


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