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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently adopted the work of a recent graduate of the MS-GIST Program.  Sara Sillars did her Master's Project for the MS-GIST Program as part of an internship with the Sky Island Alliance.  She worked with them to develop a series of wildlife corridors using GIS analysis.  The work was done in response to a request from ADOT for input on how to incorporate safe wildlife crossings into the redesign of Interstate 10 in Arizona.  It's fantastic to... Read more

Post date: Mon, 10/07/2013 - 08:47
SGD Majors,
We encourage everyone to apply for this year's Magellan Circle Scholarship. 
Scholarship Description:

Through the generous donations of members of the Magellan Circle in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), we can provide a number of students with $500 Magellan Circle Scholarship. The scholarship is... Read more

Post date: Wed, 10/02/2013 - 13:28

6 UA MS-GIST students win 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 individual sponsors and from proceeds generated by the Arizona Chapter of GITA. The School of Geography and Development is pleased to recognize the... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/20/2013 - 13:10

Greg Barron-Gafford was recently featured on an episode of AZ Illustrated Nature, which highlighted some of the changes and issues that are ongoing in Arizona's grasslands.  Barron-Gafford was interviewed by fellow geographer, Georgia Davis, although Davis and Barron-Gafford do not do research together.  Barron-Gafford's research focuses on the expansion of woody plant... Read more

Post date: Tue, 09/17/2013 - 13:01

SGD PhD Student Jeremy Slack's research on migration/ deportation/ border securitization has recently been featured in some impressive national and international media outlets.  Jeremy was featured on NPR's Morning Edition last Friday, and you can listen to the full story here.  He is also featured in a documentary on Al Jazeera's... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/13/2013 - 13:33

Postdoctoral researcher and SGD graduate, Cory Morin, and UA Provost and SGD Professor, Andrew Comrie, were recently featured on UA News for their research on West Nile Virus and climate change.  Morin and Comrie have developed a climate-driven mosquito population model that can help to simulate the occurrence of mosquitos that carry and transmit West Nile Virus.  The model can be used by... Read more

Post date: Tue, 09/10/2013 - 09:21

The Southern Arizona Geographers Association (SAGA) is a graduate student led organization in the School of Geography and Development.  Each year, SAGA brings in an influential speaker as part of the SGD Colloquium Series.  This fall, SAGA has invited Dr. David Harvey, a Distinguished Professor of Geography and Anthropology at City University of New York, to speak.  Dr. Harvey is one... Read more

Post date: Tue, 09/10/2013 - 09:09

The Regional Economics And Spatial Modeling (REASM) laboratory in the School of Geography and Development was recently featured by the Regional Science International Association.  Learn more about REASM and some of its programs in the article here.

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Post date: Wed, 09/04/2013 - 10:00

SGD PhD Student Geoff Boyce has a new article out in NACLA (North American Congress on Latin America) titled, "Border Security Results Act: Border Militarization Disguised as "Accountability Measure" in House Reform Effort".  ... Read more

Post date: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 09:42

SGD Master's student Carly Nichols has a new article out in India Together, titled "Look beyond the Food." The article can be found at... Read more

Post date: Wed, 08/28/2013 - 09:38

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