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

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


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