Jabob Miller, a PhD student in Geography, has published, "Malls without stores (MwS): the affectual spaces of a Buenos Aires shopping mall" in  Transactions of the Institute of British GeographersArticle first published online: 2 NOV 2012, DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00553.x.

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Post date: Wed, 11/14/2012 - 13:33


Leslie Carpenter, a 2012 MS-GIST student, begins a new job as an Environmental & Land Use Planner with Tucson Electric Power. Her main responsibility will be to provide the Senior Environmental and Land Use Planner with technical assistance and to coordinate the processing of environmental and land use permits for distribution and transmission system reinforcement utility projects. She will also provide GIS support within Land Management, maintain database information, and acts... Read more

Post date: Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:47

Brian Thaxton, of the MS-GIST 2012 program, was hired by Cymstar as a Visual Modeler.  This position uses ESRI, ERDAS, Google Sketchup and proprietary softwares to provide a 3-dimensional experience for A-10 flight trainers for the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard across the U.S.



Post date: Wed, 11/07/2012 - 20:34

PhD Candidate Jeff McGovern has accepted a postion as a Historian with the National Park Service's Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri starting January 2013.

Post date: Wed, 11/07/2012 - 13:28

Atticus Zavelle, a current student in the MS-GIST program, was recently hired as a full-time Geospatial Technician with Statistical Research Inc (SRI).  SRI has offices throughout the Western United States and performs services and research related to cultural resource management and historic preservation.  He will be joining Rita Sulkosky, an MS-GIST graduate from 2011, in SRI's Tucson office.

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Post date: Sun, 11/04/2012 - 20:07

PhD graduate Brian Marks has accepted a visiting assistant professor position at the State University of New York, Geneseo beginning January 2013.  According to U.S. News and World Report's College Campus Compass, SUNY Geneseo was ranked 10 among the nation's best regional universities.

Post date: Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:09

Melanie Summers received her Bachelor of Science in Geography with a concentration in GIS from the University of Arizona in 2012.  During her time in the School of Geography and Development, Melanie served as the President of the Undergraduate Geography Club and was a member of Gamma Theta Upsilon, an international geographic honor society (  She completed a summer internship with ESRI then was hired on fall... Read more

Post date: Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:05

The School of Geography and Development hosts the Arizona Geographic Alliance’s “Teaching Arizona History with an Arizona Atlas: An Arizona Legacy Project.”

Where: University of Arizona, School of Geography & Development, Richard A. Harvill Building Room 402.

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Post date: Wed, 09/26/2012 - 18:08

UA MS-GIST student pull a clean sweep.   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 2012 winners of the Tony Gonzales Scholarship:

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Post date: Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:10

Melanie Meyers Colavito, PhD Candidate in the School of Geography and Development and Teaching Assistant for MS-GIST Program, will be speaking at the Tucson Area GIS Cooperative Meeting.

"From Shapefiles to Megawatts: Modeling Land Use Suitability for Renewable Energy Alternatives"

I will be talking about the development of GIS models to identify suitable locations for... Read more

Post date: Thu, 09/06/2012 - 16:56


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