Congratulations to Jamie who is a co-author of a book chapter, titled "Desalination in Arizona: Challenges, applications and prospects" in the just-published book, Shared Borders, Shared Waters: Israeli-Palestinian and Colorado River Basin Water Challenges.


Post date: Mon, 12/17/2012 - 14:19

Dr. Sallie Marston has received a Lifetime Achievement Honors from the Association of American Geographers.  In recognition of her significant scholarly contributions to human geography, especially her work on scale and social theory; her extensive service to the discipline, her successful work with graduate students, her many important contributions to journals; and her influence on generations of students through her widely used textbooks; the Association of American Geographers is pleased... Read more

Post date: Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:27

Sara Sillars, of the MS-GIST 2012 program, accepted a GIS Analyst position with Pacific Gas & Electric in San Ramon, CA beginning in December of 2012. She will work with a team of GIS professionals to help PG&E transition information from several databases into their new Intrepid system. While performing this transition, the team will continue to produce GIS products related to pipeline and electricity transmission line data.

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Post date: Sat, 11/24/2012 - 21:16

Casey Kahn-Thornbrugh, A PhD Candidate, has won the 2012 Graduate Centennial Achievement Award.  According to the Graduate College website, these awards “recognize outstanding achievement and contributions of minority graduate students at the University of Arizona. Awards are given to two students working in a master's degree program and two students working at the doctoral level during the current academic year.”

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Post date: Thu, 11/22/2012 - 12:57

There are several outstanding students who received awards based on GPA, student engagement, and ongoing faculty input. 

The undergraduate student awards for December 2012 are out and the winners are:

Buttery Award for GIS: Robert Dietrich Walker

Hecht Award for Outstanding Senior: Rudy Anthony Monarrez

Hecht Award for Outstanding Junior: Ashley Rose Quay



Post date: Tue, 11/20/2012 - 14:24

At the 2012 Environmental Research Grad Blitz, Estee Rivera Murdock won Honorable Mention for her poster, Alison Macalady won Best Graphics Poster.

Melanie Colavito won first place in the Social Sciences and Law division at the 2012 Graduate and... Read more

Post date: Thu, 11/15/2012 - 11:48

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


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