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The MDP family is saddened to announce the death of first year MDP student Lia Gilbert. Lia was a ray of light in the program and she will be sorely missed. She was interested in working in food security and gender equality. She is survived by her two children, mother, father, brothers and many friends.  A scholarship is being developed in her name. Details will be provided soon.

Post date: Sat, 11/21/2015 - 09:06

Congratulation to Michelle Coe who successfully passed her Masters thesis today with a committee of Greg Barron-Gafford, Sallie Marston and Diana Liverman. Her thesis was an analysis of how elementary school children's environmental attitudes, behavior and connection to community change through participation in a school garden program.

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Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:44

Congratulations to SGD PhD student Lily House-Peters who won the 'Best Linkage Between Science and Policy" Award for her poster at yesterday's Environmental Grad Blitz. Great work!

Post date: Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:19

Congratulations to SGD PhD student Eric Magrane whose conversation with Gregg Garfin about the Art-Environment Network and what the arts and humanities have to say about the negative effects of climate change is highlighted in today's UA News!

You can read the interview here:... Read more

Post date: Tue, 11/03/2015 - 13:33

Congratulations to SGD Professor Diana Liverman and SGD PhD student Fiona Gladstone, as well as Roberto Sanchez of the Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana who just won a 1-year research grant for 2016 from the UA Conacyt Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments (CAZMEX) for the proposal, “A Retrospective Analysis of NAFTA´s Environmental Impact in the U.S... Read more

Post date: Tue, 11/03/2015 - 09:03

Congratulations to SGD PhD student Christina Greene who has received an SBSRI Dissertation Grant for her work on drought in California. Way to go!

Post date: Tue, 11/03/2015 - 08:58

Congratulations to SGD Professor Chris Lukinbeal who was interviewed on the Georgia Public Radio program On Second Thought during a segment about authenticity and geographic realism in movies and television shows that shoot at locations other than where the narrative takes place. The interview comes in response to Georgia's rise as a destination for on-location filming brought about through the use of tax credits... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/02/2015 - 14:28

Congratulations to Melanie Colavito, who passed her dissertation defense for her work titled, The Role of Science in Collaborative Forest Managment. Her committee consisted of Gary Christopherson, Connie Woodhouse, Steve Yool, and Keiron Bailey.

Melanie has also accepted a post-doctoral position at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy and the Alaska Fire... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/02/2015 - 14:24

Congratulations to RJ Johnson whose research findings were cited in the recent Aljazeera article, "Guatemalan families wager homes to finance US migration." An excellent example of communicating scholarship to the public!

Link to article: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/10/25/... Read more

Post date: Mon, 10/26/2015 - 12:44

Congratulations to SGD PhD student Casey Lynch who won the APCG's President’s Award for Outstanding Paper by a Ph.D. Student for his excellent presentation, "Pursuing and Contesting Libertarian Development: Social Space and Political Transformation in Post-Coup Honduras." Way to go, Casey!

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Post date: Mon, 10/26/2015 - 12:41

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