Congratulations to SGD PhD student Kate Sammler who was awarded the Tom McKnight and Joan Clemens Award for an Outstanding Student Paper at this weekend's Annual Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG). Congrats Kate!

Post date: Mon, 10/26/2015 - 12:38

Congratulations to SGD PhD student Sarah Kelly-Richards who was awarded the Margaret Trussel Scholarship Ph.D. Award from the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG) to support her upcoming dissertation research on Chilean Hydropower Governance! Congratulations, Sarah!

Post date: Wed, 10/21/2015 - 14:45

Congratulations to SGD PhD Student Geoff Boyce who has a publication in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, titled "The rugged border: Surveillance, policing, and the dynamic materiality of the US/Mexico frontier." Excellent work, Geoff!

Post date: Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:17

Congratulations to Sarah Kelly-Richards, who today passed her PhD comprehensive exams. The committee enjoyed a fully engaged and wide-ranging conversation over nearly three hours.

The committee: Jeff Banister
Carl Bauer (chair)
Diana Liverman
Sallie Marston (on phone from Chicago)
Tom Sheridan (Anthropology minor)

Now on to field work about hydropower in Chile!

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Post date: Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:39

Kudos to SGD grad student Emma Lawlor who has a blog-post on "" from her summer field research titled, "Kidney Disease Linked to Agrochemical Exposure Spikes in El Salvador."

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Post date: Thu, 09/24/2015 - 14:35

Congratulations to SGD PhD student Becky Brice who recently passed her comprehensive exams. Now for the fun part!

Post date: Fri, 09/04/2015 - 16:55

Congratulations to SGD Professor Liz Oglesby for a well-deserved award for Excellence in Upper Division Teaching! Exciting news!

Post date: Thu, 09/03/2015 - 16:16

Congratulations to SGD PhD student Jesse Minor whose paper, co-authored with Alexis Arizpe (SGD undergrad alumni and SNRE graduate student), titled "Trimming and Planing Rough-Cut Wood For Efficient Dendrochronological Sample Preparation and Storage" was recently published in Tree-Ring Research. Well done!

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Post date: Thu, 09/03/2015 - 13:13

Kudos to Niki vonHedemann who successfully completed her PhD comprehensive exam this afternoon and is preparing for her fieldwork in Guatemala! Well done Niki!

Committee members: Liz Oglesby Diana Liverman Greg Barron-Gafford Tracey Osborne

Post date: Thu, 09/03/2015 - 08:23

Congratulations to SGD graduate students Sonja Ziaja and Chris Fullerton who recently co-authored the article, "Judging Science: The Rewards and Perils of Courts as Boundary Organizations", recently published in West Northwest Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. The article examines the role of courts in mediating between competing interests in the interpretation and implementation of science-informed public policies. Great work, Sonya and Chris!

Post date: Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:16


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