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!

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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

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


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