The new academic year is upon us! In keeping with SGD tradition, we will be kicking off the 2018-2019 Colloquium Series with a special "Welcome Back!" colloquium on Friday, August 31st at 3:30pm in ENR2 S107. We'll have a round of introductions, a special welcome for new graduate students, postdocs, and faculty as well as a sampling of photos and brief presentations reviewing some of the SGD community's most exciting summer activities. This is a great way to let everyone know what you have been up to the past few months. We hope to see everyone there!
MDP affilated faculty Dr. Sapana Doshi recently began new research on stories of corruption in relation to urban real estate, land grabbing and redevelopment in Mumbai and Bangalore, India. This project, entitled "Corruption Plots, Imagined Publics: The Ethics of Space in the Millennial City", is supported by a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies.
MDP candidate Amanda Monroy has recently become Co-Chair of the Pima County City of Tucson Women's Commission. This is an advisory board to the City Council and the Board of Supervisors and focuses on improving the status of women in Tucson and working towards equality. Great work Amanda!