Ida Nadia Djenontin attended the Regional Technical Meeting on the preparation of a report on the Status of Land Degradation and Restoration in Africa: A workshop organized by the New Partnership of Africa Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) in the framework of its Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) Program.
Chris Scott has been appointed as the new Director of the Udall Center. He will maintain a role in the School of Geography and Development, so we will still be able to draw on his expertise and talents, even as he embarks on a new set of duties and challenges.
Kudos to Carly Nichols whose article "Millets, milk, and maggi: contested processes of the nutrition transition in rural India" has been accepted for publication in Agriculture and Human Values. Check out the article here.
Kudos to Laurel Bellante who has been awarded the PEO Scholar Award, a SBSRI grant and the Rafe Sagarin Travel Grant. She plans to use her funding to share preliminary results and conduct follow–up interviews in Chiapas this summer.
I am super excited and proud to relay the news that Leland Sutter has been selected to receive a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. These are very prestigious awards given to those with a "demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise".