Greg Barron-Gafford's Paper Featured in AZ Daily Star!

10/21/2016 - 11:03
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Greg Barron-Gafford and his research team, which includes Rebecca Minor and Leland Sutter have just published a paper in Nature Science Reports that was profiled on the front page of the AZ Daily Star on Friday. The paper examines the heat island effect of large-scale solar installations, and is leading to ongoing research into using plants to cool solar panels and in the process make them more efficient.

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SGD Colloquium: Fractured Lives: Life and Labor in the Bakken Oil Fields by Dr. Bruce Braun

The oil boom in North Dakota’s Bakken region captured America’s attention in the years immediately following the 2008 financial crisis and recession, becoming the subject of countless articles, documentaries, art exhibitions, and even reality TV shows. Attention focused primarily on the influx of male workers, the promise of high wages, and the oil boom’s worker camps, strip clubs and bars. Far less attention was given to another aspect of the boom: the rate at which workers were dying on the job was an order of magnitude higher than in other US oilfields.

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Fri, 12/02/2016 - 15:30

9th Annual My Arizona Lecture: "An Ecology of Relationships: Art, Design and Environmental Agency" by Professor Ellen McMahon

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Ellen McMahon will trace the trajectory of her teaching career and creative practice through the lens of the generative relationships formed across multiple disciplines, with the community, and with generations of students in the School of Art.
 

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Fri, 11/18/2016 - 15:30

SGD Colloquium: "Climate Change, Food Security and Resource Conflicts in Kenya" by Dr. John O'Loughlin

Growing interest in the possible connection between climate change and violence in sub-Saharan Africa has been evident in both the public policy and academic communities.  The debate has been energetic, disciplinary preferences are evident and the arguments confused by scanty evidence and diverse methods.  Kenya is a good site to test propositions about the prospects of violence.  Using information from a representative national survey of experiences and attitudes as well violent events, temperature, precipitation, food vulnerability and vegetation health data, I examine the possibility tha

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Fri, 11/04/2016 - 15:30

SGD Colloquium: "From Bikes to Bears: Applied Spatial Data Science" by Dr. Trisalyn Nelson

Many pressing questions require characterization of change over space and through time. New spatial technologies (e.g., satellites, GPS, and Google Maps) are providing opportunities to investigate spatial-temporal processes, but new data science methods are required to convert the growing amount of data into knowledge. Trisalyn Nelson will discuss developments her team has made to spatial and spatial-temporal analyses by demonstrating research on grizzly bears and cycling.

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Fri, 10/28/2016 - 15:30

Kudos to Meg Mills-Novoa, Sophia Borgias, Arica Crootof, Bhuwan Thapa, and SGD-alum Rafael (Routson) de Grenade

10/14/2016 - 10:54
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Kudos to Meg Mills-Novoa, Sophia Borgias, Arica Crootof, Bhuwan Thapa, and SGD-alum Rafael (Routson) de Grenade for leading the paper, "Bringing the Hydro-social Cycle into Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Lessons from the Andean Mountain Water Towers,” soon to appear in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

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Sarah Kelly-Richards Has Been Awarded a Grant

10/14/2016 - 10:49
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Sarah Kelly-Richards, who has been in Chile for the past year conducting her dissertation fieldwork, has been awarded a grant from the Universidad Austral de Chile for her team's project: "Puesta en Valor del Patrimonio Indígena de la Cuenca Hidrográfica de Lago Ranco".  This will fund public outreach for her collaborative dissertation research and she is a Co-PI on the project alongside her Chilean colleagues.  Congratulations Sarah!

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