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This is the Geography Graduate Groups bulletin board of news and announcements.

Professor Robert Hijmans receives the Geography Graduate Group Mentor of the Year Award 2016

(Posted: 2016-06-03)

Congratultions to Professor Robert Hijmans, Chair of the Geography Graduate Group, for receiving the Mentor of the Year Award 2016 by the Geography Graduate Group students.  

Jen Sedell, PhD Candidate, selected to be a Mellon Public Scholar Fellow.

(Posted: 2016-03-03)

Join the UC Davis Humanities Institute at our launch event for the Mellon Public Scholars program on Monday March 7, 2016. The event features a roundtable discussion with UC Davis scholars in the public humanities, followed by a keynote and moderated discussion from Sara Guyer, Director of the Center for the Humanities at University of Wisconsin, Madison.


Our inaugural cohort of ten graduate student scholars will be in attendance. Read more about the scholars here: http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/featured-stories/announcing-the-mellon-public-scholars-cohort-and-launch-event

For more information please contact Public Scholars Program Manager Rachel...

Amber Manfree, Ph.D and Geography Alumna Wins the 2015 Kinsella Memorial Prize

(Posted: 2015-04-27)

If you would like to read Dr. Manfree's dissertation, it is published open access and you can view and download it for free. 




GGG Spring 2015 Speaker Series

(Posted: 2015-04-01)

Announcing the 2015 GEOGRAPHY GRADUATE GROUP Spring Speaker Series

*Tuesdays 4:10-5:30pm * 166 Hunt Hall*

March 31| Jeff Loux, Tara Zagofsky, UC Davis Extension and Tom Gohring, Sacramento Water Forum  “Changing Environments in Chile”

April 7 | Caren Kaplan, American Studies UC Davis, “Mapping Wartime: Remote Sensing, the Coup d'Oeil, and the First Military Survey of Scotland”

April 14 | Bettina Ng’weno Anthropology, UC Davis, “Imagining spaces: From Lands to Oceans”

April 21 | Susan Handy , Environmental Science & Policy, UC Davis, “Driving Less”

April 28 | Mike Goodchild, Geography, UC Santa...

Professor Nigel Thrift comes to UC Davis

(Posted: 2015-02-24)

The Geography Graduate Group in partnership with the Science & Technology Studies program, the Center for Science and Innovation Studies, and the Community and Regional Development program co-hosted a luncheon for Dr. Nigel Thrift on February 24, 2015 at the International House in Davis.  Professor Nigel Thrift is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick. 

Attend the UC Davis Geography Graduate Group AAG Social in Chicago

(Posted: 2015-02-24)

The AAG Social will be held at the Sweetwater Tavern and Grille on N. Michigan Avenue (across the street from the Hyatt) on Thursday, April 23 from 8 - 10 p.m.  Appetizers will be served and no host cocktails. 

Ingrid Behrsin, GGG PhD Student Receives Fellowships

(Posted: 2014-06-19)

Congratulations to GGG PhD student, Ingrid Behrsin, who has been awarded a dissertation research fellowship from the UCSD Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation; the Ernst Mach research grant from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy; and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.

Professor Chris Benner has received the Geography Graduate Group 2013-2014 Mentor of the Year Award!

(Posted: 2014-05-29)

Congratulations to Professor Chris Benner receiving the Geography Graduate Group 2013-2014 Mentor of the Year Award.

Attend the AAG Geography Graduate Group Social - Tampa, FL

(Posted: 2014-04-02)

If you are attending the Association for American Geographers' Conference this year, please join the UC Davis Geography Graduate Group students, faculty and alumni at our annual AAG -Geography Graduate Group Social this year in Tampa, FL.  Appetizers will be served and no host cocktails.  Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  at Four Green Fields Tampa (http://www,tampa.fourgreenfields.com).

Please also stop by our booth (#518) in the exhibitors' hall located at the Tampa Convention Center. The booth will be open Wednesday, April 9 through Friday, April 11.