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

Nicholas Robinson, PhD student in Geography, wins the 2017 AAG Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group (GFASG) Graduate Research Grant

(Posted: 2017-05-19)

Nicholas Robinson is a PhD student at the University of California, Davis. He has a B.A. in global studies and in philosophy from UC Santa Barbara. He has worked as a researcher and community organizer in the fields of urban ecological infrastructure design, nuclear disarmament, and energy policy. Most recently, he developed and managed a mixed-vegetable market garden project in Iceland where he has lived part-time for six years. At UC Davis, he works as a research assistant for Dr. Ryan Galt on a wide-ranging study of fine-flavored cacao-chocolate commodity chains, and he is a teaching assistant for courses on food systems, rural community development, and organic crop production.

Broadly rooted in rural geography and political ecology of...

GGG Master's Student, Mia Dawson is named a 2017-18 SWITZER Fellow

(Posted: 2017-05-10)

For more information on the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation, please visit: http://www.switzernetwork.org/become-fellow

PhD Candidate, Amanda Fencl, recieves two awards at the 2017 California Geographical Society in San Diego, CA

(Posted: 2017-05-01)

Amanda Fencl received a travel award along with the prestigious Geosystems Award in physical geography at the recent California Geographical Society Conference held in San Diego this past weekend.  Way to go Amanda!

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.