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

GGG Alumni, Adriana Parra-Fox, PhD receives award

(Posted: 2011-02-24)

In late October 2010 Adriana Elisa Parra-Fox, who recently (9/2010) completed her Ph.D. in the Geography Graduate Group, traveled to Bogota to participate in an exposition, ExpoPaz, at the invitation of the office of the United Nation Development Program in Colombia. She represented Funbichocó, a not-for-profit educational foundation with which she has had close ties since 1989. In 2007 Funbichocó started training groups of displaced women in small business practice and offering loans to those who formulated feasible business plans. The funds for the loans, $3,600, came from a benefit dinner held in Davis. The number of women receiving loans grew from 25 to 49 in the first year. A group of friends of Funbichocó have continued to organize a benefit dinner in Davis...

Cartography Class Maps on Display

(Posted: 2010-12-06)

Final maps produced by graduate students as part of this quarter's Geo 290: Cartography & Map Design , are now on display in Hunt Hall, just outside of room 158. You can also view a subset of the maps online.

The course was a great success with 14 students from Geography, International Agricultural Development and Ecology under the guidance of Professors Robert Hijmans and Ryan Galt. A mix of Proprietary and Open Source software was used to create the maps including ArcGIS and Inkscape.

Please feel free to contact map authors directly, or the course...

GGG PhD Alumni Sarah Null Receives Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geography at Utah State

(Posted: 2010-11-30)

GGG PhD Alumni, Sarah Null has been offered a tenure track faculty position in Geography at Utah State in the Watershed Sciences Department.  Congratuluations Sarah!

AAG Newsletter - news of GGG at UC Davis

(Posted: 2010-07-30)

In their October 2010 Newsletter, the Association of American Geographers published an Op-ed written by Chris Benner and Ryan Galt, about the Geography Graduate Group at UC Davis. Click on the pdf link below to read the op-ed in its published form.

Call For Papers - Transcultural Cities // Symposium

(Posted: 2010-06-22)


University of Washington, Seattle
Feb 11-13, 2011

In cities around the world, immigration and movement of people and ideas have continued to shape the local demographics, cultural milieu, identities, and urban form. Along with increasing diversity in the urban communities and populations, multiculturalism has been argued as an important agenda for contemporary urban planning and design. Increasingly, discussions concerning public process and citizen involvement in design and planning have also acknowledged the need for cultural...

GGG Student Receives Katharine H. Putnam Fellowship in Plant Science at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

(Posted: 2010-05-14)

UC Davis Geography Graduate Group doctoral student, Brian Morgan was recently awarded the Katharine H. Putnam Fellowship in Plant Science at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. During his one year residence at the Arboretum he will develop a GIS Web Application for Living Plant Collections Research that will create an interactive, online, map based research system for the living plant collections of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University that is linked to herbaria, library, genetic, and biodiversity informatics collections worldwide. The goal of this project is to provide staff, visitors, and researchers with easy access to integrated collection information and powerful tools for collection analysis and research that will increase the use and value of living plant...

UC Davis geographers honored at state geography conference

(Posted: 2010-05-11)

Two UC Davis Geography Graduate Group (GGG) students were recognized for their accomplishments at the 64th annual California Geographical Society (CGS) meeting held April 30 – May 2, 2010 in Fullerton, California. PhD candidate Michele Tobias was awarded the Geosystems Award for the best physical geography/earth systems science paper in the graduate student category for her presentation “Do it Yourself Remote Sensing: Model Hot Air Balloon Remote Sensing of California's Beach Vegetation.” PhD student Rosamaria Rosen-Teeple was the recipient of the David Lantis Graduate Scholarship award, presented to students with high academic achievement. Rosen-Teeple also presented at the conference with her poster “Bridging Traditions: Toward a Biogeocultural Iconography of California...

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

(Posted: 2008-11-26)

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Department of Environmental Design
University of California, Davis

The University of California, Davis seeks applicants for an open position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Successful applicants will have research and creative activities in the area of professional landscape architecture, particularly physical design and site planning and design theory. This position will be in the Landscape Architecture Program, Department of Environmental Design.

GGG Spring Meeting with Student Presentations

(Posted: 2008-04-21)

The spring meeting will be held from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Please check back for more details to come.

Questions? Contact Carrie at caruport@ucdavis.edu.

Landscape Architecture Lecturer Positions

(Posted: 2008-04-18)




Grants & Fellowships for Research on Toxics

(Posted: 2007-11-28)


The UC Toxic Substances Research & Teaching Program (UC TSR&TP)

announces the availability of student fellowships and new investigator

grants in the biological, physical, engineering, chemical or social

sciences relevant to problems of toxic substances in California.

Below are summaries of the RFPs. For further information and the full

versions of the RFPs, please visit our web site http://tsrtp.ucdavis.edu

Please post this announcement where appropriate.

1. Student Fellowships


ELIGIBILITY: Currently registered students in any...