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

GGG Students and Alumni receive awards at the 2011 CGS Conference in Bishop, CA

(Posted: 2011-05-05)

CSU Stanislaus Professor Peggy Hauselt, PhD and GGG alumni, received the Outstanding Educator Award at the 2011 CGS Conference in Bishop, CA. GGG students, Michele Tobias, PhD Candidate, received second place and Sean Hogan, PhD student, received third place in the Mapping Awards competition.  Maggie LaRochelle, PhD student, received second place in the Joe Beaton Poster Awards competition. Congratulations!

GGG Students receive award at the Interdisciplary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium 2011

(Posted: 2011-04-28)

Congratulations to Colleen Hiner, Trina Filan and Eric Winford, GGG students, and Evan Wolf and Allison Oliver, ecology students  who recently were awarded the Provost's Prize for Best Student Organized Session at the Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium. 

Professor Ryan Galt receives an Outstanding Mentor Award

(Posted: 2011-04-28)

Congratulations to Professor Ryan Galt, GGG professor, who recently received an Outstanding Mentor Award for the Consortium for Women and Research.

Professor Charles Walker receives 2011 Academic Senate Teaching Award

(Posted: 2011-04-28)

Congratulations to Professor Charles Walker, GGG Professor, for receiving the 2011 Academic Senate Teaching Award.

Just Published

(Posted: 2011-03-07)

Just published in the Routledge Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility Series Tourism and Agriculture: New Geographies of Consumption, Production and Rural Restructuring edited by Rebecca Torres (UCD MS in IAD and Ph.D. Geography)and Janet Momsen (Emerita Professor of Geography, University of California, Davis) with chapters contributed by Tometi Gbedema (UCD doctoral candidate) Rosie Cox (UCD MA in Geography) , Jill Donaldson (UCD MS in CD), Pamela Richardson (UCD Geography visiting student), Gemma Canoves (University of Bellaterra, Spain spent sabbatical at UCD) Irén Szörényi Professor of Geography, Gyȍr, Hungary and UCD visiting professor)and Ellen Rilla (UCD Extension)- among others.
This book looks at linkages between...

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...