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Congratulations to Geography postdoc and grad group alumni, Erica Orcutt, Sarah Byer and Laura Daly, who are winners of the CA Election 2020 Data Challenge!

October 19, 2020

Congratulations to Geography postdoc and grad group alumni, Erica Orcutt, Sarah Byer and Laura Daly, who are winners of the CA Election 2020 Data Challenge! They will present their project at the Challenge’s finale – a public webinar on Wednesday evening, Oct 21st (free but registration required). Below is the full event announcement, and you can find out more about the Challenge on our website: https://datalab.ucdavis.edu/ca-election-2020-data-challenge/

 

Gwyneth Manser, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Gamma Theta Upsilon Buzzard Graduate Scholarship.

August 21, 2020

Congratulations to PhD student, Gwyneth Manser, who has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Gamma Theta Upsilon Buzzard Graduate Scholarship.

Each year Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geography Honorary Society recognizes five GTU members who have demonstrated academic and service excellence to their departments, their GTU chapter, their community, and geography as a whole.  Four of these scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students and the Buzzard Graduate Scholarship is awarded to a continuing graduate student.

Professor Art Shapiro writes about butterfly study in Argentina

February 10, 2020

Professor Art Shapiro was invited to write as the person who reinvigorated butterfly study in Argentina after decades of dormancy! In fact, virtually nothing had been done since WWII except by a British expat, Kenneth Hayward (and one of my tasks was correcting some of his mistakes!). Sorry, no Nobel Prize this year. I also gave about 7 oral presentations to Master Gardeners' groups and the like and participated in a WWF-sponsored "Monarch butterfly summit" held here at UCD.

PhD Students Organize First Climate Change Communication Summit in Mexico as Part of Their Work in Plneteando

November 20, 2019

Geography graduate students Raiza Pilatowsky and Bernie Bastien recently organized the first climate change communication summit in Mexico as part of their work in Planeteando, an online platform of climate change communication. The summit was sponsored by the American Geophysical Union Centennial Grant that they won earlier this year and it took place within the Mexican Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.

Geography PhD Candidate Clancy McConnell wins the men's individual NIRCA title

November 19, 2019

Geography PhD Candidate Clancy McConnell won the men's individual title at club cross country Nationals (NIRCA) in Richmond, Virginia, on November 16th. Clancy and the rest of the UC Davis team qualified for the National meet at the Pacific Regional meet in October in the bay area, where he won the men's individual title as well.

Clancy is a member of Dr. Steven Greco's lab and studies ecological restoration and landscape change. His dissertation will analyze the historical geography of Putah Creek to create a landscape model and restoration design for the creek.

Calin Mason, MA student in Geography, working for Fresh Focus

October 09, 2019

Calin Mason has been working for Fresh Focus, a program that reduces food waste at the farm and works on food insecurity on campus. They provide food for the pantry, the EOP, and various cultural/resource centers. 

GGG Making the News: June 17 - 21, 2019

June 20, 2019

As we come to the end of another Academic Year, we have a lot to celebrate!

[1] Alfonso ArandaYasmina Choueiri, and Alejo Kraus-Polk passed their qualifying exams. Congrats to all!