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2019 UC Davis Nu Iota Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographical Honor Society Initiation

June 13, 2019

On Wednesday, June 12th, the UC Davis Nu Iota Chapter of the Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographical Honor Society initiated its second cohort of new members. To be eligible for GTU, initiates must have completed at least 3 Geography courses, have a GPA of at least 3.3 in those courses, and be in the top 35% of their class. With this initiation of 16 new members, our chapter is now 30 members strong, with members from both the Geography and Community Development Graduate Groups. Congratulations to all!

GGG Making the News:May 30 - June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019

This week, GGG is giving a shoutout the following students and faculty for their accomplishments. Names in bold are UC Davis GGG students and faculty. Names in non-bold are collaborators.

[1] Madeline Weeks was featured in the UC Davis Instagram Stories on May 30th for her research the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of fine flavors of cacao and chocolate.

GGG Making the News: April 29 - May 3, 2019

May 01, 2019

This week, GGG is giving a shoutout the following students and faculty for their accomplishments. Names in bold are UC Davis GGG students and faculty. Names in non-bold are collaborators.

GGG Making the News: April 22 - 26, 2019

April 25, 2019

This week, GGG would like to give a shout out to the following members for the amazing work they are doing:

Maya Weeks was invited to participate in the Storying Exposure workshop at the Posthumanities Hub (KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden) from May 7-9, 2019. Read more about the Posthumanities Hub here!

Nick Santos won $10,000 in computing resources from Microsoft!

GTU initiation

January 14, 2019

On Friday, January 11th, the UC Davis Nu Iota Chapter of the Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographical Honor Society swore in its first cohort. To be eligible for GTU, students must have completed at least 3 Geography courses, have a GPA of at least 3.3, and be in the top 35% of their class.

Back Row (Left to Right): Meghan Klasic, Nick Robinson, Angie Chapman (Founding Member), Nermin Dessouky, Sasha Pesci

Front Row (Left to Right): Mackenzie Rice Johnson, Amanda Fencl, Gabi Kirk

Angie Chapman, GGG PhD Student, receives 2018 James Beard Foundation Legacy Scholarship

October 17, 2018

Angie Chapman, a second-year PhD Student in the Geography Graduate Group, is the recipient of a 2018 James Beard Foundation Legacy Scholarship. The James Beard Foundation's mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. The award will support Angie as she continues her doctoral studies and pursues research on addressing the root causes of food insecurity in the United States. Angie holds a B.A. and M.A. in Geography from Bowling Green State University and Ohio University, respectively.

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

May 19, 2017

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.