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Kevin Mwenda wins AAG Dissertation Research Grant

This past week Kevin Mwenda won the AAG Dissertation Research Grant! Congratulations Kevin! 

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Newest Undergraduate Interns join the Human-Environment Dynamics Lab

The Human-Environment Dynamics Lab would like to congratulate the three newest undergraduate interns that joined the HED Team! Congratulations to Darryl Burnett Jr, Sierra Emrick, and Sandra Dieron!

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Professor David Lopez-Carr is returning to Guatemala in Summer 2018 for Historic Data Collection

David Lopez-Carr is planning to return to Guatemala during the summer of 2018 to “build on the last two decades of previous work in the region, conducting a third round of household surveys investigating the underlying demographic drivers of out-migration

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Professor David Lopez-Carr interviewed by Oklahoma NPR station KGOU’s World Views on Interactions Between the Environment and Human Behavior

Professor David Lopez-Carr was interviewed by Oklahoma NPR station KGOU’s World Views and talked about the studies being conducted on interactions between the environment and human behavior. With this interaction it affects both aspects. Humans have a big impact on

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Professor David Lopez-Carr talks about his research in Global Population Issues in The Bottom Line

David Lopez-Carr receives the Research Excellence Award at the American Association of Geography’s April 2017 meeting in Boston for his research on human influence on the environment and population health. He was interviewed by The Bottom Line as he talks

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Kevin Mwenda receives a prestigious TA nomination for 2016-17 and multiple awards for 2017-18

Congratulations to HED lab member Kevin Mwenda for receiving a prestigious UCSB TA nomination for 2016-17 and multiple awards for 2017-18. Kevin was nominated for the 2016-17 UCSB Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant (TA) Award. According to the nomination letter

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Professor David Lopez-Carr awarded PSG Research Excellence Award.

Professor Lopez-Carr is a recipient of the Population Specialty Group’s (PSG) 2017 Research Excellence Award. The award recognizes early- and/or mid-career scholars for research excellence in the field of population geography, either in the form of a single piece of

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Professor David Lopez-Carr talks about Planetary Health in the Santa Barbara Independent

“UCSB’s David Lopez-Carr Improves Planetary Health” “When it comes to researching planetary health, UCSB geography professor David López-Carr is at the forefront. In October 2016, he cofounded the Planetary Health Center of Expertise, under which interdisciplinary researchers from the UC

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Barbara Quimby Awarded an Inamori Fellowship for 2016-2017

Taniguchi and Quimby selected as Inamori Fellows “Congratulations to Doctoral students Kris Taniguchi and Barbara Quimby for being two of the ten SDSU graduate students to be awarded an Inamori Fellowship for 2016-2017.” To view the complete story go to:

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Daniel Ervin receives a prestigious NIH funded fellowship in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Congratulations to HED lab member Daniel Ervin. Daniel accepted a prestigious fellowship from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and San Diego State University’s Graduate School of Public Health to study Cardiovascular Epidemiology, turning down a prestigious post-doc at

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