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Global Change

A Graduate Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Minor Program

The University of Arizona’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP) and the Global Change Faculty offer a global change PhD minor. The program provides graduate students with a broad understanding of critical concepts and state-of-the-art skills in the rapidly evolving and cross-cutting themes of global change.

The Global Change GIDP’s mission is to help form and prepare the interdisciplinary scientific community who will contribute to an integrated understanding of the natural and social dynamics of global change. At the same time, the program is meant to create a forum within which scholars from different parts of the University can coalesce in innovative ways around the complex problems that constitute global change. 

News & Announcements

Global Change Minor Chair, Dr. Kevin Anchukaitis shares how UA scientists are using hundreds of years of tree ring data to empower Guatemalan farmers. Read more and watch the video "Guardabosques - Guardians of the Forest" here -

UA Grad Slam

The registration deadline is fast approaching (Feb 23) for Grad Slam 2018!

Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition for the best 3-minute graduate student presentation of a research or creative project. It is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their communication skills and is an...

Saleh Ahmed, Global Change PhD Minor and Arid Lands Resource Sciences PhD candidate recently wrote about his dissertation research in Bangladesh. His blog titled "Understanding the Demands for Climate Services in Coastal Farming Communities of Bangladesh" is published in the International Centre for Climate Change and Development website. 

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Sandra Bernal, Global Change PhD Minor and Arid Lands Resource Sciences PhD candidate is Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB) - Arizona Tucson Committee. She is featured in the January 2018 issue of "The Electric Times."

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The 11th Annual GIDP Student Research Showcase was held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Fifteen GIDP programs were represented at the student research poster presentation.