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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


Congratulations to Global Change Ph.D. Minor Jessie Pearl for being selected as one of 100 doctoral students in the U. S. and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing...

Future droughts could be as bad as the devastating 2000-2010 drought, but likely no worse, according to a team that included UA dendrochronologist and Global Change Minor Chair, Dr. Kevin Anchukaitis.

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Global Change PhD Minor and Arid Lands Resource Sciences PhD candidate Saleh Ahmed will be talking about his research experiences at

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What does street theatre about climate change in Bangladesh have to do with indigenous community language...

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...