The department of geography at UGA is a leading center of scholarship--both in the classroom and in the field--about earth’s landscapes and human relationships to the environment. Each semester, the department creates a newsletter compiling the latest research, awards, alumni news and profiles of students and faculty.
Of note in this edition is an article about Jerry Shannon and his research on food deserts, a term used for geographical areas where health food is inaccessible or prohibitively expensive. Shannon, a temporary assistant professor in the department of geography, authored the article, "What does SNAP benefit usage tell us about food access in low-income neighborhoods?" published in the April print edition of the journal Social Science and Medicine. This edition of the newsletter also features an article about Sarah Mizra, a 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarship recipient majoring in geography and Spanish. The award recognizes students with exceptional leadership potential with a commitment to a career in government or public service. Also, be sure to read through the great list of departmental news, including many awards, fellowships and grants given to students and faculty in the department.