Welcome to the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma!
We are a dynamic and growing department located in Norman, Oklahoma, named one of the best small cities in America.
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Geography is a discipline that studies people and the world in which they live. The geography research and teaching focus at the University of Oklahoma are organized around two thematic areas which correspond broadly to the traditional classification of physical and human geography.
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Due to the threat of inclement weather and the potential for the University closing, the DGES Colloquium “DUMPSTER: The Ultimate Conversation Box” by Dr. Jeff Wilson, Dean of the University College & Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, TX, scheduled for Friday, February 27, 2015 has been cancelled. Plans are underway to reschedule this colloquium. More information to follow.
Congratulations to Paulette Blanchard for successfully defending her master’s thesis: “Our Squirrels Will Have Elephant Ears: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change in the South Central United States”. Members of her committee are
(left to right) Aondover Tarhule, Associate Professor; Karl Offen, Associate Professor; Dr. Randy Peppler.
The graduate student leadership group (Association of Geography Graduate Students, AGGS) in the Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability has a new website you might find helpful. Follow this
link to view this source of helpful information.
Congratulations to Hannah for successfully defending her master’s thesis titled: “An Analysis of the 1870’s General Land Office Records: The Distribution of the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog and Vegetation Patterns of Old Greer County”. Members of her committee from left to right: Dr. J. Scott Greene, Professor; Dr. Bruce Hoagland, Professor and Committee Chair; and Dr. Karl Offen, Associate Professor.
Geography Ph.D. student Angela Person has received the Provosts Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Student teaching. Recipients of this award represent the top 10% of all graduate student teaching assistants on the Norman Campus, based on student evaluations. You will all agree this is a fantastic honor indeed. Congratulations to Angela!
DGES Seminar Series
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Friday, March 27, 2015, 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, N202 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
Regents Professor and Laurence L. and Georgia Ina Dresser Professor, Oklahoma State University, Department of Sociology, Friday, April 17, 2015, 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, N202with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
See all of our Colloquia here