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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The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma anticipates approximately ten (10) new funded M.A. and Ph.D. positions comprised of a mixture of graduate research and graduate teaching assistantships beginning in August 2015. The graduate research efforts within the Department are broadly organized around five thematic areas, namely: Geohumanities, Global Environmental Dynamics, Climate Water and Energy, Environmental Sustainability, Geospatial Science and Technologies. Students interested in working with faculty members in the department are invited to apply. Details about the faculty and their research interests are available on the Department’s website. Click
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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!
Save the date NOW! The annual statewide Geography Day for high school students is approaching soon, taking place November 18th (Tuesday) from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at The National Weather Center, in Norman, Oklahoma! On site “check in” will start at 7:30 AM. Main events will start at 9:00 AM. Any AP Geography or AP Environmental Science class may attend accompanied by their teacher. Registration will be on a first come basis, limited to 200 students. Please note that each individual school may only send 30 (or less) students. Various awesome activities will include tours, “hands on” breakout sessions, contests, prizes and a poster competition. A light continental breakfast (ending at 8:50 AM) and lunch will be included. More detailed information will be coming via the University of Oklahoma Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability and the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences websites soon.
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Professor Mark Meo was recently interviewed by MSNBC regarding carbon emissions. Click
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DGES Seminar Series
“Solving Environmental Problems by Changing Attitudes: A Critical Analysis”, by Professor Emeritus, Thomas A. Heberlein, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology and Gaylord Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Friday, November 14, 2014 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, A235 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
“Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire: Climate Change and Adaptation in the Southwest”, presented by Dr. Gregg Garfin, Deputy Director for Science Translation & Outreach, Institute of the Environment and co-investigator on the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) project, University of Arizona, Friday, November 21, 2014 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, A235 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
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