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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Lacy Jo successfully defended her dissertation “Dog Parks and Their Users: A Study of Four Dog Parks in the Greater Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area”.
CONGRATULATIONS LACY JO!!!!!
Pictured left to right: Dr. Fred Shelley (Committee Chair), Dr. Lori Jervis, Lacy Jo Burgess, Dr. Thomas Woodfin, Dr. Gary Gress, Dr. Diane Warren, and Dr. Scott Greene.
Monica successfully defended her master’s thesis “Cascading Relationships Between Climate, Weather, Dust, and Meningitis in Burkina Faso”. Way to go Monica!
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Aondover Tarhule (Committee Chair), Dr. Sheryl Magzamen, and Dr. Scott Greene.
Congratulations to Dr. Smith whose project “Visualizing Cleaner Water” was selected in this year’s current annual theme of the Faculty Advisory Committee, OU Humanities Forum, Forum Grant award program. Great job!!!!!
for being selected as the first and second alternates to the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences’ Outstanding Senior!
The first alternate to Outstanding Senior is Reagan Metz, who will graduate with a BA in Environmental Sustainability - Planning & Management, Summa cum Laude, May 2016.
The second alternate to Outstanding Senior is Lisa Mae Fiedler who will graduate with a BA in Environmental Sustainability-Culture & Society, with Distinction, May 2016.
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.
DGES Seminar Series
January 29 Michael Thompson – Director of Broader Impacts in Research, OU
February 5 TBD
February 19 Alex Lyakhov – Dept. of Geography & Env. Sustain.
February 26 Ben Ignac – Dept. of Geography & Env. Sustain.
March 4 Travis Gliedt and Jeff Widener – Dept. of Geography & Env. Sustain.
March 25 Sasha Peterson (courtesy of SCIPP)
April 15 Virginia Silvis – Dept. of Geography & Env. Sustain.
April 22 Becca Castleberry – Dept. of Geography & Env. Sustain.
April 29 Hernan Moreno – Dept. of Geography & Env. Sustain.
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