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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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.
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!
Professor Mark Meo was recently interviewed by MSNBC regarding carbon emissions. Click
here to read the full story.
Two DGES researchers were among a team of authors from across the nation that produced the National Climate Assessment released recently. Dr. Mark Shafer and Dr. Renee McPherson were involved in the creation of a report which shows that climate change is affecting Americans now and presents the challenges that our society is likely to face in coming decades.
DGES Seminar Series
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