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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Save the date NOW! The annual statewide Geography Day for high school students is approaching soon, taking place February 19th, (Thursday) 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.
For more information contact Dr. Gary Gress at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Travis Gliedt at email@example.com.
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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.
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
here to access .pdf version of this announcement.
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
“The Causal Effect of Environmental Catastrophe on Long-Run Economic Growth: Evidence From 6,700 Cyclones”, by Dr. Solomon Hsiang, Associate Professor in Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, Friday, January 30, 2015, 4:00 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, N202.
Department of Geography, Ohio University, Friday, February 13, 2015, 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, N202 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
Director, Women and Gender in International Development in the Office of International Research, Education & Development (OIRED), Virginia Tech, Friday, February 20, 2015, 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, N202 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
Dean of the University College & Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, TX, Friday, February 27, 2015, 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, N202 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
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.
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