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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Check out this informational video about DGES’ new Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Technologies!
DGES is pleased and proud to announce that our very first two graduates with a Master’s of Science in Environmental Sustainability are both working in the solar field!
Alex Lyakhov has accepted a position at SolarCity, Nevada and Preston Hartman is working at SunShare Community Solar, Colorado. KUDOS!!!!!
Congratulations to Jeremy Allen, named the second alternate to Outstanding Senior in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences! Jeremy will graduate with a BA in Environmental Sustainability-Planning & Management with Special Distinction, May 2017. DOUBLE CONGRATS for Jeremy, who was also selected to represent OU’s Honors College as their Outstanding Senior for 2016-2017. Jeremy will also complete two additional undergraduate degrees, in Economics and Chinese (he’s completing honors requirements for one of those degrees).
Mark your calendars for GIS Day, Thursday, November 17, 2016 in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom of the Oklahoma Memorial Union from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Geospatial Information Science is an exciting and fast growing field. Check out the OU GIS Day Expo featuring exhibitions by units from across campus, government agencies and private industry.
The Experimental Geography Studio, part of the Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma, is looking to hire one or two student assistants who can contribute to building the Geo-humanities program in our department. Hires become members of a vibrant research and teaching community, and work directly with faculty in the Studio. Click article title for details.
DGES Seminar Series
“The Next Stage of Growth for Renewable Energy” by Mario Hurtado, Clean Line Energy Partners, Friday, October 28, 2016, 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, A235.
“What the Future Holds for Your Electric Power” by Mr. Paul Weigl, Oklahoma Gas and Electric, Friday, November 11, 2016, 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, A235.
“Performing Digital Geo-Humanities: Technique vs. Method” by Dr. Nicholas Bauch, Assistant Professor, The University of Oklahoma, Friday, November 18, 2016, 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, A235.
See all of our Colloquia here