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Geography isn’t just about knowing your way around a map. 

It’s about knowing your way around our ever-changing world. 

The Department of Geography at the University of Oregon in one of the top ten geography programs in the country. We feature faculty and students researching and teaching about the cutting edge of important societal issues, such as racism, climate change, water resources, economic development, land use, conflict, migration, spatial data science, cartography, and more. We offer two major programs of study, Geography and Spatial Data Science and Technology and a minor in Geography.

The Department of Geography knows that a safe environment free of hate, violence, and discrimination is the right of every student and essential for learning to happen. Along with the rest of campus, our department recognizes and values our responsibility to protect our environment from hate and discrimination in any form. Resources are available to anyone on campus experiencing or witnessing hate or discrimination at respect.uoregon.edu/


Geography Awareness Week 2018: Civil Rights

Geography Awareness Week 2018 is upon us, and the theme from National Geographic this year is Civil Rights, a timely topic, to be sure. We have a slew of events going on to celebrate all things geography. Check it out!

All week long we’re hosting a photo contest. With the theme of civil rights in mind, we ask:

What does civil rights at the UofO look like to you?

Take the photo and post it to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #uogaw2017

If you prefer to post anonymously, please email the photo to Leslie McLees, the geography undergraduate coordinator at lmclees@uoregon.edu

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Dr. Katie Meehan featured for researching researchers!

Dr. Katie Meehan’s research on international research collaborations is featured in the latest edition of AroundtheO. Her goal is to understand how “different people stitch knowledge together across cultures, backgrounds, borders, disciplines and between people who work on different scales of analysis, from microbiomes to ecosystems.” This work has received funding from the National Science Foundation and is a project of the Knowledge Integration Project, which focuses on the question, how do we know what we know? Dr Meehan developed the website for this project, which just

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