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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 is 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

Tea talk Oct 10th: Nathan McClintock

Please join the Department of Geography in welcoming Dr. Nathan McClintock from Portland State University to our weekly Tea speakers series. He will give a talk entitled:

Production in/of “The Greenest City:” Urban agriculture and its governance in Portland and Vancouver.  

The talk will be at 4pm in Condon 106. You are welcome to join Geography for snacks and announcements at 3:30 in Condon 108.

Nathan McClintock is an Associate Professor of Urban Studies &Planning at Portland State University, and an editor of the journal Urban Geography. Engaging in the field of urban


Wild Migrations wins award from The Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Society (TWS) 2018 edited book award winner is Wild Migrations: An Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates. Oregon State University Press. The award was presented at the society’s national meeting in Reno NV earlier this week. Jim Meacham accepted the award for the atlas team that included (in addition to Meacham) Matthew Kauffman, Hall Sawyer, Alethea Steingisser, William Rudd, and Emilene Ostlind.   Quote from TWS Awards Committee Chair: “… Wild Migrations is this year’s winner of the TWS Wildlife Publication Award in the edited book category. Congratulations! … It is an ...