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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 respect.uoregon.edu/


Tea Talk May 9th: Cynthia Brewer

Please join the Department of Geography in welcoming Cynthia Brewer

She will be giving a talk entitled Systemizing Cartographic Design at 4pm in Lillis 282.

Please join the department for regular Tea Snacks and departmental announcements at 3:30 in Condon 108.

Dr. Cynthia Brewer is a renowned cartographer who has been with the Department of Geography at Penn State since 1994. For eight years, she served as an affiliate faculty member at the US Geological Survey Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS), and received the Henry Gannet Award for Exceptional Contributions to

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Charlie Hockett ’14, at Cascade Bicycle Club!

When I came to the UO I initially began studying history with vague plans of attending law school. However, after the first Human Geography class, I took I knew I was hooked and completely pivoted my college experience. Through my studies and experiences within the Geography department, I was continually challenged to think in terms of scale and to put aside my initial assessment of a problem or situation to focus on the facts at hand. I found that studying Geography led me to take a closer look at the interface between my day to day experiences and the built environment around me. As an

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