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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/


MapxNW Mapathon, Apr 19th!

MapxNorthwest will be holding another map-a-thon on Thursday, April 19th from 5pm to 7pm in Knight Library 144. This project is mapping a refugee crisis in Uganda. Pizza will be provided! And no prior mapping experience required.

Map-a-thons are fun, relaxing, and a great way to learn more about mapping, geography, and meeting other people who want to develop skills to assist real-life and real-time crises around the world. Please join us!

MapxNW is the UO chapter of Youthmappers, an organization run through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) that organizes humanitarian

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Dr. McDowell received Melvin G. Marcus Distinguished Career Award at AAG

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, University of Oregon Geography professor Patricia McDowell was awarded the Melvin G. Marcus Distinguished Career Award by the American Association of Geographer’s Geomorphology Specialty Group. This award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to geomorphology over his/her career. In the nomination letter for this award, Dartmouth College professor Frank Magilligan states: “Pat has been a leader in the field of fluvial geomorphology for decades and is especially deserving of this

recognition: she has earned it through her important

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