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Geography Awareness Week 2017! Events galore!

It’s that time of the year again: Events promoting Geography at Oregon! We have an action-packed week. Please join us!

Mon Nov 14th: An exhibit in the Willamette Hall atrium. Huge, beautiful maps of Yellowstone, the Virtual Reality Stream Table, InflateoGlobe and some games. 10am-1pm.

Tues, Nov 15th: A visit from UO Geog Alum Emma Brenneman (’15).Emma has been up to a lot of different projects since she graduated. She has some great perspective and ideas to share. This will be a great discussion no matter where you are in your undergrad program. You can read Emma’s entry in the alumni blog here. She will visit us in Condon 206 from 4-5pm. We’ll wrangle some snacks together for that one, too.

Tues, Nov 15th: Humanitarian Map-a-thon! Hosted by Dr. Chris Bone and me in InfoGraphics (Condon 163) 5-7pm. We’re going to learn how to do real-world projects in real time that provide data of humanitarian causes. We’re still finalizing the project, and I”ll let you know as soon as I find out! Plus, PIZZA!

Wed Nov 16th: Join the Department of Geography and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History in welcoming Cartographer Dave Imus to give a talk entitled “How Paper Maps Enrich Our Lives: A Cultural History of Cartography” at 3pm in the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

Thurs Nov 17th: The newest member of our Geography faculty, Dr. Lucas Silva will present a talk entitled “Placing soil-plant-atmosphere interactions at the forefront of climate change research” at 4pm in Condon 106.  Please join us at 3:30 in Condon 108 for snacks before the talk.

If you have questions, please email Dr Leslie McLees, Undergraduate Coordinator, at We hope to see you around!