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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: UO Provost Jayanth Banavar

This week’s Tea Speaker Series starts off the Winter term with UO Provost and Senior Vice President, and physicist, Jayanath Banavar. He will give a talk called Geometry of Nature. We are very excited to welcome Provost Banavar to our department!

Please join us for Tea Snacks at 3:30 in Condon 108, and after departmental announcements, we will then move to Condon 106 to hear Dr. Banavar’s talk.

The Atlas of Wild Migrations featured in the Oregon Quarterly

The Oregon Quarterly is featuring a story about the InfoGraphic’s recently-released Atlas of Wildlife Migrations. This amazing and beautiful atlas captures until-now unknown migration routes of several ungulate species. Plus, see a picture of Jim Meacham releasing a mule deer! Here is a link to the story.