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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 in 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/


On campus recruiting and interviews with ESIR Oct 16th!

On Monday, October 16th, Nick Kelch from ESRI will be holding an informational recruiting session at 5pm in Lillis 162. This is a great opportunity to learn more about all the opportunities available through ESRI (hint: it’s not just for software developers!). The following morning, Tuesday October 17th, Nick will be holding on-campus interviews in Room 208. You will need to sign up the evening before. Polish your resumes now! Geography and SDST students who want some feedback on their resume (though please, not at the last minute!) contact the Geography Academic and Career Advisor, Dr.

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Mapathon for Puerto Rico a success!

This past Friday, mappers, new and old, gathered in the the Knight Library for a Mapathon through the University of Oregon Youth Mappers chapter in the Department of Geography. Despite a last minute organization in response to the devastation of Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico, about fifty-five people turned out to map critical infrastructure for disaster relief. Keene Corbin, Kyle Hendricks, Josie Imrie and Greg Fitzgerald organized this session along with the Knight Library (who provided the amazing computer lab and the pizza!). The organizers gave a brief lesson on how to map and the

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