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.
Tuesday, November 27th, at 6:30 pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room the authors, cartographers, and biologists who developed the Atlas of Wildlife Migrations will be sharing several stories of Yellowstone and Wyoming Big Game Migrations. Please come celebrate the release of this beautiful book, created in our very own InfoGraphics Lab.
We hope you can attend. Please share widely to help this celebration!.
Join The InfoGraphics Lab for a celebration of their 30th anniversary Thursday, November 8th at 3:30pm in the InfoGraphics Lab, Condon 163. There will be snacks and at 4pm, there will announcements and celebrations!
The InfoGraphics Lab is a mapping and geospatial technology facility housed in the Department of Geography (163 Condon Hall). We serve the Department and the University community of faculty, staff, and students; and the State of Oregon through the application of innovative geospatial technologies, cartographic design, and geographic information science. We support research, instruction, and public service activities at the University.
Cartography and Data Visualization
Geospatial Analysis (GIS)
Consulting for Faculty Research Proposal Development
Please join the Department of Geography for its weekly Tea Speaker Series on Thursday, November 1st at 4:00pm. Elizabeth Marino, Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University-Cascades“ will give a talk entitled:
A Long History of Climate Change, A Narrow Window of Justice
This talk will be in Knight Library 101
Join the geography community for snacks and announcements in Condon 108 before the talk.
Join the Department of Geography
Alumni Panel & Workshop
Join UO Geography Bachelors and Masters alumni as they talk about their journeys and realities post-graduation during their search for a careers. These graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers that may not be considered ‘geography job.’ They were chosen to represent a variety of pathways and stories, to show the diversity of options and opportunities available to you, and to highlight the role in networking and the ability to take advantage of opportunity in your career development.
Come hear their experiences and connect with them!
When: Wednesday, Oct 17th, HEDCO 146
2:30-3:30pm: Alumni panel and discussion
4:00-5:00pm: Workshop with the pros
What to expect: Fun, a relaxed atmosphere, and insights!
UO Geography Alumni panelists:
Kevin Barrett, BA 2010, is based in Springfield, and is the founder and Owner of Swallowtail Spirits.
Arron Cobb, BS 2015, is based in Eugene and has recently entered the Planning, Public Policy and Management graduate program at UO. He worked as an Operations and Policy Analyst for the Oregon Department of Human Services in the Medicaid Section, more commonly known as the Oregon Health Plan.
Maylian Pak, MA 2005, is based in Eugene and currently works as a donor relations officer for the Oregon Community Foundation.
Julie Stringham, BS 2016, is based in Portland and is a Geospatial Developer at Portland metro.
Derek Watkins, MA 2012, is based in Portland and currently works as a graphics editor for the New York Times.
The SAIL Program offers a fantastic experience for local-area high school students from under-represented backgrounds to come to campus and participate in a week-long programs that are fun interactive, and engaging. This year Geography will host its first SAIL program July 23rd – 28th, which will include activities that ask students to reflect on how we understand places, a mapathon, a GPS scavenger hunt, an urban geography scavenger hunt, lessons on using online platforms to make maps, a field trip to the Willamette River to study fluvial processes, and more!
27 students have chosen to participate in the Place Matters: Geography program. These are all students from under-represented background, including first generation students and minority students, and the program is free. Several Geography majors and gradaute students are assisting in the program. We’re excited to expose high school students who may be at UO in the next couple of years to what we do, and show that that place matters and geography matters! Learn more about the program and the opportunities it provides to students (including scholarship opportunities and more!) on the UO SAIL website.
Join us for our final Tea of the year with Dr. Mary Wood, the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the school’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. Her talk is entitled: “Juliana v. United States: The public trust principle and the global climate emergency.” Her talk will focus on the current case being brought against the US government by several students in Eugene, which uses the public trust principle to assert that through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources.
As always, please join us for snacks in Condon 108 at 3:30 prior to the talk!
MapxNW is holding their second Spring Mapathon on Thursday, May 24th from 5-7pm in Knight Library 144. This event is sponsored by the Department of Geography and YouthMappers, an organization run through USAID, which hosts a platform that allows chapter members to digitize and map data for NGO projects around the world.
This week’s projects will include mapping for food security, flood resilience, and humanitarian crises. The Department of Geography will also provide pizza! Anyone is welcome! You do not need any mapping skills. The MapxNW students will show you what to do!
Our Tea Speaker on Thursday, May 10th will be Dr. Eric Sheppard from UCLA who will talk about his work on urban transformation in Indonesia. Dr. Sheppard is Humboldt Chair and Professor of Geography, with research interests in geographical political economy, uneven geographies of globalization, neoliberalism, urbanization in the global South, urban sustainability and environmental justice, and critical GIS.
Please join us at 3:30pm in Condon 108 for snacks and socializing. At 4pm we will move to Condon 106 for the talk.
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 mapping events to aid in USAID development efforts .