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February 21, 2017

Tea Talk Feb 23rd: Dr Xiaobo Su

Please join us this Thursday, Feb 23rd at 4 pm in Condon 106 for our Tea Talk by our own Professor Xiaobo Su:

“Living with the China-Myanmar Border: A Sabbatical Report”

Snacks and socializing begin at 3:30 in Condon 108. We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Please note that the previously scheduled visit from Jianxiong Ma, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, unfortunately had to be cancelled for the time being. We will inform you if we are able to reschedule it for a future date.


February 13, 2017

Tea Talk: Screening of documentary UPRIVER with Jeremy Monroe

Please join us this Thursday at 4pm in Fenton 110 for a screening of the documentary UPRIVER, a documentary film about the Willamette River and current efforts to restore it. With captivating underwater, aerial and time-lapse imagery of the Willamette, the film tells the story of the renewed sense of commitment to the river and sends the message that we can work as a community to overcome the challenges still ahead.

The film will begin after brief remarks at 4pm. Afterwards, there will be time for discussion with Jeremy Monroe, from Freshwaters Illustrated, who will talk about Communicating the nature and value of freshwater ecosystems through imagery and documentary film. Visit Freshwaters Illustrated’s website to learn more about the film.

Because the film will be shown in Fenton 100, we will meet for Tea Snacks in Condon 108 at 3:20 to give us time to head over to the film screening.

February 8, 2017

Jim Meacham to give OMSI Science Pub Eugene, Thurs 2/9

Our very own Jim Meacham is presenting this Thursday at the OMSI Science Pub Eugene Whirled Pies at Cozmic (199 W 8th), 6:60-8:30 pm. I have it on good authority that he will be bringing props.

Visualizing the Complexities of Wildlife Migration: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Ungulates

With James E. Meacham, Executive Director and Co-founder of the InfoGraphics Lab, and Senior Research Associate in the Geography Department at the University of Oregon

For more information visit the OMSI Calendar.

February 1, 2017

Feb 2nd, Tea Speaker Series: Belén Noroña

Join us in welcoming Belén Noroña, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography here at the University of Oregon. She will her discuss research and reflections on how researchers might impact territorial claims through the research process. Her talk entitled “Recreating Territories: Academic input in struggles for land” is jointly sponsored by the Department of Geography and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies.

Tea snacks will be served beginning at 3:30pm in Condon 108, followed by departmental announcements just before 4:00pm.

January 18, 2017

Tea Speaker Series: Jesse Abrams

Join us in welcoming Dr Jesse Abrams from the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at the University of Oregon as he discusses a very hot topic: Environmental Governance in the US West.

Tea snacks will be served beginning at 3:30pm in Condon 108, followed by departmental announcements just before 4:00pm. Dr Abrams talk, “The Geographies of Weak-State Environmental Governance in the US West” will begin at 4:00pm in Condon 106.

Tea talks are open to the public.

November 28, 2016

Week 10 Tea Talk: Dr. Lucas Silva

picture-3070The 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” this Thursday, December 1st, at 4pm in Condon 106.  Please join us at 3:30 in Condon 108 for snacks before the talk.

November 16, 2016

Dave Imus and the Cultural Importance of Paper Maps

111220_cbox_imusmap-jpg-crop-original-originalToday (Nov 16th) at 3:00pm in the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, renowned Oregon Cartographer Dave Imus will give a talk about the cultural history of paper maps, and why we would do well to understand it. Dave Imus created a beautiful map of the US that will demonstrate the real art of cartography!

November 14, 2016

Do good in the world: Humanitarian Mapping event Tues, Nov 15th

On Tuesday, from 5-7pm in Condon 163, Drs Chris Bone and Leslie McLees will guide students through a Humanitarian Mapping exercise. This will be a chance to establish a Youth Mappers branch at the UO Campus while giving students skills in citizen cartography. Please join us at 5pm (we’ll even feed you!) for the tutorial and mapping extravaganza.

November 8, 2016

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!

October 31, 2016

Tea Speaker Series Nov 3rd: Jarvis Kennedy of Burns-Paiute to speak about Malheur

jarvis-kennedyJoin us for a talk by Jarvis Kennedy, a Councilman of the Burns-Paiute Tribe, entitled “Malheur Occupation: A Native American Perspective.”

Mr. Kennedy will provide a Native American perspective on the events of the occupation last Winter. This will be especially poignant given the recent verdict handed down in Portland quitting the Bundy’s of charges relating to the occupation.

Jarvis Kennedy is a Burns Paiute Tribal Councilman of the Burns Paiute Tribe, born and raised in Burns, Oregon. Jarvis is a spokesperson for the Tribe. He spoke out against the occupation of the Malheur from the beginning and continues to do so. He is also a men’s traditional dancer who loves to sing Native American songs to keep his Paiute traditions alive.
Weekly snacks begin at 3:15 in Condon 108. We will allow 15 minutes to walk to the Many Nations Longhouse for the talk at 4pm.

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