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May 26, 2016

Geomorphologist Jane Atha to visit May 31st at 4pm

UO Alum Jane Atha will be visiting the department on May 31st to talk about her work on the Chelan Watershed Council and at the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife. At 4pm, Jane will give a brief public talk about her work in government and non-profit sectors and the ways that her career has evolved. This discussion is geared not just towards specialists in geomorphology, but anyone, from undergraduate to graduate, who is looking to move into a non-profit or government career. Please join us at 4pm in Condon 206 on Monday, May 31st to hear what Jane has to say! Light snacks will be provided.

April 13, 2016

Spring 2016 Tea Talk Series

The Geography Department continues its long tradition of public lectures on Thursdays with the following events:

All Talks in 106 Condon Hall, 1321 Kincaid Street, at 4:00 pm, with snacks available starting at 3:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, April 14th

Dr. Leslie McLees, Department of Geography, University of Oregon
Title: Geography Undergraduate Education at Oregon: A Present Context and a Successful Future

Thursday, April 28th

Dr. Alec Murphy, Department of Geography, University of Oregon
Title: Rethinking Territorial Conflict, Writing About Geographical Ignorance, and Exploring the Mysterious East: A Post-Sabbatical Report

Thursday, May 26th

Dr. Patricia McDowell, Department of Geography, University of Oregon
Title: TBA
January 13, 2016

Winter 2016 Tea Talk Series

The Geography Department continues its long tradition of public lectures on Thursdays with the following events:

All Talks in 106 Condon Hall, 1321 Kincaid Street, at 4:00 pm, snacks available before at 3:30pm unless otherwise noted.
UO President Schill discussing subsidized housing

UO President Schill discussing subsidized housing

Thursday, January 7th
Dr. Michael Schill, President, University of Oregon
Housing programs and property values

Thursday, January 14th
Dr. Dan Gavin, Department of Geography, University of Oregon
El-Nino related forest fire, tropical ecology, and conservation in southwestern Borneo (Indonesia)

Thursday, January 28th
Scott Anderson, U.S. Geological Survey
Capturing landslides: Remote sensing of the Oso landslide with Structure for Motion

Thursday, February 4th
Dr. Clare Evans, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon
Multiple Contexts and Adolescent Body Mass Index: Schools, Neighborhoods, and Social Networks

Thursday, February 18th
Jim O’Conner, USGS
Wasting away in western Oregon: Geologic and physiographic controls on sediment yield and transport

Thursday, March 3rd
Dr. Veit Bachmann, Institut für Humangeographie at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Migration in North Africa: The case of Libyan migrants in Tunisia

December 2, 2015

UO Today interview airing week of December 6

UO Today, the Oregon Humanities center half-hour television program, features Assistant Professor of Geography Katie Meehan in an interview airing the week of December 6, and already available on YouTube.

Dr. Meehan discusses her current book project When the Rain Fall: Water Supply Alternatives in the Neoliberal Era and her work on a collaborative project, as part of the Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program, on social and behavioral adaptation to climate change.

Days of the week and channels airing the interview are listed here: http://ohc.uoregon.edu/uotChannel.html

The fall schedule for UO Todayhttp://ohc.uoregon.edu/uotSchedule.html

The interview is already available on YouTube:
UO Today with Katie Meehan

November 17, 2015

Memorial celebration for Geographer Susan Hardwick

A memorial service to honor geography professor Susan Hardwick is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21 at 4pm in 182 Lillis Hall at the University of Oregon. Refreshments will be available in Condon Hall at the Geography Department immediately following.

Susan touched many as an educator, a friend, a colleague, and mentor. A short remembrance of her achievements can be found here:  Remembering Susan Hardwick, Educator, Mentor and Scholar

Details about the memorial service and map are below

October 14, 2015

#WWGD – Explore. Geography.

What Would a Geographer Do?

Join the Department of Geography for their “Explore Geography” Open House on Thursday, November 5th from 3:30-5:00pm in and around Condon Hall.

We will showcase the various research activities in the department, with displays and lab tours, and highlight opportunities that being a part of the geography community affords.

We especially invite alumni in town for Homecoming to attend!

Come by the department Open House to see:

  • The cataraft used by river researchers
  • A heli-kite that can feed aerial footage back to the ground
  • An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used for capturing footage over larger areas
  • The InflatoGlobe – a map of the world that you can go inside – take a selfie, leave a comment..
  • Lake cores under a microscope
  • Tours of the Infographics Lab and the Spatial Computation, Cognition & Complexity (S3C) Lab
  • The Geography Club table, and what they are doing this year
  • A jobs in Geography table, staffed with people who have had experience in the professional world
  • A screening of Troubled Waters: Costa Rica’s Rio Pacuare, a film by PhD Candidate Denielle Perry
  • A photo voice exhibit of research on the experiences of urban farmers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Food! Door Prizes! Swag!
  • …and more!
October 9, 2015

Fall 2015 Geography Tea Talk Series

The Geography Department continues it’s long tradition of public lectures on Thursdays with the following events:

All Talks in 106 Condon Hall, 1321 Kincaid Street, at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted

October 1 –  Dr. Wojciech Michnik (Jesuit University Ignatianum, Poland), The Causes and Consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict in Straub 105

October 8Graduate Student Parade

October 22 – Dr. Richard Marston (Dept. of Geography, Kansas State), Using Ecoregion Analysis to Test whether “Place Matters” in Physical Geography

October 29 – Meera Subramanian, A River Runs Again: Reporting on India’s Natural Crisis – and Its Suprising Solutions

November 19 – Dr. Pat McDowell (Dept. of Geography, University of Oregon), Fixing Rivers: An inside look at restoration on the Middle John Day River – Oregon

December 3 – Don Corson (Comaraderie Winery), Mapping Stories from the Pacic Northwest

September 16, 2015

Dr. Michnik talk about the Russian-Ukrainian conflict

Join the Departments of Geography and Political Science and the European Studies Program for a talk by Dr. Wojciech Michnik entitled “The Causes and Consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict: A View from Poland.”

Where: Straub 145dr_michnik
When: Thursday, October 1st from 4:00-5:20pm

Dr Michnik is a Asst. Professor of International Relations and Security Studies at Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, Poland. He is also a Fulbright scholar at t Columbia University’s Harriman Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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