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UO Geog alum Dr. Easther Chigamura to give talk on Thursday, Aug 4th

Easther Chigamura is back in town, visiting from the University of Zimbabwe. She will be giving a talk entitled Consuming Urban Poverty: Twists and Turns in Zimbabwe’s Urban Food System and Food Security: A case of Epworth, Thursday Aug. 3, 12:00-1:00PM, Condon Hall 260. Come join us in welcoming her back!

Easther is also available for individual appointments on Aug 3, from 9AM to noon. Contact for scheduling.


Africa is considered the fastest urbanising continent in the world, however, rapid urbanisation is not going hand-in-hand with economic growth and


UO Geography welcomes Joanna Merson to the InfoGraphics Lab

The InfoGraphics Lab and the Department of Geography are excited to welcome our newest member, Joanna Merson. Joanna joined the InfoGraphics Lab as a Cartographic Web/ Mobile Applications Developer. Her primary duties are to design and build web/mobile mapping and other spatial data applications to support academic activities, both for InfoGraphics projects and in collaboration with UO faculty. She will also be teaching in the Geography and Spatial Data Science and Technology curricula.

Joanna is currently completing her dissertation Mapping Movement: Exploring Animated Representations of