Welcome to the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma!
We are a dynamic and growing department located in Norman, Oklahoma, named one of the best small cities in America.
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Geography is a discipline that studies people and the world in which they live. The geography research and teaching focus at the University of Oklahoma are organized around two thematic areas which correspond broadly to the traditional classification of physical and human geography.
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Congratulations to Emma Kuster for successfully defending her master’s thesis: “Investigating Drivers of Land Cover Change in the Oklahoma Cross Timbers”.
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Renee McPherson, Emma Kuster, Dr. Bruce Hoagland
Jeff successfully defended his dissertation: “Holding True: Agriculture in Colorado’s Upper Grand Valley.” Congratulations Jeff!
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Dick Nostrand, Dr. Bruce Hoagland, Dr. Jeff Widener, Dr. Charlie Warnken, Dr. Fred Shelley
The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability are pleased to welcome Jamie Steele to the department. Jamie will serve as the undergraduate program advisor for DGES majors.
The University of Oklahoma’s annual Big Event is an official day of community service. Each year, more than 5,000 OU students serve as volunteers at non-profits, churches, schools, and other community organizations throughout the Norman and Oklahoma City areas. Now in its 16th year at OU, the Big Event took place this past Saturday, on April 11, 2015 – and students from the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (DGES) heard the call! A BIG THANK YOU to DGES majors who took part, for all your enthusiasm, optimism, and hard work. Despite the weather you did a fantastic job!
Congratulations to Madeline Hinchliffe, (ES, 2015) for winning the AAG Peter Gould Undergraduate Student Paper Competition for Health and Medical Geography. She will be presenting her paper, “Measuring Perceptions of Collegiate Students to Assess Shampoo Purchasing Decisions,” at the Chicago AAG meeting.
DGES Seminar Series
September 11, TBD
September 18, Rezaul Mahmood, Western Kentucky University
September 25, Jimmy Adegoke, University of Missouri-Kansas City
October 16, Jadwiga Ziolkowska, University of Oklahoma
October 23, Jeff Wilson, Huston-Tillotson University
October 30, Jennifer Koch, University of Oklahoma
November 20, Corin de Freitas, University of British Columbia
December 11, TBD
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