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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Geography Ph.D. student Angela Person has received the Provosts Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Student teaching. Recipients of this award represent the top 10% of all graduate student teaching assistants on the Norman Campus, based on student evaluations. You will all agree this is a fantastic honor indeed. Congratulations to Angela!
Save the date NOW! The annual statewide Geography Day for high school students is approaching soon, taking place November 18th (Tuesday) from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at The National Weather Center, in Norman, Oklahoma! On site “check in” will start at 7:30 AM. Main events will start at 9:00 AM. Any AP Geography or AP Environmental Science class may attend accompanied by their teacher. Registration will be on a first come basis, limited to 200 students. Please note that each individual school may only send 30 (or less) students. Various awesome activities will include tours, “hands on” breakout sessions, contests, prizes and a poster competition. A light continental breakfast (ending at 8:50 AM) and lunch will be included. More detailed information will be coming via the University of Oklahoma Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability and the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences websites soon.
For more information contact Dr. Gary Gress at
email@example.com, or Dr. Travis Gliedt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Professor Mark Meo was recently interviewed by MSNBC regarding carbon emissions. Click
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Two DGES researchers were among a team of authors from across the nation that produced the National Climate Assessment released recently. Dr. Mark Shafer and Dr. Renee McPherson were involved in the creation of a report which shows that climate change is affecting Americans now and presents the challenges that our society is likely to face in coming decades.
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s DGES Student Awards and Scholarships! Pictured here are DGES students, faculty and donors, as well as other College of A&GS award/scholarship recipients and faculty. For an updated list of award winners and award information, please visit our
Awards page .
DGES Seminar Series
“Why Not Prunes? Napa, Wine, and the Environment” by Dr. Kathleen A. Brosnan, OU Department of History, Friday, September 19, 2014 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, A235 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
“Planning Together: An Action Research Approach for Local Adaptation Planning for Climate Change” by Dr. Dawn Jourdan, Regional & City Planning, The University of Oklahoma, Friday, September 26, 2014 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, A235 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
“Municipal Sustainability in Oklahoma City” by Madeleine Wiens and Joseph Sardashti, City of Oklahoma City Office of Sustainability, Friday, October 17, 2014 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, A235 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
“Community Energy Planning, Teaching, Research and Linking Theory to Practice”, by Asst. Professor and PowerStream Chair in Sustainable Energy Economics, Christina Hoicka, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Friday, October 31, 2014 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, A235 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
“Solving Environmental Problems by Changing Attitudes: A Critical Analysis”, by Professor Emeritus, Thomas A. Heberlein, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology and Gaylord Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Friday, November 14, 2014 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, A235 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
Deputy Director for Science Translation & Outreach, Institute of the Environment and co-investigator on the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) project, University of Arizona, Friday, November 21, 2014 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, A235 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m
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