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For nearly 100 years, the rich discipline of Geography has been offered to students attending the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Broad, eclectic, and impactful, our students openly embrace a field of study ripe with research freedoms. Graduates carry a deep understanding of the human/Earth experience, a highly sought after quality in a variety of professional settings.

We warmly welcome prospective undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of sources including local, national, and international, and those entering from both traditional and non-traditional educational pathways. For best results, carry into our classrooms and programs a thirst to better understand, protect, and serve the planet and its flora and fauna.

Scientists just created the world’s first green solar panels https://t.co/azElFdYcKy

Scientists just created the world’s first green solar panels https://t.co/azElFdYcKy

How does deforestation in the Amazon affect the water cycle, nutrient cycle, & plant and animal life? #ForestFriday
https://t.co/um5W2xS7Rf

How does deforestation in the Amazon affect the water cycle, nutrient cycle, & plant and animal life? #ForestFriday
https://t.co/um5W2xS7Rf

Sea snakes are turning black in response to industrial #pollution. Via @newscientist https://t.co/qO1cAxqxQL

Sea snakes are turning black in response to industrial #pollution. Via @newscientist https://t.co/qO1cAxqxQL

School children on bike buses in Nijmegen, NL
Efficient, healthy transport of children!

vid @MartijnLi

Sweden to become carbon neutral by 2045 https://t.co/wTc4eaHexg

Sweden to become carbon neutral by 2045 https://t.co/wTc4eaHexg

Threats to #groundwater are, unfortunately, everywhere. Learn more about common contaminant sources: https://t.co/QHQTGLRyUQ

Threats to #groundwater are, unfortunately, everywhere. Learn more about common contaminant sources: https://t.co/QHQTGLRyUQ

REGISTER for the 2017 Hawaii Farm-to-School Symposium to learn about new resources, procurement strategies and more https://t.co/hYjUntexEG

REGISTER for the 2017 Hawaii Farm-to-School Symposium to learn about new resources, procurement strategies and more https://t.co/hYjUntexEG

Really interesting heatmap of drug crime hotspot where Salt Lake City's mayor went undercover as a homeless person https://t.co/ox1GIzm3bm

26% of asylum seekers from #Eritrea are under 18 years old https://t.co/cKOpgSiiPq

26% of asylum seekers from #Eritrea are under 18 years old https://t.co/cKOpgSiiPq

New York. Paris. Jakarta. Manila. What the world will look like 4°C warmer https://t.co/Im2GnJPHFx

New York. Paris. Jakarta. Manila. What the world will look like 4°C warmer https://t.co/Im2GnJPHFx

This simple box serves up running water and clean electricity in remote locations: https://t.co/BYgOMCvjOU

This simple box serves up running water and clean electricity in remote locations: https://t.co/BYgOMCvjOU

#Drones are planting an entire #forest from the sky

https://t.co/zhJFRD3CPa

#Drones are planting an entire #forest from the sky

https://t.co/zhJFRD3CPa

Geography: An Essential Foundation for a City’s Resilience Strategy https://t.co/XXE1hwc1J8

Geography: An Essential Foundation for a City’s Resilience Strategy https://t.co/XXE1hwc1J8

3 Ways @GoFarmHawaii positively impacts Hawaii #impinv #GoFarmHawaii #HIag https://t.co/UWrGCxuybz

3 Ways @GoFarmHawaii positively impacts Hawaii #impinv #GoFarmHawaii #HIag https://t.co/UWrGCxuybz

This is how Switzerland’s direct democracy works https://t.co/gGEYlM4CkX

This is how Switzerland’s direct democracy works https://t.co/gGEYlM4CkX

Natural Pain Relief: 9 Alternatives to Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen or Aspirin https://t.co/5Kjd4cg93x

Natural Pain Relief: 9 Alternatives to Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen or Aspirin https://t.co/5Kjd4cg93x

Top 11 maps that explain Total Solar #Eclipse2017 via https://t.co/5cn3rG7P9d

Our oceans are overflowing with plastic straws. Make a change. #StopSingleUse

Our oceans are overflowing with plastic straws. Make a change. #StopSingleUse

Satellite image of tulip fields in Lisse, Netherlands https://t.co/wbxJLe6mzC via @geoawesomeness

Satellite image of tulip fields in Lisse, Netherlands https://t.co/wbxJLe6mzC via @geoawesomeness

Join us at the 2017 Hawaii Ag Conference. Register today and learn how you can make a difference. #AG2017 #HIag https://t.co/1iep4VNhmW

Join us at the 2017 Hawaii Ag Conference. Register today and learn how you can make a difference. #AG2017 #HIag https://t.co/1iep4VNhmW

Cultivation of kalo helps at-risk youth learn life skills — and Hawaiian values https://t.co/qsxXK1XtED

Cultivation of kalo helps at-risk youth learn life skills — and Hawaiian values https://t.co/qsxXK1XtED

#China outperforms #USA in #RenewableEnergy. Falling behind in technology of the future is most un-American. https://t.co/IGvksEC7Sn

#China outperforms #USA in #RenewableEnergy. Falling behind in technology of the future is most un-American.  https://t.co/IGvksEC7Sn

The Hawaii ‘Ulu Co-op is hosting a workshop on #breadfruit varieties + identification methods on 8/19 from 10am-3pm https://t.co/84E12sOqIR

The Hawaii ‘Ulu Co-op is hosting a workshop on #breadfruit varieties + identification methods on 8/19 from 10am-3pm https://t.co/84E12sOqIR

Skógafoss waterfall has been added to the Environmental Agency of Iceland’s ‘red list’ of endangered sites #tourism https://t.co/OW5iyQBVev

Skógafoss waterfall has been added to the Environmental Agency of Iceland’s ‘red list’ of endangered sites #tourism https://t.co/OW5iyQBVev

Forget sci-fi our future cities need to be green and clean https://t.co/GGDBkH9YSk #resilience

Forget sci-fi our future cities need to be green and clean https://t.co/GGDBkH9YSk #resilience

Think you understand healthy eating? Here’s why you might be wrong https://t.co/ZbBQ7oAPNU

Think you understand healthy eating? Here’s why you might be wrong https://t.co/ZbBQ7oAPNU

I love this one! Voronoi diagram of people hanging out in a park. https://t.co/8QLqslhWQz

I love this one! Voronoi diagram of people hanging out in a park. https://t.co/8QLqslhWQz

A view of the world that seems relevant right now

A view of the world that seems relevant right now

Have you ever heard of the World Indigenous Games? #IndigenousDay https://t.co/wSpQ3UxX02

Have you ever heard of the World Indigenous Games? #IndigenousDay https://t.co/wSpQ3UxX02

Experts give warning - a massive El Niño event is slated for this fall: https://t.co/zqzvy6dE9x #ClimateChange #weatherextremes #ElNino

Experts give warning - a massive El Niño event is slated for this fall: https://t.co/zqzvy6dE9x #ClimateChange #weatherextremes #ElNino

As many as 35 per cent of the world’s national animal symbols are threatened with extinction https://t.co/Vx3JMuswAs

As many as 35 per cent of the world’s national animal symbols are threatened with extinction https://t.co/Vx3JMuswAs

Meet the Incredible Teen Who Created a #PlasticPollution Awareness Day to Inspire the World! https://t.co/bJZ2qh5V2U #CrushPlastic #Eco

Meet the Incredible Teen Who Created a #PlasticPollution Awareness Day to Inspire the World! https://t.co/bJZ2qh5V2U #CrushPlastic #Eco

Correct name for a painted bike lane.
#paintisnotenough

Correct name for a painted bike lane.
#paintisnotenough

How did refrigerators, first patented on this day in 1899, change our physical & cultural geography?
https://t.co/wuYKThIfH9

How did refrigerators, first patented on this day in 1899, change our physical & cultural geography?
https://t.co/wuYKThIfH9

Add Greenland to the growing list of countries on fire https://t.co/Ait2uzfKhT

Add Greenland to the growing list of countries on fire https://t.co/Ait2uzfKhT

One Dot One Berliner - population density in Berlin. A map experiment https://t.co/IoPZkmpk3o

One Dot One Berliner - population density in Berlin. A map experiment https://t.co/IoPZkmpk3o

Map Projection Faces https://t.co/ZUklzU1wtp

Map Projection Faces https://t.co/ZUklzU1wtp

Scientists train coastal communities in tsunami response https://t.co/IZV58mH36F

Scientists train coastal communities in tsunami response https://t.co/IZV58mH36F

Costa Rica aims to be the first country to ban single-use #plastics! Will other countries follow?
https://t.co/WxaqapgaKB

Costa Rica aims to be the first country to ban single-use #plastics! Will other countries follow?
https://t.co/WxaqapgaKB

Humans have accumulated enough trash to form a new geological layer https://t.co/mBa2E0C55s

Humans have accumulated enough trash to form a new geological layer https://t.co/mBa2E0C55s

An increase in visitors is putting severe strain on Iceland’s ability to cope https://t.co/OW5iyQkkmX

An increase in visitors is putting severe strain on Iceland’s ability to cope https://t.co/OW5iyQkkmX

Want people to ditch their cars? Build better bike lanes: https://t.co/8LQz9Wq9nu (from 2016)

Want people to ditch their cars? Build better bike lanes: https://t.co/8LQz9Wq9nu (from 2016)

#FieldPhotoFriday Getting our geese in a row - @USGS, @montanastate and @USFWS testing utility of new satellite imagery for #bird counts.

#FieldPhotoFriday Getting our geese in a row - @USGS, @montanastate and @USFWS testing utility of new satellite imagery for #bird counts.

Listen to @CaptPaulWatson discuss the state of our oceans on #EatForThePlanet with @nilzach https://t.co/aygkFKIS0p #Vegan #FutureOfFood

Listen to @CaptPaulWatson discuss the state of our oceans on #EatForThePlanet with @nilzach https://t.co/aygkFKIS0p #Vegan #FutureOfFood

How to Organize a Beach Clean-Up This Summer https://t.co/bLUJujuHgV via @onegreenplanet

How to Organize a Beach Clean-Up This Summer https://t.co/bLUJujuHgV via @onegreenplanet

Trump waives dozens of environmental laws to speed construction of his wall: https://t.co/uCRefkTNXk

Trump waives dozens of environmental laws to speed construction of his wall: https://t.co/uCRefkTNXk

Prof. Jones quoted in Will adding more women to Border Patrol help shed its reputation for violence? https://t.co/dWmvV4CjC4 @reecejhawaii

Prof. Jones quoted in Will adding more women to Border Patrol help shed its reputation for violence? https://t.co/dWmvV4CjC4 @reecejhawaii

He paddled the Mississippi River to raise awareness of PTSD. He's not the only veteran seeking serenity in nature. https://t.co/UH57ws3Zwh

He paddled the Mississippi River to raise awareness of PTSD. He's not the only veteran seeking serenity in nature. https://t.co/UH57ws3Zwh

Cities are already suffering from extreme heat. This is how some are planning to thrive in a hotter future https://t.co/tjAhZFNjTM

Cities are already suffering from extreme heat. This is how some are planning to thrive in a hotter future https://t.co/tjAhZFNjTM

Get access to the GMO debate for FREE on Wiley's "Forum On Role Of Genetically Modified Organisms!" https://t.co/NA8M2iTNEY

Argentine ants in the UK are a new example of how climate change is supporting invasive species https://t.co/7YsI15UIQ6

Argentine ants in the UK are a new example of how climate change is supporting invasive species https://t.co/7YsI15UIQ6

Can Big Data cure America’s opioid abuse nightmare? https://t.co/6PMvpdRgby

Can Big Data cure America’s opioid abuse nightmare? https://t.co/6PMvpdRgby

Cities, not nation states, will determine our future survival. Here's why https://t.co/KLNPDfmNkj

Cities, not nation states, will determine our future survival. Here's why https://t.co/KLNPDfmNkj

Subsurface #Magma Triggers Earth’s Most Severe Extinction https://t.co/oQhI532DK6 (photo credit: Scott Simper)

Subsurface #Magma Triggers Earth’s Most Severe Extinction https://t.co/oQhI532DK6  (photo credit: Scott Simper)

Join the next #EATTHINKDRINK as they will address frequently asked questions by local entrepreneurs #onorevolution https://t.co/a4BFY3jB2t

Join the next #EATTHINKDRINK as they will address frequently asked questions by local entrepreneurs #onorevolution https://t.co/a4BFY3jB2t

More people are living displaced from their homes, than at any time since World War II https://t.co/BD5z3m3fOV

More people are living displaced from their homes, than at any time since World War II https://t.co/BD5z3m3fOV

Climate Change, Urbanization & Child Marriage: the disquieting linkages come to life in #Bangladesh https://t.co/x0RsKyAbzn

The world stands on the brink of unprecedented famines. Our interactive map: https://t.co/63BvLxfk6q #FightFamine

The world stands on the brink of unprecedented famines. Our interactive map: https://t.co/63BvLxfk6q #FightFamine

The problem with Honolulu's new ban on texting in crosswalks https://t.co/NoAFgnNxzB

The problem with Honolulu's new ban on texting in crosswalks https://t.co/NoAFgnNxzB

Soccer helps refugees in Bangladesh forget about their exile, at least for a few hours https://t.co/faV1HXKdgb Pix by @Allison_Joyce

Soccer helps refugees in Bangladesh forget about their exile, at least for a few hours https://t.co/faV1HXKdgb Pix by @Allison_Joyce

Homelessness, poverty and injustice: touring Hong Kong’s darker Side https://t.co/oJXl90F22H

Homelessness, poverty and injustice: touring Hong Kong’s darker Side https://t.co/oJXl90F22H

Average annual precipitation in each county in the contiguous US https://t.co/xszn0t9naQ

Hawai`i leads nation in Paris Climate Accord support 🌎#ParisAccord #SB559 #Hawaii #CapitolConnection https://t.co/1hluW17vgy

Hawai`i leads nation in Paris Climate Accord support 🌎#ParisAccord #SB559 #Hawaii #CapitolConnection https://t.co/1hluW17vgy

Friday Fact: There is more than 33X more freshwater in groundwater than in lakes and rivers.

Friday Fact: There is more than 33X more freshwater in groundwater than in lakes and rivers.

SPECIAL REPORT
Will diplomatic measures in the Himalayas be enough or are China and India on the road to war? https://t.co/lkG0kbkhzI

SPECIAL REPORT 
Will diplomatic measures in the Himalayas be enough or are China and India on the road to war? https://t.co/lkG0kbkhzI