Global Change · Local Impact

Aloha and welcome to the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa! Geography is a diverse discipline that is united by its focus on global change and local impacts on humans and the environment. Our department was founded in 1932 and is consistently ranked among the top programs in the US. Our faculty have expertise across the breadth of the discipline in environmental geography, human geography, and geospatial information science, with a focus on Asia and the Pacific. Our BA, MA, and PhD students research topics such as environmental change, sustainability, and globalization and have gone on to careers in academia, government service, NGOs, and in the private sector.

New!! Undergraduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

UH Geography and Environment 2020 Spring semester course list and seat availability is online at, https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.classes?i=MAN&t=202030&s=GEOG

UH Geography & Environment students Katie Taladay, Yoko Uyehara, Derek Ford, and Ross Winans are volunteering with the Hawaiʻi Geographic Information Coordinating Councilʻs celebration of #GISDay at UH-Mānoa, to be held on BUSAD first floor on Nov. 18., https://www.higicc.org/event-3593004

Public lecture TODAY, Nov. 14 @ Noon in 443 Saunders - Public lecture by Dr. Seth Quintus, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UH-Mānoa on, "Constructed Landscapes, Environmental Constraints, and Legacy Effects: Components of Environmental Space in Pre-European Sāmoa."

Public lecture tomorrow, Thurs. Nov. 14 @ Noon in 443 Saunders - "Constructed Landscapes, Environmental Constraints, and Legacy Effects: Components of Environmental Space in Pre-European Sāmoa," by Dr. Seth Quintus, Assistant Professor of Anthropology @UHManoa.

Celebrate #GISday at @UHManoa on Nov. 13 - UH Geography & Environment MA alum and GIS coordinator @UHMLibrary, Mahany Lindquist, is hosting GIS Lighting Talks on the ground floor from 9am-12:45pm. Drs. Qi Chen, Yi Qiang, Dave Beilman, and Abby Frazier are a few of the presenters.

TUES.. Nov. 12, 3:00-4:30pm in 704F Saunders - UH Geography & Environment Drs. Reece Jones, Mary Mostafanezhad, and Yi Qiang will present at the 2019 @CSS_UHManoa Research Symposium,"'Seeds' for Success." For event details and flyer: http://www.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/events/event-details.cfm?events_eventid=1387

UH Geography and Environment Professor Reece Jones is the discussant at #asa2019 in Honolulu, for the session "Mobility Justice: Power, Policing, and Alternative Futures." 12:00pm today, Saturday, Nov. 9 in room 304B.

UH Geography & Environment PhD candidate Kyle Kajihiro is speaking at the 10AM #asa2019 Sat., Nov. 9 session, "Unsettling Claims in Hawaiʻi: Recognition and Repudiation and Refusal" in room 307A. Earlier he was on the 8:00AM panel on geographies of U.S. militarism in Oceania.

UH Geography and Environment graduate student Myles Ritchie successfully defended his Master's thesis, "Establishing Consensus Core Criteria for the Protection of Heritage Trees" on November 1st. Congrats, Myles!

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