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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 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, focusing on Asia and the Pacific. Our BA, MA, and PhD students research topics such as agriculture and food, climate change, environmental conservation, geopolitics, geospatial sciences and big data analytics, and tourism leading to careers in academia, government service, NGOs, and in the private sector in Hawaiʻi. We are the lead department for the interdisciplinary online degree in Social Sciences of Oceans and the Graduate Ocean Policy Certificate.

New!! Undergraduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Henryk Szadziewski (@henrykszad) has a new article in the French journal Outre-Terre titled "Reverse Image Engineering: Unfinished and Failed Chinese infrastructure Projects in Fiji," https://t.co/qNL78xtJJz.

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Congrats to Borjana Lubura (@Borjana_Lubura) on passing her dissertation proposal presentation and becoming ABD!

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UH GEO Associate Professor David Beilman co-authored "Central Pacific hydro climate over the last 45,000 years: Molecular-isotopic evidence from leaf wax in a Hawaiʻi peatland," in Quaternary Science Reviews, https://t.co/Eorf6j5EYv. See @UHawaiiNews: https://t.co/PYIl6qhqmw

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UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Brian Szuster and Professor Qi Chen co-authored a new article in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, "From a drone’s eye view: indicators of overtourism in a sea, sun, and sand destination," https://t.co/huUc5c1lZV.

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UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Camilo Mora is quoted in
@WIRED on climate change and heat in urban areas - "Climate Change is Turning Cities Into Ovens," https://t.co/ju8eiMRJYE.

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Welcome back to the spring semester! Have a healthy and successful semester.

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Congrats to the students who earned their degrees from UH Geography & Environment in Fall 2020! BA - Dylan Guerrero, Jeena Akie Kagawa, Jacob Richter, Kainoa Shimizu, and Nicholas Walker. MA - Derek Ford (@Island_UAV), Foley Pfalzgraf (@FoleyPfalzgraf), and Kristen Sanfilippo.

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UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Hunter Heaivilin and graduate Kyle Kajihiro (PhD, '20) contributed essays in "The Value of Hawaiʻi 3: Hulihia, The Turning." The open access publication is available as a pdf or ebook at https://t.co/Ypz0spFnsA.

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Over 90% of our spring 2021 courses have zero textbook costs. Check out the schedule here: https://t.co/fyw01EqFyo

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