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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 Associate Professor Brian Szuster and PhD student Marcus Peng co-authored a new article titled, "Longitudinal perspectives on crowding and management at a beach park in Hawaiʻi," published in Ocean & Coastal Management, https://t.co/6H7TS6o5aH.

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Desiree Simandjuntak will present a case study on a small-scale fishing community in Sulawesi at the inaugural AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies, to be held online June 22-26. https://t.co/z5zBfyYRfF; https://t.co/mOJUBkC1yq

Congratulations to UH Geography and Environment faculty members David Beilman and Camilo Mora on their recent promotion to full professors! https://t.co/3qPFmYdcPd

UH Geography & Env. PhD candidate Borjana Lubura was awarded the 2021-22 Nobumoto Tanahashi Peace Fellowship from @CSS_UHManoa Matsunaga Institute for Peace to assist with the completion of her dissertation on migrations along the Western Balkan route. Congrats, @Borjana_Lubura!

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Henryk Szadziewski was awarded our 2021 Dissertation Completion Fellowship for his research, "Everyday Geoeconomics on the Maritime Silk Road: Entrepreneurial Encounters in Fiji." Congrats, @henrykszad!

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Yuko Stender received honorable mention in our Outstanding Publication by a graduate student for her first-authored paper in SN Applied Sciences, https://t.co/nQ2m9Pn0BV. Congrats!

UH Geography and Environment recent PhD graduate Jacob Henry (@jacobofhume) won our 2021 Outstanding Publication by a Graduate Student for his paper titled, "Whiteness in transit: the racialized geographies of international volunteering," published in Social & Cultural Geography.

UH Geography and Environment awards one graduating MA or PhD student with the Neal & Rohma Bowers Graduate Award each year. The selection is made based on the student's scholarly record and contributions to the department. Congrats @akkagawa on winning the 2020-21 award!

Congratulations Maile Greenhill for winning the Neal & Rohma Bowers Undergraduate Award for outstanding undergraduate major in Geography and Environment this year!

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