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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 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 & Environment PhD candidates Aurora Kagawa-Viviani, Joannie Pan, Sayaka Sakuma, and other volunteers put together images of COVID-19 information, some Hawaiʻi-specific, gathered and tailored from CDC, WHO, @HIgov_Health. In English & Japanese, https://bit.ly/3dBCeW5

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Hunter Heaivilin started an online map with links to food hubs across Hawaiʻi as an effort to connect residents with locally produced foods during the statewide order to 'Stay At Home' amid COVID-19 outbreak. https://supersistence.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/hubs_map.html

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Kyle Kajihiro and affiliate faculty Laurel Mei-Singh submitted an op-ed to @StarAdvertiser Island Voices on why this summer’s RIMPAC exercises in Hawaiʻi should be cancelled, https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/03/29/editorial/island-voices/this-is-no-time-for-rimpac-exercises/

Congrats to PhD student Foley Pfalzgraf who passed her comprehensive exams this week @FoleyPfalzgraf

In this difficult time for our faculty, students, and community, the Department of Geography and Environment is pausing its social media presence. Aloha and stay safe! Current @UHManoa information on COVID-19 is here: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/03/12/uh-actions-address-covid-19/

UH Geography and Environment Alumni News - Ben Schrager (PhD, 2019; @benschrager) published a new article in cultural geographies titled "Using YouTube to share a collaborative ethnography project on artisan chicken in Japan," https://doi.org/10.1177/1474474020909466 @UHAlumni #FacesOfManoa

UH Geography and Environment MA student Jacqueline Dean was awarded the Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship and a USINDO summer studies grant for 10 weeks of immersive Indonesian in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. #FacesOfManoa

UH Geography and Environment PhD student Michelle Harangody was awarded the Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship to study Thai. She was also awarded the Fulbright Fellowship for her research on the political ecology of conservation in Maya Bay, Thailand. #FacesOfManoa

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