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 & Environment public lecture via Zoom today - Jan. 20th @ 12pm HST - "Pacific Worlds: Documenting Place-Based Indigenous Knowledge For Internet Dissemination," by Dr. Doug Herman, Executive Director of Pacific Worlds Institute (@PacificWorlds).

UH GEO PhD student Meagan Harden was awarded the Library Treasures Scholarship from @UHMLibrary to support her dissertation research entitled, "Beyond Sea to Shining Sea: Reconfiguring American Empire in ‘Micronesia’" https://t.co/Z6gWXrFiZX. Congrats, @meaganharden_!

UH GEO public lecture this Thursday, January 20 at 12pm HST via Zoom - "Pacific Worlds: Documenting Place-Based Indigenous Knowledge For Internet Dissemination," by Dr. Doug Herman, Executive Director of @PacificWorlds. E-mail mkarides@hawaii.edu for join link.

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Henryk Szadziewski (@henrykszad) has an op-ed, "Meet the New Uyghurs," in The Diplomat, https://t.co/l9RWYkjQjA.

UH Geography and Environment Professor Mary Mostafanezhad (@GeogProfMary) co-authored an article entitled, "Tourism geographies in the 'Asian Century,'" published in @TourismJournal volume 23, issue 4, 2021.

UH Geography and Environment Professor Reece Jones (@ReeceJonesUH) was the guest on the Dallas NPR show @Kerathink where he talked about the history of immigration restrictions https://t.co/hPLbzICk9u.

UH Geography and Environment Professor Hong Jiang presented her insights gained from the field on the cultural geography of Taiwan's high-mountain tea at Fulbright Taiwan last week, January 7th - "Nouished by Tea and Culture in Taiwan," https://t.co/9VozH8ZBGK.

Welcome back to the first day of the Spring semester @uhmanoa!

Aloha and happy holidays from the Department of Geography and Environment at UH Mānoa! See you next year!

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