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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 alum Sayaka S. Sakuma @gekisai_one (PhD, '20) is a speaker on the panel, "Situating Shuri," as part of Kyushu University Border Studies' workshop on the history and politics surrounding Shuri Castle (Okinawa). March 5-6:
https://t.co/KOxzdKpxGo

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UH Geography and Environment PhD student Hannah von Hammerstein was awarded the Graduate Dean's Scholarship to support her research on nutritional content of human aquatic food organisms in the changing ocean climate. Congrats, Hannah!

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UH Geography and Environment alum Aurora Kagawa-Viviani @akkagawa (PhD, '20) is nominated by Governor David Y. Ige to the Commission on Water Resource Management, for a term to expire on June 30, 2025. https://t.co/9T95d56ywb

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UH Geography and Environment Professor @marina_karides is the PI for a $1-million grant from the @NSF ADVANCE program to study STEM careers at UH community colleges. @UHM_Sociology PhD candidate @NathaliePRita is the lead researcher. In @UHawaiiNews: https://t.co/KVa6L9scvs

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UH Geography and Environment PhD student Dalilah Laidin was awarded the Graduate Dean's Scholarship for her fieldwork on the political ecology of disaster and memory in Indonesia. Congrats, Dal!

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UH Geography and Env. alum Aurora Kagawa-Viviani @akkagawa (PhD, '20) started her postdoc, leading a two-year project "Understanding Forest Restoration in Hawaiʻi," in partnership with UH Hilo HCSU, UH Mānoa WRRC, and the USGS Pacific Islands Ecosystems Research Center. Congrats!

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Online public lecture TODAY, Feb. 18th at 12pm HST - "A Feminist Perspective On Colonialism and Environmental Justice in Puerto Rico," by Dr. Noralis Rodriguez-Coss, Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Gonzanga University.

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UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Mary Mostafanezhad was recently appointed as the Co Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Geographies (@TourismJournal), the flagship journal of geography of tourism. Congratulations @GeogProfMary! https://t.co/v1GJ5EeEIe

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Public lecture this Thurs., Feb. 18, 12pm HST via Zoom - "A Feminist Perspective On Colonialism & Environmental Justice in Puerto Rico," by Dr. Noralis Rodriguez-Coss, Asst. Prof. of Women's & Gender Studies, Gonzanga Uni. Email Dr. Marina Karides (mkarides@hawaii.edu) for link.

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