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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 Wendy Miles (PhD, 2015) is the co-author of a new report published by the @EastWestCenter, "Landscape Conservation in a Changing Climate: Lessons from the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative." Find out more at https://t.co/akRCzjFeCP

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Henryk Szadziewski (@henrykszad) has a new peer-reviewed commentary article published by Geographical Research titled, "Everyday geoeconomics: The belt and road initiative in Oceania." https://t.co/v0fBYCtemo

UH Geography and Environment Affiliate Faculty member Henry Diaz was named one of Reuters' 1000 most influential climate scientists. https://t.co/z6tUEPpSl3

UH Geography and Environment MA student Tatsuki Kohatsu will defend his thesis, "A Militarized Island: Everyday (In)Securities in Okinawa" this Thursday, May 7 at 2:20pm via Zoom. His committee chair is @GeogProfMary.

UH Geography and Environment's Annual Student Symposium will be held online this Friday, May 7 from 10:00am - 12:15pm. There will be student research presentations, best photo contest presentation and voting, recognition of graduating students, and an award ceremony.

UH Geography and Environment affiliate faculty and alum Abby Frazier (PhD, 2016) will start her new tenure-track faculty position in the Geography Department at Clark University this Fall. Congratulations and best wishes, @AbbyGailFrazier!

UH Geography and Environment public lecture TODAY, April 29 at 12pm HST via Zoom - "Marine Justice: Defending Seas, Claiming Coastlines, Contesting Violence," by Dr. Patricia Widener, Associate Professor of Sociology at Florida Atlantic University.

UH Geography & Environment PhD student Kawēlau Wright was awarded the @SSRC_org 2021 International Dissertation Research Fellowship for her dissertation project. She is the first student from the University of Hawai'i to ever receive the SSRC IDRF. Congrats, Kawēlau!

Public lecture this Thurs., April 29 @ 12pm HST via Zoom - "Marine Justice: Defending Seas, Claiming Coastlines, Contesting Violence," by Dr. Patricia Widener, Associate Prof. of Sociology at Florida Atlantic University. Email Dr. Marina Marides (mkarides@hawaii.edu) for link.

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