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 and Environment MA alum Jacqueline “Jacqui” Evans received the prestigious 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize for her work in trying to protect the oceans around her native Cook Islands. In @UHawaiiNews: https://t.co/TGjJcQk4v5 - Congrats, Jacqui!

UH Geography and Environment affiliate faculty Laurel Mei-Singh, with @smwiebe, published an op-ed in @truthout titled, "A Decolonial Education Takes Shape at Mauna Kea’s Ecological University," https://t.co/FSaXa2VP1C

UH Geography and Environment Dept. Chair and Professor Reece Jones (@reecejhawaii) is organizing sessions at @theAAG 2020 meeting in Denver on Political Geographies of Refugees and Asylum Seekers with @CMJ_Geog. E-mail title and abstract to organizers by Oct. 15. #aagDenver #CFP

UH Geography and Environment has a new undergraduate certificate in Geospatial Information Science. Students majoring in natural resource management, earth and ocean sciences, biophysical and social sciences may be interested in this certificate. https://t.co/MFQdXIIcqs

UH Geography & Environment affiliate faculty and @EastWestCenter Fellow, Dr. Abby Frazier (@AbbyGailFraizer) will present, "Supporting Climate Change Decision Making: Data Transformation & Knowledge Exchange w/Resource Managers in the Pacific Islands" on Oct. 8, 12-1pm in IT105A.

UH Geography and Environment former department secretary, Judy Naumu, retired in June 2019. The department recognized and thanked Judy for her service, at the graduate student welcome orientation in August. Mahalo and best wishes!

UH Geography & Env. lecturer Md. Azmeary Ferdoush is giving a talk titled, "To leave or to move: Experiences of citizenship along the border of Bangladesh & India" on Oct. 15, 12-1:15pm in Burns Hall 2118 as part of the UH International Cultural Studies Prgm Spring Speaker Series

UH Geography and Environment PhD student Kawēlau Wright passed her comprehensive exams last week. Congrats, Kawēlau!

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