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  • Environment, Politics, Culture, the World

    Geography examines social and environmental processes, with a particular focus on space and place, critical theory, practical application, analysis and intervention. For more than 80 years, the Department of Geography at Syracuse University has been a leader in geographic research and teaching.

    Greetings from the Syracuse University Geography Department!

    It’s a new year, and spring semester has just begun. We’re excited about the upcoming months. Our new website – – continues to attract attention. We are so very proud of the work our geography majors did to create this website. It’s pretty awesome!

    This semester, we have fabulous speakers coming through our department – Matt Wilson, Antoinette WinklerPrins, Neha Vora, and Adam Romero. In April 2015, Prof. Sallie Marston from the University of Arizona will give our Don Meinig Undergraduate Lecture. We are all excited to hear from Sallie, who was the first introduction to human geography for many of our students.

    We are offering some new courses this semester – GEO 300: Geography and Education, GEO 400/600: The Greater Middle East, GEO 700: Writing Geography, and GEO 700: GIS-Based Geostatistical Methods and Applications. We have also added new sections, taught by Prof. Susan Millar, for GEO 215: Global Environmental Change, one of our most popular courses. 

    It’s graduate application season, and we all look forward to seeing the applications. If you’re interested in learning more about our graduate program, check out our webpage or email Prof. Susan Millar, our Graduate Director. We’d love to hear from you!

    If you’re an undergraduate and looking for a major, why not try geography? We have lots of information on our website, as well as Prof. Jane Read, our Director of Undergraduate Studies, is also happy to speak with you.

    Best of luck in the new year!

    Jamie Winders
    Chair, Department of Geography 

  • Celebrating Maxwell's 90th

    90logoThe Maxwell School, which opened officially in October of 1924, is turning 90 this fall. To mark this anniversary, we’ve planned a series of on-campus events throughout the upcoming semester.

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    Huber piece published in Jacobin

    Assistant Professor Matthew Huber's recent op-ed piece was published in Jacobin. In the article, Huber argues that taking on climate change will require massive state investment and the destruction of the fossil fuel industry.

    If Lincoln’s a metro area, then let’s study it that way

    In an op-ed published by the Lincoln, Nebraska, Journal Star, Geography Professor Anne Mosher takes issue with the 2014 Nebraska Metro Poll, saying that it may “actually mislead policymakers and planners who intend to use the information to legislate and institute change.”

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