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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 SU Geography Department! 

    Greetings from SU Geography!

    November was a busy month for our department. We celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Maxwell School by bringing in some of our top former undergraduates to talk about how they used their training as geographers in their current careers. This event was co-sponsored with the Anthropology Department and included sessions on urban affairs, international relations, and environmental issues. It was great to hear from our former students, and I know that our current undergraduates learned a great deal. 

    In November, we also held our annual Career Night for Geography Undergraduates. This event brings in former geography undergraduates to give our current students advice on job searches, career choices, resume preparation, and other topics. There was standing-room only at Career Night this year!

    For Geography Awareness Week, we pulled out all the stops. Our undergraduates set up tables in the Schine Center to tell other students about geography, as did our students in GIS for GIS Day.

    On November 18th, 2014, we launched a new website, created by our graduating seniors, that highlights geography as a major/career from the perspectives of undergraduates –

    We are *SO* very proud of our undergraduates for their hard work on this website. It’s been up and running for a few weeks now, and we’ve gotten lots of positive feedback on it. We can’t wait to start using this website in our classes and hope you will as well. Check it out!

    It’s grad-school application time, and our faculty are enjoying getting to know prospective graduate students. We love to hear from students interested in our program and look forward to reading applications in the coming months.

    As Fall 2014 winds down, we are gearing up for Spring 2015. We’re offering lots of exciting courses next semester and hope to see you in them. 

    If you’re a prospective undergraduate student, check out our “Undergraduate Studies” page, or email our Undergraduate Director, Prof. Jane Read. She will be happy to talk to you about our major and minors.

    See you 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.

  • Geography News RSS Feed

    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.”

    Monmonier publishes new book

    Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of Geography, recently published a personal history of a half century of mapping entitled Adventures in Academic Cartography.

    SU geography students launch website to increase exposure

    Syracuse University senior geography students have launched a website that aims to expose a wider range of people to the topic. Potential geography majors, whether they be current SU students or prospective students, will now be able to visit and learn about the major from an undergraduate geography major’s point of view.

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