Notice: The department office will be closed on Friday, July 5, 2019.

CITIES AND GLOBALIZATION.   DIGITAL MAPPING, GIS, AND GEOINFORMATICS.   SUSTAINABILITY.   EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE.   HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF EARTH SYSTEM.   ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY.
 
 

ALUMNI & STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

 
Students and alumni share on 'Why GEOGRAPHY and ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES?'

Danielle Bartolone
MA Geography candidate; SWG Fellowship Recipient

Zhi He
Geography major;
Public Service Scholarship Recipient

Catherine Prunella
BA 2018
Environmental Studies

Hristiana Stoynova
Environmental Studies major

Isabel Potter
BA 2014
Environmental Studies
 

Adrian Ferrar
MS 2018
GeoInformatics

Glenn Liu
BA 2017
Environmental Studies

Sofia Chelpon
BA 2016
Environmental Studies

Sahara James
BA 2018
Environmental Studies

Rebecca Kukla
MA
Geography

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
 

GeoSeminar Series
(Dates vary)


Undergraduate GeoClub Activities


May 10
GTU induction ceremony

May 10
Annual Department Dinner & Awards Presentation
AWARDS GIVEN - DEADLINES VARY
Cohen Prize

excellent research project, paper or thesis
Hudson Award

map design competition
Oak Tree Prize

best research using original field work within NYC
Gamma Theta Upsilon

international honor society in geography


SWG Fellowship

Sally Clark Award
assist female graduate students in geography

Dept. Design Competition

design a new logo and sign to reflect the name change of the department
Student Travel Awards

presenting or attending a professional conference
AVB Award

distingued service to the geography department


 

GEOGRAPHY NEWS HEADLINES
 

Academic Matters

 

CHANGE IN THE NAME OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
Please excuse our appearance while we implement these new changes.

BE IT RESOLVED that the Department of Geography within Hunter College’s School of Arts and Sciences shall be re-named the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, effective February 4, 2019.

EXPLANATION: The Department of Geography is a multidisciplinary department within which the focus on the environment has in the last decade gained renewed importance both in terms of composition of our faculty (geographers, earth scientists, and environmental scientists) and program offering (Major in Environmental Studies in addition to Geography Major). While geography encompasses studies of the environment and sustainability, the new name recognizes the substantive importance of earth systems science and environmental and social sustainability to the Department and the College. This is a name change only and will not affect the tenure or seniority status of any faculty member of the department. (Source: February 2019 Combined Academic Board Report Detail and Academic University Report Detail)


Chair's Message (August 2018)

 

Dear students, colleagues, staff, and friends of the Department of Geography: Welcome to the new semester and the 2018-2019 academic year! I hope you had a productive and relaxing summer. I would like to thank Dr. Allan Frei for his leadership of our department in the last six years and invite you to join us again in conquering new heights of academic excellence and building our outstanding community of students and scholars. Read more.


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