Students and alumni share on 'Why geography and environmental studies?'

Danielle Bartolone
Geography geography candidate; SWG Fellowship Recipient

Zhi He
Geography major;
Public Service Scholarship Recipient

Catherine Prunella
BA 2018
Environmental Studies

Araby Smyth
MA 2015
Geography; SWG Fellowship Recipient

Erika Jimenez
MA 2018
Geography; SWG Fellowship Recipient

Adrian Ferrar
MS 2018

Glenn Liu
BA 2017
Environmental Studies




At the 2018 NYS GeoSpatial Summit, the NYS GIS Association presented Amy Jeu with the 2018 NYS Individual Contributions to the Profession Award. This is an annual award given for outstanding contributions to the profession over the past year. This is intended to recognize recent outstanding achievement in advancing GIS programs, projects, or initiatives, or producing innovative research or presentation material. It is with great pleasure that we recognize Amy Jeu for her dedication, hard work, and contributions to the growth of GIS in NYS.

Free Tutoring

Published September 17, 2018. The Department of Geography is offering free walk-in tutoring for students enrolled in GEOG 10100 (People and Their Environment) and GEOG 15000 (World Regional Geography). View tutoring schedule.

Chair's welcome

Published August 27, 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.

Department Awards and Celebration Night

Published September 5, 2018. On May 11th, 2018 the Department of Geography and their students stepped away from their desks and projects to take part in the Annual Reception and Awards Presentation. Every Spring semester the Department of Geography hosts an event to commend students with honors and prizes for the academic year and allowing students, faculty, staff and friends of the department to meet socially and discuss influential topics and ideas. Read more.



GeoSeminar Series Talk

You are invited to come and discover what is new in geography, environmental studies, geology, GIS, earth science, and geoinformatics. Our next presenter is Professor Sun on October 15 at 5:30 PM in room 1004 HN. His presentation is entitled, "Measuring and Visualizing Gerrymandering in Context." All are welcome to attend. View Schedule.

Black Rock Forest Field Trip (Oct. 20-21)

The research and education-focused objectives of Black Rock Forest provide students with the invaluable experience of seeing real-life field research experiments while offering opportunities for the instructor to greatly broaden the lens through which students understand ecosystems and the approaches scientists use to measure them. Forms due by noon on October 15th. Read more.

Theta Pi, GTU @ 20 Celebration (Nov 13)

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. Hunter College's local Chapter, Theta Piwas founded on November 13, 1998 and we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary. This will be an opportunity for the alumni to reconnect with the department and our program, to learn what they are doing today and how their degree helped make that possible, and for our current students to network and potentially make professional connections with our alumni. Reserve your free tickets.

GIS Job & Career Fair (Nov 14)

GISMO, New York City’s GIS organization, sees a continued opportunity to match the growing need for GIS workers with the increasing number GIS students and graduates trained at New York schools. The 2nd Annual GIS Job & Career Fair to be held at Hunter College will enable employers looking to recruit GIS trained personnel for full time and part time positions and for internships, and job seekers to meet. Current GIS professionals seeking new opportunities are invited to attend. Read more.

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