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The Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University is the starting place to explore Geography. From here you can explore research being conducted by world class faculty, learn more about the degrees and courses we offer, connect with our great staff, and discover how a geography degree from MSU will put you on the map.

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News

Grant Will Support Native American Breastfeeding Initiative in Michigan

Congratulations to Angie Sanchez, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, on the award of “Native American Breastfeeding Initiative Embracing Culture,” a grant from the Michigan Health […]

Dr. Amber Pearson to Present on Green and Blue Spaces at 2020 SHIFT Summit

Blue or green, the mental health benefits of natural spaces have been the subject of increasing levels of study from researchers around the world. The research of Dr. Amber Pearson, […]

Ana Rivera

Ana Rivera Named Diversity Torch Recipient

Congratulations to Ana Rivera on being recognized as a Diversity Torch recipient this month from the College of Social Science. Rivera is a graduate student in Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences who is committed to improving urban environments through the use of geospatial science.

De Jordan spotlighted for model of excellence

College Shines Diversity Spotlight on Dee Jordan as She Readies for Postdoc Fellowship

Congratulations to recent alum Dr. Dee Jordan as she begins her Postdoctoral Fellowship with Harvard Medical School in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, working with the PIVOT […]

Dr. Joe T. Darden

Elissa Slotkin Seeking Federal Funding for MSU-led Work on Systemic Inequalities

U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat who represents the 8th district, is interested in seeking federal funding for research spearheaded by MSU Geography Professor Joe T. Darden that was disseminated on an annual basis between 1984-1993 in a report known as the “State of Black Michigan.”

Events

Friday, September 18, 2020 4:00 pm - Friday, September 18, 2020 5:00 pm

Featuring: Matthew L.M. Fletcher Foundation Professor, MSU College of Law Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center This talk on policing and Anishinaabe political theory draws on work inspired […]

Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:00 pm

Mr. Rajiv Paudel will defend his dissertation on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 2:00 PM. Title: A Systems Approach to Analyze Household Vulnerability to Food Insecurity in Rural Southern Mali […]

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:00 am

Ms. Ana Rivera will take her oral comprehensive examination on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, starting at 10:00am via Zoom. All Geography faculty may attend and participate in the oral examination.  […]

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