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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

Gabriela Shirkey A Recipient of the Environmental Science & Policy Program Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship for 2018-19

Congratulations to Gabriela Shirkey who will pursue her doctoral degree with Dr. Jiquan Chen. Gabriela’s interests are in land management and its effects on the carbon cycle. ESPP annually offers multiple […]

Sharon Ruggles wins Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award!

Sharon Ruggles was recognized today as one of six people across the university this year to win the Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award. This Award is one of the most […]

Sharon Zhong a recipient of the 2018 College of Social Science Leadership Council Research Excellence Award

On March 21, 2018, Sharon Zhong was presented with the College of Social Science Leadership Council Research Excellence Award. This award recognizes the contributions of her discipline, to the department, college, […]

Amber Pearson named the winner of the Emerging Scholar Award in Health and Medical Geography from the Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group at AAG.

Congratulations to Amber Pearson for being named the winner of the Emerging Scholar Award in Health and Medical Geography from the Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group at AAG. The […]

2018 Spartan Geographer

This year’s issue has been mailed out.  You can also view it online to see what GEO has been up to for the past year.  

Events

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:30 am

Ms. Gabriela Shirkey:  Straight-to-Phd presentation Title: Spatiotemporal Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Agricultural Landscape Production. All welcome to attend.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:00 am

Ms. Jeanette Eckert will defend her dissertation at the following date and time: Title:  AN ANALYSIS OF THE RESTAURANT LANDSCAPE IN THE DETROIT METROPOLITAN AREA: TRAVEL BEHAVIOR AND SPATIAL PATTERNS […]

Friday, April 27, 2018 3:00 pm

To: All GEO undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, Geography Club, GTU and Triple G members, and guests. Please Join Us In Celebrating The Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial […]

Monday, April 30, 2018 9:00 am

Mr. Chase Kasmerchak will take his oral comprehensive examination on Monday, April 30, 2018, starting at 9:00 am in Rm. 105 Geography Bldg. All Geography faculty may attend and participate […]

Monday, April 30, 2018 1:00 pm

Title: FLOODING OIL: INVESTIGATING POOR HEALTH OUTCOMES IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA Please contact Sharon Ruggles ruggles@msu.edu if you would like an electronic copy of the dissertation. The […]

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