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Congratulations to Ms. Judith Namaya, Ph.D. candidate for being awarded a recipient of the Women’s Leadership Institute Award Winner in the College of Social Science

The Women’s Leadership Institute offers programming intended to support, advance, and empower students in achieving their leadership aspirations. The Women’s Leadership Institute Emerging Leaders Scholarship Competition asks students to reflect […]

Congratulations to Amber Pearson! For receiving a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

This grant is for a 5-year project, worth $3.3 million, for a study that examines the impact of ecological park restoration on health in low-income neighborhoods in Detroit. Read more […]

Ph.D. candidate Ryan Nagelkirk, and his advisor, Dr. Kyla Dahlin, were awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant

This award will allow Ryan and a field assistant to travel to Tanzania later this year to collect data on woody plant cover in Selous Game Reserve. Selous is the […]

onGEO Celebrates 20 Years of Online Geography Courses This Summer!

The summer of 1999 marked the beginning of the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences’ Online Geography program with the launch of our first ever online course: Dr. Alan […]

Alan Arbogast Leads Team to Create First Comprehensive Map of Michigan’s Coastal Sand Dunes

Michigan State University researchers have created the first ever comprehensive map of Michigan’s Coastal Dunes, which collectively form the largest concentration of freshwater coastal sand dunes in the world. MSU […]


Friday, October 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00 am

Mr. Jiang Chang will present and defend his dissertation proposal. Title:  The Underprivileged and Displacement: Gentrification in Hong Kong, 1986 to 2016 Two hours will be allowed for the presentation […]

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:00 am

November 10 – 16, 2019 The Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences Proudly Presents The Smithsonian Channel’s THE GREEN BOOK: GUIDE TO FREEDOM FEATURING Q & A with FILMMAKER […]

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