Dr. Karl Offen, Associate Professor of Geography, was recently published in Progress in Human Geography, a top journal for the industry
Abstract - In my second report discussing the state of historical geography, I review some of the ways historical geographers have made use of digital technologies and digital media. I also highlight how digital data, research, and presentation are affecting related humanities disciplines and inspiring their practitioners to engage more fully with geographic concepts of space, place, and cartography. I argue that information technologies and digital media can deepen the place of historical geography in the academy and in the public's eye.
OU Offering Master’s Degree in Environmental Sustainability
NORMAN, OK – To meet the growing need for professionals with advanced knowledge of environmental sustainability who can guide Oklahoma and the world in the effective management of the natural environment, a new master’s degree has been launched at the University of Oklahoma.
The addition of a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sustainability completes a curriculum restructure and organization begun nearly four years ago in OU’s College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability.
The new degree program will allow students to explore the integration between the Earth’s physical system and the social and economic institutions responsible for its management as well as to receive a thorough grounding in research methods.
2013 AMS Scholarship Recipients
The University of Oklahoma is proud to boast five 2013 AMS Scholarship recipients, more than any other university! The students are listed below with their scholarship and sponsor:
Austin A. Alford, 2013 AMS Named Scholarship, sponsored by the Naval Weather Service Association
Samuel K. Degelia, 2013 AMS Named Scholarship, sponsored by David S. Johnson
Hunter L. Luna, 2013 AMS/Industry Minority Scholarship, sponsored by AMS 21st Century Campaign
Julien D. Benjamin, 2013 AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship, sponsored by Baron Services, Inc.
Kelton T. Halbert, 2013 AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship, sponsored by the Naval Weather Service Association
A full list of scholarships and recipients can be found here: https://www.ametsoc.org/amsstudentinfo/scholfeldocs/2013recipients.pdf
Passion for Geography translates into Prestigious Award for Geography Alumni Dr. Mark Micozzi
Geography is a passion for Dr. Mark Micozzi. In fact it’s his life.
The East Central University professor of cartography and geography will be honored for his lifelong passion on Aug. 3 in Denver, Colo., as he will be the 2013 recipient of the National Council for Geographic Education’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
He is the only professor in the country to receive the award at the higher education level by the National Council for Geographic Education. He was nominated for the honor by the Oklahoma Alliance for Geography Education (OKAGE), in which he has closely worked with since 1995.
3,000 miles in 10 days
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - When 19 students and two professors from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., descended on Kingman recently, they were looking for something specific.
And while they didn't find the actual Flying A gas station that once stood at 2610 E. Andy Devine Ave., their search yielded something more important.
They got plenty of information from the site - sounds, photographs, history, mapping and interviews - to add to their collection for Road to Ruscha, a first-time, two-week course at the university offering three college credits and a road trip along Route 66 from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles and back.
A&GS students came together to help with relief efforts for the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. They have been collecting items to help victims of the devastating severe weather including food, clothing and home goods, as well as assisting with clean-up efforts.
National Weather Center
Unique confederation of University of Oklahoma, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and state organizations that work together in partnership to improve understanding of events occurring in Earth’s atmosphere over a wide range of time and space scales.
We provide student with individualized attention, world-renowned programs, award-winning faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities. Students come from across the U.S. and around the world making our college incredibly diverse.
Emphasis on interdisciplinary projects allows the College to address current and future challenges in areas of renewable energy, climate change, and sustainability of the natural and built environments.