In the News


Professor William Solecki co-authors an article in NATURE featuring a new study illustrating that small and medium-sized cities especially in developing countries are growing quickest and need increased protection against natural hazards and attention to sustainability planning. Read press release.

Student Award


The Oak Tree Prize is a competitive prize awarded annually to support studies in Geography and especially qualitative field work and the collection of original data.  The Oak Tree Prize is open to Graduate Geography, Undergraduate Geography and Environmental Studies students at Hunter College for the best research using original field work completed within one or more of the five boroughs of New York City. Submissions due in the Spring 2017 semester.

Funded Opportunity


The American Geographical Society's Fall Symposium GEOGRAPHY 2050: Envisioning A Sustainable Planet will be hosted by The Earth Institute of Columbia University on November 17th and 18th. The Department of Geography has obtained funding to fully support at least five students to attend this 2-day event. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn, meet leaders, and to network. Apply Today!

In the News


FREE tutoring for students currently enrolled in GEOG 10100, GEOG 15000, GEOL 10000, GEOL 10100, and PGEOG 13000 courses will begin on September 8. Bring your lab manual, textbook, notes and your questions. Download schedule.

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