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Geography cultivates informed and engaged global citizens through an emphasis on integrative problem solving, spatial analysis, and communication skills. Our department bridges the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities to provide a better understanding of the earth's cultural and biological diversity.
Department News

Congratulations to this year's departmental award winners:

Outstanding Senior Geographer: Andrew Valenski
Exemplary Service Award: Taylor Holden

Andrew Valenski '15, won the Buzzard Scholarship, one of only four national undergraduate awards given out by Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international geographic honor society.

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Faculty Highlights

  • Klinker and students travel to Australia

    Spatial Analysis Lab Director Kim Klinker took a group of students to Australia in the summer of 2014. See the story map of their travels.

  • Salisbury on All Things Considered

    David Salisbury was featured on NPR's All Things Considered, talking about the illegal logging situation in the Peruvian-Brazil borderlands of Amazonia and the recent deaths of local activists seeking to draw attention to the situation. He and Diego Leal, '15, also authored an op-ed on the tragic death of their colleague Edwin Chota for the Huffington Post.

  • Kostadinov publishes paper

    Research associate Dr. Tiho Kostadinov, '02, and Roy Gilb, '14, recently published a paper in the journal Geoscientific Model Development.

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Contact Us

Mailing address:
Department of Geography and the Environment
Carole Weinstein International Center
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, Virginia  23173

Phone: (804) 287-6307
Fax: (804) 484-1577

Spatial Analysis Laboratory: (804) 484-1518

Department Chair: Todd Lookingbill
Major Advisors: Mary Finley-Brook, Todd Lookingbill and David Salisbury
Administrative Coordinator: Nancy Propst

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