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Geography Awareness Week is an annual celebration during the third week in November to promote geographic literacy and education, organized by National Geographic Education Programs. Established by Presidential proclamation over 25 years ago, GAWeek is centered around events, policy advocacy, communication, volunteerism, and activities for students, families, and community members. Every year the UCSB Geography Department celebrates...

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The UCSB Department of Geography is pleased to announce that Dr. Stuart H. Sweeney will be serving as the next chair of our department having begun his term July 1st, 2017. “Welcome and thank you for your interest in UCSB’s Department of Geography! As the twelfth department chair, I feel honored to lead a department with such a distinguished history.  The department continues a tradition of pursuing a broad scientific and...

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Our new graduate students come to us from a variety of places within the U.S. and internationally (Nanchang, China) holding diverse interests ranging from Brazilian Jiu Jitzu to yoga and pottery. We look forward to seeing what you all accomplish here in the Department of Geography! Welcome! Top row (from left to right): Deanna Nash, Vania Wang, Michael Allen, Su Burtner, Lily Cheng, and Anagha Uppal. Bottom row (from left to right):...

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