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Carolyn Kinzel, portrait

Carolyn Kinzel Saves Lives, Uses GIS to Prevent Fentanyl Overdoses

Geography Department

Research Moment | Houser Finds Unconventional View of Tornado Formation

Dr. Jana Houser recently provided new observational evidence for one of the two main theories of tornado formation: tornadoes can develop from the bottom up. The traditional explanation is that tornadoes form from the clouds down.

With a Geography Degree...


Students explore of the earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. They ask "why" about the world in which we live.

Geography Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Nov. 15-16

People supporting the environment on the street

Environmental and Social Justice

Use nature-society frameworks and spatial analysis to understand how inequality and inequity are built into everyday life.

Outdoor plants near buildings

Sustainability and Planning

Examining the strategies for balancing environmental quality, economic development, and social equity.

Rural town in Africa, with houses in the background.

Globalization and Development

Exploring global issues and other parts of the world to better understand our own in an increasingly globalizing world.

Sun setting over mountain scene

Earth's Physical Systems

Examining atmospheric, ecological, and landform systems, how they change through time, and how they interact with each other.

A drone flying above fields

Earth Observation and GIS

Revolutionizing how we explore the geography of places, cultures, environments and processes. 

Chicago skyline

Cities, Places and Regions

Understanding the nature of places and delimiting regions, analyzing spatial differentiation across the Earth’s surface.