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The Department of Geography at UGA has been a leading center of scholarship about earth's landscapes and human relationships to the environment. Our inquiries encompass a wide range of topics, from the economies of cities and cultures of built landscapes, to tropical climates and the flow of polar ice sheets. We're all over the place. 


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Physical activity plays a vital role in encouraging healthy physical and mental development in children. However, new research from recently graduated Geography Ph.D. student, Jue Yang, reveals that hundreds of counties in the U.S. are in play deserts.
If you’re out and about in Athens this weekend, you may see some familiar faces on the front page of today’s Athens Banner Herald! For the past several months, students in Dr.
Fausto Sarmiento, Professor of Mountain Science in UGA's Department of Geography has been awarded the Denali Recent Accomplishment Award during this year's American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting in Denver, CO.

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