The Geography, Planning, and Environment Department (formerly ERS) has multiple and interrelated components. The first is to understand the natural processes at work shaping our physical environment; second is to study the human response to those processes; and lastly to develop a means for students, faculty, and community to develop an appreciation for the character and complexity of environmental problems, so as to help make sound judgments about their resolution. 

New Department Name: Geography, Planning and Environment (GPE)

Read about the changes in our department!

News Articles

Dr. Martin Kaufman was interviewed by Michigan Radio (NPR). Check out the article and interview here.

Here is a link to some of the other Flint water crisis articles.

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