graduation

15 May - Celebrating Undergraduate Majors and Graduates

Join us this Friday, May 15th as we honor our graduating seniors, undergraduate award recipients, and new members to the Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) Geography Honors Society. The event will be held in the Geography Library from 2-4pm with a tour of the relief maps in the stairway at 3pm with alumna Melanie McCalmont. 

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New published research

Munoz and Williams

Brazilian beef industry moves to reduce its destruction of rain forests

Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Holly Gibbs shows that market-driven "zero deforestation agreements" have dramatically influenced the behavior of ranchers and the slaughterhouses to which they sell. 
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