Faculty awarded NSF grant to study transboundary hazardous waste trade

Faculty members Sarah A. Moore, Robert Roth and Morgan Robertson were recently awarded $400,000 by the National Science Foundation’s Geography and Spatial Sciences program to study “Transboundary Flows of Hazardous Waste in North America”. This project is the first of its kind to analyze flows of waste to and from specific sub-national locales throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.
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Jim Burt retires

Prof. Jim Burt announced his retirement this month after 32 years in the UW–Madison Geography Department. Jim and his wife Jan will host a retirement celebration at their home in Middleton on Sunday, September 6th. Jim’s plans for retirement include some project work, auditing a number of great courses at UW (geography profs beware!), travel with Jan, and time just being a grandfather. Read more


Summer “Cartography Major” teaches across generations 

In early July the Geography Department participated in UW–Madison’s Grandparents University (GPU) by hosting a “cartography major” for 11 grandparents and their grandchildren. GPU is an award-winning, two-day program that brings children ages 7 to 14 and their grandparents together to learn from each other and to experience the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s dynamic campus atmosphere. This is the third summer our department has taken part of this very successful outreach event sponsored by the UW Alumni Association. Read more