Geographer and professor of ethnic studies at the University of Southern California, Laura Pulido, is known for her work on environmental justice, racialization, and activism. She completed a master’s here at the UW-Madison Geography Department in 1987 and returned this spring to participate in the departmental speaker series. Graduate students Heather Rosenfeld and Danya Al-saleh had the chance to interview her for Edge Effects about her work on the multiple forms of racism that enable environmental injustice and her other current projects. Read their interview here.
Congrats to assistant professor Rob Roth who has received a prestigious NSF CAREER award.
Rob’s CAREER project integrates research and teaching around the topics of interactive, online, and mobile map design, and directly serves the emerging profession of UI/UX design, for which cartographers and geographers are uniquely positioned to fill. The project culminates in an open access e-textbook on interactive mapping, and will provide support for several geography students to design illustrations and interactives in the text. (more…)
Congratulations to Geography and Nelson Institute professor, Holly Gibbs, for being selected for a 2016 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award is given annually to six outstanding teachers at the UW-Madison.
Congratulations to Prof. Erika Marín-Spiotta who has been awarded a Vilas Associate Award. The Vilas Award is a campus-wide competition that recognizes new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance.
Marín-Spiotta’s research examines how anthropogenic and climatically-driven landscape disturbance alters the accumulation and loss of biomass and biologically active elements within and across ecosystem boundaries.
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Becca Summer for winning a campus-wide ‘Innovation in Teaching’ award for her TA work in Introduction to Human Geography (G101) and Introduction to the City (G305). This annual award is given by the Graduate School, with funding support from the College of L&S, to recognize exceptional teaching by graduate students. Summer and other award recipients will be honored at a ceremony on March 2nd at 2pm in Van Vleck Hall.