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Post-doc, grad student research assistants sought – Tropical land use change in Brazil

The Gibbs Land Use and Environment Lab (GLUE) has openings for one post-doctoral scientist and two graduate students to join a larger project assessing the response to supply chain governance efforts to reduce deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado biomes (e.g., Soy Moratorium and Zero-Deforestation Cattle Agreements). See links for details about these positions including how […]

Lecturer positions available for Spring 2016

The Department of Geography seeks to fill 4 lecturer positions for the Spring 2016 semester. Click links for more details!

Internships: Geography students spend summer jump-starting their careers

When preparing to land that first career job out of school, nothing beats an internship experience to set yourself apart in today’s job market. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, employers report that applicants’ experiences outside the classroom — internships, jobs, and extracurricular activities — is a much bigger factor than coursework and grades when determining who they will […]

Wisconsin Idea: Bringing environmental education to rural Ecuador

By Gilly McBride, Morgridge Center for Public Service Before they even left for their study abroad program in Ecuador last spring, UW-Madison students Brenna O’Halloran (B.A. Geography, Environmental Studies) and Lauren Feierstein had already decided they wanted to stay for the summer as well. In a pre-study abroad meeting, Catherine Woodward, a professor in the Nelson Institute as […]

Naughton to receive Vilas Research Investigator Award

Professor Lisa Naughton has been selected to receive a UW–Madison Vilas Research Investigator Award. The award provides $30,000 of funding for research assistants or project assistants for the 2015-2016 academic year. Naughton’s research focuses on biodiversity conservation in developing countries, social conflict and land use around protected areas, land tenure and property rights, and attitudes toward wildlife in conservation in human-dominated landscapes. Lisa will use […]

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, […]

Nathan Green wins Buchanan Prize

PhD student Nathan Green has been selected as the recipient of the MCAA Percy Buchanan Graduate Prize for the best paper in the Southeast Asia category for his submission, “The History and Economy of Anti-Malarial Drug Resistance on the Thai-Cambodia Border”. The prize includes an invitation to present his work at the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) this fall […]

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. Participants have the opportunity to explore a […]

Mapmaking: Sources from the Geography Library, Map Library, and Special Collections

Department of Special Collections 976 Memorial Library – 728 State St. A mapmaking exhibit is currently on display in the UW–Madison Memorial Library, Special Collections Department. This exhibit honors the accomplishments of the History of Cartography Project, which published volume six, Cartography in the Twentieth Century, earlier this spring.

Jim Burt to retire this August

Prof. Jim Burt announced that he will retire this August after 32 years in the UW–Madison Geography Department. Jim and his wife Jan will host a retirement celebration at their rural home in Middleton on Sunday, September 6th. Everyone is welcome to join them! Please RSVP for the event here. Jim Burt came to the UW in 1983 after three years […]

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