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Naughton receives 2016 Education Innovation Grant

Prof. Lisa Naughton has received a UW–Madison 2016 Education Innovation Grant to create an international experience for students, specifically for Geog/Envir St 339: Environmental Conservation, through online short videos and real-time discussions with Ugandan farmers. The project aims to create a sense of connection to the global community among UW-Madison students who may have the opportunity […]

Gibbs receives Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

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. Prof. Gibbs teaches Geog/EnvSt 309: People, Land and Food, the Environmental Studies Capstone, and an annual graduate seminar on interdisciplinary topics around land change science.  

Summer 2016 Geography Classes

The Summer 2016 course listings are now available through Class Search and Course Guide!  Here are the courses, including three online classes, offered by Geography this summer. GEOG 170:  Our Digital Globe: An Overview of GIScience (July 11 – Aug 07) Non-specialist course providing an overview of the collection, representation and use of geospatial data. Introduces students […]

Erika Marin-Spiotta receives Vilas Associate Award

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.  

Becca Summer receives Innovation in Teaching award

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 […]

Life mapping: Dean Olsen turns life around to help others preserve their life stories

Dean Olsen had a successful stint in advertising and marketing in New York City, Chicago and London. But his high-flying career came crashing down after an addiction to alcohol contributed to a downward spiral that landed him in a Madison homeless shelter. Now, he has turned his life around and returned to UW-Madison Geography Department […]

Gibbs awarded two NORAD grants

Professor Holly Gibbs was awarded two grants from the Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NORAD). The first grant “The Zero-Deforestation Revolution: Breaking the link Between Commodity Agriculture and Forest Loss” is in collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation and Climate Advisors, and provides around $8,500,000 total funding with approximatley $1,700,000 to the Gibbs Lab (total […]

Global Madison makes connections

If you live on Madison’s near eastside, you may have noticed an uptick in the number of people walking through your neighborhood during the last week of April. They would have been wearing headphones connected to an iPhone or tablet and might have been gazing at what, to you, appeared to be some rather mundane […]

New research initiative strengthens indigenous voices

Professor Ian Baird recently announced a new research initiative, Tracking Change, which received CAN$2.5 million in support from the government of Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The project will fund local and traditional knowledge research activities in the Mackenzie River basin and sister projects in the Lower Amazon and Lower Mekong River Basins, […]

Alumna Allison Hegan publishes book on species conservation

Allison Hegan (Kleine) (B.A. ’10) has published a new book, No More Endlings: Saving Species One Story at a Time. Among the book’s other contributors are the UW–Madison’s very own professors Cal DeWitt, Lisa Naughton and Adrian Treves, and graduates Leela Hazzah, Stephanie Dolrenry, and Mike Wallace. A blend of story-telling, science, and imagery, No More […]

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