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Science Hall After Dark

On Friday, November 11, 2016 we will celebrate 75 years of making maps in Science Hall; we hope you will join us! Check this site regularly for updated information, photos of the event, etc. VISIT US HERE TO REGISTER, STARTING OCT 3 Arthur H. Robinson Map Library, Science Hall 6PM-8PM   The Department of Geography […]

UW–Madison map library pinpoints Sawyer County site of 1966 bomber crash

By Chris Barncard, UW-Madison Communications Earth is a big place. Few people know that as well as Jaime Martindale, map and geospatial data librarian at the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. But — with hundreds of thousands of maps and aerial photos, bound atlases and gazetteers and surveys at her […]

NASA highlights Kang’s research

Yanghui Kang’s research was showcased in NASA-ESD July Highlight. This research has important implications for deriving biophysical variables such as Leaf Area Index from remotely sensed observations that are important for modeling crop yields at global scales for food crops. Kang is a Ph.D. student in the Geography Department who conducts research through the Center […]

From White Privilege to White Supremacy: An Illustrated Interview with Laura Pulido

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 […]

Hiring lecturers for Fall 2016 semester

The Department of Geography seeks to fill 2 lecturer positions for the Fall 2016 semester. Details can be found at the following links: Geog 370 (Intro to Cartography) 40% Geog 378 (Geocomputing) 40% To ensure consideration, applicants should submit resume and cover letter (preferably as a single PDF document) to Sharon Kahn by July 19, 2016. […]

New Fall 2016 class by Anthony Fontes

Badgers Take Manhattan

A core tenet of the Cartography Lab is to provide a variety of professional development experiences for Geography students. Examples include hosting unconferences, design challenges, guest speakers, workshops, and participating in national conferences. (more…)

Geography Homecoming: Celebrating our history, looking to the future

Join Geography for the 2016 UW–Madison Homecoming (November 11 and 12) as we celebrate the impact that Arthur Robinson had on the department. Many of our units, which he established, recently celebrated big anniversaries: Robinson Map Library, 70 years; Cartography Lab, 50 years; State Cartographer’s Office, 40 years. Robinson himself would have turned 100 last year! On […]

Nelson receives Dartmouth postdoctoral fellowship

Congratulations to Garrett Nelson (PhD ’16) who was named one of seven postdoctoral students to Dartmouth’s Society of Fellows, the second cohort of rising scholars to be selected since Dartmouth president Phil Hanlon laid out a vision for this society three years ago. (more…)

2016 Geography Department Awards

The Department of Geography is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Department awards. Whitbeck Graduate Dissertator Award Every year, the department gives two Whitbeck awards to Ph.D. candidates in the final writing stages their degree. Each provides one semester of support and is intended to create the space needed to finish writing a dissertation. Mario Bruzzone […]

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