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Yi-Fu Tuan to give last “Yi-Fu Lecture” this Friday

Space, Place, Nature: One Last Look Friday, April 4 @ 3:30, 180 Science Hall “I have been writing about “Space, Place, and Nature” for at least three decades. You’d think I am now able to say something about them that is authoritative, if not definitive. But-–thank God!-–not at all. “Space” and “place,” yes, I can […]

Geography Course Offerings for Fall 2014

The Fall 2014 Course Catalog has just been published and classes are now searchable in MyUW. Check out Geography’s course offerings for next semester on our new current offerings webpage. This page gives students more infomation about the classes we offer than the descriptions found in the UW Course Guide or through the MyUW class search. For more […]

State Cartographer’s Office staff recognized by WLIA

Two Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) staff members were honored at the 2014 annual Wisconsin Land Information Office (WLIA) conference last month in Middleton, Wisconsin. WLIA is a grassroots organization representing a collection of concerned professionals working to develop, maintain, and apply a network of statewide land information systems. The SCO has played an integral […]

Call for Fall 2014 Geography TA applications

The Department of Geography is now hiring Fall 2014 TA positions. To insure full consideration, please complete the online application form by Monday, March 24th. Applications will be accepted beyond that if spaces are available. If you have questions, please contact Sharon Kahn. Apply online here

Cathy Day wins Innovation in Teaching award

Congratulations to PhD candidate Cathy Day for winning an Innovation in Teaching TA Award from the College of Letters and Science for her work making adaptations to Geog 339: Environmental Conservation. Faculty have struggled with how best to teach the topic of climate change in this course. The topic (dauntingly big) combined with the large lecture format led to students […]

Adam Mandelman awarded Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to PhD candidate Adam Mandelman on receiving a Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities. The Fellowship provides Adam with a one-semester stipend plus tuition and benefits in the next academic year as well as office space at the nearby University Club with other Institute fellows. The Institute fosters research […]

Science Hall Anniversary Celebration

When alumni talk about their experiences as students in the Geography Department, they often speak of the fondness they have for Science Hall itself. Unique in character and steeped in history, Science Hall is a place where attachments are easily formed. Once home to all nearly all sciences on the UW–Madison campus, Science Hall has […]

VIDEO: Cronon brings bird’s-eye view down to Earth

Bill Cronon’s “American Environmental History” has been described as “life-altering” by many students who have taken the popular course. Watch this powerful video of last semester’s final lecture for Bill’s parting message to his students.

Baird and Schneider awarded NASA grant for Southeast Asia land-change science project

Prof. Ian Baird (Geography), Prof. Annemarie Schneider (Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies) and other collaborators have received a $750,000 grant award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for their project, Forest, agricultural, and urban transitions in Mainland Southeast Asia: Synthesizing knowledge and developing theory.

Baird awarded fellowship

Prof. Ian Baird has been awarded a one-semester “Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity (REI) Fellowship” at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison for the Spring 2015 semester. Ian will attend a weekly seminar next fall organized by fellows at the Institute and relieved of teaching and other duties in the following spring to allow […]

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