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 […]
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.
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 […]
GIS Certificate student, Dean Olsen, won two awards at the Steve Burrill Business Plan Competition hosted by the UW Madison Business School this spring. With assistance from UW Cartography lab staff, Dean is developing an interactive mapping software product called LifeMapping to help people tell and share their life stories with family. The competition was […]
Professor emeritus Bill Denevan recently co-authored a biography of Carl O. Sauer. This is the first book-length biography of the famous geographer and influential scholar. To Pass on a Good Earth: The Life and Work of Carl O. Sauer, by Michael Williams, with David Lowenthal and William M. Denevan, University of Virginia Press, 2014. Bill wrote to us about the connections to the […]
Join the Geography Department as our undergraduate advisor! This is a rewarding academic staff position that supports approximately 120 majors in Geography and Cartography/Geographic Information Science. Help guide young geographers with academic & career advising and experiential education coordination. Read more about the position here.
We’re looking for a new Payroll & Benefits Specialist. Work in beautiful and historic Science Hall! Under the new HR system, anyone can apply to this University Staff position. More information and a link to apply here.
The Chicago Zoological Society awarded Niwaeli Kimambo a Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund grant to conduct field research this summer on improving forest connectivity for a critically endangered primate, the Rungwecebus kipunji. The grant funds targeted conservation-related research that would directly help an endangered species. Her work will analyze tree cover trends in a gap […]
Ph.D. student Nathan Green was awarded the Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award for Outstanding Research in Social Studies for his paper, “The History and Economy of Anti-Malarial Drug Resistance on the Thai-Cambodia Border”. The Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award recognizes a doctoral student in the social studies who has demonstrated outstanding research and scholarly writing accomplishments while a […]
The Geography Department is seeking to hire a lecturer for our fall online offering of Geog 378 (Introduction to Geocomputing). If interested, please see details here. Course Description: An introduction to scripting and programming for GIS and spatial analysis. No programming background is assumed. The course covers the following: shell scripting, use of open-source GIS libraries, […]