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Chakraborty wins WARF Discovery Challenge award

On April 9th, Ph.D. student, Ritodhi Chakraborty, won Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Discovery Challenge Symposium Award. His project, “Climate and Agricultural Change at the Third Pole: The Impact of Change in Precipitation on Small Farmer Agriculture in the Himalayas,” was one of two winners selected from 87 research projects that were submitted. Ritodhi collaborated with Dr. Anne Daloz, a scientist from the […]

2015 Cartographic Design Challenge

Geography students participate in day of intense professional development Eighteen geography students spent their Valentine’s Day wading through a complicated, real-world dataset, to create data visualizations that will help researchers better understand the hazardous waste trade in North America. Dr. Sarah Moore obtained EPA records of transnational trade of hazardous waste through a pair of […]

Undergrads benefit from AAG attendance thanks to alumni donors

This year the Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual conference in Chicago, IL promises to be a highly attended event by UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students due to its close proximity to Madison. Thanks to donations by generous alumni and friends, undergraduate students will be amongst those attending the meeting. Recognizing the benefits these professional conferences provide […]

Spring 2015 Student Awards

Every year our students receive many college and university recognitions for their outstanding teaching, research, and academic achievements. Here are some of this spring’s awards to date! WARF Discovery Challenge Award On April 9th, Ph.D. student, Ritodhi Chakraborty, won the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Discovery Challenge Symposium Award. His project, “Climate and Agricultural Change at the Third Pole: The Impact of Change in Precipitation […]

We’re Hiring: Program Director, Professional Masters’ in GIS

The Professional Masters’ in GIS in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a full time Program Director. The position is a 12-month appointment starting July 1, 2015. Candidates must have a Master degree in GIScience or related fields, with preference for those holding a Ph.D. Applicants should be trained […]

Memorial gathering for Miriam Kerndt

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the Geography Library hosted a memorial gathering for Miriam Kerndt. Miriam was the head of the Geography Library from 1968 to 1999 and was the driving force in solidifying the Geography Library in Science Hall. Miriam passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at her Madison home at age 87.

Plowing prairies for grains: Biofuel crops replace grasslands nationwide

Clearing grasslands to make way for biofuels may seem counterproductive, but University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers show in a recent study that crops, including the corn and soy commonly used for biofuels, expanded onto 7 million acres of new land in the U.S. over a recent four-year period, replacing millions of acres of grasslands.

Maps Get a New History!

Celebrating the publication of Volume Six of the History of Cartography Cartography in the Twentieth Century Why do maps need a new history? Maps and mapping technology have become global in every sense of the word—appearing like magic on our hand-held devices, influencing our news, informing education, describing the human genome, and inspiring poetry. People, cultures, […]

Call for Summer/Fall 2015 Geography TA applications

The Department of Geography is now hiring for Summer/Fall 2015 TA positions. To insure full consideration, please complete the online application form by Monday, April 13. Applications will be accepted beyond that if positions are still available. If you have questions, please contact Sharon Kahn. Apply Online

Alumni Updates

Submit your alumni updates here or email us at news@geography.wisc.edu. Beth Schlemper (Ph.D. ’03), assistant professor at University of Toledo, received a three-year National Science Foundation, Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) grant for a project entitled “Advancing Geospatial Thinking and Technologies in Grades 9-12: Citizen Mapping, Community Engagement, and Career Preparation in STEM”. She is currently preparing for […]

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