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Geography junior awarded fellowship to develop water quality project in rural Ecuador

Geography junior Amelia Rossa (along with fellow undergrads Joshua Kalman and Caden Lambie), in partnership with the Ceiba Foundation, has been awarded a 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to implement a water quality monitoring project in coastal Ecuador. The project was one of nine selected for the 18th annual Wisconsin Idea Fellowships, a program that awards undergraduate projects working to solve […]

2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium – April 14th

You are invited to attend the 2016 Undergraduate Symposium on Thursday, April 14 at Union South. Show your support for undergraduates as they showcase their creativity, achievement, research, service-learning, and community-based research. More than 540 students will participate including the following eight geography and cartography/GIS majors.

Geography graduate students awarded Mellon Fellowships

Congrats to graduate students Andy Davey, Mario Bruzzone, and Sarah Bennett, each of whom has been awarded a Mellon-Wisconsin Fellowship for Summer 2016! These Fellowships provide students with three months of support so that they may work full-time on their dissertation.

Tanya Buckingham receives Outstanding Service in Mentoring Award

Tanya Buckingham (Assistant Director, Cartography Laboratory) has been honored by the UW-Madison with an Award for Outstanding Service in Mentoring Undergraduates in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities. In addition to recognizing Tanya for her stellar professional development work with students, she will receive $2,000 of university expendable funds for her professional activities. Tanya will be recognized during the Ideas to Excellence reception following […]

UW recognizes Kris Olds’ support and leadership as an Education Innovation Senior Fellow

“As an expert on globalization of higher education and research, a passionate supporter and creator of Open Educational Resources (OERs), and one of the pioneer Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) instructors at UW-Madison, Professor Kris Olds is not only a notable leader in his fields of study, but in the realm of educational innovations.” In […]

Summer 2016 Geography Classes

Registration is now open for Summer 2016 courses. Here are the courses, including three online classes, offered by the Geography Department 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 to geospatial technologies like […]

Knowing where you’re going makes it easier to get there

The Geography Department’s spring student professional development workshop series kicked off on March 11th with Interview Like a Pro. Joining workshop leaders Tanya Buckingham (Assistant Director, Cartography Laboratory) and Joel Gruely (Undergraduate Advisor) was Leslie Kohlberg, Assistant Director of Department Relations. Leslie discussed how to tell employers the value of their experience as UW-Madison students. She provided […]

Sand dunes are important desert dust sources

by SCIENCE CHINA PRESS Dust storms are a common occurrence in the deserts of northern China and previous researchers have attempted to locate the most important sources of dust. Dust is important from a variety of environmental and health-related issues and over longer time scales impacts climate change and has accumulated to great thicknesses to form […]

Now hiring TAs and lecturers for summer and fall

The Geography Department is now seeking applications for Summer 2016 TA positions and Fall 2016 lecturer and TA positions. 1 –FALL 2016 TA HIRING:  Whether or not you have a TA guarantee for the fall semester, if you are interested in a TA position for the Fall 2016 semester, please indicate your teaching preferences here. 2 […]

Department receives grant for undergraduate professional development

The Geography Department has received a grant from the UW Career Development Grant Program to provide a professional development activities for Geography and Cartography/GIS majors. Tentative dates and activities planned this semester are as follows: Friday, March 11 – Personal goals and interviewing workshop Friday, April 1 – Resume and cover letter workshop Friday, April 15 – Mock […]

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