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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 […]

In Memoriam: Professor Heidi G. Frontani

It is with great sadness that we report the death of alumna Prof. Heidi (Glaesel) Frontani from a sudden illness. Heidi received her Ph.D. from the department in 1997 under Prof. Matt Turner, after first working with Prof. Jim Delehanty (now Executive Director of UW’s Institute for Regional and International Studies). Heidi Glaesel Frontani, 50, passed […]

Roth receives NSF CAREER award

Congrats to assistant professor Rob Roth who has received a prestigious NSF CAREER award. Rob’s CAREER project integrates research and teaching around the topics of interactive, online, and mobile map design, and directly serves the emerging profession of UI/UX design, for which cartographers and geographers are uniquely positioned to fill. The project culminates in an open […]

2016 Cart Lab Design Challenge

February 20th,  9am – 5pm, Cartography Lab, Science Hall For this second annual Design Challenge, students will work on generating new insight from the fossil record in North America; developing unique visualizations to facilitate communication of trends in multidimensional spatio-temporal data. The event is open to all who have taken Geography 370. We strongly encourage you to […]

Naughton receives 2016 Education Innovation Grant

Prof. Lisa Naughton has received a UW–Madison 2016 Education Innovation Grant to create an international experience for students, specifically for Geog/Envir St 339: Environmental Conservation, through online short videos and real-time discussions with Ugandan farmers. The project aims to create a sense of connection to the global community among UW-Madison students who may have the opportunity […]

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