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Buried fossil soils found to be awash in carbon

by Terry Devitt, UW Communications Soils that formed on the Earth’s surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon, adding a new dimension to our planet’s carbon cycle. The finding, reported May 25, 2014 in the journal Nature Geoscience, is […]

Next wave of research: Ecology, super-sized

by David Tenenbaum, UW Communications The University of Wisconsin-Madison, home of pioneering ecologists who studied lakes, forests, wetlands and prairies, is playing a key role in the next wave of ecological research: large teams of scientists confronting the dilemma of a changing climate on a shrinking planet. But where UW-Madison’s Edward Birge and Chancey Juday, […]

Robinson Map Library contributes to Chazen exhibit

Next week will be your last chance to catch the Chazen exhibit, Marginalia in cARTography. This exhibition explores the visual discourse between marginal artistic images and the maps where they appear, as this marginalia sheds light on the content and purpose of the maps, their authors and patrons, and on the historical period when they were […]

Spring 2014 Faculty Awards

Congratulations to the following faculty for their recent awards and promotions! Erika Marín-Spiotta received a 5-year, $425,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Land Use and Environmental Controls on Soil Carbon in Human-Dominated Tropical Landscapes. The award was co-funded by several NSF programs across two divisions (Social and Behavioral Sciences […]

Geography grad student launches ride-sharing business

Story by David Tenenbaum, University Communications Coride is debuting a ridesharing service accessible from smartphones and computers. The company is getting ready to launch its mobile apps for iOS and Android. (Image courtesy Coride)   A young business started by a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student, which links drivers with empty seats to people needing […]

Tennessen on creating “universities of life”

What kinds of technologies do we need to build the lives, the communities, and the world that we want? Alumnus Travis Tennesen (PhD ’12) shares this inspiring TEDx Talk he recently gave at Penn State University. In additon to being a Penn State Geography instructor, Travis is the Executive Director of Sarvodaya USA, a part of the […]

The new Madison Geographic is out!

We are pleased to announce the release of this year’s edition of Madison Geographic, the newsletter of the undergraduate Geography Club. Inside you can read undergraduate perspectives on this year’s AAG conference in Tampa, coffees with Yi-Fu Tuan, and the Chazen’s Marginalia in cARTographyexhibit, among other features. Thanks to the Geography Club for all their hard work […]

SCO receives award from UW-Stevens Point

The State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) recently received an Outstanding Partner Award from the UW-Stevens Point GIS Center.  The award was given in recognition of the SCO’s “inspiration, collegiality and dedication to advancing geospatial activities and ideas throughout Wisconsin and beyond its borders.” The office was commended for exemplifying “the significant advancement that can be achieved in […]

Matsumoto-Hervol wins Edna Glicksman award

Undergraduate senior, Makie Matsumoto-Hervol, received the 2014 Edna Glicksman award. The Glicksman Prize is awarded annually to a senior Letters and Science undergraduate woman in recognition of her “intellectual attainments, high womanhood and service in the college community.” This prize was established in 1923 in memory of Mrs. Glicksman by her husband, Harry Glicksman, who was on the English […]

Geography’s State Cartographer’s Office to collaborate with DOA on statewide parcel map initiative

Background The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) has finalized an agreement with the State Cartographer’s Office (SCO)  for a “Version 1 Statewide Parcel Map Database Project” to create the state’s first statewide digital parcel map to be made publically available. The “Version 1 Project” is one part of a larger Statewide Digital Parcel Map Initiative, […]

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