Geography Staff

Geography Staff has written 174 posts for MadGeogNews

County collecting and map perfecting: a glimpse into the mind of Professor Rob Roth

What is your postion at UW Madison? I am an Assistant Professor responsible for the cartography courses at UW and serve as the Faculty Director of the UW Cartography Lab. Maps Rock! In what ways is Geography the best discipline for your work? Geography is an integrative discipline, and allows me to explore societal and […]

Donor Offers Matching Challenge to Support Geography Undergrads

Your donation could do twice as much good! In honor of the 75th anniversary of our mapping program in the Geography Department, we are delighted to announce a unique opportunity to support the department and our students. We are raising funds to support our best and brightest undergraduate students in research and other professional learning […]

Storm Chasing and State Mapping: a glimpse into the mind of student Chris Scheele

What degrees do you have already? I received my B.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences with a Certificate (more…)

Sand Sculpting and Guitar String Stroking: a Glimpse into the Mind of Student Ross Thorn

What are you studying? I am currently studying GIS/Cartography. I’m working on a project in which we are trying to figure out the best way to visualize large, multivariate, spatiotemporal datasets. In what ways is Geography the best discipline for your work? I chose to study Geography because it is a very broad and applicable […]

National Geographic comes to Madison to support students!

        Learn about the possibilities of National Geographic supporting you at UW-Madison! Join National Geographic staff and grantees for a workshop, networking, and lunch. National Geographic is coming to UW-Madison to share insider tips with students (graduates and undergraduates), and faculty on how to apply for their grants… and you’re invited!! They will share what a successful application looks like, […]

Science Hall After Dark

On Friday, November 11, 2016 we will celebrate 75 years of making maps in Science Hall; we hope you will join us! Check this site regularly for updated information, photos of the event, etc. Arthur H. Robinson Map Library, Science Hall 6PM-8PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Department of Geography is delighted to invite alumni […]

UW–Madison map library pinpoints Sawyer County site of 1966 bomber crash

By Chris Barncard, UW-Madison Communications Earth is a big place. Few people know that as well as Jaime Martindale, map and geospatial data librarian at the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. But — with hundreds of thousands of maps and aerial photos, bound atlases and gazetteers and surveys at her […]

NASA highlights Kang’s research

Yanghui Kang’s research was showcased in NASA-ESD July Highlight. This research has important implications for deriving biophysical variables such as Leaf Area Index from remotely sensed observations that are important for modeling crop yields at global scales for food crops. Kang is a Ph.D. student in the Geography Department who conducts research through the Center […]

From White Privilege to White Supremacy: An Illustrated Interview with Laura Pulido

Geographer and professor of ethnic studies at the University of Southern California, Laura Pulido, is known for her work on environmental justice, racialization, and activism. She completed a master’s here at the UW-Madison Geography Department in 1987 and returned this spring to participate in the departmental speaker series. Graduate students Heather Rosenfeld and Danya Al-saleh had the chance to interview […]

Hiring lecturers for Fall 2016 semester

The Department of Geography seeks to fill 2 lecturer positions for the Fall 2016 semester. Details can be found at the following links: Geog 370 (Intro to Cartography) 40% Geog 378 (Geocomputing) 40% To ensure consideration, applicants should submit resume and cover letter (preferably as a single PDF document) to Sharon Kahn by July 19, 2016. […]

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