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Geography Undergraduate Symposium

GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM (GEOG 565) THURSDAY, 15 DECEMBER 2016, L196 EDUCATION BUILDING   SESSION I: LATE AFTERNOON, 4PM – 6PM 4:00  Introductory Remarks | William Gustav Gartner 4:05  A History of Food Systems and Food Security in Madison, Wi from 1970 to Today | Sekajibo Major, Britney Schopf, Andrea Sherman 4:25  Cherokee Marsh: A Case Study […]

Cartography led to a sweet spot for alumna Gail Ambrosius

Reprinted from L&S: http://ls.wisc.edu/news/cartography-led-to-a-sweet-spot-for-alumna-gail-ambrosius The revered Madison chocolatier turned a passion for geography into a business that honors where her ingredients are grown. From a childhood spent on a dairy farm in Seymour, Wisconsin, to now spending much of her time traveling to Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador to work with farmers who grow […]

“More People, More Trees: Social and Ecological Factors for Tree Cover Distribution in Southern Tanzania”

Please join us on December 7th at 12:00pm in 206 Ingra­ham Hall  for a talk by the Geography Department’s very own Niwaeli Kimambo, M.Sc. PhD Student, as she shares her fascinating research from Southern Tanzania. In Niwaeli’s words: “I look at tree cover trajectories for land that is under a protected status, compared to land […]

Groundwater contamination and Tom Petty: a look into the mind of student Stepha Velednitsky

What are you studying? I am a human geographer studying the role of computer chip manufacturing within Israel’s hydro-political landscape. I’m fascinated by the ways in which digital manufacturing industries, toxicity, and water governance are bound up in the production of the Israeli state, especially within the context of the water conflict with Palestine. In […]

State Cartographer’s Office constructs public statewide Digital Parcel Database of Wisconsin

Staff at the State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) recently completed a second version of Wisconsin’s statewide digital parcel database. This GIS database contains information on ownership, tax assessment, zoning, property class, and other attribute for about 3.5 million parcels in the state. The first version of the database—also constructed by SCO—was released a year ago. The […]

A Conversation with Dr. Sarah Moore

Why Geography? What attracted you to Geography? When I discovered geography, I was actually a senior in college and I had been taking a number of classes in International Studies. The school I was at had geography in the Engineering Department, which was pretty far removed from anything I was doing at the time. I […]

Talking with Dr. Keith Woodward

Why Geography? I came to geography a little bit later than some of my colleagues. My background and training are in english and philosophy, so kind of critical theory in philosophy. It wasn’t until I was working on my Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky in the English Department as sort of a 21st Century […]

Marín-Spiotta to receive Excellence in Education and Mentoring Award

Prof. Erika Marín-Spiotta will receive the 2016 Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring at the December meeting of the American Geophysical Union, the largest professional society of earth scientists. This award recognizes significant contributions as a mentor and role model for the next generation of biogeoscientists. Marín-Spiotta was also recently given the President’s Award from the […]

From UW–Madison to Jordan, Greece, and D.C. with undergraduate, Hallah

UW Geography is excited to share undergraduate student experiences with you. This week, we would like to introduce you to Ms. Hallah Ghanem. Ms. Ghanem is a senior, majoring in Geography (human geography concentration), and currently living in Washington, D.C. She was a recipient of an award from the Kohn Geography Fund. Read more about Ghanem’s adventures below. […]

Exciting & Free Events, Join us on November 11!

Join the Buzz in Science Hall We hope you will join us for part—or all—of the day. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us via email, facebook, or twitter. 9–3pm Map-a-thon | Geography Library (more…)

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