Volume Three, Cartography in the European Renaissance, was made available to the public on the University of Chicago Press web site on May 20, 2013. Earlier volumes in the series have been online since July 2011. The Press has converted all parts of each book—not only the chapters but also the prefaces, indexes, illustrations, captions, […]
Jessica Blois (former geography postdoc) and Prof. Jack Williams have published an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on their research. They use global climate models and fossil pollen data from the last deglaciation to test a fundamental assumption in biodiversity modeling: that the spatial relationships between biodiversity and climate relationships can be […]
Caitlin Kontgis (Ph.D. candidate) was recently awarded the prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for her proposal “Urbanization, climate change, and rice crop sustainability”. This highly competitive fellowship will fund Caitlin’s research at the Center for Sustainablility and the Global Environment (SAGE) for the next 3 years, where she will integrate findings on agricultural […]
Professor Lisa Naughton was awarded a College of Agricultural & Life Sciences International Programs (CALS IP) Science Internationalization Course Development Award for her project, “Who Owns Paradise? Competing Claims to Tambopata, Peru, a Last Wilderness Frontier”.
May 2, 2013 by Mary Ellen Gabriel, L&S News and Notes The State Street Starbucks belongs to Yi-Fu Tuan. He has a particular chair, a favorite table, and a habit of sitting with a book amid the busy clangor. Why is he so attached to this noisy place?“It’s my listening post,” says the 82-year-old emeritus professor of […]
Geography undergrad Claire Poelking was selected by the Office of the Provost to receive a 2012-13 University Book Store Academic Excellence Award. This award is given to undergraduate students who best exemplify the principle that excellence can be achieved through independent study. Claire’s independent study research took place in Kimana, Kenya outside of Amboseli National […]
The History of Cartography Project has been offered a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The two-year award from agency’s Division of Preservation and Access provides $220,000 in outright funding and another $100,000 in matching, should the Project raise an equivalent amount of private gifts. The grant supports ongoing preparation of the final […]
Can you pronounce Nanaweyah Ominihekan (an unincorporated town in Shawano Co, WI)? Are you pronouncing Shawano correctly for that matter? Our WI State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) has created a tool to help. Pronounce Wisconsin is an online mapping application that includes pronunciations for more than 1,700 cities, counties, villages and unincorporated communities. State Cartographer, Howard Veregin, sees the application […]
Cartography students from the UW-Madison geography department won high honors at the 2013 conference of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in Los Angelas.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will offer four pilot courses as part of a new delivery system in higher education known as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Pilot courses include Globalizing Higher Education and Research for the ‘Knowledge Economy‘, taught by Kris Olds, professor in the Department of Geography, and University of Bristol (United Kingdom) professor Susan […]