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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, […]

Colin Higgins wins Udall Scholarship

Story by Jill Sakai, Office of Sustainability University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Colin Higgins has been selected as a 2014 Udall Scholar. Higgins, who is triple-majoring in geography, history and environmental studies, is one of just 50 students nationwide to win the 2014 Udall Scholarship, which recognizes rising college juniors and seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to careers […]

Yi-Fu Tuan to give last “Yi-Fu Lecture” this Friday

Space, Place, Nature: One Last Look Friday, April 4 @ 3:30, 180 Science Hall “I have been writing about “Space, Place, and Nature” for at least three decades. You’d think I am now able to say something about them that is authoritative, if not definitive. But-–thank God!-–not at all. “Space” and “place,” yes, I can […]

Geography Course Offerings for Fall 2014

The Fall 2014 Course Catalog has just been published and classes are now searchable in MyUW. Check out Geography’s course offerings for next semester on our new current offerings webpage. This page gives students more infomation about the classes we offer than the descriptions found in the UW Course Guide or through the MyUW class search. For more […]

State Cartographer’s Office staff recognized by WLIA

Two Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) staff members were honored at the 2014 annual Wisconsin Land Information Office (WLIA) conference last month in Middleton, Wisconsin. WLIA is a grassroots organization representing a collection of concerned professionals working to develop, maintain, and apply a network of statewide land information systems. The SCO has played an integral […]

Call for Fall 2014 Geography TA applications

The Department of Geography is now hiring Fall 2014 TA positions. To insure full consideration, please complete the online application form by Monday, March 24th. Applications will be accepted beyond that if spaces are available. If you have questions, please contact Sharon Kahn. Apply online here

Cathy Day wins Innovation in Teaching award

Congratulations to PhD candidate Cathy Day for winning an Innovation in Teaching TA Award from the College of Letters and Science for her work making adaptations to Geog 339: Environmental Conservation. Faculty have struggled with how best to teach the topic of climate change in this course. The topic (dauntingly big) combined with the large lecture format led to students […]

Adam Mandelman awarded Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to PhD candidate Adam Mandelman on receiving a Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities. The Fellowship provides Adam with a one-semester stipend plus tuition and benefits in the next academic year as well as office space at the nearby University Club with other Institute fellows. The Institute fosters research […]

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