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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. […]

New Fall 2016 class by Anthony Fontes

Badgers Take Manhattan

A core tenet of the Cartography Lab is to provide a variety of professional development experiences for Geography students. Examples include hosting unconferences, design challenges, guest speakers, workshops, and participating in national conferences. (more…)

Geography Homecoming: Celebrating our history, looking to the future

Join Geography for the 2016 UW–Madison Homecoming (November 11 and 12) as we celebrate the impact that Arthur Robinson had on the department. Many of our units, which he established, recently celebrated big anniversaries: Robinson Map Library, 70 years; Cartography Lab, 50 years; State Cartographer’s Office, 40 years. Robinson himself would have turned 100 last year! On […]

Nelson receives Dartmouth postdoctoral fellowship

Congratulations to Garrett Nelson (PhD ’16) who was named one of seven postdoctoral students to Dartmouth’s Society of Fellows, the second cohort of rising scholars to be selected since Dartmouth president Phil Hanlon laid out a vision for this society three years ago. (more…)

2016 Geography Department Awards

The Department of Geography is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Department awards. Whitbeck Graduate Dissertator Award Every year, the department gives two Whitbeck awards to Ph.D. candidates in the final writing stages their degree. Each provides one semester of support and is intended to create the space needed to finish writing a dissertation. Mario Bruzzone […]

Kahn receives Academic Staff Excellence Award

On May 12th, College of Letters & Science Dean, Karl Scholz, granted three sets of awards that recognized and celebrated the excellence of university staff, as well as academic staff and our faculty and staff advisors. Among the awardees was Sharon Kahn, Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Geography, who received a mid-career Academic Staff Excellence […]

Green receives Fulbright Fellowship

Ph.D. candidate Nathan Green received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award which he will use in conjunction with a Center for Khmer Studies Ph.D. Fellowship for his upcoming dissertation field research in Cambodia. Green plans to be in Cambodia for eighteen months starting in September. He will research how microfinance and land titling programs are changing rural land relations in Cambodia. Nathan’s advisor […]

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