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Day awarded NSF grant for disseration research

Geography PhD candidate Cathy Day has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for her dissertation research. Day’s interests center around how climate change influences agricultural systems and how humans perceive and deal with climatic shifts within a complex social-economic context. For her master’s degree, she researched the vulnerabilities of farmer livelihoods to climate change in Niger’s […]

Gibbs awarded third SIRE grant

Congratulations to Prof. Holly Gibbs for winning a 2015 Sustainability Innovation in Research and Education (SIRE) award for her proposal, Solutions for Food Waste Reduction: Integrating Teaching with Research on Sustainability. This grant from the UW Office of Sustainabilty (OS) will fund the development of a module on food waste for Geog 309 “People, Land, and Food” this semester and a new, interdisciplinary undergraduate capstone […]

Campus Food Map & Sustainable Dining Guide launched

The Office of Sustainability (OS) website now hosts the new “Campus Food Map and Sustainable Dining Guide“ created by UW–Madison students Danielle Caputo, Jen Tirella, and Russell Wagner. The interactive map includes reviews of all campus eateries and their sustainable dining options. The students developed this map as part of their capstone project in Env. Studies 600 “Consumer-Driven Sustainability” taught […]

Congratulations Winter 2014 Graduates!

On Friday, December 12th we kicked off our Undergraduate Research Colloquium with a ceremony honoring our 2014 Winter Graduates! We bid farewell and good luck to the following graduating seniors:

Colin Higgins awarded Mensink Senior Thesis Grant

Geography senior Colin Higgins has been awarded the Mark Mensink Senior Thesis Grant by the UW-Madison Faculty Honors Committee. The Mensink Grant, in the amount of $7,500, recognizes excellence and potential in both scholarship and service. It is the largest and most prestigious student research grant on campus. Only one grant is awarded each year. Colin’s honors […]

Seeking lecturer for Spring 2015

The Department of Geography seeks to fill a 40% lecturer position for the Spring 2015 semester teaching Geog 170: Our Digital Globe. This is a survey course on geospatial science. Detail can be found here. Note that this is an online course, but most of the students will likely be on-campus.  As a result, it’s […]

New nonprofit supports women in science

by Kelly April Tyrrell, UW-Communications Tracey Holloway was a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in 2002, Ph.D. from Princeton University freshly in hand, when she and five colleagues teamed up to create an informal support network for other women in their field. “We wanted to provide an environment to connect with women at a similar level, to […]

Two Ph.D. students receive Fulbright Fellowships for Southeast Asia research

Two UW-Madison Geography graduate students have received 2014-15 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program awards by the U.S. Department of Education. Both recipients are conducting research in Thailand under Dr. Ian Baird. Starting early next year, David Chambers will look at changing understandings of “good space” among some Hmong ethnic minority communities in northern Thailand. His […]

Environmental historian William Cronon awarded Wilderness Society’s highest honor

by Meghan Lepisto, UW-Madison Communications Environmental historian and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor William Cronon has been presented with The Wilderness Society’s Robert Marshall Award — the organization’s highest civilian honor — for his contributions to the protection of America’s wild places. The award, named for wilderness visionary Robert Marshall, is given to a private citizen who has made […]

Nadia Carlson receives a 2014 SIRE-REU Award

Undergraduate student Nadia Carlson, dual majoring in geography and environmental studies, was the recent recipient of a 2014 SIRE-REU Award. The Sustainability Innovation in Research and Education-Research Experience for Undergraduates (SIRE-REU) awards, granted by the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, support undergraduate contributions to established research projects supported by external grants. The program is intended to […]

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