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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 […]

Doeppers publishes new book

Congratulations to Dr. Dan Doeppers (Emeritus Professor of Geography and Southeast Asian Studies) for the publication of his landmark book, Feeding Manila in Peace and War, 1850–1945, now available through UW Press. “Over the past decade policymakers and scholars have come to realize that getting food, water, and services to the millions who live in the world’s few […]

2016 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit attracts a diversity of attendees

The 2016 Geospatial Summit, organized by our State Cartographer’s Office, was held on April 19 at UW-Madison. It attracted almost 140 registrants from locations around the state. While primarily an academic conference, there is strong interest on the part of government agencies, private companies, non-profits, and the general public. Representatives from various UW system campuses were […]

We’re Hiring: IT Manager

The Department of Geography is in search of an Information Technology (IT) Manager. The IT Manager is responsible for the IT needs of the Department of Geography, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the State Cartographer’s Office, in support of their teaching, research and outreach missions. The successful candidate will maintain and upgrade a range of shared […]

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