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 […]
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 […]
Geography junior Amelia Rossa (along with fellow undergrads Joshua Kalman and Caden Lambie), in partnership with the Ceiba Foundation, has been awarded a 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to implement a water quality monitoring project in coastal Ecuador. The project was one of nine selected for the 18th annual Wisconsin Idea Fellowships, a program that awards undergraduate projects working to solve […]
Congrats to graduate students Andy Davey, Mario Bruzzone, and Sarah Bennett, each of whom has been awarded a Mellon-Wisconsin Fellowship for Summer 2016! These Fellowships provide students with three months of support so that they may work full-time on their dissertation.
Tanya Buckingham (Assistant Director, Cartography Laboratory) has been honored by the UW-Madison with an Award for Outstanding Service in Mentoring Undergraduates in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities. In addition to recognizing Tanya for her stellar professional development work with students, she will receive $2,000 of university expendable funds for her professional activities. Tanya will be recognized during the Ideas to Excellence reception following […]
The Geography Department has received a grant from the UW Career Development Grant Program to provide a professional development activities for Geography and Cartography/GIS majors. Tentative dates and activities planned this semester are as follows: Friday, March 11 – Personal goals and interviewing workshop Friday, April 1 – Resume and cover letter workshop Friday, April 15 – Mock […]
Congrats to assistant professor Rob Roth who has received a prestigious NSF CAREER award. Rob’s CAREER project integrates research and teaching around the topics of interactive, online, and mobile map design, and directly serves the emerging profession of UI/UX design, for which cartographers and geographers are uniquely positioned to fill. The project culminates in an open […]
Prof. Lisa Naughton has received a UW–Madison 2016 Education Innovation Grant to create an international experience for students, specifically for Geog/Envir St 339: Environmental Conservation, through online short videos and real-time discussions with Ugandan farmers. The project aims to create a sense of connection to the global community among UW-Madison students who may have the opportunity […]
Congratulations to Geography and Nelson Institute professor, Holly Gibbs, for being selected for a 2016 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award is given annually to six outstanding teachers at the UW-Madison. Prof. Gibbs teaches Geog/EnvSt 309: People, Land and Food, the Environmental Studies Capstone, and an annual graduate seminar on interdisciplinary topics around land change science.
Congratulations to Prof. Erika Marín-Spiotta who has been awarded a Vilas Associate Award. The Vilas Award is a campus-wide competition that recognizes new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance. Marín-Spiotta’s research examines how anthropogenic and climatically-driven landscape disturbance alters the accumulation and loss of biomass and biologically active elements within and across ecosystem boundaries.