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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring 2014 Faculty Awards

Congratulations to the following faculty for their recent awards and promotions! Erika Marín-Spiotta received a 5-year, $425,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Land Use and Environmental Controls on Soil Carbon in Human-Dominated Tropical Landscapes. The award was co-funded by several NSF programs across two divisions (Social and Behavioral Sciences […]

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 […]

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 […]

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