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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 […]

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 […]

Geography junior awarded fellowship to develop water quality project in rural Ecuador

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 […]

Geography graduate students awarded Mellon Fellowships

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 receives Outstanding Service in Mentoring Award

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 […]

Department receives grant for undergraduate professional development

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 […]

Roth receives NSF CAREER award

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 […]

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