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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Two Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) staff members were honored at the 2014 annual Wisconsin Land Information Office (WLIA) conference last month in Middleton, Wisconsin. WLIA is a grassroots organization representing a collection of concerned professionals working to develop, maintain, and apply a network of statewide land information systems. The SCO has played an integral […]
Congratulations to PhD candidate Cathy Day for winning an Innovation in Teaching TA Award from the College of Letters and Science for her work making adaptations to Geog 339: Environmental Conservation. Faculty have struggled with how best to teach the topic of climate change in this course. The topic (dauntingly big) combined with the large lecture format led to students […]
Congratulations to PhD candidate Adam Mandelman on receiving a Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities. The Fellowship provides Adam with a one-semester stipend plus tuition and benefits in the next academic year as well as office space at the nearby University Club with other Institute fellows. The Institute fosters research […]
Prof. Ian Baird (Geography), Prof. Annemarie Schneider (Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies) and other collaborators have received a $750,000 grant award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for their project, Forest, agricultural, and urban transitions in Mainland Southeast Asia: Synthesizing knowledge and developing theory.
Prof. Ian Baird has been awarded a one-semester “Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity (REI) Fellowship” at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison for the Spring 2015 semester. Ian will attend a weekly seminar next fall organized by fellows at the Institute and relieved of teaching and other duties in the following spring to allow […]
Congratulations to Ph.D. student, Peter Swift, for winning the Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award for Outstanding Research in Social Studies for his paper, “Changing ethnic identities among the Kuy in Cambodia: Assimilation, reassertion, and the making of Indigenous identity”. This paper has just been published in a special edition of Asia Pacific Viewpoint (Volume 54, Issue 3, pages 296–308, December 2013) about Indigeneity and […]
UW-Madison Geography students and alumni represented big at this year’s North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) conference. Twenty UW-Madison students alone were on the ground in Greenville, S.C., presenting, organizing and talking maps, joining with many more graduates of our program. It became a bit of a running joke.