Awards

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Becca Summer receives Innovation in Teaching award

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Becca Summer for winning a campus-wide ‘Innovation in Teaching’ award for her TA work in Introduction to Human Geography (G101) and Introduction to the City (G305). This annual award is given by the Graduate School, with funding support from the College of L&S, to recognize exceptional teaching by graduate students. Summer and other award […]

Naughton receives Vilas Research Investigator Award

Professor Lisa Naughton has been selected to receive a UW–Madison Vilas Research Investigator Award. The award provides $30,000 of funding for research assistants or project assistants for the 2015-2016 academic year. Naughton’s research focuses on biodiversity conservation in developing countries, social conflict and land use around protected areas, land tenure and property rights, and attitudes toward wildlife in conservation in human-dominated landscapes. Lisa will use […]

Faculty awarded NSF grant to study transboundary hazardous waste trade

Faculty members Sarah A. Moore, Robert Roth and Morgan Robertson were awarded $400,000 by the National Science Foundation’s Geography and Spatial Sciences program to study “Transboundary Flows of Hazardous Waste in North America”. This project is the first of its kind to analyze flows of waste to and from specific sub-national locales throughout Canada, Mexico […]

Nathan Green wins Buchanan Prize

PhD student Nathan Green has been selected as the recipient of the MCAA Percy Buchanan Graduate Prize for the best paper in the Southeast Asia category for his submission, “The History and Economy of Anti-Malarial Drug Resistance on the Thai-Cambodia Border”. The prize includes an invitation to present his work at the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) this fall […]

LifeMapping wins Burrill Business Plan Awards

GIS Certificate student, Dean Olsen, won two awards at the Steve Burrill Business Plan Competition hosted by the UW Madison Business School this spring. With assistance from UW Cartography lab staff, Dean is developing an interactive mapping software product called LifeMapping to help people tell and share their life stories with family. The competition was […]

Kimambo receives grant for endangered primate research in Tanzania

The Chicago Zoological Society awarded Niwaeli Kimambo a Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund grant to conduct field research this summer on improving forest connectivity for a critically endangered primate, the Rungwecebus kipunji. The grant funds targeted conservation-related research that would directly help an endangered species. Her work will analyze tree cover trends in a gap […]

Green receives Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award

Ph.D. student Nathan Green was awarded the Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award for Outstanding Research in Social Studies for his paper, “The History and Economy of Anti-Malarial Drug Resistance on the Thai-Cambodia Border”. The Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award recognizes a doctoral student in the social studies who has demonstrated outstanding research and scholarly writing accomplishments while a […]

Undergrads benefit from Kohn Geography Fund

This year, three undergraduate students were beneficiaries of the newly-established Jerome Kohn Geography Fund. This year’s recipients, Megan Healy, Breana Nehls, and Martin Brubaker, were presented the award at the Undergraduate Graduation and Awards Ceremony on May 15, 2015. Jerry Kohn received his BA in 1974 from the Department of Geography and his Master’s in 1977 from the Department of Urban […]

2015 Department Undergraduate Awards

The Geography Department is pleased to announce its 2015 undergraduate awards. Olmstead Awards The Olmstead family set up a fund in 1995 to honor our department which has been ranked among the highest quality geography departments in the United States, consistently since the late Clarence W. Olmstead became a member of its faculty in 1946. He […]

Friedrich awarded Honors Summer Senior Thesis Research Grant

Hannah Friedrich (BA ’16) was awarded a 2015 Honors Senior Thesis Summer Research Grant for her work in Mali’s Inland Niger Delta. The bourgou pasture plains of the Inland Niger Delta declined significantly in extent from 1968 to 2000 due to poor floods and heavy human pressure. Freidrich’s research will focus on the dynamic relationship of bourgou with human land uses […]

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