Awards

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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 […]

Chakraborty wins WARF Discovery Challenge award

On April 9th, Ph.D. student, Ritodhi Chakraborty, won Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Discovery Challenge Symposium Award. His project, “Climate and Agricultural Change at the Third Pole: The Impact of Change in Precipitation on Small Farmer Agriculture in the Himalayas,” was one of two winners selected from 87 research projects that were submitted. Ritodhi collaborated with Dr. Anne Daloz, a scientist from the […]

Spring 2015 Student Awards

Every year our students receive many college and university recognitions for their outstanding teaching, research, and academic achievements. Here are some of this spring’s awards to date! WARF Discovery Challenge Award On April 9th, Ph.D. student, Ritodhi Chakraborty, won the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Discovery Challenge Symposium Award. His project, “Climate and Agricultural Change at the Third Pole: The Impact of Change in Precipitation […]

Sack receives Innovation in Teaching award

Congratulations to Ph.D. student, Carl Sack, for receiving a 2015 UW-Madison ‘Innovation in Teaching’ award. 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. Sack and other award recipients were honored at a ceremony on February 26th at Van Vleck Hall. Related: 2015 Campus-wide Teaching […]

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 […]

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