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“More People, More Trees: Social and Ecological Factors for Tree Cover Distribution in Southern Tanzania”

Please join us on December 7th at 12:00pm in 206 Ingra­ham Hall  for a talk by the Geography Department’s very own Niwaeli Kimambo, M.Sc. PhD Student, as she shares her fascinating research from Southern Tanzania. In Niwaeli’s words: “I look at tree cover trajectories for land that is under a protected status, compared to land […]

State Cartographer’s Office constructs public statewide Digital Parcel Database of Wisconsin

Staff at the State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) recently completed a second version of Wisconsin’s statewide digital parcel database. This GIS database contains information on ownership, tax assessment, zoning, property class, and other attribute for about 3.5 million parcels in the state. The first version of the database—also constructed by SCO—was released a year ago. The […]

Exciting & Free Events, Join us on November 11!

Join the Buzz in Science Hall We hope you will join us for part—or all—of the day. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us via email, facebook, or twitter. 9–3pm Map-a-thon | Geography Library (more…)

Science Hall After Dark

On Friday, November 11, 2016 we will celebrate 75 years of making maps in Science Hall; we hope you will join us! Check this site regularly for updated information, photos of the event, etc. Arthur H. Robinson Map Library, Science Hall 6PM-8PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Department of Geography is delighted to invite alumni […]

Muehlenhaus joins department as new online program director

Dr. Ian Muehlenhaus joined the department in July as the director of our new online masters program in GIS and web map development. He is responsible for development, marketing and administration of the program as well as teaching two of the online courses. A Duluth, Minnesota native, Ian earned his M.S. in Geog­ra­phy at Penn State Uni­ver­sity in 2002 […]

Lisa Naughton takes reins as chair

With the new fall semester came a change in department leadership. Lisa Naughton became chair, taking over for Kris Olds who served out his three-year term. Professor Lisa Naughton has a long history with the department. She earned her undergraduate degree here in 1986 (Double BSc in Geography and Zoology), and a MSc in Geography […]

Jim Burt to retire this August

Prof. Jim Burt announced that he will retire this August after 32 years in the UW–Madison Geography Department. Jim and his wife Jan will host a retirement celebration at their rural home in Middleton on Sunday, September 6th. Everyone is welcome to join them! Please RSVP for the event here. Jim Burt came to the UW in 1983 after three years […]

Memorial gathering for Miriam Kerndt

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the Geography Library hosted a memorial gathering for Miriam Kerndt. Miriam was the head of the Geography Library from 1968 to 1999 and was the driving force in solidifying the Geography Library in Science Hall. Miriam passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at her Madison home at age 87. […]

Jim Knox honored with named fund

During his 43 years as a faculty member at UW-Madison, Jim Knox’s research transformed the field of fluvial geomorphology, opening new avenues that linked his field to broader contemporary environmental issues. To tens of thousands of students, he was a much-loved teacher, explaining not only how streams and soils work, but why we should care […]

Tim Bawden remembered

Timothy Bawden (Ph.D. ’01), professor of  geography at UW-Eau Claire and much loved former graduate student of this department, passed away unexpectedly in April. Tim was a long-time denizen of the dissertator’s office overlooking Langdon Street on the fifth floor of Science Hall. In August, former grads, staff, and faculty gathered in room 550 to place […]

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