Congratulations to Dr. Dan Doeppers (Emeritus Professor of Geography and Southeast Asian Studies) for the publication of his landmark book, Feeding Manila in Peace and War, 1850–1945, now available through UW Press. “Over the past decade policymakers and scholars have come to realize that getting food, water, and services to the millions who live in the world’s few […]
Professor emeritus Bill Denevan recently co-authored a biography of Carl O. Sauer. This is the first book-length biography of the famous geographer and influential scholar. To Pass on a Good Earth: The Life and Work of Carl O. Sauer, by Michael Williams, with David Lowenthal and William M. Denevan, University of Virginia Press, 2014. Bill wrote to us about the connections to the […]
May 2, 2013 by Mary Ellen Gabriel, L&S News and Notes The State Street Starbucks belongs to Yi-Fu Tuan. He has a particular chair, a favorite table, and a habit of sitting with a book amid the busy clangor. Why is he so attached to this noisy place?“It’s my listening post,” says the 82-year-old emeritus professor of […]
Emeritus professor Yi-Fu Tuan was presented with the Vautrin-Lud International Geography Prize over the weekend at the International Festival of Geography in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France. The Vautrin-Lud International Geography Prize, considered the Nobel Prize for geography, is the highest honor in the field of geography.
Jim Knox, geomorphologist and professor emeritus at the Department of Geography, died suddenly at his Madison home on Saturday, Oct. 6. He retired from teaching in 2011, but continued his research in Science Hall. Students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Department were shocked and saddened by the news of this unexpected loss of our […]