Congratulations to the following faculty for their recent awards and promotions! Erika Marín-Spiotta received a 5-year, $425,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Land Use and Environmental Controls on Soil Carbon in Human-Dominated Tropical Landscapes. The award was co-funded by several NSF programs across two divisions (Social and Behavioral Sciences […]
Bill Cronon’s “American Environmental History” has been described as “life-altering” by many students who have taken the popular course. Watch this powerful video of last semester’s final lecture for Bill’s parting message to his students.
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 […]
by Mary Ellen Gabriel, Letters & Science News Qunying Huang studies spatial high-performance cloud computing — sometimes referred to as “cyber GIS.” This mash-up of mapping and technology aids scientists in new discoveries, invites public access to, and advances public knowledge of, geodynamics, plays a role in emergency response planning, and much, much more. The assistant professor […]
Holly Gibbs was awarded a SIRE grant from the UW Office of Sustainability to integrate teaching with research on food sustainability. Gibbs will use the grant to expand her People, Land, and Food (Geog/ES 309) and Consumer-Driven Sustainability (ES 600) courses to include service learning projects aiming to develop metrics of campus food sustainability. The Sustainability Innovation in Research and Education (SIRE) grants […]
Professor Lisa Naughton was awarded a College of Agricultural & Life Sciences International Programs (CALS IP) Science Internationalization Course Development Award for her project, “Who Owns Paradise? Competing Claims to Tambopata, Peru, a Last Wilderness Frontier”.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will offer four pilot courses as part of a new delivery system in higher education known as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Pilot courses include Globalizing Higher Education and Research for the ‘Knowledge Economy‘, taught by Kris Olds, professor in the Department of Geography, and University of Bristol (United Kingdom) professor Susan […]
January 14, 2013, Tom Ziemer, L&S News and Notes Morgan Robertson did not consider working in geography until he traveled to Australia as a Fulbright Scholar in 1994. There, he researched fire ecology and management in the tropics of North Queensland, a region in the northeast of the country. The experience was enlightening enough that, upon […]
Kris Olds, was selected to chair a campus-wide interdisciplinary committee to evaluate the way international studies are governed and organized at the UW-Madison. “The work of the ad hoc committee, appointed by Interim Chancellor David Ward and University Committee Chair Brad Barham, comes at a time when UW-Madison is asserting itself as a worldwide leader […]