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May Graduate Student Defense Talks

Join us in support of the following students as they present their final degree talks over the next 2 weeks. Monday, May 2:  Zidong Zhang (MS-Cart/Geog) 2:30pm, Hartshorne Room, Science Hall Mobile VGI for Collaborative Real-Time Vehicle Routing During Big Public Events     Friday, May 6:  Robin Tolochko (MS-Cart/Geog) 10:30am, Robinson Map Library Contemporary Professional Practices in Web Map Design […]

Geography junior awarded fellowship to develop water quality project in rural Ecuador

Geography junior Amelia Rossa (along with fellow undergrads Joshua Kalman and Caden Lambie), in partnership with the Ceiba Foundation, has been awarded a 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to implement a water quality monitoring project in coastal Ecuador. The project was one of nine selected for the 18th annual Wisconsin Idea Fellowships, a program that awards undergraduate projects working to solve […]

2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium – April 14th

You are invited to attend the 2016 Undergraduate Symposium on Thursday, April 14 at Union South. Show your support for undergraduates as they showcase their creativity, achievement, research, service-learning, and community-based research. More than 540 students will participate including the following eight geography and cartography/GIS majors.

Knowing where you’re going makes it easier to get there

The Geography Department’s spring student professional development workshop series kicked off on March 11th with Interview Like a Pro. Joining workshop leaders Tanya Buckingham (Assistant Director, Cartography Laboratory) and Joel Gruely (Undergraduate Advisor) was Leslie Kohlberg, Assistant Director of Department Relations. Leslie discussed how to tell employers the value of their experience as UW-Madison students. She provided […]

Life mapping: Dean Olsen turns life around to help others preserve their life stories

Dean Olsen had a successful stint in advertising and marketing in New York City, Chicago and London. But his high-flying career came crashing down after an addiction to alcohol contributed to a downward spiral that landed him in a Madison homeless shelter. Now, he has turned his life around and returned to UW-Madison Geography Department […]

Geography students spend summer jump-starting their careers

When preparing to land that first career job out of school, nothing beats an internship experience to give students a leg up in today’s job market. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, employers report that applicants’ experiences outside the classroom — internships, jobs, and extracurricular activities — is a much bigger factor than coursework and grades when […]

Wisconsin Idea: Bringing environmental education to rural Ecuador

By Gilly McBride, Morgridge Center for Public Service Before they even left for their study abroad program in Ecuador last spring, UW-Madison students Brenna O’Halloran (B.A. Geography, Environmental Studies) and Lauren Feierstein had already decided they wanted to stay for the summer as well. In a pre-study abroad meeting, Catherine Woodward, a professor in the Nelson Institute as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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