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 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 […]
Undergraduate student Nadia Carlson, dual majoring in geography and environmental studies, was the recent recipient of a 2014 SIRE-REU Award. The Sustainability Innovation in Research and Education-Research Experience for Undergraduates (SIRE-REU) awards, granted by the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, support undergraduate contributions to established research projects supported by external grants. The program is intended to […]
Story by Käri Knutson, UW Communications Caroline Rose remembers the first time she saw Lake Mendota. The Minnesota native had been accepted at UW-Madison and came to campus for a visit. “It was this beautiful, sunny day,” Rose says. “There were sailboats out on the lake and it just looked so peaceful.” Like so many […]
Cartography graduate student, Caroline Rose, is leaving her mark at the University in the form of a permanent map installation at the Memorial Union. On May 19, 2014, a dedication ceremony was held for her recently completed three-dimensional, magnetic bathymetric map of Lake Mendota in the newly renovated Wisconsin Hoofers space in the Union.
Story by David Tenenbaum, University Communications Coride is debuting a ridesharing service accessible from smartphones and computers. The company is getting ready to launch its mobile apps for iOS and Android. (Image courtesy Coride) A young business started by a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student, which links drivers with empty seats to people needing […]
Undergraduate senior, Makie Matsumoto-Hervol, received the 2014 Edna Glicksman award. The Glicksman Prize is awarded annually to a senior Letters and Science undergraduate woman in recognition of her “intellectual attainments, high womanhood and service in the college community.” This prize was established in 1923 in memory of Mrs. Glicksman by her husband, Harry Glicksman, who was on the English […]
Story by Jill Sakai, Office of Sustainability University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Colin Higgins has been selected as a 2014 Udall Scholar. Higgins, who is triple-majoring in geography, history and environmental studies, is one of just 50 students nationwide to win the 2014 Udall Scholarship, which recognizes rising college juniors and seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to careers […]
Congratulations to PhD candidate Cathy Day for winning an Innovation in Teaching TA Award from the College of Letters and Science for her work making adaptations to Geog 339: Environmental Conservation. Faculty have struggled with how best to teach the topic of climate change in this course. The topic (dauntingly big) combined with the large lecture format led to students […]
UW-Madison Geography students and alumni represented big at this year’s North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) conference. Twenty UW-Madison students alone were on the ground in Greenville, S.C., presenting, organizing and talking maps, joining with many more graduates of our program. It became a bit of a running joke.