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Lake Mendota mapmaker shows depth of her appreciation

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 leaves her mark at Memorial Union

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.

Geography grad student launches ride-sharing business

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 […]

Matsumoto-Hervol wins Edna Glicksman award

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 […]

Colin Higgins wins Udall Scholarship

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 […]

Cathy Day wins Innovation in Teaching award

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 sweep NACIS digital mapping awards

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.

Jonathan Goodell awarded McNair Fellowship

Congratulations to junior Jonathan Goodell (Geography, Cartography/GIS ’15) for winning a 2013 McNair Fellowship. The McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at the UW-Madison awards 25 fellowships annually to high-achieving low-income, minority, or first generation college students to encourage enrollment in graduate studies. The program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through training seminars, involvement in faculty-mentored […]

Cartography students win high honors

This spring was a season of honors for cartography students in the department. Katie Ginter (GIS Certificate) and Morgan Jarocki (BA Cart/GIS ’13) tied for 1st place in the prestigious National Geographic Award in Mapping with their respective maps, Impacts and Near-Misses: Asteroids, Meteoroids and their Impact Craters on Planet Earth and Poetic Traditions of the Arabs. A map by masters student Becca Summer was […]

Poelking receives undergraduate award for academic excellence

Geography undergrad Claire Poelking was selected by the Office of the Provost to receive a 2012-13 University Book Store Academic Excellence Award. This award is given to undergraduate students who best exemplify the principle that excellence can be achieved through independent study. Claire’s independent study research took place in Kimana, Kenya outside of Amboseli National […]

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