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Student Profile: Sam Ropa

Sam Ropa is a UW-Madison senior with a double major in Geography and Anthropology. In the spring of 2018 he received a Kohn award from…

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Alumni Profile: Emily Toner

Our latest alumni profile is with Emily Toner, who received both an MS in Geography (2012) and an MA in Journalism (2013) from the University…

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Spring & Summer 2018 Graduate Degrees

Congratulations to the Geography Department’s Spring and Summer 2018 graduate degree recipients! We are excited to see where these graduates go next, and will follow…

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Alumni Team Travels to UNESCO World Heritage Site

Resting in the hills on the southern coast of Sicily sits the city of Agrigento. Because of its strategic location on the Mediterranean there was…

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Posted in Publications Students

PhD Student Meghan Kelly Publishes in Rolling Stone Magazine

It’s been an eventful summer in the UW–Madison Cartography Lab! On top of our usual summer contract work, a Cart Lab alumnus put us in…

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Posted in Outreach Teaching

Daniel Huffman Leads Mapping Workshop in Alaska

While cartographers usually experience the world through their computer screens, sometimes they are lucky enough to have their work take them outside the office. In…

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Posted in Faculty Outreach

Professor Ian Baird on the Laos Dam Failure

On July 25, 2018, a hydroelectric dam in southeastern Laos collapsed and released close to 18 billion cubic feet of water—enough to “cover an area…

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Alumni Profile: Alex Tait

This month’s alumni profile is with Alex Tait, a graduate of the UW-Madison Master’s in Geography program who now works as the Geographer at National…

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Ph.D. Student Laura Szymanski Accepts GSA Science Policy Fellowship

Laura Szymanski, Physical Geography Ph.D. student in Erika Marin-Spiotta’s Biogeography and Biogeochemistry lab, has accepted a year-long position in Washington DC as the Geological Society…

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Student Profile: Pao Vue

Our latest student profile is with Ph.D. graduate Pao Vue, who recently defended his dissertation on how government laws and policies, the capitalistic market economy, and…

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