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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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Posted in Alumni

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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Posted in jobs Research Students

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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Posted in Research Students

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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Posted in Alumni Service

Alumni Profile: Robin Schmidt

Our latest alumni profile is with Robin Schmidt, who received a BS in Geography with an independent major in Environmental Policy in 1980 and an…

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Posted in Awards Students

Spring 2018 Graduate Student Awards

We are proud to announce the Spring 2018 Graduate Student Awards! This list includes national awards, University of Wisconsin awards, American Association of Geographers awards,…

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Posted in Community Research Students

Geograd Symposium 2018

Please join us for the Geograd Symposium this Friday, April 6 from 8am–noon in Science Hall, Room 450. We have an incredible lineup of graduate…

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Posted in Outreach Research

#muddyboots: Academic motherhood in the field

There is a long history of geographers doing fieldwork to advance their research. This history includes lore about far away field sites, long days in…

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Posted in Community Staff

Staff Profile: Tom Tews

This week’s staff profile is of Tom Tews, the Geography Librarian who has been with us in Science Hall since 1984. Tom shares about his…

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