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Geography Alumni Profile: Axis Maps

This week’s Geography Alumni profile is with three of the key leaders behind Axis Maps: David Heyman (Managing Director), Ben Sheesley (Design Lead), and Andy Woodruff (Development Lead). David, Ben, and Andy all hail from Science Hall and went on after graduation to found Axis Maps, a digital cartography company that produces interactive maps for the web. As […]

Geography Alumni Interview: Jonathan Goodell

Welcome to the inaugural post in this year’s series of UW-Madison Geography alumni interviews! Our first interview is with Jonathan Goodell, Class of 2015. Over the past year, Jonathan worked with the Water and Sanitation Health sector of the Peace Corps in Caimital, Panamá, where he partnered with the community’s water committee to improve their […]

A Conversation with New Alumnus Evan Applegate

What did you study? I studied Cartography & GIS, with a focus in remote sensing; my thesis used 25 years of Landsat satellite imagery to assess land cover change in rural Laos. Earth-observing satellites are my favorite! They help you learn so much about what’s happening on the surface. In what ways is Geography the best […]

Cartography led to a sweet spot for alumna Gail Ambrosius

Reprinted from L&S: The revered Madison chocolatier turned a passion for geography into a business that honors where her ingredients are grown. From a childhood spent on a dairy farm in Seymour, Wisconsin, to now spending much of her time traveling to Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador to work with farmers who grow […]

Exciting & Free Events, Join us on November 11!

Join the Buzz in Science Hall We hope you will join us for part—or all—of the day. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us via email, facebook, or twitter. 9–3pm Map-a-thon | Geography Library (more…)

County collecting and map perfecting: a glimpse into the mind of Professor Rob Roth

What is your postion at UW Madison? I am an Assistant Professor responsible for the cartography courses at UW and serve as the Faculty Director of the UW Cartography Lab. Maps Rock! In what ways is Geography the best discipline for your work? Geography is an integrative discipline, and allows me to explore societal and […]

Science Hall After Dark

On Friday, November 11, 2016 we will celebrate 75 years of making maps in Science Hall; we hope you will join us! Check this site regularly for updated information, photos of the event, etc. Arthur H. Robinson Map Library, Science Hall 6PM-8PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Department of Geography is delighted to invite alumni […]

From White Privilege to White Supremacy: An Illustrated Interview with Laura Pulido

Geographer and professor of ethnic studies at the University of Southern California, Laura Pulido, is known for her work on environmental justice, racialization, and activism. She completed a master’s here at the UW-Madison Geography Department in 1987 and returned this spring to participate in the departmental speaker series. Graduate students Heather Rosenfeld and Danya Al-saleh had the chance to interview […]

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 […]

In Memoriam: Professor Heidi G. Frontani

It is with great sadness that we report the death of alumna Prof. Heidi (Glaesel) Frontani from a sudden illness. Heidi received her Ph.D. from the department in 1997 under Prof. Matt Turner, after first working with Prof. Jim Delehanty (now Executive Director of UW’s Institute for Regional and International Studies). Heidi Glaesel Frontani, 50, passed […]

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