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Becca Summer receives Innovation in Teaching award

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Becca Summer for winning a campus-wide ‘Innovation in Teaching’ award for her TA work in Introduction to Human Geography (G101) and…

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Naughton receives Vilas Research Investigator Award

Professor Lisa Naughton has been selected to receive a UW–Madison Vilas Research Investigator Award. The award provides $30,000 of funding for research assistants or project assistants for the 2015-2016 academic year. Naughton’s…

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Faculty awarded NSF grant to study transboundary hazardous waste trade

Faculty members Sarah A. Moore, Robert Roth and Morgan Robertson were awarded $400,000 by the National Science Foundation’s Geography and Spatial Sciences program to study…

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Nathan Green wins Buchanan Prize

PhD student Nathan Green has been selected as the recipient of the MCAA Percy Buchanan Graduate Prize for the best paper in the Southeast Asia category…

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LifeMapping wins Burrill Business Plan Awards

GIS Certificate student, Dean Olsen, won two awards at the Steve Burrill Business Plan Competition hosted by the UW Madison Business School this spring. With…

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Kimambo receives grant for endangered primate research in Tanzania

The Chicago Zoological Society awarded Niwaeli Kimambo a Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund grant to conduct field research this summer on improving forest connectivity for…

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Green receives Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award

Ph.D. student Nathan Green was awarded the Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award for Outstanding Research in Social Studies for his paper, “The History and Economy of Anti-Malarial…

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Undergrads benefit from Kohn Geography Fund

This year, three undergraduate students were beneficiaries of the newly-established Jerome Kohn Geography Fund. This year’s recipients, Megan Healy, Breana Nehls, and Martin Brubaker, were presented the award at the…

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2015 Department Undergraduate Awards

The Geography Department is pleased to announce its 2015 undergraduate awards. Olmstead Awards The Olmstead family set up a fund in 1995 to honor our department…

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Friedrich awarded Honors Summer Senior Thesis Research Grant

Hannah Friedrich (BA ’16) was awarded a 2015 Honors Senior Thesis Summer Research Grant for her work in Mali’s Inland Niger Delta. The bourgou pasture plains of the…

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