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Thank you from the Geography Club!

The Geography Club would like to thank those who recently donated money intended to enhance the undergraduate experience and to support activities beyond the classroom. Your generous support will help us accomplish many things, including attending and presenting at the Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium and hosting Coffee Hour to help connect with faculty, staff, and […]

“Tea Time” Becomes a Department Tradition

At a large university like the University of Wisconsin-Madison, forming meaningful relationships with professors can be challenging for undergraduates. As a result, the Department of Geography created a new event, dubbed “Tea Time,” that is aimed at helping students get to know their professors better, and vice versa. Each month on a Friday afternoon, one faculty guest […]

Sub-Area Feature: Physical Geography

The UW-Madison Geography Department has four major thematic areas: Physical Geography, People-Environment, Human Geography, and Cartography/GIS. This year, we will feature each sub-area to highlight the diversity of research and teaching in the department and celebrate the achievements of faculty and students. Our inaugural post features the Physical Geography sub-area, with research across a wide range […]

2017 Graduate Student Publications

Geography graduate students publish in a wide range of academic and non-academic venues from Computational Culture: A Journal of Software Studies to Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization. To celebrate the diversity of the discipline and the accomplishment of our graduate students, we’ve compiled a digest of our 2017 publications! We hope this is the […]

Student Profile: Sanober Mirza

This week’s student profile is with Sanober Mirza, a senior Geography major and Geography Club President. Sanober works in Professor Erika Marin-Spiotta’s Biogeography-Biogeochemistry Lab and is an Undergraduate Research Scholar. She is interviewed here by Cartography/GIS master’s student Alicia Iverson. Can you describe where you work? I work in Erika Marin-Spiotta’s Lab, which is the Biogeography-Biogeochemistry Lab. We’re […]

Student Profile: Anna Ostermeier

Senior Geography major Anna Ostermeier spent part of last summer in rural Costa Rica working on projects related to environmental sustainability and women’s empowerment. A prestigious Wisconsin Idea Fellowship funded her work, as well as support from Sasha Drumm, Mario Castillo, Nicol Chinchilla, Cathy Middlecamp, Brooke Nelson, Kyle Powers, Morgridge Center for Public Service, and UpTica. Read our […]

Graduate Student Profile: Seth Spawn

This week’s student profile is with Seth Spawn, a master’s student in Geography working with Professor Holly Gibbs and the Nelson Institute’s Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE). Seth is currently researching the federal ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard to explore interactions between policy, land use, and their combined effects on the […]

Geography Alumni Profile: Madeline Zastrow

This week’s alumni profile is with Madeline Zastrow, who graduated just this past spring! We spoke with Madeline about her internship this summer as the Program Evaluation Intern at the REAP Food Group Farm to School Program. Read our conversation below to learn more about the work of this great local nonprofit and how Madeline applied her […]

Student Profile: Meg Fredericks

This week our student profile features Meg Fredericks, an undergraduate Geography major who studied abroad in London last spring. While in London, Meg worked on initiatives in sustainability and community involvement and interned at a farmers’ market called Mercato Metropolitano. Read our Q&A with Meg below on her experience in London and what led her to […]

Undergraduate Sam Allen studies abroad in Tanzania

What do you study? I’m majoring in Human Geography and International Studies, with a certificate in African Studies. I also take military science courses as a cadet in Army ROTC. In what ways is Geography the best discipline for your intended work? I hope to be an Army Foreign Area Officer (FAO) for Swahili-speaking Africa. […]

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