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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. […]

Graduate Students Gain Insight into the Inner Workings of Academia

          On March 10, 2017, the department welcomed Abby Neely (Dartmouth College), Kyla Dahlin (Michigan State University), and Tim Kennedy (University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point) for a series of events related to “Graduate Professionalization in a Changing Institutional Climate.” These three junior faculty, representing a range of types of educational institutions, shared […]

A Conversation with Undergraduate Student Mengyu Liang

What do you study? I study Geography and Cartography/GIS. My concentration is in physical geography because I love to learn about the natural environment and changes to it. Outside of these two majors, I am studying how to apply remote sensing techniques to understand Antarctic meteorological events over at the Space, Science & Engineering Center. […]

A Conversation with Undergraduate Student Leo Roth

What are you studying? I enjoy studying plant species diversity in Wisconsin ecosystems, especially regarding the interactions between native and non-native species. In what ways is Geography the best discipline for your work? Geography provides an interdisciplinary lens through which relevant local (or regional, or global) issues, such as declining native plant diversity, may be addressed. The […]

Geography Undergraduate Symposium

GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM (GEOG 565) THURSDAY, 15 DECEMBER 2016, L196 EDUCATION BUILDING   SESSION I: LATE AFTERNOON, 4PM – 6PM 4:00  Introductory Remarks | William Gustav Gartner 4:05  A History of Food Systems and Food Security in Madison, Wi from 1970 to Today | Sekajibo Major, Britney Schopf, Andrea Sherman 4:25  Cherokee Marsh: A Case Study […]

“More People, More Trees: Social and Ecological Factors for Tree Cover Distribution in Southern Tanzania”

Please join us on December 7th at 12:00pm in 206 Ingra­ham Hall  for a talk by the Geography Department’s very own Niwaeli Kimambo, M.Sc. PhD Student, as she shares her fascinating research from Southern Tanzania. In Niwaeli’s words: “I look at tree cover trajectories for land that is under a protected status, compared to land […]

Groundwater contamination and Tom Petty: a look into the mind of student Stepha Velednitsky

What are you studying? I am a human geographer studying the role of computer chip manufacturing within Israel’s hydro-political landscape. I’m fascinated by the ways in which digital manufacturing industries, toxicity, and water governance are bound up in the production of the Israeli state, especially within the context of the water conflict with Palestine. In […]

From UW–Madison to Jordan, Greece, and D.C. with undergraduate, Hallah

UW Geography is excited to share undergraduate student experiences with you. This week, we would like to introduce you to Ms. Hallah Ghanem. Ms. Ghanem is a senior, majoring in Geography (human geography concentration), and currently living in Washington, D.C. She was a recipient of an award from the Kohn Geography Fund. Read more about Ghanem’s adventures below. […]

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…)

Marín-Spiotta & Mason receive $776,800 National Science Foundation award

Professors Erika Marín-Spiotta and Joe Mason were awarded a $776,800 National Science Foundation award to study the potential for carbon in buried soils, or paleosols, to become a source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere in response to changes in climate and landscape disturbance. The project builds upon work by former Nelson Institute PhD student Nina […]

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