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Friday, May 2

Harold and Florence Mayer Lecture: Bill Woods, University of Kansas, Department of Geography 
“PreEuropean Amazonian Populations”

Colloquium Schedule

Spring Colloquim schedule available.

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Alumni Spotlight:

Dr. Jonathan Hanes had an edited book published, Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing.

Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing

Faculty Spotlight:

Prof. Audrey Kobayashi (Queen's University, Department of Geography) gave a Harold and Florence Mayer Lecture, "Beyond the Chicago School: Urban Geography’s Revisionist Past."

Prof. Rose and Prof. Kobayashi

Prof. Linda McCarthy has been invited to University College Dublin (UCD), School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, in Ireland for a two-year appointment as Visiting Professor.

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UWM Department of Geography

The latest National Research Council report ranked the UW-Milwaukee Department of Geography among the top ten in student support/outcomes and diversity of the academic environment out of 49 doctoral programs assessed across the United States, with an overall ranking of 26th (average of all summary measures).

Geography is a dynamic discipline that examines connections between people, places, and environments. In investigating the connections, geographers study some the world's most pressing issues, such as:

  • climate change
  • water shortages
  • loss of biodiversity
  • globalization and economic systems
  • urban and regional development
  • immigration and social change
  • poverty and inequality

Many faculty members in the UWM Geography Department examine these issues in the context of the city as the crucial site where human and environmental processes take (and make) place.

Students studying geography at UWM have the opportunity to take a range of courses that develop important technical and analytic skills to investigate these problems. In addition, students combine classroom study with internships, fieldwork, and community service to enhance critical and analytic tools and learn more about their real world applications. Geography students can pursue:

  • B.A. or B.S. degrees at the undergraduate level
  • M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. degrees at the graduate level

The Department also actively participates in the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program and campus-wide GIS research and education activities.