EventsFriday, April 5, 12:00–5:30 PM
Morgan Robertson, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is visiting Milwaukee as part of the Center for 21st Century Studies Symposium, "Contested Ecologies: the Peril and Promise of Transdisciplinarity": April 5, noon to 5:30 pm, Curtin 175. Professor Robertson's presentation, “Everyday Transdisciplinarity: Working across logics in environmental management,” will take place at 3:00 pm.Friday, May 10, 2013, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Geography 600 Undergraduate Research Symposium and Awards Ceremony. Symposium Schedule (pdf 65kb)
Geography Department moves back to Bolton Hall
All Geography Department and the GIS Center offices return to the 4th floor of Bolton Hall in late May as the building renovation is completed.
The False Spring of 2012, Earliest in North American Record
Distinguished Professor Mark Schwartz co-authored an article showing the historically early spring 2012 through metrics of phenology.
UWM Geographers Recognized at Community Engagement and Student Leadership Awards
Congratulations to incoming geography master's student Peter Armstrong (BA, 2012) for receiving the Service Learner of the Year Award! Current master's student Angie Jackson was also recognized for her contributions to service learning, along with Ann Brummitt of the Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition, who received Community Partner of the Year.
UWM Department of Geography
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.