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Friday, October 24

Guest Lecture: Jung Won Son, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, "Accumulation by Dispossession under the Developmental State: High-Rise Apartment Development in Gangnam in the 1970s, South Korea."

Colloquium Schedule

Fall Colloquium schedule available.

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News

We are very proud to share that Distinguished Professor of Geography Mark Schwartz sang the national anthem during UWM Night at Miller Park, September 13. Please take a look at UWM's video of his performance.

Faculty Spotlight:

Dist. Prof. Mark Schwartz was interviewed by WISN 12 News about climate change in Wisconsin. Watch the interview

Prof. Anne Bonds' team (which includes another geographer, Jenna Loyd) received one of this year's Transdisciplinary Challenge Awards of the Center for 21st Century Studies.

Student Sustainability Fair

As part of Geography 304, taught by Alison Donnelly, students Matthew Rudman and Peter Armstrong (pictured here with Kate Nelson) presented this poster for the Student Sustainability Fair as part of the 2014 UWM Sustainability Symposium.

Sustainability Symposium Poster

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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.