Geography News and Events

News and Events - Spring 2014

Faculty Spotlight:

Distinguished Prof. Mark Schwartz was interviewed on 6 May 2014 by WISN 12 News about climate change in Wisconsin in response to the publication of the National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts in the United States. Watch the WISN interview


Prof. Anne Bonds' team (which includes another geographer, Jenna Loyd) received one of this year's Transdisciplinary Challenge Awards from the Center for 21st Century Studies.
Project: "Transforming Justice: Rethinking the Politics of Security, Mass Incarceration, and Community Health," Anne Bonds (Geography), Lorraine Halinka Malcoe (Public Health), Jenna Loyd (Public Health), Jenny Plevin (Film), Robert S. Smith (History)

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.

Sutainability Symposium Poster

Alumni Spotlight:

Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing

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

In Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing, the authors describe major applications of satellite remote sensing for studying Earth's biophysical phenomena. The focus of the book lies on the broad palette of specific applications (metrics) of biophysical activity derived using satellite remote sensing. With in-depth discussions of satellite-derived biophysical metrics that focus specifically on theory, methodology, validation, major findings, and directions of future research, this book provides an excellent resource for remote sensing specialists, ecologists, geographers, biologists, climatologists, and environmental scientists.


Prof. Rose and Prof. Kobayashi

Mayer Lecture:

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."


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