Geography News and Events

News and Events - Fall 2014

Faculty Spotlight:

Mark Schwartz downloading a temperature sensor on a recent trip to his field sites near Park Falls in Northern Wisconsin.

Professor Mark Schwartz

Alison Donnelly was presented with this 1795 map of Ireland by the directors of Celtic Studies at UWM for presenting a talk at the Certificate Ceremony on 9 May. She was appointed to the Celtic Studies Advisory Board in October. Members of the Board (from left to right in the photo) are as follows; Michael Gleeson (retired director, Celtic Studies, UWM), Jose Lanters (English, UWM), Alison Donnelly (Geography, UWM), Bairbre Ni Chiardha (Celtic Studies, UWM), Andrew Kincaid (English, UWM) and Tim McMahon (History, Marquette University).

Won Son Lecture:

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." Dr. Jung Won Son's UCL faculty page

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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