Geography News and Events

News and Events - Spring 2015

Faculty Spotlight:

The National Phenology Network has just released the beta version of a new tool called Gridded Spring Indices which implements Prof. Mark Schwartz's Spring Indices (models of the onset of spring) into a system to track the progress of the start of spring across the lower 48 in near real time. This is something Mark have been dreaming about doing for years—now finally becoming a reality!

Faculty Spotlight:

Professors Caroline Seymour-Jorn (FICL), Kristin Sziarto, and Anna Mansson McGinty have received the Fromkin Award for their Muslim Milwaukee Project, which is a collaboration project with Muslim community leaders in Milwaukee. The grant encourages and assists UWM scholars in all fields of study to conduct research on individuals, groups, movements, and ideas, in the Americas and elsewhere, which have influenced the quest for social justice and human rights in the United States. Their proposal “Da’wa in Milwaukee: Social Justice and Civic Activism among Muslims in Milwaukee, WI” entails the third stage of the project, which consists of conducting interviews and focus groups to better understand Muslims’ sense of belonging, and their social, civic and political engagement in Milwaukee. As part of the award they will deliver the Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture in the fall of 2015.

Student News: 2014 UWM Libraries Outstanding Achievement Award

MS student, Stephen Appeal, received a 2014 UWM Libraries Outstanding Achievement Award. For more details, see the Library News.

Outstanding Achievement Awards

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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