Tag Geography

Hmong PhD reflects on research, family pride

Pao Vue became one of the first Hmong Americans to receive a PhD when he got his doctorate degree in geography at UW–Madison in spring 2018.

Vacant, but not empty: Student explores use of abandoned properties

Vacant buildings are often seen as remnants of the housing crisis or industries in decline, but graduate student Elsa Noterman says these properties are often put to constructive use.

‘Driftless’ reading echoes Wisconsin’s past, present, future

The geography and culture of Wisconsin’s Driftless area were celebrated through the words of writers known and unknown, in a theater named for a writer who dedicated his life to encouraging homegrown artistic and literary talent.

Hugh Iltis, UW’s ‘battling botanist,’ dies at 91

Passionate, articulate and informed, Iltis was opinionated, sometimes argumentative, but always a fearless defender of the natural world he revered.

New study examines where and how climate change is altering species

A new study shows how and where changing climate conditions could affect the communities of species in any given area. In…

UW–Madison map library pinpoints Sawyer County site of 1966 bomber crash

Staff at the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library at the University of Wisconsin–Madison used their resources to help track down the site where a 130-ton B-52 bomber crashed in the dark on Nov. 18, 1966, near unincorporated Hauer in Sawyer County in northwestern Wisconsin.

Knox, research pioneer in streams and soils, dies

Jim Knox, Evjue-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, died at his home in Madison on Saturday, Oct. 6.