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GEO 110 taught at National University of Ireland Galway
During Summer 2017, Dr. John Kelly taught World Cultural Regions (Geo 110) to UWL students at the National University of Island - Galway
Congratulation to the May 2017 Graduating Students
The Geography and Earth Science Department wants to congratulate the following students who graduated in May 2017:
|Erica Anderson||Michael Maziarka|
|LeAnna Bender||Jeff Meckstroth|
|Trevor Bordelon||Abbey Nicewander|
|Elliott Keller||Karl Radke|
|Leah Krbecek||Skylar Schoh|
|Mitchel Larson||Evan Weis|
We wish you all the best on the next set of adventures in your life.
UWL Professor Emeritus Dr. Rafique Admed (1944-2017)
Rafique Ahmed, passed away May 28, 2017 at his La Crosse home following a struggle with cancer. He was 73. Rafique studied at Dacca College (East Pakistan, now Dhaka College, Bangladesh) (Intermediate Science, 1959-1961), University of Dhaka (B.Sc. Honors and M.Sc, 1961-1965), University of Windsor, Canada (M.Sc, 1978), and Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Ph.D. 1986). He joined UWL in 1984 and retired in 2015. He was an accomplished meteorologist/climatologist with significant research and pedagogical contributions in climate change and variability in Bangladesh. He published several books on climatology, including some in Bengali and the very latest (2015) on Climate Variability: Issues and Perspectives for Bangladesh. He also published large numbers of peer-reviewed journal articles.
The department will miss him.
Geography Students Present at
"UWL Celebration of Student Research and Creativity 2017"
Congradulations of all the Geography and Earth Science students who presented their projects at the 2017 UWL Celebration of Student Research and Creativity.
The current issue of Cartographica features Dr. John Kelly as lead author for the article "From Cognitive Maps to Transparent Static Web Maps: Tools for Indigenous Territorial Control in La Muskitia, Honduras."
2016 Ryan M. Poehling Memorial Scholarship Recipient
The UWL Geography and Earth Science Department is pleased to announce the 2016 Ryan Michael Poehling Scholarship has been awarded to Sofia Kozidis. The Geography and Earth Science Department would like to congratulate Sofia on this outstanding achievement!
|2016||Sofia Kozidis||2008||Martin Elmer|
|2015||Justine Bula||2007||Jameson Loesch|
|2014||Jonas Rugtvedt||2006||John Lauermann|
|2013||Steve Oxley||2005||Nathan Koster|
|2012||Cody Mertens||2004||Amber Minard|
|2011||Alexander Wegner||2003||Margaret Hollenhorst|
|2010||Benjamin Uphoff||2002||Jennifer Hauser|
|2009||Brett Mittelstaedt||2001||Scott Leis|
Fourth Annual Geographic Information Science Poster Competition Winners
|1st Place||Alexander Bartelme and Thomas Joswiak|
|2nd Place||Michael Maziarka and Karl Radke|
Brian Hatfield and Kathryn Larocco
Andrew Anklam and William Bondaurer
|2nd Place||Jenna DeSahney|
Rachel Kromrey and Skylar Schoh
Thanks to all who participated in making this a successful event.
Winners of the 2016 Map Competition
Augemented Reality Sandbox
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Geography and Earth Science Department has constructed an AR Sandbox for instructional and outreach use. Using software developed at University of California Davis a sandbox was built with help from the Departments of Biology, Recreation Management and Physics, and Information Technology Services (ITS), and Facilities Planning and Management. It is used to give students a better understanding of how map contours relate to physical terrain and how water from rain would flow on a terrain. The ARSandbox is located in Cowley 256.