Graduate Student Groups
Beer 'n Loafing events are held in the Paul Bunyan Room in the Union and usually meet at 5pm pm on Friday. Posters go up in the halls for advertisement, and we have a webpage on the department website. The slide shows still cover almost every aspect fo student life--trips, classes, recreation, conferneces--with a fine witty flavor, but are now on laptops and PowerPoint presentations, sometimes supplemented with music, annoying sound effects, or video clips. Each semester, two grads volunteer to be the Beer and Loafing coordinators, alternating between begging and bullying for presenters to get on the program.
Read a History of Beer and Loafing.
The Human-Environment Research Discussion/Debate/Dialogue is a group designed to talk about pertinent issues in the sub-field or people-environment geography. Its core is comprised of the people-environment faculty and graduate students(though there are participants from other sub-fields), which meets on a bi-weekly basis to present anddiscuss our work, to discuss recent articles or books, and to talk more generally about all things human-environment related.
Herd meets regularly on Fridays at noon in the Hartshorne Room of the Geography Library. Anyone interested in our group is encouraged to participate.To confirm the current schedule or to join the HERD mailing list, contact Michael Eggen at email@example.com.
MACDAD (Madison Area Cartographic Design and Dissemination) is an informal student group interested in cartography and geovisualization. Please contact Erin Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or send an email to email@example.com
This semester, MACDAD is mearging with the newly formed GIStudent Collective to organize presentations and workshops in the areas of cartography, geovisulaization, and GIS. For more infomration about the GIStudent Collective, contact John Czaplewski and see the Collective webpage.
These groups meet in the 380 Computer Lab on Friday's from 2-4pm most weeks.
Physical Geography Interest Group (PGIG) meets to discuss topics relevant to physical geography. The group meets from 12 – 1pm Mondays, 230 Science Hall. Please contact Sam Greene for more information.
UNCAGeD (Unique and Novel Collaborations Across Geographic Disciplines) is group that brings together geographers from across the subfields to discuss theoretical and methodological questions. Meeting topics cover ideas as broad as the importance of each sub-discipline to as particular as the ways in which each researcher forms and uses their definition of "landscape."
Meetings take place each Thursday from noon-1 pm in room 380 Science Hall. For questions, please contact Sam Greene.
WIG (Women in Geography) bring together women in geographic disciplines to discuss issues important to their research and careers. We meet monthly in different locations on and off campus.