Geography Colloquium Series

Spring 2024

The Geography Department at UWM hosts a colloquium series on geographic topics most weeks during the semester. Colloquia range from presentations by UWM faculty, Geography graduate students, visiting speakers including our distinguished Mayer speakers; workshops on professional development; and field trips. Some of these events are coordinated with other programs on campus (see the programs included below.

We are grateful to the American Geographical Society Library for allowing us to host speakers in their space.

Most colloquium series presentations are held in the American Geographical Society Library, 3rd floor, Golda Meir Library. Some events will be virtual or in other locations.

Colloquia are on Fridays: Spring term: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm* 

*Unless otherwise indicated

DateTopic, speakers, sponsors, location, and other details
Jan 26Department of Geography Meet and Greet
Feb 2Graduate Student check-in meeting with Department Chair, Ryan Holifield and Graduate Committee Chair, Alison Donnelly. Bolton 410D
Feb 9Dr Yaidi Cancel Martinez, UWM Urban Planning, ‘Midtown through data lenses: sparkling conversations about Milwaukee’s heart through data storytelling and asset mapping.’
Feb 16Graduate Student Workshop. ‘Needs a title. AJ’ Bolton 410D
Feb 23Dean Maraldo, UWM Department of Geography, dissertation proposal presentation, ‘Exploring cryospheric and biotic responses to warming in the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago, Russian High Arctic.’
Mar 1Lulu Liu, UWM Department of Geography, dissertation proposal presentation, ‘Examining the urban microclimate effects on urban building energy uses in the city of Milwaukee.’

Matthias Schilli, UWM Department of Geography, dissertation proposal presentation, ‘Integrating social, environmental and mobility factors in studying violence in the city of Chicago.’
Mar 8Academic Adventures Lecture Series, Professor Robert Schneider, UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning, ‘Needs a title for the talk. AGSL’
Mar 15No colloquium this week
Mar 22No colloquium – Spring Break
Mar 29AAG presentation practice: for students who want feedback before the conference
Apr 5Harold and Florence Mayer Lecture: Professor Kelli Larson, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, ‘Integrated Social-Ecological Research: Insights on Urban Environmental Dynamics for Landscape Sustainability.’
Apr 12Christopher Archuleta, UWM Department of Geography, thesis presentation, ‘Complementing flood insurance rate maps with community resilience estimates data in Milwaukee County.’

Mark Miracle, UWM Department of Geography, thesis presentation, ‘Addressing lead exposure disparities in Milwaukee: An analysis of interventions, effectiveness and equitable strategies.’
Apr 19American Association of Geographers 2024 streaming sessions, 11:45 am to 3:20 pm
Apr 26Mathew Ugwuanyi, UWM Department of Geography, thesis presentation, ‘Spatiotemporal analysis of lung cancer disparity in Wisconsin, USA.’
May 3Geography 600 Undergraduate Research Symposium. All Day Event