Geography Colloquium Series

Spring 2023

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: 2:30 pm* 

*Unless otherwise indicated

DateTopic, speakers, sponsors, location, and other details
Jan 27, 2:30pmUWM Emile H. Mathis Gallery, Mitchell Hall 170: Dept. Geography “Meet and Greet:” meet there in person at 2:30 p.m. for an introduction to the gallery, collection, and exhibitions by Prof. David Pacifico, Director, Mathis Gallery, and then a “Meet and Greet” while viewing the exhibitions.
Feb 3 No colloquium.
Feb 10, 3:00pmAcademic Adventurers Series talk: “Monitoring Downer Woods by People and Satellites,” Prof. Alison Donnelly, UWM Department of Geography.
Feb 17“Grad Student Meeting I” with the Department Chair and Graduate Program Chair, Profs. Ryan Holifield and Alison Donnelly, Bolton Hall Room 410 and on Teams.
Feb 24Amir Forati, “Addressing the opioid crisis in Milwaukee: Using data to drive action” (dissertation research) (and on Teams?).
Mar 3, 3:00pmAcademic Adventurers Series talk: “Mapping Land History: Collaborating with the Oglala Lakota Nation on Land Research,” Visiting Asst. Prof. Sharity Basset, UWM Women’s and Gender Studies.
Mar 10Grad student workshop 1: Individual grad student AAG PowerPoint Presentation Practice session with helpful feedback from the audience, AGSL.
Mar 17Dept. Geography Harold and Florence Mayer Series Lecture: “From Public Participation GIS to Citizen Science – Has Science been Democratized?” Prof. Muki Haklay, University College London, Department of Geography (Teams only).
Mar 24No colloquium – Spring Break and AAG conference.
Mar 31Grad student workshop 2: Mental health topic: Trauma-informed care workshop, Dr. Dimitri Topitzes, UWM Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, in person Bolton Hall Room 487 (and on Teams)
Apr 7GIS Days: Friday keynote lecture, title and speaker T.B.A.
Apr 14Grad student workshop 3: Resume writing, Lauren Lessac, Associate Director, UWM Career Planning & Resource Center, in person Bolton Hall room 487 (and on Teams)
Apr 21“Grad Student Meeting II” with the Department Chair and Graduate Program Chair, Profs. Ryan Holifield and Alison Donnelly, Bolton Hall Room 410 (and on Teams).
Apr 28Wei Fan, “Remote sensing of the urban functional zone” (dissertation research) (and on Teams).
May 4, 6:00pmHolzheimer Maps and America Lecture, “Unquiet Journeys: Mapping the Underground Railroad,” Prof. Karen Lewis, Ohio State University.
May 5Time TBA, Geog 600 student research symposium, Bolton B76, & 3:00 p.m., USP Forum Keynote Address, title T.B.A., Prof. Claire Dunning, University of Maryland, place TBA