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Spotlight profile: Yi-Fu Tuan, Professor Emeritus of Geography, UW-Madison

June 27, 2013

Regarded by many as the "father of humanist geography," Yi-Fu Tuan remains an active contributor to the discipline and the university 15 years after his retirement. He was recently awarded the Vautrin-Lud International Geography Prize, the highest honor a geographer can receive, and the inaugural AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography. In an interview with The University of Wisconsin-Madison's College of Letters & Sciences News and Notes, Tuan describes his bond to UW in the language of topophilia: “I feel at home in [the university], for to me home must nurture not only the body, and human bonds, but also the mind.”

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