JULY 30, 2012
Nelson Institute alumna accepts international award on behalf of Wisconsin Wetlands Association
Nelson Institute alumna Katie Beilfuss accepted the 2012 Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award for Education on behalf of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association at a July 6 ceremony in Bucharest, Romania. Beilfuss serves as Outreach Programs Director for the organization.

JULY 6, 2012
Nelson Institute mourns the death of Charlotte Zieve
The Nelson Institute community is saddened by the recent passing of Charlotte Zieve, a Ph.D. alumna and generous donor in support of Nelson Institute student scholarships. A detailed article about her life can be found here.

MAY 16, 2012
Nelson Institute class of 2012: Q&A with graduating students
Nearly 200 environmental studies students are just days away from becoming the newest alumni of the Nelson Institute, energized by the possibilities of a more sustainable future and their role in building it. We caught up with eight graduating members of Nelson Institute undergraduate and graduate-level academic programs to ask about their fields of study, highlights from their time at the university, and advice for students following in their paths.

MAY 2, 2012
Lion Guardians project led by Nelson alumna wins St Andrews Prize for the Environment
Lion Guardians, an innovative project led by Nelson Institute alumna Leela Hazzah and Ph.D. candidate Stephanie Dolrenry in Kenya, has won this year's St Andrews Prize for the Environment.

MAY 1, 2012
John Francis to receive Multicultural Student Center McDowell Alumni Achievement Award
John Francis, visiting associate professor of environmental studies, will receive the McDowell Alumni Achievement Award from the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center at the Multicultural Leadership Awards and Graduation Celebration May 7.