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DECEMBER 22, 2015
Connecting through capstones: Class helps students understand and combat racial discrimination and food insecurity
A course called Building Food Justice Capacity in South Madison is working to improve access to healthy food via sustainable, urban agriculture, a perfect example of UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Idea – to improve people’s lives beyond the classroom.


DECEMBER 22, 2015
Through urban agriculture and campus-community partnerships, Pierce seeks food justice for South Madison
Robert Pierce runs five farmers’ markets, directs a mentor program for middle school students, helps teach a course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and still finds time to cook and enjoy the food he grows.


DECEMBER 16, 2015
Study finds people transformed how species associated after 300 million years
A study published today finds a surprising and very recent shift away from the steady relationship among species that prevailed for more than 300 million years.


DECEMBER 14, 2015
Greenhouse gas emissions from freshwater higher than thought
Do not underestimate the babbling brook. When it comes to greenhouse gases, these bucolic water bodies have the potential to create a lot of hot air.


DECEMBER 9, 2015
Bahr named president-elect of American Geosciences Institute
Jean Bahr, a UW-Madison professor of geoscience and faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute, has been elected president-elect of the American Geosciences Institute. She was welcomed into the role at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting in November in Baltimore, Maryland.


DECEMBER 8, 2015
Desai earns American Meteorological Society awards for innovative research and early career achievements
Nelson Institute faculty affiliate Ankur Desai, an associate professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, will be honored with the American Meteorological Society's Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award in January at the organization's annual meeting.


DECEMBER 8, 2015
‘Conscious capitalist’ puts sustainability to practice
Creamy or crunchy, peanut butter is more than just sustenance for University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Alana McKeever.


NOVEMBER 30, 2015
McKinley: Effective climate policy requires strong carbon cycle science
In an opinion article published online in EOS: Earth and Space Science News, UW-Madison Professor Galen McKinley of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and co-authors call for new investments in carbon cycle science to support climate change mitigation policy.


NOVEMBER 24, 2015
‘Live from Paris’ will connect Wisconsin with UN climate conference
Madison will have a unique window on COP21 — the catchier name for the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change — as it begins next week in Paris.


NOVEMBER 23, 2015
Environmental studies alumnus named Rhodes Scholar
Colin Higgins, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an alumnus of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, has been named a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship.


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