MARCH 31, 2015
Model helps Wisconsin city planners prepare to weather large storms
Floodwaters from Lake Mendota and Lake Monona could reach clear across central Madison's isthmus. If Lake Mendota breaks its banks, officials would be forced to close down Dane County Regional Airport.
MARCH 30, 2015
UW engineer models groundwater to help farmers at home and abroad
Argentina might seem a long way to go for an environmental engineer seeking to better understand land use in Wisconsin. But on his Fulbright Scholar Program-supported journey to Argentina in 2014, Nelson Institute faculty affiliate Steve Loheide sought to learn from the surprising parallels between Argentina and Wisconsin’s histories of land use and ecohydrology.
MARCH 27, 2015
Look beyond 'environment' in gauging public opinion, says Nelson Institute director
New poll results released this week suggest Americans are less worried about the environment than they were in 2014, with public concern at the low end of what Gallup has measured over the past 25 years.
MARCH 24, 2015
Students awarded Wisconsin Idea Fellowship for teacher training in Ecuador
Two undergraduate environmental studies students have been awarded a 2015-16 Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowship for a project linking Ecuadorian teachers to the Latino Earth Partnership Environmental Education Program.
MARCH 19, 2015
For UW-Madison scientists, Northern Wisconsin serves as a lab and a classroom
For the past decade, Ankur Desai has been working with collaborators from across the country to study the uptake and emission of carbon in northern Wisconsin’s forests, wetlands and lakes.
MARCH 18, 2015
Alumna honored for career of science outreach in the community
Longtime UW-Madison campus and community outreach champion Dolly Ledin, an alumna of the Nelson Institute, has been awarded the Wisconsin Campus Compact 2015 Sister Joel Read Civic Leadership Award.
MARCH 12, 2015
Collins named Hilldale Award winner
Jane Collins, a professor of community & environmental sociology and gender and women’s studies, and a faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, has been chosen for a prestigious Hilldale Award, an annual recognition for University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members that dates back to 1987.
MARCH 11, 2015
Patz discusses health benefits of addressing climate change
Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at UW-Madison and a professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health, spent the first months of his 2014-2015 sabbatical as a visiting faculty chair at the University of Geneva and gave the semester-opening address, "Climate Change and Health,” in February.
MARCH 10, 2015
Stanley wins Kellett Mid-Career Award
Emily Stanley, a professor of zoology and faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, is one of nine members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty who have won Kellett Mid-Career Awards.
MARCH 9, 2015
Share your #BeautifulUW photos for chance at free Earth Day conference student registration
Students: The Nelson Institute is seeking your best photos of the beautiful UW-Madison campus for our #BeautifulUW photo contest. Up for grabs: Free registration to our Earth Day conference on April 20, featuring keynote speaker Neil deGrasse Tyson!