NOVEMBER 22, 2017
Nelson faculty recognized as outstanding instructors
Samer Alatout, Associate Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology and Environmental Studies, and Adriane Treves, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of Carnivore Coexistence Lab, have been selected as Fall 2017 Honored Instructors by University Housing. Each semester, University Housing residents have an opportunity to honor instructors that have impacted them positively—instructors that have challenged them, helped them learn, or inspired them. Alatout and Treves were selected from confidential nominations submitted by students living in university housing and enrolled in one of their Fall 2017 courses. They will be formally recognized at a reception on Friday, December 1, 2017. Over the past seven years, students who live in University Housing have honored hundreds of instructors on campus.

AUGUST 9, 2017
Nelson alumna awarded scholarship to attend One Young World Summit
Maria Castillo, a 2017 graduate of the Nelson Institute’s undergraduate major program, has received an Audi Scholarship to attend the One Young World Summit in Bogota, Colombia in October 2017.

JULY 3, 2017
Society of American Historians honors Cronon for distinguished historical writing
The Society of American Historians has honored William Cronon, the Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at UW-Madison, with the 10th annual Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Award. The prize, given jointly with the Roosevelt Institute, honors distinguished writing in American history of enduring public significance.

DECEMBER 1, 2016
Gade and White recognized as Honored Instructors
Anna Gade, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Nelson Institute, and Monica White, an assistant professor of environmental justice, have been recognized as Fall 2016 Honored Instructors by University Housing Academic Initiatives.

JULY 13, 2016
Hogberg highlights Conference for Conservation Biology on Madison radio program
Ahead of the North American Conference for Conservation Biology, which will meet in Madison next week from July 17-20, Nelson Institute Professional Programs Coordinator Jamie Hogberg previewed the event on A Public Affair, a daily talk program hosted by the Madison community radio station WORT.

DECEMBER 10, 2015
New research initiative strengthens indigenous voices
Professor Ian Baird recently announced a new research initiative, Tracking Change, which received CAN$2.5 million in support from the government of Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
Naughton selected for Vilas Research Investigator Award
Lisa Naughton, a professor of geography and faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, has been selected to receive a UW-Madison Vilas Research Investigator Award.

MAY 1, 2015
Morales receives Vilas Mid-Career Award
Alfonso Morales, an associate professor of urban and regional planning and a faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, has received a UW-Madison Vilas Mid-Career Award. The award provides $50,000 of flexible research funds.

MAY 1, 2015
Gade and Gibbs recognized as Honored Instructors
Anna Gade, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Nelson Institute, and Holly Gibbs, an assistant professor of geography and environmental studies, were recognized as Honored Instructors in the Spring 2015 Honored Instructors Program of University Housing Academic Initiatives.

MAY 1, 2015
Move-out reuse/recycling program receives campus honor
Environmental Studies Professor Cathy Middlecamp is part of a team honored with a UW-Madison Administrative Improvement Award for collaborative work on the UW Housing Move-Out Reuse/Recycling Program. The eight-member team represents the Nelson Institute; University Housing; Physical Plant, Waste & Recycling; Physical Plant, Campus Services; the Office of Sustainability; and WE CONSERVE.

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