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NOVEMBER 25, 2013
Karasov named AAAS fellow
William H. Karasov, a professor of wildlife ecology and faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute, was among 338 individuals elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), it was announced Nov. 25.


OCTOBER 18, 2013
Krueger awarded Fulbright-Hays fellowship
James Krueger, a doctoral student in Environment and Resources, has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for the 2014 calender year.


OCTOBER 16, 2013
White to keynote National Black Farmers Urban Gardeners Conference
Monica White, a UW-Madison assistant professor of environmental justice, will deliver the keynote address at the National Black Farmers Urban Gardeners Conference, held Nov. 8-10 in Brooklyn, New York.


MAY 30, 2013
Kontgis awarded NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
Caitlin Kontgis, a doctoral student in the Department of Geography and the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), has been awarded a prestigious Earth and Space Science Fellowship from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


MAY 15, 2013
A global history of land use
Steve Vavrus, a senior scientist in the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, has coauthored a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggesting that humans have likely been transforming land cover on a global scale far earlier in time than is commonly believed.


FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Nelson Institute student captures second place in legendary Birkebeiner ski race
University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Claire Luby, who is pursuing the Nelson Institute Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment, placed second in the women's division of the 54-kilometer American Birkebeiner Classic on Feb. 23.


FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Nelson Institute affiliates receive faculty awards
Nelson Institute faculty affiliates James Jay Schauer and M. Jake Vander Zanden were among 16 outstanding faculty members recently recognized at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


JANUARY 11, 2013
Holloway named deputy leader of NASA Air Quality Applied Science Team
Tracey Holloway, UW-Madison associate professor of environmental studies, has been named deputy leader of the NASA Air Quality Applied Science Team (AQAST).