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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.


MAY 1, 2015
Students named Teaching Academy Future Faculty Partners
Tom Bryan and Chaoyi Chang, graduate students in the Nelson Institute Environment and Resources program, were inducted as new Future Faculty Partners in the UW-Madison Teaching Academy at the Academy’s annual induction ceremony April 30.


MARCH 25, 2015
Karambelas to study at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria
Alex Karambelas, an Environment and Resources doctoral student, completed her qualifying exams in the program in March, producing a 57-page analysis of air pollution science and policy from Wisconsin to Utah to Tehran to India.


JANUARY 16, 2015
Nelson Institute faculty, student receive 2015 Sustainability Innovation in Research and Education awards
Nelson Institute faculty and a graduate student are the recipients of 2015 Sustainability Innovation in Research and Education (SIRE) awards from the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, it was announced this week.


JANUARY 15, 2015
Burke receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award
Kevin Burke, a Nelson Institute master’s candidate in Environment and Resources, has been awarded an Outstanding Student Paper Award in the Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology category for the poster he presented at the American Geophysical Union 2014 fall meeting, held in December in San Francisco.