October 17, 2017
Congratulations to SAGE's Newest PhD, Dr. Valerie Stull!
Valerie gave a stellar presentation and passed her thesis defense with poise and brilliance! Her thesis is entitled "Improving Global Health Through Insects:The Feasibility, Acceptability, and Potential Impact of Small-Scale Minilivestock Farming with a Case Study of Zambia"
Valerie is advised by Professor Jonathan Patz.
October 17, 2017
Holly Gibbs Wins 2017 L&S Deans Award for Distinguished Faculty Achievement
Holly Gibbs was selected as the 2017 winner of the College of Letters and Sciences “Deans Award for Distinguished Faculty Achievement”, named for Phil Certain and Dean Gary Sander. The recipient is chosen based on outstanding leadership and potential future leadership, as well as excellent research and teaching and service. Congratulations, Holly!
October 02, 2017
Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge
The Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge is calling on students to submit their novel ideas for creating a more sustainable planet. More than $10,000 in prizes will be awarded on February 23 to students with the most innovative solutions in environmental sustainability and clean energy technology.
Any student, any field, any solution is welcome – entries will be judged on originality, feasibility, and environmental/societal impact. Students are encouraged to work in teams to develop their solution in any number of topics related to sustainability – clean energy, food, water, transportation, place-based issues, etc. Solutions can be in the form of new technologies, business plans, or social initiatives.
Two upcoming info sessions will be held at the Wisconsin Energy Institute (1552 University Ave.) Room 1150
Wednesday, October 4th
2:30-3PM (Facebook event link)
4-4:30PM (Facebook event link)
For full details, visit: http://energy.wisc.edu/wesc
Submission Deadline: February 2, 2018 8:00AM
To register your interest in the competition, visit: http://go.wisc.edu/4g4l7o
To see examples of past entries, look for the “Prior Winners” section of the competition website, or read this article highlighting a few past winners and how the competition shaped their student experience and early careers: https://energy.wisc.edu/news/uw-student-energy-and-sustainability-prize-winners-where-are-they-now
For any questions about the competition, contact Scott Williams, Research and Education Coordinator at the Wisconsin Energy Institute, at email@example.com.
(co-sponsored by SAGE)
September 26, 2017
Jonathan Patz Gives Keynote Address at ISEE 17 Meeting
Jonathan Patz provided the keynote address for the 29th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology 2017 (ISEE 2017) "Healthy places, healthy people - where are the connections?" in Sydney Australia, 24-28 Sept 2017.MORE »
September 25, 2017
Patz Publishes Op-Ed in Australian Guardian
Quitting coal: a health benefit equivalent to quitting tobacco, alcohol and fast-food. "The 21st century holds incredible promise for improving human health while simultaneously dealing with humanity’s most urgent problem: climate change. Subsequent improvements in air quality, along with walkable or bikeable communities to counter trends in obesity and chronic diseases will majorly boost the health of Australians – a result that will be hugely appreciated."MORE »
September 20, 2017
Patz Gives Keynote at AAP Meeting in Chicago
Jonathan Patz provided the keynote address for the American Acadmey of Pediatrics (AAP) in Chicago on Sept 19, 2017. "Climate change is taking a toll on children’s health, and pediatricians play a role in educating policymakers on the impact..."MORE »
September 14, 2017
Patz Op Ed published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Tax on hybrids and electric vehicles is poor economic policy"MORE »
September 14, 2017
Carlos Souza & AMAZON DEFORESTATION: Lunchtime seminar Monday, Sept 18