Andrea Hicks awarded Laudise Medal

The 2021 Laudise Medal from the International Society for Industrial Ecology has been awarded to Andrea Hicks, who serves as a Nelson Institute affiliate, director of Sustainability Education and Research, Hanson Family Fellow in Sustainability, and associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The Creation of becoming–Feral

Explore the complex relationships between humans and other-animals through becoming–Feral, a collection of poetry, visual art, essays, and more—all focused on understanding the shifting categories of ‘feral’ and ‘domestic’ within a landscape that is being altered by global transformations of climate and capitalism.

Nelson Institute academic staff host first NSF-supported WELCOME teacher professional development workshop

Nearly 20 educational leaders from the  School District of Beloit, Beloit College, and Welty Environmental Center attended a development workshop led by Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR) associate director, Michael Notaro and CCR outreach director, Rose Pertzborn that aims to increase diversity in geosciences and foster hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education within Wisconsin communities.

UniverCity Year project to enhance cultural initiatives

During the 2020-21 school year, students from the one-year Wisconsin Business School’s Arts and Creative Enterprise Leadership program executed a meaningful consulting capstone project with the City of Wisconsin Rapids. In partnership with UniverCity Year (UCY), students collaborated to help develop a framework to help the city enhance cultural initiatives.

UniverCity Year partners with class to create a collaboration of art communities in Wisconsin Rapids

The City of Wisconsin Rapids recently underwent an assessment of branding, marketing, economic development, and the arts through a partnership with UniverCity Year and the Wisconsin Business School’s Arts and Creative Enterprise Leadership program course, Management and Human Resources 746/747: Impact Consulting for Arts-Based Organizations and Communities.