A Liberated Intellectual

When Rob Hall accepts his offer to attend Stanford University as a PhD candidate in their Cell, Molecular and Organismal Biology program, it will be exactly two years after he almost gave up on academics altogether.

A Successful Sustainable Success

Reports suggest that switching from fossil fuels to batteries and electrification in the U.S. transportation, industrial, and commercial and residential sectors can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent in just a few decades … but everything has its costs.

Nuclear Fallout in Virtual Reality

On March 9 and 10, 2023, the Graduate Associate Organizing Committee at the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) was proud to organize a two-day screening of the virtual reality documentary On the Morning You Wake (To the End of the World), an event cosponsored by CHE and the Associated Students of Madison and open to both current UW–Madison students and faculty as well as members of the greater Madison community.

The Reward of Research

As a recent runner-up for the Center for Climatic Research’s Reid Bryson Scholarship poster session, undergraduate senior Sean Bertalot never expected such a distinction just a few short years ago. 

Cave Secrets

In studying a stalagmite from Wisconsin’s Cave of the Mounds, a UW-Madison research team found evidence of “a series of massive and abrupt warming events that punctuated the most recent ice age.”

A Voice for the Wild

“Chances are you’ve probably heard of the controversy involving a proposed mine near the Boundary Waters,” a voice echoes over the sound of howling wind as the camera sweeps over a dark, frozen landscape.