MARCH 4, 2014
Nelson Institute names recipients of 2014 alumni awards
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies has named the recipients of two new annual alumni awards, recently established to spotlight some of the accomplishments of the nearly 4,000 alumni of the institute’s graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs.
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Scholarship fund builds on DeWitt's passion for teaching
Cal DeWitt retired in 2012 after more than 40 years of teaching environmental studies at UW-Madison and the Nelson Institute, but his legacy lives on through the Cal DeWitt Scholarship Fund.
JULY 30, 2012
Nelson Institute alumna accepts international award on behalf of Wisconsin Wetlands Association
Nelson Institute alumna Katie Beilfuss accepted the 2012 Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award for Education on behalf of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association at a July 6 ceremony in Bucharest, Romania. Beilfuss serves as Outreach Programs Director for the organization.
JULY 6, 2012
Nelson Institute mourns the death of Charlotte Zieve
The Nelson Institute community is saddened by the recent passing of Charlotte Zieve, a Ph.D. alumna and generous donor in support of Nelson Institute student scholarships. A detailed article about her life can be found here.
MAY 16, 2012
Nelson Institute class of 2012: Q&A with graduating students
Nearly 200 environmental studies students are just days away from becoming the newest alumni of the Nelson Institute, energized by the possibilities of a more sustainable future and their role in building it. We caught up with eight graduating members of Nelson Institute undergraduate and graduate-level academic programs to ask about their fields of study, highlights from their time at the university, and advice for students following in their paths.
MAY 2, 2012
Lion Guardians project led by Nelson alumna wins St Andrews Prize for the Environment
Lion Guardians, an innovative project led by Nelson Institute alumna Leela Hazzah and Ph.D. candidate Stephanie Dolrenry in Kenya, has won this year's St Andrews Prize for the Environment.
MAY 1, 2012
John Francis to receive Multicultural Student Center McDowell Alumni Achievement Award
John Francis, visiting associate professor of environmental studies, will receive the McDowell Alumni Achievement Award from the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center at the Multicultural Leadership Awards and Graduation Celebration May 7.
MAY 18, 2011
Alumna honored for social justice education work
A Nelson Institute alumna has received a 2011 UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award.
MAY 25, 2010
Nelson alumnus is Land Tenure Center honorary fellow
The Nelson Institute's Land Tenure Center is hosting a graduate of the institute, Triet Tran, as an honorary fellow for 2010. Tran is the Southeast Asia Program coordinator of the International Crane Foundation, where he oversees crane research and conservation activities in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.