SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
UW authors critique community-university partnerships in UNESCO report
A new landmark report on community-university research partnerships from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) features a critical analysis of practices in the United States from two University of Wisconsin-Madison authors, including a Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies graduate student.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
From tenant farmers to landless homeowners, LTC fall lecture and film series explores land tenure
Explore the agrarian roots of apartheid, or Honduran migration related to the U.S. drug war. Mix in a Robert Redford film on the struggles of a small-town bean farmer, then reminisce with a viewing of The Grapes of Wrath.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Holloway named inaugural fellow of AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute
Today the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced Tracey Holloway, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named an inaugural Public Engagement Fellow of the Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science for 2016-17.
AUGUST 28, 2015
Horowitz joins Nelson Institute faculty with expertise in environmental governance
This fall, Leah Horowitz is trading in her sun visor for a cheese hat as she joins the Nelson Institute as an assistant professor of environmental studies.
AUGUST 27, 2015
DeWitt to discuss pope’s call to action and global Wisconsin Idea
In his encyclical "Laudato Si’," Pope Francis critiqued consumerism and irresponsible development, lamented environmental degradation and global warming, and called on all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action.”
AUGUST 25, 2015
Communities have turned to water resources program for 50 years
Lake Marion is a shallow sliver of a lake on the edge of Mazomanie, Wisconsin. Created in the 1850s by a dam that fed a nearby mill, the lake has become a valuable aquatic habitat and a popular bass fishing spot for locals.
AUGUST 25, 2015
Understanding El Niño: Q&A with climate scientist Dan Vimont
With forecasters predicting that the developing El Niño could rival the strongest on record, we asked associate professor Dan Vimont to explain the weather phenomenon and its potential effects.
AUGUST 17, 2015
Report: Bicycling deaths have decreased, but adults remain at elevated risk
Overall rates for U.S. biking deaths decreased 44 percent from 1975 to 2012, according to a new report published Aug. 14 by the Centers for Disease Control and led by Jason Vargo, an assistant scientist with UW-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Global Health Institute.
AUGUST 10, 2015
UW-Madison earns top-five ranking in conservation and natural resources education
The university garnered a fifth-place ranking among higher education bachelor’s degree programs in conservation and natural resources, according to College Factual, an organization that uses outcomes-based data to help students with college selection.
AUGUST 7, 2015
Inclination to illegally kill wolves persists in Wisconsin, study finds
Legal wolf hunting did not affect attitudes or inclinations to kill wolves illegally in Wisconsin, according to a study recently published in Biological Conservation, part of a special issue of the journal examining non-compliance with conservation rules.