NOVEMBER 25, 2020
Nelson Institute students involved in FIG course "Listening to Land: Indigenous Education, Language, and Foodways”
This fall, the University of Wisconsin-Madison offered the First-Year Interest Group (FIG) "Listening to Land: Indigenous Education, Language, and Foodways” for the first time.
NOVEMBER 23, 2020
Dean Paul Robbins featured in Sierra Club magazine
The Sierra Club magazine, Sierra recently featured Nelson Institute dean Paul Robbins in the article, "Gen Z's Next Victim: The Lawn."
NOVEMBER 19, 2020
Nelson Institute professor Adrian Treves shares his research on BioScience Talks podcast
Nelson Institute professor and founder of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab, Adrian Treves recently discussed the delisting of gray wolves on the American Institute of Biological Sciences podcast, BioScience Talks.
NOVEMBER 18, 2020
Nelson Institute researchers' evaluation puts MGE net-zero carbon goal on path to limit global warming
Madison Gas and Electric’s plan for net-zero carbon electricity by 2050 reflects a pace of carbon reduction consistent with limiting the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius to prevent the most severe impacts of climate change, according to an evaluation conducted by University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists.
NOVEMBER 10, 2020
Nelson Institute graduate student combines conservation and community outreach in Sarawak, Malaysia
Nelson Institute Environment & Resources graduate student Olivia Cosby is working to combine conservation and community outreach while conducting fieldwork in Sarawak, a state located on the island of Borneo, Malaysia with diverse ecosystems, rainforests, and 56 acres of protected lands.
NOVEMBER 9, 2020
UniverCity Alliance speaker series inspires collaboration, aims to improve cities and local governments
The UniverCity Alliance (UCA) is hosting a fall speaker series that brings together researchers, practitioners, students, and community members to share ideas and address issues related to building sustainable and healthy communities.
NOVEMBER 9, 2020
Leveling Up helps students prepare for their future
For many students, there has been nothing normal about the start to the 2020 fall semester. Classes have shifted to online formats, physical distancing has transformed student life, and industry shutdowns have instigated new anxieties for students who must soon navigate a post-COVID-19 economy.
NOVEMBER 9, 2020
Nelson Institute professor and affiliate receive top atmospheric science award
Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor in Environmental Studies & Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Tracey Holloway and Nelson Institute affiliate and director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies Tristan L’Ecuyer will receive the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Ascent Award during the AGU fall meeting in December 2020.
NOVEMBER 6, 2020
WICCI submits report to Governor Tony Evers' Task Force on Climate Change
The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI), led by the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), recently submitted a report to Governor Tony Evers' Task Force on Climate Change detailing the current and projected impact of climate change on Wisconsin.
NOVEMBER 5, 2020
Professor Cathy Middlecamp retires after four decades with UW-Madison
This January, Nelson Institute professor Cathy Middlecamp will retire after more than four decades at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her time on campus, she has worked as an academic staff member in the Department of Chemistry, a tenured faculty member in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the director of several programs, including one currently at the Office of Sustainability.