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JANUARY 26, 2021
UW–Madison engineering student finds purpose in multidisciplinary education, discovers passion for people, health, and the environment
Ana Diges, a senior majoring in materials science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is building a rich and purposeful education by pursuing multiple certificates and participating in a variety of educational programs.


JANUARY 26, 2021
Andrea Hicks named first Hanson Family Fellow
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is pleased to announce that Nelson Institute affiliate and assistant professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Andrea Hicks has been named the inaugural Hanson Family Fellow in Sustainability.


JANUARY 25, 2021
Nelson Institute announces the new Center for Ecology and the Environment
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies recently announced that it will be adding a new center that will focus on ecology.


JANUARY 25, 2021
Nelson Institute alumni and faculty partner on work to improve teaching of climate change and health
A team of Nelson Institute alumni and researchers are at the forefront of efforts aimed at making climate change personal through a focus on public health.


JANUARY 22, 2021
Looking to the stars, Nelson student dreams big while pursuing environmental studies and astrophysics majors
Maicen Stuart has always had a passion for the natural world. Growing up in Bountiful, Utah, a small city just north of Salt Lake City, Stuart spent much of his youth hiking and exploring the mountainous terrain.


JANUARY 22, 2021
Nelson Institute Associate Dean for Research & Education, Anna M. Gade receives accolades for her book
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Associate Dean for Research & Education, Anna M. Gade has received rave reviews for her recent book, Muslim Environmentalisms: Religious and Social Foundations (Columbia University Press, 2019).


JANUARY 21, 2021
Nelson Institute Professor Steve Ventura retires
After nearly four decades, alumnus and longtime Nelson Institute faculty member Steve Ventura retired in 2020.


JANUARY 20, 2021
Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) aiming for continued growth in 2021
As 2021 begins, Carol Barford, the director the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), is preparing for another busy year.


JANUARY 20, 2021
Nelson Institute alumnus named to President Joe Biden’s Presidential Personnel Office
Nelson Institute alumnus and Emeritus Board of Visitors member, Matt Dannenberg has been named the Senior Associate Director for President Joe Biden’s Presidential Personnel Office.


JANUARY 19, 2021
Nelson Institute faculty lead Mellon grant project to create anti-racism education
Two Nelson Institute faculty have received funding from the Mellon Foundation "Just Futures Initiative” for their work on a new project titled, "Humanities Education for Anti-racism Literacy (HEAL) in the Sciences and Medicine.”


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