NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Student's 'Little Aldos' program helps children connect with nature
Sarah Krier, a junior majoring in environmental studies and life sciences communication, had already spent two seasons as a camp counselor in Hudson. But this past summer she wanted to do something deeper: impart the teachings of Aldo Leopold to young people.
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Conservation pioneers: First recipients of Nelson Institute professional master’s already making an impact
Behrose Sherzad first stepped onto U.S. soil on May 17, 2014. A little more than two weeks later, he was in a Science Hall classroom, hitting the books, committed to bringing a higher level of conservation clarity back to his home country of Afghanistan.
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
How to simulate the future of a watershed
Using a tool similar to a computer game, Melissa Motew is peering into the future. Motew is a modeler. She uses computers and mathematics to simulate ecosystems and make sense of nature.
OCTOBER 30, 2015
Patz receives APHA award for environmental leadership
The American Public Health Association (APHA) will recognize University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Jonathan Patz’s pioneering work in climate change and health when he receives the Homer Calver Award on Monday, November 2, at the association’s annual conference.
OCTOBER 29, 2015
Ethiopians look to Madison, Wis., to reclaim bicycle-friendly culture
When the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, looked for a way to reclaim its bicycling culture, it looked to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an institution located in the midst of a bike friendly city and found a dedicated bike enthusiast to lead the charge.
OCTOBER 28, 2015
Graduate student project wins national sustainability award
Nelson Institute graduate student Tom Bryan was honored this week at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Jacobs lectures in India through Fulbright Award
Harvey M. Jacobs, a professor of urban and regional planning and environmental studies at UW–Madison, spent his summer teaching a specialty course in land policy. In India.
OCTOBER 27, 2015
MOOC explores climate change policy and public health
"Climate Change Policy and Public Health,” the sixth and final Massive Open Online Course offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison this year, launches Nov. 9.
OCTOBER 26, 2015
Belief: Tales from Planet Earth returns to explore faith, science and environment
Their choice of topics could hardly have been more prescient. In late 2014, the organizers of Tales from Planet Earth decided the 2015 film festival would explore how belief shapes environmental perceptions and action. Within months, Pope Francis announced a forthcoming encyclical on the environment. Published in May, the papal letter calls for swift, unified global action for the good of all and "our common home.”
OCTOBER 23, 2015
Recent sightings: Ho-Chunk students visit
Nine high school students from Wisconsin's Ho-Chunk Nation visited a Native American effigy mound and the Tree of Peace on Observatory Hill on Oct. 23. The Nelson Institute and UW Arboretum's Earth Partnership Program hosted the group's one-day visit to campus.