NOVEMBER 24, 2015
‘Live from Paris’ will connect Wisconsin with UN climate conference
Madison will have a unique window on COP21 — the catchier name for the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change — as it begins next week in Paris.
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
Environmental studies alumnus named Rhodes Scholar
Colin Higgins, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an alumnus of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, has been named a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship.
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Zedler honored for lifetime achievement in restoration ecology
Joy Zedler, professor of botany, Aldo Leopold Chair in Restoration Ecology, and faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded the prestigious Odum Lifetime Achievement Award from the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF).
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Eggert honored for expanding businesses' adoption of sustainability practices
UW-Madison senior lecturer Tom Eggert, a faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, has been recognized with a distinguished achievement award from the Wisconsin affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, formerly known as the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance.
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.