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MAY 15, 2015
Career profile: Missy Setz ('12), Geosyntec Consultants
I am a senior staff engineer at a geoenvironmental/geotechnical engineering consulting firm. I work on site remediation projects for various Air Force bases and am currently completing a geotechnical investigation on a dam as a response to the Fukushima disaster.


MAY 15, 2015
Career profile: Courtney Wright ('11), Northwoods Wildlife Center
I am currently the assistant director of education at Northwoods Wildlife Center located in Minocqua, Wis., a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation and education center that cares for 400-500 animals a year, as well as educating 30,000-plus people on topics related to the natural world. I help in all areas of the Center, from bringing educational programming to area schools, to creating and carrying out fundraising events, to assisting in wildlife rehabilitation practices.


MAY 15, 2015
Career profile: Clint Fandrich ('14), Wisconsin State Energy Office
I am working at the Wisconsin State Energy Office as a bioenergy analyst. Currently, my primary efforts involve an evaluation of Wisconsin's biogas/anaerobic digester industry to make policy recommendations for system operation, siting and economics.


MAY 12, 2015
Brazilian beef industry moves to reduce its destruction of rain forests
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study shows that market-driven "zero deforestation agreements" have dramatically influenced the behavior of ranchers and the slaughterhouses to which they sell.


MAY 12, 2015
UW-Madison researchers helping to attract Kickapoo Valley tourists
The Kickapoo Valley is a picturesque area of western Wisconsin that attracts many visitors during the summer. But to improve economic development throughout this rural region, many residents and business owners want to lengthen the tourism season, and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are helping them make plans to do so.


MAY 6, 2015
Students provide feedback and lessons learned for campus master plan
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a campus full of memorable spaces, from Library Mall to the Memorial Union Terrace, from Picnic Point to the lush green rise of Bascom Hill.


MAY 6, 2015
Symposium adds momentum to livable cities initiative
Inspired, excited and scared are some of the ways Peter Marcotullio feels when he looks at where populations are expected to boom in the coming decades.


MAY 5, 2015
Three seniors earn L&S Dean’s Prizes
The College of Letters & Science has awarded the Dean’s Prize to three talented and accomplished students, all of them connected to the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies through the undergraduate major or certificate in environmental studies.


MAY 4, 2015
As the river rises: Cahokia’s emergence and decline linked to Mississippi River flooding
As with rivers, civilizations across the world rise and fall. Sometimes, the rise and fall of rivers has something to do with it.


APRIL 29, 2015
Graduate student helps birds fly again, then follows their journeys
Jackie Edmunds has always loved birds. So it’s no surprise that she spends her days feeding, nursing and otherwise assisting them.


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