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.
APRIL 28, 2015
Bigger bang for your buck: Restoring fish habitat by removing barriers
A few years ago, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology created the first map of all the road crossings and dams blocking the tributary rivers that feed the five Great Lakes. These tributaries serve as migratory highways, providing fish like walleye and lake sturgeon access to headwater breeding grounds.
APRIL 24, 2015
Photos: Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, 'Hard Science, Tough Choices’
Nearly 1,500 guests gathered at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center on April 20, 2015, to celebrate Earth Day and tackle some tough choices about the environmental challenges facing our rapidly changing planet.
APRIL 24, 2015
UW-Madison startup marries digital, physical worlds
A startup business that wants to link the realm of physical objects to the digital world of the Internet is basing its future on low-cost, highly engineered, one-of-a-kind plastic stamps.
APRIL 22, 2015
2015 Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge exceeds expectations
An energy-efficient industrial mixer and a reusable to-go box won top honors at the Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge, hosted for its third year by the Wisconsin Energy Institute and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
APRIL 15, 2015
Keller receives Guggenheim Fellowship to study environmental poetry
Three University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members have received 2015 Guggenheim Fellowships, awards that support remarkable mid-career scholars and artists.
APRIL 15, 2015
Food sovereignty project honored for engagement beyond campus borders
A project supported by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the School of Human Ecology is among six UW-Madison initiatives spanning four continents to be honored for engagement with local and global communities beyond university boundaries by the campus alliance Wisconsin Without Borders.
APRIL 7, 2015
Film looks inside Ebola from Liberian perspective
For Emmanuel Urey, a graduate student at UW-Madison, having to choose only one of his three children living in Liberia to bring to safety transformed Ebola from a disease into a personal nightmare.