MARCH 2, 2020
Nelson Institute professor Elizabeth Hennessy featured in the Washington Post
An article written by Elizabeth Hennessy, assistant professor of history and environmental studies at UW-Madison and author of "On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galápagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden,” was published in the Washington Post this past January. In her article, "We’re trying to keep the Galapagos pristine. That might destroy them,” Hennessy challenges the traditional ideas of conservation that have historically guided efforts to protect the Galapagos islands.
FEBRUARY 12, 2020
After screening of Youth Unstoppable, young climate activists call for urgent climate action
Students, faculty, and community members of all ages showed up for the screening of Youth Unstoppable, a film depicting how youth climate activists around the world are fighting for their futures. After the film, local Youth Climate Action Team leaders Stephanie Salgado, Anne Sophie Brilla, and Max Prestigiacomo participated in a panel discussion where they depicted the desperate need for climate action and radical, institutional change.
FEBRUARY 7, 2020
Governor issues proclamation in honor of the Nelson Institute’s 50th anniversary
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Nelson Institute, Governor Tony Evers has issued a proclamation recognizing February 6, 2020 as the birthday, and official 50th anniversary of the Nelson Institute. To commemorate this occasion, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes and the Wisconsin Department of Resources Secretary Preston Cole visited the Nelson Institute to present the proclamation and participate in a question and answer session with Nelson Institute students.
FEBRUARY 3, 2020
Nelson Institute grad student receives campus-wide TA award
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Geography graduate student, Jules Reynolds has been named a Campus-Wide TA Award winner, receiving an Early Excellence in Teaching Award.
JANUARY 21, 2020
Nelson Institute professor and PhD candidate named Honored Instructors
University of Wisconsin - Madison University Housing recently announced those nominated as fall 2019 Honored Instructors. Among the recipients is Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies faculty member, founder of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab, and faculty co-chair of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, Adrian Treves and Karann Putrevu, Environment and Resources PhD candidate.
JANUARY 16, 2020
Monica White receives two awards for her research on Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement
Nelson Institute professor of Environmental Justice, Monica White has been awarded both the 2019 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity (REI) Fellowship for her research relating to Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement.
DECEMBER 17, 2019
Dr. Anna M. Gade named new Associate Dean for Education and Research
Dr. Anna M. Gade is the Associate Dean for Education and Research at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
DECEMBER 16, 2019
Environmental Conservation graduate student one of six students from the United States invited to attend the SWIMM Workshop
Nelson Institute Environmental Conservation graduate student, Chelsey Willetts, is one of just six students from the United States invited to attend the Student Workshop on International Coastal and Marine Management (SWIMM) in the Gulf of Mexico.
DECEMBER 10, 2019
Nelson Institute faculty working to improve the experiences of visitors to educational sites
Jack Williams, a professor of geography and an affiliate with the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR) recently worked with the CCR Science Council, the Arboretum’s education coordinator, Gail Epping Overholt, and Betsy Parker from the organization Nature Net to bring together three dozen educators and researchers to discuss increased collaboration on climate change, biodiversity, invasive species, and native landscapes education. The ideas generated from this meeting will be used to improve the experiences of visitors to educational sites across South Central Wisconsin.
DECEMBER 6, 2019
Nelson Institute Winter 2019 Commencement Celebration
On December 5, 2019, the Nelson Institute hosted its annual Winter Commencement Celebration at the Memorial Union.