MARCH 27, 2014
Lass in class: Exploring Amsterdam, on two wheels
In the couple of months that I have been in Europe, I’ve done the most wondrous things. I’ve sled down the Snowy Alps, I’ve kissed the Blarney Stone; I have even witnessed the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. Yet of all the places that I have been thus far, I can quickly say that my favorite city was the beautiful Amsterdam. Amsterdam is known for many things worldwide, but what I was not expecting was the tulip market, the beauty of the red brick canals, the actual length of waiting time to visit Anne Frank’s house, and most especially: the way people traveled.
MARCH 26, 2014
Monica White: Ensuring greater inclusion in our food system
Monica White arrived at UW–Madison in 2012 as a professor of environmental justice, with a joint appointment between the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
MARCH 24, 2014
Researchers assess effect of hydrology on childhood gastrointestinal illness
A diverse team of researchers from UW-Madison and around the state explored the correlation between childhood gastrointestinal illnesses and the types of drinking water sources in Wisconsin.
MARCH 14, 2014
More extreme Arctic cyclones a symptom of climate change, new research suggests
Steve Vavrus was watching intently as an unusually large cyclone formed over the Arctic Ocean in August 2012.
MARCH 13, 2014
Designing cities of the future
The Office of Sustainability and Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies are re-envisioning the cities of the future in a proposal being developed for the National Science Foundation’s Sustainability Research Network program.
MARCH 11, 2014
Tribal Youth Media Project yields movies that matter
The Bad River Ojibwe have a test called seven generations. When tribal elders need to make an important decision, they ask what that decision will do to their people seven generations down the road.
MARCH 11, 2014
Lass in class: Change of "Titanic” proportions
When I was a young child, my father made the mistake of allowing me the privilege of watching the cinematography goldmine that was "Titanic,” soon after I was entranced by a digitally remastered "Jaws” on VHS. Once the childhood tears subsided and I was properly scarred and terrified of big boats until my early adolescence, one thing did remain: I respected the power of the ocean. My most recent adventure in exploring the perpetually rainy Ireland brought me to the city of Cobh.
MARCH 5, 2014
Baby sea turtles spend ‘lost years’ in warm blankets of seaweed
Nosing their way out of eggs buried in sandy beaches from Florida’s east coast north into the Carolinas, baby loggerhead sea turtles race to the water as fast as their flippers will carry them and begin a swim frenzy to clear the predator-rich shore.
MARCH 4, 2014
Nelson Institute names recipients of 2014 alumni awards
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies has named the recipients of two new annual alumni awards, recently established to spotlight some of the accomplishments of the nearly 4,000 alumni of the institute’s graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs.
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Actress Rosario Dawson to keynote Nelson Institute conference in April
Actress and activist Rosario Dawson, cofounder and chair of the voting rights organization Voto Latino and an international advocate for women's rights and environmental quality, will keynote the eighth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on Tuesday, April 22 in Madison.