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.
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Scholarship fund builds on DeWitt's passion for teaching
Cal DeWitt retired in 2012 after more than 40 years of teaching environmental studies at UW-Madison and the Nelson Institute, but his legacy lives on through the Cal DeWitt Scholarship Fund.
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
Lass in class: The wonder of Ireland’s water
Living in Ireland could quite easily be compared to walking slowly under a waterfall. One is neither warm, nor dry, in Ireland. It is simply a way of life.
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
Patz to speak on climate change at Birkebeiner ski race
Jonathan Patz, a UW-Madison professor of environmental studies and population health sciences and director of the Global Health Institute, will serve as keynote speaker at an event titled Conversations for Climate Action on Feb. 20 at the American Birkebeiner in Hayward, Wis.
FEBRUARY 11, 2014
Swarm of discoveries: Wisconsin insect collection one of the best
One of the University of Wisconsin-Madison-Madison’s greatest research treasures is hidden from sight. The Wisconsin Insect Research Collection is tucked away on the third floor of Russell Labs, a nondescript brick building that sits between Steenbock Library and the Babcock Dairy Store.
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Removing gray wolves from federal protection ignores evidence and history, researchers say
Researchers from five universities argue that the proposed removal of gray wolves from protection under the federal Endangered Species Act would be a mistake and potentially affect future decisions regarding threatened and endangered animals.
JANUARY 31, 2014
Atmospheric carbon hits historic levels, raising the stakes for adaptation
Global emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels rose to a record 40 billion tons in 2013, driving the atmospheric concentration of the greenhouse gas to a level not seen in human history.
JANUARY 30, 2014
Video: Liberia, Madison, and "A Film Never Made"
Emmanuel Urey, a child of Liberia's civil war, has journeyed from a rural upbringing in a small interior village in the West African Republic of Liberia, to higher education at the Nelson Institute at UW-Madison.
JANUARY 29, 2014
Lass in class: Inspiration for a semester abroad
As a 20-year-old student navigating the channels of life, nothing could possibly provide more comfort than the guidance of the UW-Madison faculty, the Nelson Institute, and the wonderful people in the English Department. It is difficult to leave a place you call home, no matter what age, and if I were to regard Madison as anything but my home I would be lying.