FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Global Health Initiative sparks creative thinking with Incubator series
If ever there were a novel approach to a global health issue, Caitilyn Allen may have found it in a radio drama produced by the Ugandan agricultural extension.
JANUARY 27, 2011
Stan Temple: A life saving threatened species
It is an icy winter Monday, and Stan Temple, for the sake of a shortened semester, must cram two lectures into one for the 300 students in his iconic Extinction of Species course.
JANUARY 21, 2011
UW-Madison remembers student who died in car accident
University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Anna Shoemaker is being remembered as a student with a bright future in the field of international environmental policy.
JANUARY 19, 2011
UW-Madison conservation goals heeded and exceeded
We Conserve, an environmental stewardship program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, pledged in 2006 to reduce campus energy use and environmental footprint by 20 percent by 2010. Program director Faramarz Vakili announced this week that the program exceeded this goal, achieving a 25 percent annual energy reduction relative to 2006 levels.
JANUARY 11, 2011
Wildlife Health Event Reporter web site available
The mysterious die-off of 5,000 red-winged blackbirds in Arkansas earlier this month sparked interest in wildlife health.
JANUARY 6, 2011
Madison's water resources focus of new sustainability project
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is turning a comprehensive lens on Madison's water in all its forms — in the lakes, streets, faucets, ground and atmosphere — thanks to the National Science Foundation.
NOVEMBER 18, 2010
UW-Madison soil scientist named U.S. professor of the year
Please excuse Teri Balser if she misses class this week. The University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor of soil science has just been named U.S. professor of the year, and she's headed to Washington, D.C., to be honored on the national stage.
NOVEMBER 12, 2010
UW-Madison scholar tapped to lead American Historical Association
University of Wisconsin-Madison historian William Cronon has been elected president of the American Historical Association, a position considered one of the highest honors in the profession.
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
Expanding croplands chipping away at world's carbon stocks
Nature's capacity to store carbon, the element at the heart of global climate woes, is steadily eroding as the world's farmers expand croplands at the expense of native ecosystem such as forests.
OCTOBER 29, 2010
UW-Madison earns top grade for sustainability efforts
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received the highest possible grade, an A, in a national college sustainability ranking released today.