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APRIL 8, 2011
Undergraduate major bolsters UW-Madison's environmental leadership
Following an effort lasting more than 30 years, a new undergraduate major in environmental studies will be launched this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The UW System Board of Regents approved the major today.


APRIL 6, 2011
ABC News global warming reporter to be science writer in residence
Bill Blakemore, who leads coverage of global warming for ABC News, will deliver a free public lecture — in conjunction with the Weston Roundtable Series hosted by the Nelson Institute's Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment — on Wednesday, April 13, at 4:15 p.m. in Room 2650 of Mosse Humanities Building.


APRIL 1, 2011
Earth Day conference to showcase sustainability
Two dazzling new gathering places on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus will share the spotlight April 20 as joint venues for the Nelson Institute's fifth annual Earth Day Conference, and the public is invited.


MARCH 31, 2011
From the Badlands to the bayou, students embrace spring break service projects
Several environmental studies students took part in public service projects over spring break. Along with a slideshow of photos, we share their stories in their own words.


MARCH 28, 2011
Faculty Spotlight: Adrian Treves
Every day is a balancing act for Adrian Treves. He's working with some of the planet's most imperiled carnivores and the people who share the land with them.


MARCH 28, 2011
Director of Oscar-nominated documentary to appear at Wisconsin Film Festival
Filmmaker Jennifer Redfearn will appear at the Wisconsin premiere of her recent documentary "Sun Come Up," which was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award, on the final day of the Wisconsin Film Festival.


MARCH 22, 2011
UW-Madison lake scientist gets world's top water prize
Noted University of Wisconsin-Madison limnologist Stephen Carpenter has been awarded the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize, the world's most prestigious award for water-related activities, it was announced in Stockholm, Sweden today.


MARCH 8, 2011
Cathy Middlecamp: Matching science curriculum to a changing planet
Chemistry, biology, geology and other introductory college science classes need to improve their coverage of issues related to sustainability, says Catherine Middlecamp, a distinguished faculty associate in chemistry at UW-Madison, chair of the Integrated Liberal Studies Program, and an affiliate with the Nelson Institute.


FEBRUARY 24, 2011
Faculty trio named Leopold Leadership fellows
Three Nelson Institute professors are among only 20 academics from throughout North America chosen this year to participate in a prestigious environmental leadership and communications training program.


FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Students partner with business to launch iPhone app, highlight Wisconsin-made products
What if you could enter a grocery store, and with the tap of your finger, determine which products were made in your state? Thanks to three UW-Madison graduate students and their partnership with a local grocery store, you now can.


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