JUNE 10, 2010
Conservation biologist named new faculty director of Morgridge Center
Nancy Mathews, a professor of environmental studies and chair of Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named faculty director of the university's Morgridge Center for Public Service.
MAY 14, 2010
She helps science, and science helps her
Being profoundly deaf didn't stop Deborah Seiler from enjoying a collegiate swimming career. Arriving in Madison without financial support or a place to live posed more of a challenge. Through setbacks that affected her life in and out of the classroom, Seiler's energy and enthusiasm have inspired those around her.
MAY 10, 2010
Morgridge Center supports new futures for the environment and community
The Morgridge Center for Public Service recently announced a matching grant of $203,000 to expand the work of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
MAY 5, 2010
Leadership decisions address international reach, environmental studies and lifelong learning
Gregg Mitman, interim director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, will continue to lead the institute through 2011.
APRIL 29, 2010
New scholarships boost environmental studies, community service
Seventeen undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are the first recipients of new need-based scholarships in environmental studies that promote community service.
APRIL 27, 2010
Web site links global environment and health for middle school students and teachers
What do climate change, urban sprawl, and globalization have common? All are forms of environmental change that can trigger public health problems.
APRIL 26, 2010
Engineering students win Climate Leadership Challenge at UW-Madison
A device that would help provide electricity efficiently and at low cost in rural areas of developing countries took the top prize — $50,000 — this week in a student competition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for innovative ideas to counteract climate change.
APRIL 19, 2010
Earth Day events honor birth of environmentalism
For some of us it seems like just yesterday, but Earth Day turns 40 this year. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. Some 20 million people participated in environmental teach-ins across the United States. The event's founder, U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, took a page from the antiwar movement to educate people about the environment and to put the cause on the national agenda.
APRIL 14, 2010
Wisconsin's environment inspires Earth Day concert
Can we hear ecology? Sixteen musicians -- including four composers -- from the University of Wisconsin-Madison believe we can.
MARCH 23, 2010
Origins of Earth Day, environmental movement come to life on Web site
People around the globe will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22) this spring. Countless activities related to Earth Day also will take place before and after April 22. How did this unique annual observance come to pass? How did it change the course of political life across the country and around the world?