OCTOBER 25, 2010
Wildlife health-reporting tools may help prevent human illness
Two new tools that enable the public to report sick or dead wild animals could also lead to the detection and containment of wildlife disease outbreaks that may pose a health risk to people.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
Climate Leadership Challenge launches competition with $50K grand prize
UW-Madison students have an opportunity to win $50,000 with their innovative ideas and creative solutions for climate change.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
Event to mark 75th anniversary of federal conservation service
Kathleen Merrigan, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will speak at UW-Madison on Wednesday, Sept. 29, to mark the 75th anniversary of the USDA\'s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
Green jobs take spotlight in Community Environmental Forum
What are green jobs, and how do people prepare for them? Panelists from the Madison area and beyond will consider this growing sector of the economy and the challenges and opportunities it presents for students, mid-career professionals and others seeking environmentally oriented careers in a series of free public discussions this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
UW-Madison researcher wins grant to explore policy options for climate change
A University of Wisconsin-Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs professor has won a three-year, $183,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to explore options for public-policy mechanisms to address climate change.
JUNE 16, 2010
Incidence of malaria jumps when Amazon forests are cut
Establishing a firm link between environmental change and human disease has always been an iffy proposition. Now, however, a team of scientists from the UW"Madison, writing in the current (June 16, 2010) online issue of the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, presents the most enumerated case to date linking increased incidence of malaria to land-use practices in the Amazon.
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.