Notes




MARCH 8, 2010
Student trailers selected for D.C. film festival
Two short films produced by UW-Madison students for last fall's Tales from Planet Earth community and film festival will be screened this month at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, in Washington, D.C.


JANUARY 28, 2010
Hormone disruptors: a cautionary tale
Nelson Institute professor Nancy Langston is the author of a new book that explores why our environment has become saturated with synthetic chemicals that disrupt hormones and asks what we can do to protect human and environmental health.


JANUARY 25, 2010
DeWitt to speak at Founder's Day February 5
Nelson Institute professor Calvin DeWitt will be the guest speaker February 5 when the Wisconsin Alumni Association and University Housing co-host a Founder's Day celebration at Memorial Union.


JANUARY 25, 2010
Liu elected fellow of American Geophysical Union
Zhengyu Liu, director of the Nelson Institute's Center for Climatic Research, has been elected a 2010 fellow of the American Geophysical Union.


JANUARY 22, 2010
AAAS to honor Kutzbach as fellow
Professor emeritus John Kutzbach has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He will receive his award in the organization's annual meeting in February in San Diego.


JANUARY 19, 2010
Student film profiles Wisconsin recycling pioneer
A nine-minute film documentary produced by Nelson Institute graduate student Liese Dart will be shown in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in March as part of the Making it Home film festival.


DECEMBER 29, 2009
Climate change on agenda at Wisconsin energy research exposition
Nelson Institute faculty members Chris Kucharik and Dan Vimont will discuss climate change in Wisconsin at a research exposition in Madison on January 15 hosted by the state's Focus on Energy program.


DECEMBER 28, 2009
Patz featured in PBS report on global warming and human health
Public television's PBS NewsHour featured an interview with Nelson Institute professor Jonathan Patz in a December 24 report about the human health repercussions of global warming.


DECEMBER 7, 2009
Grow your own security
The winter edition of On Wisconsin magazine, published by the Wisconsin Alumni Association, features an essay by Nelson Institute alumnus Justin Mog, titled "Grow Your Own Security."


DECEMBER 7, 2009
As the lion saver, this Nelson student is in Vogue
Has caring for the planet become ultra-fashionable? Perhaps. The November 2009 issue of Vogue magazine profiles Nelson Institute doctoral student Leela Hazzah and her efforts to protect African lions, whose numbers have declined more than 85 percent in the past 20 years.


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