Nelson Institute launches the Global Ark Project thanks to a gift from Kathy and Bjorn Borgen
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Ark Project Fund, thanks to the generous support of Kathy and Bjorn Borgen.
The Creation of becoming–Feral
Explore the complex relationships between humans and other-animals through becoming–Feral, a collection of poetry, visual art, essays, and more—all focused on understanding the shifting categories of ‘feral’ and ‘domestic’ within a landscape that is being altered by global transformations of climate and capitalism.
Undergrad finds framework for change through economics and environmental studies
When Nelson Institute undergraduate student Ben Lebowitz arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Madison four years ago, he had one goal in mind; to help the environment.
Jim Rink joins the Nelson Institute Board of Visitors
Creating partnerships between the Nelson Institute and businesses is just one of the many things that community leader and business consultant Jim Rink hopes to do as a new member of the Nelson Institute Board of Visitors.
Nelson Institute academic staff host first NSF-supported WELCOME teacher professional development workshop
Nearly 20 educational leaders from the School District of Beloit, Beloit College, and Welty Environmental Center attended a development workshop led by Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR) associate director, Michael Notaro and CCR outreach director, Rose Pertzborn that aims to increase diversity in geosciences and foster hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education within Wisconsin communities.
Center for Climatic Research (CCR) associate director, Michael Notaro presents on climate change at the UW-Madison WARF SoundWaves concert
Climate change impacts were the focus of Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR) associate director, Michael Notaro’s presentation at the 2021 SoundWaves event.
Holly Gibbs Land Use and Environment Lab to support new traceability and transparency efforts in the leather supply chain
Addressing deforestation and its links to leather supply chains is the goal of a new partnership between the Gibbs Land Use and Environment Lab (GLUE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the Leather Working Group (LWG).
Nelson Institute students and faculty win XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Student Competition
Nelson Institute Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) faculty and students were among the University of Wisconsin–Madison team members who received a top award from the $5 million XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Student Competition.
Nelson Institute alumnus John Francis featured in the New York Times
The work of John H. Francis III, a Nelson Institute emeritus Board of Visitor member, alumnus, and 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, is featured in the recent New York Times article, “Who gets left out of the ‘Great Outdoors’ story?”
Undergraduate student combines environmental studies with social work
Having grown up in southern California, undergraduate student Cleo Le said she was in for a shock when she moved to Wisconsin during her freshman year of high school.
Anna Gade was featured speaker at the Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art
Nelson Institute associate dean for research and education and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor Anna Gade, will be a featured speaker at the virtual symposium Environment and Ecology in Islamic Art and Culture.