Troubled waters

As vice president of the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center's department of environmental health, Peter McAvoy works to eliminate or reduce health risks from environmental hazards in Milwaukee's south side neighborhoods. The heavily industrialized Kinnickinnic River corridor is his present focus.…More »

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Making a difference in the world
November 23, 2011
We're pleased to join the entire UW-Madison community in celebrating the Year of the Wisconsin Idea, an observance of one of the university's longest held traditions: that UW teaching, research, …More »
Natural mentors
November 23, 2011
In middle school, everyone could use a buddy. But what about a birding buddy? Nature-loving students at Madison's Sherman Middle School now have both, thanks to an ongoing collaboration with the …More »

video camera icon Video: Ornithologist John Robinson visits the class in April

Answering the "what ifs"
November 23, 2011
Caitlin Szymanski serves as executive director of the What If? Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports food and educational opportunities for impoverished children in Port-au-Prince, …More »
Real-world impacts
November 23, 2011
From Ecuador to Bangladesh, Environment and Resources Ph.D. candidates collaborate with international partners to empower communities …More »

video camera icon Video: See an Andean bear in cloud forest in Ecuador

Seeds of change
November 23, 2011
These eight sustainable agriculture activists and practitioners give just a glimpse into ways that the Nelson Institute has created a culture of creativity and innovation among the UW-Madison student …More »
Fresh start
November 23, 2011
A fresh group of agricultural entrepreneurs is working the land in Wisconsin. They're newcomers to the United States, often eager to renew traditional farming practices. Janet Parker helps them …More »

camera icon Slide Show: Farley Center program nurtures aspiring organic farmers

Retiring faculty leaders reflect on their careers
November 23, 2011
Two longtime Nelson Institute faculty members retired in June. Cal DeWitt and Pete Nowak have been known for their devotion to teaching and to the Wisconsin …More »
The zombie dreams are worth it
November 23, 2011
I admit it. Sometimes I think it would be easier to have a job I don't care so much about. The other morning I woke up from a post-apocalyptic nightmare. It was The Hunger Games meets Zombieland, and …More »

video camera icon Video: See "Alive and Free" by Willow Russell and Social Venture Partners Seattle

Letters, Alumni Notes
November 23, 2011
We welcome letters related to magazine content and alumni updates. Browse reader submissions from the fall …More »

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