JANUARY 4, 2017
New CHE director Lynn Keller brings passion for environmental humanities
Every year, faculty and graduate students from the Nelson Institute Center for Culture, History and Environment (CHE) file into a bus to begin a four-day journey across Wisconsin. This place-based workshop, centered on a different topic each year, is something Lynn Keller, professor of English and newly appointed CHE director, sees as one of the most important parts of the center’s annual programming.

JANUARY 4, 2017
Abrupt climate change could follow collapse of Earth’s oceanic conveyor belt
A new study, co-authored by Zhengyu Liu, professor of atmospheric and oceanic science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, shows Earth’s oceanic conveyor belt, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), could collapse as carbon dioxide levels rise and lead to abrupt climate change.

JANUARY 4, 2017
Aldo Leopold series involves community in environmental discussions
As environmental concerns grow more urgent, the work of Aldo Leopold remains a vital touchstone. The University of Wisconsin-Madison professor was a pioneering conservationist and the author of A Sand County Almanac, the seminal 1949 book about people’s relationship to nature. UW-Madison will honor Leopold’s legacy and connect it to our time with a wide-ranging series of seminars, lectures, and workshops.

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