MAY 9, 2017
UniverCity Year celebrates yearlong partnership with Monona
It’s called the UniverCity Year program, but it’s really an extension of the Wisconsin Idea. On May 3, students, faculty and community members gathered at the Lake Mendota Room inside Dejope Hall to celebrate the yearlong partnership between the city of Monona and the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
MAY 3, 2017
Study measures air pollution increase attributable to air conditioning
When summer temperatures rise and people turn to their air conditioners to stay cool, something else also increases: air pollution.
MAY 2, 2017
Photos: Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, ‘Hope and Renewal’
Nearly 1,000 guests from across Wisconsin and the upper Midwest gathered on April 18 for the 11th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, Hope and Renewal in the Age of Apocalypse
APRIL 26, 2017
Two from Nelson Institute among 2017 Carnegie Fellows
Two UW-Madison professors, Greg Nemet and Gregg Mitman – both faculty members of the Nelson Institute – have been named 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
APRIL 14, 2017
‘Outdoors for All’: Summer course explores efforts to make recreation and conservation more diverse and inclusive
The nation’s wild places – from national and state parks to national forests, preserves and wilderness areas – belong to all Americans. But not all of us use these resources equally. Why? A new three-credit summer-term course, Outdoors for All (Envir St 402, Section 2), will explore this question.
APRIL 6, 2017
New website archives more than a century of research to help conserve Wisconsin’s treasured Green Lake
Nelson Institute students and faculty have developed a website to assist researchers, inform the public, and boost conservation efforts around central Wisconsin’s Green Lake.
MARCH 27, 2017
Champion of citizen science and international expert in energy efficiency honored with Nelson Institute alumni awards
A geospatial data scientist with a passion for mobilizing public participation in science and an international expert in energy efficiency have been named recipients of the Nelson Institute’s alumni awards.
MARCH 21, 2017
Yellow fever killing thousands of monkeys in Brazil
In a vulnerable forest in southeastern Brazil, where the air was once thick with the guttural chatter of brown howler monkeys, there now exists silence.
MARCH 16, 2017
Middlecamp receives Distinguished Teaching Award
Cathy Middlecamp, a professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, is one of 12 UW-Madison faculty members chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators. Middlecamp will be honored with the Emil Steiger Teaching Award.
MARCH 14, 2017
Study quantifies role of ‘legacy phosphorus’ in reduced water quality
A new study reveals that a "legacy” of abundant soil phosphorus in the Yahara watershed of Southern Wisconsin has a large, direct and long-lasting impact on water quality.