NOVEMBER 22, 2017
Nelson faculty recognized as outstanding instructors
Samer Alatout, Associate Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology and Environmental Studies, and Adriane Treves, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of Carnivore Coexistence Lab, have been selected as Fall 2017 Honored Instructors by University Housing. Each semester, University Housing residents have an opportunity to honor instructors that have impacted them positively—instructors that have challenged them, helped them learn, or inspired them. Alatout and Treves were selected from confidential nominations submitted by students living in university housing and enrolled in one of their Fall 2017 courses. They will be formally recognized at a reception on Friday, December 1, 2017. Over the past seven years, students who live in University Housing have honored hundreds of instructors on campus.

AUGUST 9, 2017
Nelson alumna awarded scholarship to attend One Young World Summit
Maria Castillo, a 2017 graduate of the Nelson Institute’s undergraduate major program, has received an Audi Scholarship to attend the One Young World Summit in Bogota, Colombia in October 2017.

JULY 3, 2017
Society of American Historians honors Cronon for distinguished historical writing
The Society of American Historians has honored William Cronon, the Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at UW-Madison, with the 10th annual Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Award. The prize, given jointly with the Roosevelt Institute, honors distinguished writing in American history of enduring public significance.