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OCTOBER 16, 2013
White to keynote National Black Farmers Urban Gardeners Conference
Monica White, a UW-Madison assistant professor of environmental justice, will deliver the keynote address at the National Black Farmers Urban Gardeners Conference, held Nov. 8-10 in Brooklyn, New York.


MAY 30, 2013
Kontgis awarded NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
Caitlin Kontgis, a doctoral student in the Department of Geography and the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), has been awarded a prestigious Earth and Space Science Fellowship from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


MAY 15, 2013
A global history of land use
Steve Vavrus, a senior scientist in the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, has coauthored a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggesting that humans have likely been transforming land cover on a global scale far earlier in time than is commonly believed.


FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Nelson Institute student captures second place in legendary Birkebeiner ski race
University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Claire Luby, who is pursuing the Nelson Institute Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment, placed second in the women's division of the 54-kilometer American Birkebeiner Classic on Feb. 23.


FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Nelson Institute affiliates receive faculty awards
Nelson Institute faculty affiliates James Jay Schauer and M. Jake Vander Zanden were among 16 outstanding faculty members recently recognized at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


JANUARY 11, 2013
Holloway named deputy leader of NASA Air Quality Applied Science Team
Tracey Holloway, UW-Madison associate professor of environmental studies, has been named deputy leader of the NASA Air Quality Applied Science Team (AQAST).


DECEMBER 18, 2012
Treves receives Situated Learning Award for wolf hunt simulation tool
Nelson Institute Associate Professor Adrian Treves has received a Situated Learning Award from the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences International Programs and Engage, a program of the Division of Information Technology's Department of Academic Technology, for his project "Wolf Hunt Simulation: The Wolf Policy Debate in Wisconsin and Sweden."


SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
In memoriam: Fritz Albert
Fritz Albert, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor emeritus of agricultural journalism and a noted documentary filmmaker and photographer, died Sept. 16 at the age of 90.


SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
Phillips awarded Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Jennifer Phillips, a master's candidate in Environment and Resources, has been selected as a 2013 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow. She will begin the one-year paid fellowship in February 2013, following the completion of her master's program.


SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Grabow honored by International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
Maggie Grabow, a Ph.D. candidate in Environment and Resources who is also pursuing the Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment, received a student poster award at the 2012 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) conference in August.


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