JANUARY 21, 2021
Nelson Institute Professor Steve Ventura retires
After nearly four decades, alumnus and longtime Nelson Institute faculty member Steve Ventura retired in 2020.
JANUARY 20, 2021
Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) aiming for continued growth in 2021
As 2021 begins, Carol Barford, the director the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), is preparing for another busy year.
JANUARY 19, 2021
Nelson Institute faculty lead Mellon grant project to create anti-racism education
Two Nelson Institute faculty have received funding from the Mellon Foundation "Just Futures Initiative” for their work on a new project titled, "Humanities Education for Anti-racism Literacy (HEAL) in the Sciences and Medicine.”
JANUARY 18, 2021
Nelson Institute recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
The Nelson Institute recently received two awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in recognition of the successful virtual 50th anniversary celebration and the virtual 2020 Earth Day conference.
JANUARY 15, 2021
Andrea Hicks named interim director of Sustainability Education and Research for the Office of Sustainability
Nelson Institute affiliate and assistant professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Andrea Hicks will be joining the Office of Sustainability as the interim Director of Sustainability Education and Research in 2021, following the retirement of the previous director and Nelson Institute faculty member Cathy Middlecamp.
JANUARY 13, 2021
Nelson Institute Dean Paul Robbins discusses urban ecology during the COVID-19 pandemic on The UW Now
Nelson Institute Dean Paul Robbins was recently featured on "The Future of Cities” an event hosted by the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s The UW Now, a virtual livestream discussion series that showcases the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s top experts in connection to current events and issues.
JANUARY 11, 2021
Nelson Institute Dean co-authors paper that warns of "green sacrifice zones,” calls for non-colonial climate action
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Dean, Paul Robbins, and senior research fellow at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain), Christos Zografos, are co-authors of the recently released paper, "Green Sacrifice Zones, or Why a Green New Deal Cannot Ignore the Cost Shifts of Just Transitions.”
DECEMBER 28, 2020
Voices from "Wrenched from the Land: Perspectives from the Front Lines of Environmental Activism”
Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History, and the Environment (CHE) hosted the virtual event "Wrenched from the Land: Perspectives from the Front Lines of Environmental Activism” on December 9 at 12:30 p.m. CST, facilitating conversation between environmental activists, panelist students, and the audience.
DECEMBER 22, 2020
Nelson Institute administrator named NASA Unsung Hero and receives Pringle Award for University Staff
Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR) and Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) administrator Laurel Fletcher has been named a NASA Unsung Hero and received the Pringle Award for University Staff.
DECEMBER 21, 2020
CCR receives support from the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative (PARCI)
Dan Vimont, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and co-director of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research will receive critical funding for his work on climate variability and climate change thanks to the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative (PARCI).