AUGUST 16, 2018
The Art of Conservation
For UW-Madison graduate student, Julia Janicki, art has always been a way to express the complexities of science. Driven by her passion for conservation, Janicki has spent the past few years bridging her scientific knowledge with her love of art to bring environmental challenges and animal conservation to the forefront. Now, she is expanding her efforts through the Nelson Institute Environmental Observation and Informatics Professional Master's Program, where she is learning to use science and technology to create infographics and visuals that will help to advance organizational response to environmental change.
AUGUST 14, 2018
Four Nelson Institute alumni recognized for their impactful work
Whether it is providing life-saving care to the residents of Uganda, developing a resolution for transboundary water conflicts, providing conservation education or championing river preservation, Nelson Institute alumni are at the forefront of important efforts around the world. Such impactful work is deserving of recognition, which is why the Nelson Institute is proud to honor outstanding alumni through the annual Rising Star and Distinguished Alumni Awards.
AUGUST 13, 2018
Honoring a "good food” legacy while forging his own
Faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Alfonso Morales has some connection to the farmer’s markets in Madison. That’s because he’s worked professionally with food systems for over two decades and had many mentors, including the late Jerry Kaufman, who influenced his academic career and personal philosophies.
AUGUST 9, 2018
The Lake Effect: Equity initiative creates a ripple throughout the community
With nearly 60 miles of shoreline and 28 square miles of surface water, the Yahara lakes serve as a gathering place for the Madison community. On a beautiful summer day, locals can be seen boating, fishing, swimming or just enjoying a walk along the shoreline, but research suggests that there are members of the community who have limited access to these outdoor recreation opportunities. In fact, race and socioeconomic status have been shown to impact outdoor recreation access, an issue University of Wisconsin-Madison student Sean Kennedy is working to address through his graduate work.