News from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies News Feed New SAGE Publication "A Low-Carbon Future Could Improve Global Health and Achieve Economic Benefits" in JAMA by J.A. Patz, V.J. Stull, and V.S. Limaye Nelson Institute Featured in "On Wisconsin" Magazine Holly Gibbs was interviewed as part of the cover story for On Wisconsin. Feng He was interviewed on the channel Spectrum News 1 (Wisconsin) on more rapid and expansive sea level rise in the future UW professor, Ankur Desai, discusses affect of climate change on Wisconsin landscapes After "Youth Unstoppable" screening, local youth climate activists discussed the need for urgent climate action Students, faculty, and community members of all ages showed up for the screening of Youth Unstoppable, a film depicting how youth climate activists around the world are fighting for their futures. After the film, local Youth Climate Action Team leaders Stephanie Salgado, Anne Sophie Brilla, and Max Prestigiacomo participated in a panel discussion where they depicted the desperate need for climate action and radical, institutional change. Governor issues proclamation in honor of the Nelson Institute’s 50th anniversary In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Nelson Institute, Governor Tony Evers has issued a proclamation recognizing February 6, 2020 as the birthday, and official 50th anniversary of the Nelson Institute. To commemorate this occasion, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes and the Wisconsin Department of Resources Secretary Preston Cole visited the Nelson Institute to present the proclamation and participate in a question and answer session with Nelson Institute students. Nelson Institute grad student receives campus-wide TA award Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Geography graduate student, Jules Reynolds has been named a Campus-Wide TA Award winner, receiving an Early Excellence in Teaching Award. Feng He published in Nature on the subsurface ocean warming causing the collapse of Western Antarctic Ice Sheet in the past and its implication for the sea level rise in the future Prof. Zuzana Burivalova to Present Talk at the Field Museum, in Chicago Zuzana will present "When the Rainforest Goes Quiet" as part of the Field Museum's Night of Ideas: Alive! at 7pm, Thursday Jan 30. John Kutzbach and Feng He published in PNAS documenting how changes in Earth’s orbit, greenhouse gases, and ice sheets could have influenced the migration of early humans out of Africa. Nelson Institute professor and PhD candidate named Honored Instructors University of Wisconsin - Madison University Housing recently announced those nominated as fall 2019 Honored Instructors. Among the recipients is Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies faculty member, founder of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab, and faculty co-chair of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, Adrian Treves and Karann Putrevu, Environment and Resources PhD candidate. Prof. Patz Speaks at Caribbean Plan­e­tary Health Con­fer­ence The conference "Build­ing Re­silient Health Sys­tem for Cli­mate Change” was held at the Uni­verisi­ty of the West In­dies, St Au­gus­tine campus. Monica White receives two awards for her research on Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement Nelson Institute professor of Environmental Justice, Monica White has been awarded both the 2019 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity (REI) Fellowship for her research relating to Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement. SAGE Alum Kate Anderson to Defend Ph.D. Thesis "The Would-Be Agroecologists: Organification, Supply Management and Co-opted Collective Action in U.S. Dairy" January 6th, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute. Nelson Institute Winter 2019 Commencement Celebration On December 5, 2019, the Nelson Institute hosted its annual Winter Commencement Celebration at the Memorial Union. City of Monroe and UW-Madison UniverCity Year awarded Alliant Energy Foundation Community Grant Nelson Institute partner, UniverCity Year and the City of Monroe have been awarded a $5,000 Alliant Energy Foundation Community Grant in support of their efforts to develop a pocket park in downtown Monroe, Wisconsin. This project is a part of the UniverCity Year program, which establishes three-year partnerships between a local government and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in an effort to address community challenges and create better places together. During this partnership, the Green County Development Corporation worked with the UniverCity Year staff to identify community challenges and then match those needs with a UW-Madison course where faculty and students worked with community members to identify potential solutions. Dr. Anna M. Gade named new Associate Dean for Education and Research Dr. Anna M. Gade is the Associate Dean for Education and Research at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 2019 Is The Wettest Year Ever Recorded For Wisconsin And The Midwest Environmental Conservation graduate student one of six students from the United States invited to attend the SWIMM Workshop Nelson Institute Environmental Conservation graduate student, Chelsey Willetts, is one of just six students from the United States invited to attend the Student Workshop on International Coastal and Marine Management (SWIMM) in the Gulf of Mexico. New SAGE Professor Grace Bulltail Featured in InsideUW The intersection of watershed management and tribal sovereignty is among the top research areas of Grace Bulltail, assistant professor of Native American environment, health and community.