Read the first installment of The Commons, a bi-monthly newsletter for Nelson Institute alumni and friends.

The Commons

For Nelson Institute Alumni and Friends

January/February 2014

Welcome to the first issue of The Commons, a newsletter for Nelson Institute alumni and friends – one of several new and upcoming initiatives to engage the Nelson community beyond campus. We hope you’ll find this bi-monthly message useful and informative, and we welcome your feedback.
Video: Cronon brings soaring message down to Earth
Video: Cronon brings soaring message down to Earth
Students often describe professor Bill Cronon's American Environmental History course – and its lessons in the value of seeing the world through a bird’s eye view – as a life-altering experience. See why in this powerful video from the semester-ending lecture »
Nelson Institute Alumni Awards
Registration open for 2014 Earth Day conference
Join us on April 22 for Earth: To Be Determined, the 8th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference. We’ve got a great lineup of speakers, including Rosario Dawson, China Miéville and many others. Save the date and register today »
Eighth Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
Tracking whales… and their scat
To most people, collecting whale poop might not seem all that appealing. One Nelson student, however, had the experience of a lifetime doing just that. Read about a summer research adventure with endangered whales »
A summer research adventure tracking whales… and their scat
New Nelson Institute alumni awards
Nearly 4,000 Nelson Institute alumni are applying their knowledge and skills to make the world a better and more sustainable place. Two new awards will help spotlight their accomplishments and impacts. Submit your nominations by Feb. 3 »

From agonism to action
From agonism to action
Action is best taught by example, writes alumnus Vincent Smith in an inspiring guest column for In Common. Weigh in with a comment or share your own ideas – we always welcome first-person essays from alumni for publication in the magazine. What do you think? »
Alumni Survey
Calling all alumni!
Please help us to stay engaged with you by providing feedback on three questions: Do you have ideas about alumni networking opportunities? Do you want to get connected with current students? Or maybe you’d like to share news with the Nelson community?
Let us know »
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