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The Commons

For Nelson Institute Alumni and Friends

May/June 2017
ICYMI, a recap of Earth Day 2017
From extinction to building sustainable cities to the role that post-apocalyptic fiction plays in invoking environmental change, the 2017 Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference was a hit! 

In case you missed it, explore our Storify highlighting the best of the day's social media posts and takeaways from our speakers.

While you're at it, save the date for EARTH DAY 2018 – Monday, April 23, at the Monona Terrace, with speakers to be announced.
Earth Day 2020 Legacy Campaign
The Nelson Institute has its sights set on 2020 – the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 50th anniversary of the Nelson Institute.

We hope you will become part of the legacy!

Please consider making a gift in support of scientific research, interdisciplinary education, and community engagement. 

Gifts in any amount are needed and appreciated! You can learn more about our mission here.
Website archives a century of research on Green Lake
Nelson Institute students and faculty have developed a website to assist researchers, inform the public, and boost conservation efforts around central Wisconsin’s Green Lake.

Green Lake is an “impaired waterway” due to its low concentration of dissolved oxygen and high concentration of phosphorus.

In 2015, the Green Lake Association partnered with the Nelson Institute to examine the lake ecosystem and find solutions to the problems it faces. This new website is one step in that ongoing partnership.

Washington, DC, reception – May 18
In the DC area? Join Nelson Institute Director Paul Robbins, Associate Professor Annemarie Schneider and Alumni Relations Manager Emily Reynolds on May 18 for an evening of networking and learning about our newest professional master’s program, Environmental Observation and Informatics.

At the event, Schneider will give a special presentation on the global urban landscapes of the future. RSVP here. 
Contact Emily Reynolds for details.
Two from Nelson Institute among 2017 Carnegie Fellows
Nelson Institute faculty members Greg Nemet and Gregg Mitman have been named 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows. They are among just 35 distinguished scholars, journalists and authors chosen from 200 nominees across the country.

“It is a wonderful honor for them personally and also for UW-Madison... They are both superb scholars who will use this award to advance their important research," says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
Calling all alumni!
What's new in your career and life?

In each issue of our alumni magazine, In Common, we highlight the many great things you are up to around the country and world.

Whether you've started an exciting new job, recently moved to a new place, are volunteering for something you're passionate about, received an award, or are undertaking a new endeavor or field of study, we want to hear about it!

Just write us at
or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to share a note about what you're doing.

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