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September 13, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

A legacy of sustainability in University Housing
As Laura Shere nears her last day working at UW–Madison, one of her final contributions has been to ensure that University Housing’s commitment to sustainability is itself sustainable.

What's New at UW?

New Wisconsin Energy Institute interim director
Ian Coxhead, UW–Madison professor and chair of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, will serve as interim director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute for the next year.
Forest resilience in the face of fires
UW–Madison researchers are defining conditions that may allow ecologists to predict when forests will be resilient or when they will be fundamentally altered by large-scale disturbances.

Featured Events

Campus Master Plan update
September 13, 2016 | 7-9 p.m. | Varsity Hall, Union South
This open house will include the Draft Final Master Plan and information about major planned initiatives and recommendations presented in the areas of building redevelopment, transportation, stormwater and green infrastructure, and landscape development.
Hurricanes and climate: What we know and how well we know it
September 15, 2016 | 4:15-5:15 p.m. | 1163 Mechanical Engineering
James Kossin, of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, will talk about recent findings about how hurricanes react to global climate variability.

Food For Thought

Replacing lead pipes despite the cost
Top Milwaukee and state officials agreed last week that Wisconsin must move as quickly as possible to replace all of the estimated 176,000 lead pipes providing drinking water to homes and businesses in the state.
The class politics of decluttering
Minimalism is seemingly everywhere now, but it is a virtue only when it’s a choice. For people who are not so well off, the idea of opting to have even less is not really an option.

Jobs & Opportunities


Outreach director – Madison, WI
F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture is seeking a student outreach director. Duties include producing communication materials and supporting events. Application deadline is September 23.
Ecology project assistant – Madison, WI
The Center for Limnology is seeking a graduate project assistant to work on a research program linking groundwater and climate to understand long-term lake level fluctuations in Wisconsin. Application deadline is September 30.


Sustainability program coordinator – Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University is seeking someone to develop and implement sustainability programs with campus partners, engage the campus community and develop best practices to improve campus sustainability metrics. Application deadline is September 16.
Web coordinator – Madison, WI
The Division of Forestry of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking a coordinator to manage the division's information systems project portfolio. Application deadline is September 23.


Sustainability manager – Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech is seeking an individual to lead the direction of the sustainability program for Dining Services and Housing & Residential Life. Application review begins September 16.
Outreach and communications associate – Washington, DC
The American Wind Wildlife Institute seeks an outreach and communications professional to support wind power siting and operations work to minimize impacts to wildlife and habitat. Application deadline is not listed.


Ecology and sustainability service learning trips
Quest, a program that encourages service learning through travel, is planning four trips this year related to agriculture, food, public health, sustainability, and ecological preservation. Trip locations are North Dakota, Sri Lanka, and Costa Rica. Application deadline for winter programs is October 3.
September 13, 2016
Conservation and the Wisconsin Idea
6 p.m.
Pyle Center
September 13, 2016
Fair trade: Consumer-driven strategy to reduce poverty
7 p.m.
Madison Central Library
September 13, 2016
Campus Master Plan update
7-9 p.m.
Varsity Hall
September 14, 2016
Study abroad fair
1:30-6 p.m.
Varsity Hall
September 15, 2016
Campus Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Union South
September 14-15, 2016
Student organization fair
5-8 p.m.
Kohl Center
September 15, 2016
Weston Roundtable: Hurricanes and climate
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
September 15, 2016
Farm to Flavor
6:30-9 p.m.
Mendota Room, Dejope Hall
Through September 16, 2016
ASM bus pass distribution
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Student Activity Center or Union South box office
September 16-18, 2016
Horticulture Plant Sale
Stock Pavilion
September 18, 2016
Honey Harvest celebration
1-3 p.m.
Allen Centennial Garden
September 18, 2016
Ride the Lakeshore Preserve
1-3 p.m.
Meet at Willow Creek Bridge
September 19, 2016
Engineering career fair
11 a.m.
Sonata Room, Gordon Dining and Event Center
September 19, 2016
Family Dinner Night
6:30 p.m.
The Crossing
September 20, 2016
Ethical & Responsible Business Network kickoff meeting
7 p.m.
2070 Grainger
September 20, 2016
Cultivating creative economies
7 p.m.
Overture Center
September 21, 2016
Slow Food UW Cafe
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Crossing
September 21, 2016
Sustainability emerging professionals roundtable
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Waukesha, WI
September 22, 2016
Career and internship fair
4-8 p.m.
Kohl Center
September 26, 2016
LEED Green Associate training
6-10 p.m.
1199 Nicholas Hall
September 30, 2016
11 a.m.
Outdoor lawn, Gordon Dining and Event Center
More Events
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