June 23, 2015

Sustainability Spotlight

Bridging sustainability and innovation through policy
UW–Madison energy policy expert Gary Radloff is exploring a way to identify policies that will best promote a more resilient electric power sector, a cleaner environment, and increased economic opportunity.

What's New at UW?

Five years of tackling tough questions
The Certificate in Engineering for Energy Sustainability, celebrating its five-year anniversary, provides an interdisciplinary look at energy and conversion technologies that prepares graduates to ask and answer complex modern questions.
Wild, wild campus: A visual animal gallery
More than a third of the UW–Madison campus is dedicated to natural areas, which harbor creatures of all kinds. The 2015 Campus Master Plan Update is committed to preserving and enhancing green spaces.
Researchers turn to ocean to understand cloud formation
Chemical properties of tiny aerosol particles at the surface of the ocean may be key to understanding many basic problems in climate prediction.

Featured Events

The Undiluted Cost of Energy and Water
June 25, 2015 | 8:15 a.m – 4 p.m. | Engineering Centers Building
The Wisconsin Public Utility Institute is hosting a program featuring a series of talks about the intersection of energy and water issues. Register for the event or the free webcast.
Discovery Challenge networking happy hour
June 25, 2015 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Discovery Building
The Discovery Challenge is a cross-disciplinary research competition for UW–Madison graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Young scientists can network and get advice about the fall competition. Space is limited, so register online.

Food For Thought

Scott Walker's impact on Wisconsin's environmental legacy
Since taking office in 2011, Walker has moved to reduce the role of science in environmental policymaking and to silence discussion of controversial subjects, including climate change, by state employees. 
Pope Francis calls for climate change action
On June 18, Pope Francis used his papal encyclical to highlight the crisis posed by climate change, blending a biting critique of consumerism and irresponsible development with a plea for swift and unified global action.

Jobs & Opportunities


Gallery guide volunteer – Madison, WI
The Wisconsin Historical Museum is looking for people who are passionate about cycling and history to assist visitors to a new exhibit on bicycling in Wisconsin. Gallery guides are needed on Saturdays and Sundays from June through October. Application deadline is not listed.
Local food delivery driver Madison, WI
Square Harvest, a Farm to Table grocery service, is looking for delivery drivers to deliver local food on Saturdays. Application deadline is July 8.


Water quality specialist Albany, NY
The New York State Office of Parks is hiring a person to assist with work related to water quality in state parks including lakes and beaches. Application deadline is July 2.
Monarch science coordinatorSaint Paul, MN
The Monarch Joint Venture is hiring a science coordinator to build and maintain a science program in support of monarch butterfly protection efforts. Application deadline is not listed.


Audubon Alaska positionsAnchorage, AK
Audubon Alaska is hiring an arctic spatial ecologist and arctic GIS analyst to support conservation science and policy initiatives in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea. Both are two-year, grant-funded positions. Application deadline is June 25.
4-H extension specialistColumbus, OH
The Ohio State University is hiring a 4-H extension specialist to develop and implement a teaching and applied research agenda for a youth program in animal sciences. Application deadline is August 1.


June 24, 2015
Exit seminar: Quantifying pollen dispersal
2-3 p.m.
175 Science Hall
June 26, 2015
F.H. King Harvest Handouts
1-2 p.m.
East Campus Mall
June 27, 2015
Verry Berry Festival
7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hilldale Shopping Center
June 27, 2015
Run Wild in the Woods
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
June 27, 2015
East Isthmus bike tour
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
601 Williamson Street
Register today!
June 28, 2015
The World Underground
12:30-3:30 p.m.
UW Arboretum
July 5, 2015
Curtis Prairie walk
1-2:30 p.m.
UW Arboretum
July 7, 2015
Author talk: Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day and his environmental legacy
12:15-1 p.m.
Wisconsin Historical Museum
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