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May 17, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

Watch: Lights in Action
Students in Environmental Studies 126 use the UW–Madison campus as a living laboratory to learn lessons in sustainability. The second in a three-part series, Lights in Action highlights how students can learn about energy efficiency through campus lighting infrastructure. 

What's New at UW?

Students create campaigns to promote recycling in res halls
The Department of Life Sciences Communication challenged students in a capstone course to develop marketing campaigns that would encourage better recycling in residence halls.
Solving global problems
One undergraduate Wisconsin Idea Fellow is currently working in South Africa studying water quality and access, but as soon as he is back in Madison, he will continue developing a revolutionary approach to HIV diagnostic testing.

Featured Event

Badger Volunteers registration
May 24-June 2, 2016
Looking to volunteer this summer? Join Badger Volunteers! The volunteer organization offers more than 25 sustainability-related opportunities. Online registration will open May 24.

Food For Thought

Law firm says DNR went too far in protecting water
A public interest law firm has challenged the DNR on grounds it hasn't protected water quality. The challenge may put state environmental protections at risk by limiting DNR authority.
Taking the stigma out of used electronics
Those who buy used gadgets are a part of a growing movement that encourages consumers to better maintain their electronics to get more use out of them.

Jobs & Opportunities


Campaign staffMadison, WI
Wisconsin Environment is hiring summer campaign staff to work on its campaign to protect pollinators. Application deadline is May 25.
Outreach assistantMadison, WI
The UW–Madison Energy Analysis and Policy Program is hiring a student outreach assistant to build program infrastructure and facilitate professional development opportunities for EAP students and alumni. Application deadline is May 30.


Atmospheric chemistry postdocAnn Arbor, MI
University of Michigan is hiring a postdoctoral position in atmospheric chemistry and aerosol modeling. Application deadline is not listed.
Communications and outreach analystAuburn, CA
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is hiring an analyst to craft messages that will influence policy and increase public awareness of issues in the Sierra Nevada Region. Application deadline is May 19.
Research assistantshipsKnoxville, TN
University of Tennessee is looking for two graduate research assistants in soil organic matter dynamics. Application deadline is not listed.


Citizen science director – Location flexible
The National Audubon Society is looking for a director to manage its citizen science division by creating new projects and evaluating existing efforts. Application deadline is not listed.
Financial analystMadison, WI
The Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation is hiring a financial analyst who will collect and use data to document clean energy program outcomes.
May 18, 2016
WN@L: Groundwater pumping in Wisconsin
7-8 p.m.
1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building
May 19, 2016
Film: SOLD
7:30 p.m.
Marcus Point Cinema
May 21, 2016
Walk when the moon is full
8-9:30 p.m.
May 22, 2016
Isthmus Food Cart Fest
2-6 p.m.
Central Park
May 22-26, 2016
Dish on Monroe
Monroe Street
May 24, 2016
Don't click that!
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
DoIT Tech Store
May 24, 2016
Making your own cleansers
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Monona Public Library
May 25, 2016
Bucky's Workout
12-12:45 p.m.
Camp Randall Stadium
June 7, 2016
Urban Wood and Brewery Tour
5-7 p.m.
Wisconsin Urban Wood
Registration ends June 3
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