Recent News Highlights (for details, visit our news page):

• Greg Nemet wins Romnes Faculty Fellowship! Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. Selected by a UW Graduate School committee, eight winners receive an unrestricted $50,000 award for research, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The award is named for the late H. I. Romnes, former chairman of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF Board of Trustees. (March 2015)

Could squirmy livestock dent Africa’s protein deficit? Valerie Stull and Rachel Bergman research the use of mealworms as an inexpensive microlivestock that can provide an easy source of protein for humans. (Feb 2015)

• Tracey Holloway will serve as chairperson of the 2015 Energy Summit, the signature event of the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI). This year’s Summit will address “Air & Energy: the Path Ahead for U.S. States,” and will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (registration to open later this spring). The 2015 Energy Summit will facilitate discussion on complex issues facing policy-makers, industry , researchers, and the public in coming years. This one-day meeting will include expert panels representing perspectives of industry, regulators, researchers, and other stakeholders. (Feb 2015)

New study by Holly Gibbs et al. published in the journal Science highlights the contributions of the industry-led Soy Moratorium in reducing the amount of deforestation linked to soy production in the Brazilian Amazon. (Jan 2015)

New article released in Landscape & Urban Planning: Annemarie Schneider's new research assessing the urban transformation in Western China has been published in this month's issue of Landscape & Urban Planning (Jan 2015)

Updated: 3/5/15

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