News

Annemarie Schneider

Professor Tracey Holloway was featured in a Nature article focusing on her recent work helping to found the Earth Science Women's Network in 2002, lead its effort to become a non-profit, and touches on "turning points" in her career since college. (4/9/14) 


Congratulations to Professor Mutlu Ozdogan on his promotion to Associate Professor with tenure! (4/3/14)


Carol Barford was a guest on the Larry Meiller Show (Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network), and discussed Wisconsin Farming and Bioenergy (3/26/14) (Listen)




NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team, for which SAGE Faculty Tracey Holloway serves as a member and deputy leader, and SAGE Affiliate Brad Pierce serves as a member, featured in the February 2014 issue of EM Magazine, published by the Air & Waste Management Association.







Annemarie Schneider

Annemarie Schneider & Carly Mertes' article published in Environmental Research Letters: Expansion and growth in Chinese cities, 1978--2010




Student News and Awards

Vijay Limaye received a Graduate Peer Mentor Award, sponsored by the Multicultural Graduate Network and the Graduate School.  The award recognizes students who exemplify exceptional mentorship and leadership qualities. (March 2014)



Caitlin Kontgis and Yang Yang were selected to receive Vilas Rsearch Travel Awards (Fall 2013). Yang will use the funds to travel to China to finish her dissertation. Caitlin will travel to Vietnam to collect field survey data for her dissertation.




Vijay Limaye was awarded a Vilas Conference Presentation Award from the UW Graduate School to support travel to the American Geophysical Union conference in December. Abstract title: "Climate Change and Health Risks from Extreme Heat and Air Pollution in the Eastern United States". (Dec 2013)






Vijay Limaye was awarded a bronze medal for his poster "Climate Change Impacts on Power Plant Emissions, Air Quality and Health in the US" at the 141st annual American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting in Boston, Nov 2013.

Congratulations to Yanghui Kang on successfully defending her Master's thesis entitled, "Improving the Relationship between Remotely Sensed Vegetation Indices and Crop LAI: A View towards Developing Tools to Estimate Crop Yields". (16 July 2013)
She will begin her PhD work in fall.


Events


Weston Roundtable Lecture Series

The Weston Roundtable is a weekly lecture series with on- and off-campus leaders in sustainability science, engineering, and policy. The unique, discussion-heavy format aims to build a community around policy-relevant sustainability science and engineering topics. The weekly 4:15-5:15 PM meeting includes a 40-45 minute presentation, followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion. Each meeting is preceded by coffee, tea, cookies, and conversation. All lectures are free and open to the public

Location: 1106 Mechanical Engineering, unless otherwise noted
1513 University Avenue

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Contact: Carol Barford for more information

Apr 17: Jerry Knox
Reader, Agricultural Water Management
School of Applied Sciences
Cranfield University, United Kingdom
"Water for food: what are the challenges facing global food security and how can science help?"
Water security is essential for global food requirements. Nearly half the world's population live in areas of water scarcity, and a growing proportion are “food insecure.” Yet food production must double by 2050 to meet the needs of the world's burgeoning population. Many hope that irrigation will increase crop productivity to help meet future demand, but agriculture already uses significant volumes of freshwater; its over-exploitation in many areas has damaged the environment. Climate change threatens to exacerbate this situation. Can science help avert this 'perfect storm'? Our speaker will discuss challenges and risks of 'water for food' and consider how science and innovation may help improve water allocation and management for food security.
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Positions Available

Postdoctoral Researcher in Water Sustainability and Climate: Water, land use and climate change in an urbanizing agricultural region: download a pdf description of the position
The 2-year Postdoctoral Research position will begin in late spring or summer 2014. Review of applications will begin March 14, 2014 and continue until an applicant is selected. To apply, email to Dr. Chris Kucharik the following in a single PDF document: cover letter, CV with undergraduate/graduat GPA and GRE scores, and unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts.

Student Hourly Computer Support: Are you a student with experience with Mac OSX and WIndows maintenance and troubleshooting and interested in working in a scientific research environment? Submit your resume and letter of interest to Mary Sternitzky. Experience with Unix/Linux a plus.


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