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Actions included a University Housing initiative that in one year eliminated the need for more than 386,000 disposable food containers, and the diversion of more than 450 tons of organic waste from landfills to composting and an energy-producing anaerobic digester.
Commenting on “Origins,” the judges stated: “The writer crafted a compelling and accessible narrative from three complex origin stories: of galaxies, of life on Earth, and of humankind."
Eight members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison community have been selected by the University Staff Awards Selection Committee to receive the 2019 University Staff Recognition Award. They were recognized for their achievement at an event March 29.
The honorary degrees, as well as doctoral and some professional degrees, will be presented May 13 at the Kohl Center.