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Business, government, academic leaders convene on sustainable real estate development

September 19, 2008

The Wisconsin School of Business Graaskamp Center for Real Estate will host a conference on Sustainable Real Estate Development on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., at the Fluno Center for Executive Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Fighting ash borer: To spray or not to spray?

August 12, 2008

Perhaps the only good news in the Aug. 4 announcement that emerald ash borers have been found in southeastern Wisconsin is that the invasive pest took its time getting here.

ESA to feature wide range of UW–Madison presentations

August 5, 2008

The Ecological Society of America will hold its 93rd annual meeting on Aug. 3-8, 2008, in Milwaukee, Wis. The society was founded in 1915 to promote the practice and awareness of ecological science. This year’s meeting will highlight the interdisciplinary nature of ecology and linking research with education. A wide range of UW–Madison research will be presented at the meeting.

Notable graduates: Brandon Gador — Co-Founder of Powered Green LLC

May 13, 2008

Brandon Gador, a business student majoring in marketing, didn't like the prospect of graduating into a stuffy desk job. So, when the opportunity to enroll in Professor Phil Kim's courses in entrepreneurship and venture creation arose, he jumped at the chance, and throughout the process, developed a feasible idea for a business with a UW–Madison peer.

Notable graduates: Craig Kohn — A passion for agricultural education

May 13, 2008

In the process of applying for grants to conduct his own environmental research, Craig Kohn was asked to take the lead on implementing an environmental education program through the Wisconsin Future Farmers of America (FFA) Association. Unenthusiastic at first, Kohn soon discovered his passion for education.

Watching the birds: Agri-tourism could help save colorful prairie chicken

April 7, 2008

In terms of entertaining courtship rituals, few animals can hold a candle to Tympanuchus cupido -- the drummer of love, commonly known as the greater prairie chicken.

Forum explores ‘pro-poor rewards’ for ecosystem protection

March 26, 2008

Ecologist and MacArthur Fellow Lisa Curran will discuss the use of biofuels in Borneo, a large island in southeast Asia, in a free public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, in 180 Science Hall.