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University Housing increasing emphasis on sustainability

November 15, 2013

A picture of Aldo Leopold graces the lobby wall in his namesake building, the newest residence hall at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Children exposed to lead more likely to be suspended from school

August 14, 2013

Children who are exposed to lead are nearly three times more likely to be suspended from school by the 4th grade than children who are not exposed, according to a new University of Wisconsin–Madison study funded jointly by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Wisconsin Partnership Program Education and Research Committee.

Jane Goodall to keynote Nelson Institute conference in April

February 27, 2013

World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on Monday, April 15, in Madison.

UW prof’s award-winning ‘Slow Violence’ gives voice to global struggle

October 18, 2012

The cover of Rob Nixon's new book features black smoke, drifting across a dreary cityscape.