News

SAGE alum Micah Hahn publishes paper on her PhD work on the Nipah virus in Bangladesh, "Sweet and Deadly: Bat-Borne Virus Brews in Bangladesh’s Date Palm Pots"



Maggie Grabow and Jonathan Patz will take part in a briefing for legislators at the Capitol on the economic and health benefits of bicycling in Wisconsin on May 13, 2014, 11AM-1PM. Click here or on the image at the left to view a poster describing the briefing.






Check out the UW Office of Sustainability's Climate Quest competition (4/21/14)

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)






Student News and Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Vijay Limaye, who sucessfully defended his PhD thesis "Climate Change Impacts on Population Health: Modeling Exposures to Heat and Air Pollution" (May 14, 2014)

Alexandra Karambelas was the Graduate Student Winner of the AOSS Poster Reception Student competition (May 2014)


Vijay Limaye won Graduate Student Honorable Mention in the AOSS Poster Reception Student competition (May 2014)



Congratulations to Carly Mertes who successfully defended her Master's Thesis, "Detecting change in urban areas at continental scales with MODIS data" (5/6/14)


Melissa Hatch won a Bonn fellowship (April 2014)






Valerie Stull and Rachel Bergens (Pop Health) won a Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge ($5,000) award for their project "Mighty Meal(worm)", which addresses food insecurity and empowers women's cooperatives in Zimbabwe to produce edible mealworms that will be processed into a highly nutritious protein powder. Additionally, they were Runners-up for the Agricultural Innovation Prize ($25,000) (April 2014).


Ryan Kladar and advisor Tracey Holloway won a Sustainability Innovation in Research and Education program (SIRE)-Research Experience for Undergraduates award for Ryan's power plant emissions-climate work "Summertime Response of Air Emissions to Ambient Temperature in the Eastern United States". (April 2014) (read more on SIRE web page)


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

Weston Roundtable Lectures will resume in the fall semester.

For email updates of SAGE events, email Mary Sternitzky with "Join SAGE Friends List" in the subject line.

Are you a SAGE alum? (Or interested in where we go after UW?) Visit our Alumni page, and send us your current info!


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.


Updated: 6/3/14

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