Tag: Environmental Sciences

Visiting astronomy professor to give three talks this week

Albion College’s Prof. Nicolle Zellner, one of the American Astronomical Society’s Shapley Lecturers, will give three astronomy and geology talks in Green Bay next week: “50 Years Since Apollo: What We Learned About the Moon and Why We Should Go Back,” Neville Public Museum Astronomical Society meeting, Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in […]

Mark your calendar: New documentary, ‘Searching for Sustainability’ will be screened on campus

Watch this space for more, but hold the date: A fascinating documentary, Searching for Sustainability will be shown on campus, Feb. 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Phoenix Rooms B and C of the University Union. UW-Green Bay Professor Kevin Fermanich (NAS) and Associate Prof. Debra Pearson (Human Biology) were involved as experts in the […]

Grad student Minani featured at internship ‘Draft Day’

The first-ever “Internship Draft Day” in the Lambeau Field Atrium, co-sponsored by the NEW ERA regional education alliance (of which UWGB is a member) gave an opportunity for about 200 college students to explore their options. One was Marc Minani, the UW-Green Bay environmental sciences student from Rwanda, whose experience at the event was featured […]

UW-Green Bay alumnus Diboll gets CBS Sunday Morning shout-out


Roving reporter Steve Hartman is famous in the industry for his human-interest feature stories for CBS News and the “Sunday Morning” show. This week, he stayed home, at his New York country property, to talk about his “addiction” to weeding. He blames (or credits) UWGB grad Neil Diboll ’78, the founder of Prairie Nursery in […]

Student urges texts for ‘Relay for Life’


UW-Green Bay student Lauren Ruben of the Environmental Sciences program is active with the Relay for Life fundraiser. She’s urging fellow students (and others) to text 21212 #RelayForLife #UWGB now through May 3 to unlock a donation for the American Cancer Foundation. If they can get 10,000 students it will unlock a full $5,000 donation.

UW-Shariff: Family follows scholarly advice

If teaching at the same institution for 44 years isn’t enough to validate Prof. Ismail Shariff’s commitment to a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay education, consider that he also convinced his son, brother-in-law, and four grandchildren to attend UWGB before retiring in 2011.

Biology 101: Generous educators help next generation

“My family and I deeply appreciate your kindness. It means so much to me that you believe in, and encourage, the studies of UW-Green Bay students like me.” Early this year, Linda Vang, a senior Biology major, got the chance to meet the couple whose generosity made possible her UW-Green Bay scholarship. The young woman […]

Another environmental award for alumna Vicky Harris


Vicky Harris, recent recipient of the Earth Caretaker Award at this year’s EMBI conference at UW-Green Bay, has just won another award: the 2012 Jack R. Vallentyne Award for “important and sustained efforts to inform and educate the public and policymakers on Great Lakes issues.” She receives the award this week at the 55th Annual […]

Early UW-Green Bay grad writes book on cougars’ return to Midwest


John W. Laundré, a 1971 grad of UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Sciences program, is the author of a new book to be released May 23 by the University of Wisconsin Press. Phantoms of the Prairie: The Return of Cougars to the Midwest documents how the native cats are making a return to the plains regions. Their […]

Alumni rising: Katers named ‘most distinguished’

At the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Associate Professor John Katers is recognized as an authority on recycling, waste management, renewable energy and more. He’s also known as a personable and engaging teacher, challenging students to get past pre-conceived biases with regards to business and resources.