“UW-Green Bay professor and researcher Kevin Fermanich (NAS), has worked with NEW Water on addressing pollution problems in the lower Fox-Green Bay watershed, a 10 million acre area that includes the Fox, Wolf and East rivers that contribute to heavy levels of nutrients and sediments found throughout the watershed. Fermanich said partnering with NASA, the European Space Agency and other international agencies will help improve water quality and conditions throughout the watershed. ‘Our work in the watershed actively addresses the runoff issues that lead to water problems in the bay,'” Fermanich said. “Through strategic partnerships, we will be able to achieve healthier waters for the community to enjoy.'” See the story from the Press-Gazette.
The Friday night fish fry—a staple of Northeast Wisconsin—is in trouble, with most of the fish on your Friday plate, imported. The Farmory, in partnership with UW-Green Bay’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology, is on a mission to change the tide, be creating a perch hatchery right here, in Northeast Wisconsin. Read more and see how you can help.
Insight Publications is helping spread the word to the business community about last week’s announcement regarding Mathew Dornbush being named dean of the Cofrin School of Business. See the story.
The Farmer’s Market is back and as reported recently, the Weidner Center is partnering to bring music and entertainment back with it. See this story from WBAY.
UW-Green Bay Continuing Education is hosting training for non-profit professionals at UW-Green Bay’s Manitowoc Campus. The Success Workshop: Strategies for Grant Writing, will be July 24-25, 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $179. Register here. The two-part series will dive into the grant-writing process and how to excel at developing a grant-writing strategy. Associate Prof. Lora Warner and Assistant Prof. Kerry Kuenzi (both Public and Environmental Affairs), will lead the training.
UW-Green Bay Associate Professors in Democracy and Justice Studies, Alison Staudinger and Prof. Katrina Levintova have great news. Their new book (Gender in the Political Science Classroom, Indiana U Press, 2018) has been reviewed and profiled in the New Books Network (a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media supported by Amherst College Press, Princeton University Press, MIT Press and The University of Michigan Press). Find more, here.
Where are the best cities for creative professionals? The Thrillest, which publishes stories on food and drink, travel, entertainment, etc… says Green Bay makes the list. “Specifically, they looked at 181 metro areas around the country and considered two distinct metrics—cost of living and concentration of creative jobs—then ranked them accordingly. Green Bay was No. 17.
Looking for summer reading suggestions? After last week’s popular banding of UW-Green Bay’s nesting Peregines, how about tying a reading list to the conservationists—Thoreau, Carson, Muir, Leopold—for which the falcons were named? See more.
“Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, has been an issue in lower Green Bay for several decades. Now, with a partnership with NASA, NEW Water will have the ability to better detect and understand this toxin which can be harmful to humans and animals.” WFRV has more.