News

 

  • Laura Hanson Schlachter received a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for her project: The Constructive Side of Social Movements.

 

  • Katherine Curtis received a Vilas Associate award.

 

  • Professor Samer Alatout’s (2008) article, “States of Scarcity: Water, Space, and Identity Politics in Israel, 1948-1959”, has been selected by the editors of Environment and Planning Journals to appear in a special collection celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the journals. It will be freely available on the journals’ website: https://www.eandponline.org/50th-anniversary-collections-e/.

 

  • Jane Collins was awarded with a Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Named Professorship this year. The award is one of the highest honors that UW-Madison gives.

 

  • Noah Weeth Feinstein is collaborating with faculty and staff from the University of Illinois at Chicago and with Chicago-based artist Jenny Kendler to present and evaluate Garden for a Changing Climate, a mobile public art project and interactive event series. Comprised of a series of moveable planters of Native Midwestern species, Garden for a Changing Climate directly embodies the otherwise largely invisible, slow and dispersed threat of climate change. This project is funded by a $140k grant from the Humanities Without Walls consortium administered by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. The link to the full press release is http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/364473/3ab74319c2/TEST/TEST/.

 

  • Gary Green was quoted in Wallet Hub’s post about 2017’s most and least recession-recovered cities. Read more.

 

  • Jane Collins’ new book, Three Movements to Change How We Think about the Economy, will be out in January. Read more.

 

  • Leann Tigges is collaborating with the City of Madison to conduct a study for a U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau grant. Leann, Miriam Barcus, and the UW Survey Research Center will research and analyze how a paid-leave program can be developed and implemented for City employees. Read more.

 

  • Annabel Ipsen won the UW’s 2016 Genevieve Gorst Herfurth award for a doctoral student in the social studies who has demonstrated outstanding research and scholarly writing accomplishments while a graduate student at UW-Madison for her paper: “Manufacturing a Natural Advantage: Capturing Technology Rents in the Genetically Modified Corn Seed Industry.”

 

  • An article by Sarah Kemp was included in an article in Education Week. Read more.

 

  • Annabel Ipsen, a grad student, recently had an article accepted for publication at Environmental Sociology.