All posts tagged Research

The Wisconsin Idea in action. Byron Crouse (right), associate dean in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, meets with Jim Fahey (left), the owner of Praireland Dairy near Belleville, Wisconsin. Crouse has helped to create Co-op Care, a program designed to increase the number of farmers and other rural business owners that have access to affordable health insurance programs with benefits that include preventative services. Photo by Bryce Richter, December 2008. Courtesy of UW–Madison University Communications. 

Rural People and Academic Elites Saved Higher Education Once. They Can Do It Again.

Rural resentment is nothing new. When one university reckoned with it a century ago, it convinced farmers that the university worked for them—and improved itself in the process.


Running in Kenya, a Field Story

Reflections on running and research in Kenya.


Exploitation and Conservation Among the Ancient Maya

Environmental exploitation has been linked to the collapse of the Mayan society, but the Maya may in fact have been environmental stewards.


Land Use Legacies: What We Do in Life Echoes in Eternity

The ecological legacy of our ancestors is deeply engraved in the environment today—a fact that reminds us of our shared responsibility to our descendants.


Pictures Make History: West German Environmentalism from 1950 to 1990

Drawing helps an environmental historian make sense of changing ideas of nature in West Germany.