The event will be held at Monroe High School Performing Arts Center. The evening will begin with a work session for community leaders directly involved in UniverCity Year projects. There will also be a networking session, a special appearance from Bucky Badger and an opportunity to share innovative solutions to local issues.
Northern wild rice, also known as manoomin, is a staple food in Ojibwe communities across the Upper Midwest. Like any wild crop, some years yield more than others, depending on the weather.
Building off of a 2016 GHI Seed Grant, Block is using a new UW2020 grant to develop an online flood and health risk management system in an attempt to give relief organizations months — not hours or days — to prepare for disasters.
GHI Advisory Committee member Tracey Holloway discusses the downside of cranking up the AC as the climate warms.
Hygiene lab director and GHI Advisory Committee member Jamie Schauer has also worked on air quality projects in Ethiopia with GHI Director Jonathan Patz.
A new study sheds light on the possible mental health implications of climate change. GHI Director Jonathan Patz also pointed to separate research showing how students living in hotter temperatures due to not having air conditioning during a heat wave performed more poorly on cognitive tests compared with their peers who lived in air-conditioned spaces during a heat wave.
The grant recipients come from seven different schools on campus, including the Schools of Education, Veterinary Medicine and Medicine and Public Health. For the first time, GHI also awarded the Henry Anderson III Graduate Research Award.
During July PLOS Medicine is publishing a special issue on climate change and health guest edited by GHI Director Jonathan Patz and Columbia University’s Madeleine Thomson. The issue focuses on topics including the health effects of extreme heat and flooding, food system effects, non-communicable disease risk, such as air pollution, infectious disease risks and the health benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation policies.
GHI Director Jonathan Patz and Advisory Committee member Tracey Holloway are senior authors of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) Medicine report.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have developed an accessible, online, interactive map of more than 70 million Zip+4 zip codes so that users can find data on socio-economic factors at the neighborhood level.
If you have any questions about what it means to participate, or help crafting your proposal, you should reach out to the Program’s Director, Gavin Luter.
The UniverCity program is hoping to expand to other schools and cities throughout Wisconsin, to give students hands-on experience and giving local governments more broad solutions to issues.
The subjects of the eight projects selected for grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment are varied but all will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state.
The study compared 68 years (1949–2016) of worldwide hurricane track and intensity data, known as best-track data, from NOAA to identify changes in translational speeds. It found that, worldwide, hurricane translational speeds have averaged a 10 percent slowdown in that time.
Luter most recently served as executive director of the Wisconsin Campus Compact, where he worked with universities and colleges to change institutional culture to support community-engaged policies and practices.
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GHI Director Jonathan Patz explains why climate change is the most important public health challenge