Friday, June 16, was the grand opening of the UW Campus Food Shed, a unique project started by UW–Madison senior Hannah DePorter who is majoring in conservation biology and environmental studies. The program will give students and faculty access to free vegetables and produce, stocked by UW agriculture researchers and local farms with excess crops.
In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Perfectly healthy produce grown in UW-Madison labs often gets tossed. One student has an idea to change that
Every day while working in a university lab, biology student Hannah DePorter sees produce grown for research wasting away in compost piles. "There were just hundreds of pounds (of vegetables) left there," DePorter said. "I would just come home with a ton of vegetables and my friends would take it within three seconds and it would all be gone."
In The Wisconsin State Journal: Seeking better use for crops grown in research, program provides free produce at UW-Madison
When Hannah DePorter’s plant breeding and genetics lab at UW-Madison grows beets, only a fraction of what the students harvest winds up being used for research. Some of the rest goes to local food pantries and to students such as DePorter, who takes beets home to cook and give to friends. But there’s always plenty left over.
Th Iwanter Prize provides an unrestricted $2,000 award to one graduating senior who, through a senior thesis and general academic distinction, demonstrates outstanding humanities-based scholarship of a broad and interdisciplinary nature. This year's winner is Isaiah Stock (B.A.’16, Political Science), with Samuel Gee (B.A.’16, History and Religious Studies) garnering an honorable mention.
What is the value of a sunset overlooking a wildflower field in the Appalachian Mountains?Or of ice skating on a frozen lake in central Wisconsin? The natural world might most often be counted and measured through the resources we extract from it, or the intrinsic worth of biodiversity itself. But Ph.D. student Rose Graves has focused her research on uncovering a hidden value — people’s cultural ties to a landscape.
UW-Madison doctoral candidates selected as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars
Regina Fuller (Educational Policy Studies), Amy Jones (Sociology), and Josefina Flores Morales (Sociology) share a commitment to doing scholarship that impacts health and well-being for communities across the globe. In 2016, these UW–Madison graduate students became part of the inaugural, nationwide cohort of Health Policy Research Scholars supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.