February 2011

CFIRE associate director Tracey Holloway has been awarded a 2011 Leopold Leadership Fellowship.  The Leopold fellows will:

…participate in two weeklong training sessions, one in June and one in September, on working with policymakers, journalists, business leaders and communities confronting complex decisions about sustainability and the environment. The sessions include mock media interviews and meetings with policymakers in Washington, D.C.

Tracey Holloway is associate professor of environmental studies, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, and civil and environmental engineering, directs the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, and is the CFIRE associate director for the Environment and Energy STAR.

For more information, read the press release and visit the Leopold Leadership Program website.

The USDA Economic Research Service has released the Atlas Rural and Small-Town America, an interactive online atlas that assembles data about people, jobs, agriculture, and county classifications for the entire United States. This atlas provides a highly configurable, spatial interpretation of county-level, economic, and social conditions to help provide rural residents and community and business leaders with the knowledge and skills to help their communities thrive in the global economy.

2011 MAFC Conference and Annual Meeting

February 23, 2011

The 2011 Mid-America Freight Coalition Conference and Annual Meeting, to be held April 26-28 in St. Louis, Missouri, starts in just a few days. We’ve put together a diverse line-up of presentations, panel discussions, and workshops on freight transportation in the MAFC region and beyond. A special note for state and MPO representatives. On April […]

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Bickford Named 2010 UTC Student of the Year

February 21, 2011

Erica Bickford has been named the University Transportation Center 2010 Student of the Year in Transportation. CFIRE Director Teresa Adams presented Bickford with this award at the 14th Annual Council of University Transportation Centers Awards Banquet, held on January 22, 2011 in conjunction with the 2011 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Bickford is a PhD […]

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2011 Wisconsin Regional Future City Competition

February 17, 2011

On January 22, 2011 the MSOE Kern Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was filled with more than sixty teams from 19 different schools for the 2011 Wisconsin Regional Future City Competition. This year, students presented solutions to a timely challenge: provide a reliable and effective health care product or system that will improve the quality of […]

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CFIRE Grant Year 5 Requests for Proposals

February 15, 2011

CFIRE is pleased to announce that its Grant Year 5 RFPs are now available. Proposals for Grant Year 5 projects are due on Friday, March 25 at 5:00pm Central. CFIRE is soliciting the freight research community for proposals that reflect the theme of our Center: Sustainable Freight Transportation Infrastructure and Systems. The RFPs are organized […]

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2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium: Call for Abstracts

February 14, 2011

You are invited to submit one or more brief abstracts of proposed session or poster presentation topics for 2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium. For more information, and to submit your proposal, see the Call for Abstracts. Abstracts are due on February 28, 2011. The 2011 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium will be held on August 18-19, […]

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