Spring 2005


Program/People News

Lubner to Serve as National Chair

Education coordinator James Lubner is the new chair-elect for the nationwide Sea Grant Education Steering Committee. The committee allows education specialists throughout the Sea Grant network to speak with one voice at the national level. Lubner will represent his colleagues at the Sea Grant Association and at Sea Grant Extension assemblies.

Lubner has been UW Sea Grant’s education specialist since 1978. He helps integrate Great Lakes issues into K-12 education by using the lakes as a ready laboratory for cross-curricular studies in science, math, literature and history. Lubner obtained his Ph.D. in biological sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Born’s Career Celebrated with Style (and Symposium)

Steve Born officially retired in January, but friends and colleagues from around the world recently gathered to celebrate his more than 30 years as professor with the Urban and Regional Planning Department and UW-Extension. The two-day symposium, entitled “Environmental Planning: Roads Traveled and Pathways to the Future,” featured panel sessions on Wisconsin lakes, shoreland, and groundwater management, including addresses from Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, and UW-Extension Emeritus Dean Ayse Somersan.

Those wanting to help Steve in establishing a living legacy can make a special financial contribution to the Born Environmental Stewardship Fund that has been established with the UW Foundation. You can donate on-line or print out the form and mail it in. In order to donate to this fund on-line you will need to designate your donation to "Other-detailed below" and type "Born Environmental Stewardship Fund" in the area provided. This endowment fund will be used to:

  • assist graduate students in Urban and Regional Planning and Environmental Studies that have interests in water and environmental planning and policy and that pursue civic engagement with conservation organizations either domestically or internationally; and
  • establish an ongoing Lecture Series that provides a forum for leading water and environmental scholars and conservation and environmental leaders.

The Born Environmental Stewardship Fund is intended to further the Wisconsin Idea of bringing students and the academe into the world of civic environmentalism, with hopes of enhancing the capabilities of non-governmental organizations, public agencies, and private sector organizations concerned with water and related resource issues.







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