UW-Madison in the Media

A selection of media coverage about the university and its people.

  • 'Nano-paper' chips end up in compost heaps, not landfills Engadget May 28, 2015 Today’s cast-off gadgets are far more likely to end up in a landfill than they are being responsibly disposed of. In fact, 41.8 million tons of e-waste were scrapped last year alone. To combat this, a team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has invented a radically new kind of ecologically-friendly semiconductor chip made from wood. No, seriously.
  • UW launches initiative to identify and recover missing soldiers Milwaukee Journal Sentinel May 21, 2015 A year after using cutting-edge DNA analysis to identify the remains of an American soldier mistakenly buried with the enemy after World War II, the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced Wednesday it will put its expertise in history, archaeology and forensic and genetic analysis behind the U.S. government's tedious efforts to identify and recover other missing service members.
  • Mississippi floods shaped rise, collapse of prehistoric city National Geographic May 19, 2015 Researchers have long debated the reasons behind the rapid rise and swift disappearance of Cahokia, a sprawling, ancient city-state near the modern city of St. Louis. Now an analysis of sediment cores reveals that the city’s ups and downs correspond to the timing of Mississippi River megafloods, according to a recent study<em> </em>from University of Wisconsin geographers Sam Munoz and Jack Williams.
  • The Best Commencement Advice For This Year's Class Of Connected Millennials Fast Company May 19, 2015 The Internet continues to reshape entire industries. Few know this better than journalists like Katie Couric, who has recently shifted from reporting news on television to reporting news online. In her speech to graduates at the University of Wisconson Madison, she talked about the importance of taking risks and failing gracefully.
  • Impressive group of UW athletes to receive their diplomas Saturday State Journal May 14, 2015 There isn’t a handy record book for this activity, but it’s fair to think that the academic year of 2014-15 produced one of the most decorated groups of UW student-athletes-as-graduates.
  • UW-Madison School of Journalism's Curb magazine named Best Student Magazine in nation Milwaukee Journal Sentinel May 12, 2015 A print and online magazine produced by students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication has been named Best Student Magazine in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Doug Moe: A lively look at Forest Hill Cemetery Wisconsin State Journal May 13, 2015 Two decades ago, a Spanish professor at Amherst College named Jim Maraniss took a leave of absence, returned to Madison, the city of his youth, and wrote a series of evocative columns for The Capital Times, the paper that had been edited by his dad, Elliott Maraniss.
  • Video by UW Law School students focuses on officer-involved deaths WISC-TV 3 May 11, 2015 As communities across the country wrestle with emotions associated with officer-involved deaths, several law students at the University of Wisconsin are trying to educate the public on laws regarding the issue.
  • UW professor straddles English, Amish, Mennonite worlds Milwaukee Journal Sentinel May 11, 2015 It didn’t seem right that a high-voltage power line would cut a 150-foot swath through an Amish settlement that expressly rejects the use of electricity.
  • Bus ticketing service Tixora wins UW-Madison business plan contest Milwaukee Journal Sentinel May 7, 2015 Tixora, a ticketing service for intercity buses started by four University of Wisconsin - Madison students, has won first place and $10,000 in the school's G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition.
  • UW enologist working to improve state's wines, ciders Milwaukee Journal Sentinel May 6, 2015 Enologist Nick Smith and the 2015 vintage are both getting started in Wisconsin.
  • How does your brain tell your heart to beat constantly? State Journal May 5, 2015 Blue Sky Science is a collaboration of the Wisconsin State Journal and the Morgridge Institute for Research. The questions are posed by visitors to Saturday Science events at the Discovery Building, a monthly series that features interactive exploration stations centered around a particular topic. The Blue Sky Science team then sets out to find an expert to answer the questions. Answer from <strong>Lee Eckhardt</strong>, a cardiologist who specializes in heart rhythm disorders at the Cellular and Molecular Arrhythmia Research Program with the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
  • A Flight to Remember: UW Health MedFlight celebrates 30-year anniversary this month WKOW TV April 30, 2015 This month marks a major anniversary for the prestigious UW Health MedFlight program. It's their 30th anniversary and the medical and aviation service continues to set new standards and soar to new heights, all thanks to their unique approach to patient care. Quoted: Ryan Wubben, clinical associate professor, medicine; medical director, UW Med Flight.
  • UW-Madison Accelerator D2P Poised to Hatch First Few Companies Xconomy April 29, 2015 Discovery to Product, an experimental accelerator launched on University of Wisconsin-Madison’s campus last year, is starting to churn out its first few companies, organizers say.
  • Column: These are the Badgers' glory days Green Bay Press-Gazette April 28, 2015 Fans are beginning to come down from University of Wisconsin basketball euphoria — yet another Final Four appearance, a magical run led by national player of the year Frank Kaminsky, the emergence of Sheboygan’s Sam Dekker and the incomparable mustache of Green Bay Southwest’s Aaron Moesch.
  • Kindergartners stump college professor WISC-TV 3 April 28, 2015 What started as a way to show young students how a college classroom feels has turned into priceless moments for a University of Wisconsin professor and the kids involved.
  • International delegation visits Madison-area centers of innovation, technology Wisconsin State Journal April 23, 2015 A foreign delegation featuring 47 government ministers from 28 countries spent Wednesday touring Madison-area centers of technology and entrepreneurship, starting with a tour of healthcare software giant Epic Systems Corp. in Verona and moving on to many examples of UW-Madison-related innovations.
  • UW-Madison students celebrate Ag Day on Campus WKOW TV April 23, 2015 Some UW-Madison students spent part of this Earth Day teaching others about agriculture. Wednesday was “Ag Day” near Library Mall on the UW campus. The school's Collegiate Farm Bureau hosted the event with the theme "Every day is Earth Day to a Farmer."
  • Donating a Kidney to a Complete Stranger in Order to Save a Loved One Nightline April 16, 2015 At 77, Mitzi Neyens had become an expert in waiting. For most of her 53-year marriage to her husband Bill, her kidney disease was manageable, until suddenly, it wasn’t
  • A look into outer space: UW professor one of original developers of Hubble Telescope Badger Herald April 15, 2015 A University of Wisconsin professor of astronomy was one of the original developers of the Hubble Space Telescope, which changed the way people think about astronomy. Prior to his talk at the Space Place in Madison Tuesday, John Gallagher spoke to The Badger Herald about his involvement in the Hubble Space Telescope project.
  • Stanley Kutler, who won release of Nixon's secret tapes, dies at 80 Los Angeles Times April 9, 2015 Watergate historian Stanley Kutler, who successfully fought for the release of President Richard Nixon’s secret tapes, died Tuesday in Wisconsin. He was 80.
  • UW researches health impact of e-cigarettes Channel3000.com April 9, 2015 The University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention is launching a five-year, $3.7 million study looking into the health effects of electronic cigarettes. “Cigarettes have been studied intensively in the U.S. since the 1950s. E-cigarettes have just come on the market really in less than a decade ago,” said Dr. Doug Jorenby, UW-CTRI Director of Clinical Services.
  • Andy Baggot: Badgers proved they're champions on and off the court Madison.com April 7, 2015 Columnist praises Badger team because they "enthusiastically embraced a prominent, stressful project and insisted that we all tag along ... confidently told us about their intent to do something big and bold ... doggedly showed us the necessities for handling adversity ... passionately demonstrated the value of respect and friendship ... (and) joyfully maximized every step of the journey."
  • For Badger fans, disappointment reigns Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 7, 2015 Badgers fans had staked out seats in taverns, the Memorial Union and other spots with the expectation of seeing Wisconsin beat Duke on Monday night in the NCAA men's basketball championship game in Indianapolis.
  • Swarms of Wisconsin fans paint the town red in Indianapolis Madison.com April 7, 2015 Downtown Indianapolis was a sea of red as Badgers fans swarmed to town determined not to miss out on a chance to witness history as the University of Wisconsin basketball team played in the national championship game for the first time since 1941.
  • Wisconsin's path to the NCAA championship game couldn't be tougher USA Today April 6, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — When the NCAA tournament bracket was unveiled on Selection Sunday minutes after they’d outlasted Michigan State in overtime to win the Big Ten tournament, the players for the University of Wisconsin were thrilled – then a little concerned.
  • Timely Resurrection of an Iron Man Bolsters Wisconsin’s Rise New York Times April 6, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — Shortly after midnight, Traevon Jackson sat in a Wisconsin locker room that was neither euphoric nor delirious but rather filled with a calm. Less than an hour earlier, the Badgers had ended Kentucky’s 38-game winning streak and avenged a heartbreaking loss to the Wildcats in a national semifinal last year.
  • Final Four schools hype academics with #Final4Research Capital Times April 6, 2015 The Final Four schools represented in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament are powerhouses not only on the court, but also in the research lab.
  • Badger fans erupt as UW heads to NCAA final Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 4, 2015 Madison— On Saturday night, the roars echoed from Union South to State St.
  • Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin deny UK perfection, advance to title game ESPN.com April 4, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS -- Nobody ever said they were perfect. Now, the Kentucky Wildcats aren’t undefeated, either.