UW In The News

  • 2 UW scientists win Sloan Fellowships

    Wisconsin State Journal | February 22, 2017

    Two UW-Madison professors have been selected to received Sloan Research Fellowships, one of the more prestigious awards young researchers can get.

  • UW-Madison Program For Future Entrepreneurs Skyrockets

    Wisconsin Public Radio | February 21, 2017

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison is trying to better teach students how to become entrepreneurs. It comes at a time when the state fares poorly in national rankings for its lack of business startups.

  • UW-Madison Program For Future Entrepreneurs Skyrockets

    Wisconsin Public Radio | February 21, 2017

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison is trying to better teach students how to become entrepreneurs. It comes at a time when the state fares poorly in national rankings for its lack of business startups.

  • Badgers sports: Former Wisconsin running back James White visits Madison after Super Bowl win

    Wisconsin State Journal | February 20, 2017

    Exactly two weeks after James White scored the game-winning touchdown for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, it’s still hard for him to explain everything that’s happened.

  • In Donald Trump era, UW prof's rural Wisconsin insights gain national prominence

    Wisconsin State Journal | February 20, 2017

    Kathy Cramer’s journey to the center of the political landscape began with road trips to corners of Wisconsin many people only drive through — if they drive there at all.

  • People Of Color Accounted For 22 Percent Of Children's Books Characters In 2016

    National Public Radio | February 20, 2017

    Two decades ago only about 9 percent of children’s books published in the U.S. were about people of color. Things have changed since then, but not by much. On Wednesday, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s Education School revealed that in 2016, it counted 427 books written or illustrated by people of color, and 736 books about people of color out of about 3,400 books it analyzed. That adds up to 22 percent of children’s books.

  • Study: Hate Groups Increase In US, Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Public Radio | February 20, 2017

    Quoted: Pamela Oliver, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor, said divisive political speech has a trickle-down effect, and the 2016 presidential campaign could have contributed to the uptick.

  • From rhetoric to media to neuroscience, lying gets another look in the age of Trump

    Denver Post | February 13, 2017

    Quoted: “I’m very, very careful with the word lie, because it does imply intent, and sometimes when people share a falsehood they’re not necessarily intending to lie,” says Kathleen Bartzen Culver, director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin. “What concerns me most right now is whether we’ve come to a point where people don’t necessarily believe there is a truth anymore.”

  • Happ named to Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 list

    NBC-15 | February 9, 2017

    Ethan Happ of the No. 7 Wisconsin men’s basketball team has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 list, as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Wednesday.

  • Chancellor calls free tuition plan 'real incentive' for first-generation transfer students

    WISC-TV 3 | February 3, 2017

    University of Wisconsin-Madison's chancellor wants more first-generation students coming to campus and has announced an effort to offer some of them free tuition if they do.

  • Rebecca Blank: University of Wisconsin at 'crucial point' with next state budget

    Wisconsin State Journal | February 3, 2017

    UW-Madison is at a “crucial point” as Wisconsin prepares to debate its next state budget, and badly needs new public funding to stay competitive with its peers and reverse a slide in research rankings, Chancellor Rebecca Blank said Thursday.

  • Sleep Shrinks the Brain -- and That's a Good Thing

    Scientific American | February 3, 2017

    Ah, to sleep, perchance … to shrink your neural connections? That’s the conclusion of new research that examined subtle changes in the brain during sleep.

  • Gard stumps for votes to beat cancer

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 31, 2017

    Greg Gard needs your vote. Gard, in his first full season as Wisconsin’s head men’s basketball coach, is participating in the seventh annual Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.

  • New Center at UW-Madison To Research Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases In Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Public Radio | January 30, 2017

    A new center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be researching the spread of new diseases in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest region carried by ticks and mosquitoes.

  • Bronson Koenig becomes Native American role model he never had

    USA Today | January 27, 2017

    MADISON, Wis. — Google Maps told the Koenig brothers the trip to Standing Rock would take nine hours. But Google didn’t know how how many donated items — warm clothing, camping supplies and dry food — filled the 18-foot trailer they drove, slowing them down for all the right reasons. They put a flag for their Ho-Chunk tribe on the trailer, so it could fly alongside them as they drove.

  • 'Modern Family' co-creator Levitan to give UW commencement

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 26, 2017

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced Wednesday its spring commencement speaker will be alumnus Steven Levitan, co-creator and executive producer of the ABC hit comedy "Modern Family."

  • UW-Madison team key in developing weather satellite

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 26, 2017

    The first images were stunning, like switching from black-and-white to a color high-definition television.

  • UW study uses video games to help smokers quit

    WISC-TV 3 | January 18, 2017

    A study being conducted by the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention is looking into whether video games on a smart phone can help smokers quit.

  • Stoneman’s got Badger spirit

    The Mcfarland Thistle | January 18, 2017

    Competitive dancing was not part of Hayley Stoneman’s college plan. Sure, the 2016 McFarland High School graduate had been dancing competitively since the age of 10, but she figured once she started at UW-Madison, she’d hang up her dance shoes.

  • Why You Should Ditch Your New Year's Resolutions

    Consumer Reports | January 18, 2017

    Noted: “Few people ask themselves why they set the goal they chose,” says Christine Whelan, Ph.D., a clinical professor in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin. “Accomplishing your goal can feel empty without understanding the motivation behind it.”

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