UW In The News

  • UW among 50 law schools with best job placements for 2016 grads

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 26, 2017

    While things remain grim for many law schools, the one at the University of Wisconsin recently landed among the top 50 in a much-watched metric: the percentage of graduates who landed real lawyer jobs.

  • UW's La Follette School director: Tommy Thompson Center a great idea

    Capital Times | May 25, 2017

    A new public policy center at University of Wisconsin-Madison named for former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is a great idea, said Donald Moynihan, director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs on campus.

  • Lawmakers Show Sympathy for Trump Plan to Squeeze Research Costs

    Chronicle of Higher Education | May 25, 2017

    As talk of extreme budget-cutting is again in vogue in Washington, that argument appears to have resonance. But an attempt to reduce research overhead could pose the most serious threat not to well-endowed institutions like Harvard, but to state research universities and cash-strapped private colleges. At issue are grant payments known as indirect-cost reimbursements. Those are the additional amounts that agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation provide to universities that win research grants, to help cover administrative and facilities costs.

  • Former Avalanche coach Tony Granato makes graduation a family affair

    9news.com, Boulder | May 24, 2017

    BOULDER - College is called the best four years of your life. For former Colorado Avalanche, now University of Wisconsin head hockey coach Tony Granato, it could be considered the best four decades.

  • Your kids learn about money from the same people who teach them about sex

    MarketWatch | May 24, 2017

    Noted: Parents don’t have to be money experts to talk about the importance of delayed gratification or the difference between wants and needs, says report researcher Elizabeth Odders-White, associate finance professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

  • A Call To Continue Federal Funding For Research

    Wisconsin Public Radio | May 24, 2017

    UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank makes the case for continue federal funding for research done at colleges and universities.

  • UW-Madison nursing students help with tornado relief in Barron County

    WKOW-TV 27 | May 22, 2017

    BARRON COUNTY (WKOW) -- A team of UW-Madison nursing students is assisting in tornado relief efforts Saturday in northwest Wisconsin.

  • Not silent

    Isthmus | May 19, 2017

    One of this young century’s great literary feuds began on April 18, 2011, right here in Madison, at Union South.

  • The Feminist Consultants for “A Doll’s House, Part 2”

    The New Yorker | May 17, 2017

    Lucas Hnath set out to write a sequel to Ibsen's famous play, imagining the future of protagonist Nora Helmer. His producer, Scott Rudin, proposed a playwriting method you might call dial-a-feminist. Hnath reached out to several academics, including Susan Brantly, who teaches Scandinavian literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Toril Moi, an Ibsen scholar at Duke and the author of “Sexual / Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory.”

  • Protecting Your Eyesight: The impact digital screens have on you

    WKOW-TV 27 | May 16, 2017

    Sydney McCourt is a sophomore at UW Madison.  As the semester comes to an end, she’s spending more and more time in front of a screen.

  • Kindness in the Classroom

    WSAW | May 16, 2017

    An ongoing study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Healthy Minds is working to incorporate mindfulness techniques into everyday activities for elementary students. The Kindness Curriculum helps students focus on their minds and bodies, while also adding elements of kindness and empathy.

  • The Body is Not a Computer – Stop Thinking of It as One

    Gizmodo | May 16, 2017

    In 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineer Justin Williams oversaw an effort that successfully used a brain-computer interface to send messages from the brain to Twitter. “It was both a small and a big step,” he told Gizmodo. “Ten years later have we gotten much further? I’m not sure.”

  • Nigel Hayes showing NBA teams his full self

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 12, 2017

    With Nigel Hayes, there’s always two stories to tell.

  • Fifty years later

    Isthmus | May 11, 2017

    When Lakshmi Sridharan moved from India to Madison in the late 1960s to attend graduate school at UW-Madison, the local Indian American community looked much different than it does today. There were no Indian restaurants, no colorful Holi celebrations, no theaters showing Bollywood movies. On campus, the community was so small and close-knit that whenever someone’s relative from India would visit, all the Indian students would get together to share news from home and eat traditional foods.

  • Picture of humanity's mysterious cousin grows clearer through UW prof's work

    Wisconsin State Journal | May 9, 2017

    A multiyear effort coordinated by a UW-Madison professor to painstakingly excavate thousands of fossils from a cave in South Africa has now assembled one of the most complete skeletons of a near-human creature ever found.

  • Hawks: More secrets of human ancestry emerge from South African caves

    The Conversation | May 9, 2017

    Africa’s richest fossil hominin site has revealed more of its treasure. It’s been a year and a half since scientists announced that a new hominin species, which they called Homo naledi, had been discovered in the Rising Star Cave outside Johannesburg.

  • Dance program pairs UW students, community center youth

    Wisconsin State Journal | May 5, 2017

    When she first moved from Monona to Madison’s East Side, 14-year-old Avenna Pickett felt like she didn’t know anybody -- until another girl told her about Performing Ourselves.Avenna joined the dance group, which is taught by students from the UW-Madison Dance Department and meets weekly at East Madison Community Center and elsewhere.

  • Kindergarteners to College: 5-year-olds ask UW professor tough questions

    WISC-TV 3 | May 4, 2017

    UW political science professor Ken Mayer asked a group of kindergarteners to come up with the toughest question they could think of. Here's what they asked

  • Center for black UW-Madison students opening Wednesday

    Wisconsin State Journal | May 3, 2017

    UW-Madison will open a center for black students as the spring semester winds down Wednesday, in what one researcher called a positive step toward the university better supporting African-Americans on campus.

  • Unique project at UW helps change lives for adults near the poverty level

    WKOW-TV 27 | May 2, 2017

    UW-Madison will hold a graduation ceremony this week for a unique program designed to change lives of adults near the poverty leve

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