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Meet her at the Chazen

October 17, 2017

A university art museum doesn’t have to choose between serving academia and serving the community, says Amy Gilman, the new director of the Chazen Art Museum. It can do both.

Mailick to take temporary leave from OVCRGE in spring 2018

October 17, 2017

Vice Chancellor Marsha Mailick is planning leave for the spring semester due to family health considerations. She hopes to return to her duties in Bascom Hall by the end of the spring semester.

UW-Madison launches data science initiative

October 17, 2017

“The pace of change in the data science field is extremely rapid, and we think the data science initiative is one very good way to keep UW–Madison research on pace with those changes,” says Associate Vice Chancellor Steve Ackerman.

New Faculty Focus: Amelia Munsterman

October 16, 2017

Amelia Munsterman, a professor of large animal surgery, says the Veterinary Medicine Clinic seeks to find immediate and clinically applicable solutions to problems seen on a daily basis in patients.

Four graduate students win Fulbright-Hays doctoral research awards

October 16, 2017

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Awards provide funds to doctoral students to conduct research outside the United States in foreign languages and area studies for up to 12 months.

Fish respond to predator attack by doubling growth rate

October 16, 2017

“In water, the surviving perch grow twice as fast, because they are smelling something that signals the presence of predators,” says researcher Terence Barry.

Davidson elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 16, 2017

The director of the Center for Healthy Minds has authored more than 375 papers exploring the neural bases of emotion, and interventions that may be helpful for promoting well-being, kindness, compassion and empathy.

Why is the grass greener? Sports-field experiment to reveal results on Oct. 19 in Stoughton

October 16, 2017

A three-year experiment on the four baseball diamonds at Racetrack Park in Stoughton explored different levels of maintenance for sports fields and turf in general.

New technique could slash energy use in making silicon

October 13, 2017

A chemistry professor has come up with a more sustainable way to make silicon at much lower temperatures for the kind of advanced batteries used in electronics such as phones, cameras and laptop computers.

Healthy competition makes habit of sustainability

October 13, 2017

A new analysis shows lasting reductions in electricity use among hundreds of players of the Cool Choices game, which uses friendly competition to get energy-saving habits to sink in.

UW–Madison joins national network to combat opioid epidemic, substance abuse disorders

October 13, 2017

With a new $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, researchers at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies have joined a national network of Addiction Technology Transfer Centers.

LGBT campus center celebrates 25th anniversary

October 12, 2017

For 25 years, the LGBT Campus Center has assisted in providing education, outreach, advocacy, and other resources for UW–Madison students and their allies to improve campus climate and their daily intersectional experiences.

Hoffman named Campus and Visitor Relations director

October 12, 2017

The office manages campus tours and visits, the Parent and Family Program, the Speakers Bureau, Bucky’s Classroom, Campus Area Housing and other information programs.

Wiscopinion results: Which Camp Randall student section is best?

October 11, 2017

Here are the results from last week’s Wiscopinion poll about the best student section to sit in at Camp Randall: …

New Faculty Focus: Yingyu Liang

October 11, 2017

The computer science professor has been attracted to the idea of artificial intelligence since he was a child, and he says the research field of machine learning has made great progress towards it.

Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What’s the connection?

October 11, 2017

Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor’s degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods.

Brand New Badger: Transgender freshman works to bring LGBTQ+ advocacy, activism to UW

October 11, 2017

Though it’s only a month into the school year, University of Wisconsin freshman Simone Williams is already making waves on campus.

Conservation, collaboration, creativity: Grant County farmer charts own path, with a little help from scientist colleagues

October 11, 2017

Farmer Gerry Weiss stands as a key conduit between academic experts – many with roots in the soil – and those who make a living growing crops and animals.

Statement from Chancellor Rebecca Blank on restructuring of UW-Extension

October 11, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Cooperative Extension and Extension Conference Centers to UW–Madison. The roots of Cooperative Extension are intertwined with those of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the state of Wisconsin itself.