Tag Research

Charles Bentley, pioneering UW–Madison glaciologist, dies

August 23, 2017

Bentley was among the first scientists to measure the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the late 1950s. His findings resonate today as marine ice sheets are particularly vulnerable to melting and collapse in climate change scenarios.

Reflective art installation displays beauty, intrigue of genetics

August 17, 2017

Pictures obtained from Ahna Skop’s exploration of the cell — as well as striking images from other UW–Madison research projects — will serve as a basis for a traveling art exhibit, “Genetic Reflections.”

New research finds pushing patients to online care options may have unintended consequences

August 16, 2017

New research from the Wisconsin School of Business shows that adopting e-visits to health care providers triggers increases in office visits and phone consultations, a reduction in new patients being seen by providers, and no noticeable improvements in patient health.

Swab the deck and grab the microscope: Wisconsin educators sail Lake Michigan

August 15, 2017

A dozen educators from Minnesota and Wisconsin have set sail from the Port of Milwaukee on a one-of-a-kind professional development workshop aboard the sailing vessel Denis Sullivan.

New measure of insulin-making cells could gauge diabetes progression, treatment

August 10, 2017

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a new measurement for the volume and activity of beta cells, the source of the sugar-regulating hormone insulin.

American voices from the past live again, as DARE recordings available online

August 3, 2017

More than 1,800 recordings of people interviewed for the Dictionary of American Regional English are now freely available online, hosted by the University of Wisconsin’s Digital Collections Center.

OVCRGE welcomes human subjects program

August 1, 2017

IRBs are charged with overseeing research involving human subjects, such as this study in the Infant Learning Lab at UW–Madison’s Waisman Center.

Undocumented immigration doesn’t worsen drug, alcohol problems in U.S., study indicates

July 31, 2017

An increase in the proportion of the population that is undocumented is associated with fewer drug arrests, drunken driving arrests and drug overdoses.

Q & A: New WID director Jo Handelsman on returning to UW, leading institute

July 28, 2017

Handelsman talks about the global challenges the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is addressing, where the interdisciplinary research institute has been in its first seven years, and what its future looks like.

How to take in the eclipse: Tips from UW Space Place

July 28, 2017

The effects of the partial eclipse in Wisconsin will be subtle, but worth watching nonetheless.

UW–Madison’s Lancaster ag station celebrates half-century study of crop rotation

July 25, 2017

The 50-year history of UW–Madison's Lancaster Agricultural Research Station mirrors changes on Wisconsin farms over the past half century.

Degree program uses satellite, drone technologies to solve environmental problems

July 18, 2017

Students will learn skills that can be applied to conducting wildlife surveys, mapping floodwaters, monitoring environmental conditions, and many other applications.