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UW–Madison teacher pay study informs policymakers

October 11, 2016

School districts and policymakers across Wisconsin exploring teacher pay alternatives have new information to help guide them: a recently released study from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in the UW–Madison School of Education.

Mentors sought for science-minded middle schoolers

October 10, 2016

UW-Madison’s Adult Role Models in Science (ARMS) is seeking campus volunteers to help Madison area middle school students learn about careers in science, how science works and why it is important in their daily lives.

UW2020 funds projects to enhance research and infrastructure

September 29, 2016

The initiative seeks to fund research projects that have the potential to fundamentally transform a field of study, as well as projects that require significant development prior to the submission of applications for external funding.

Some brains are blind to moving objects

September 28, 2016

As many as half of people are blind to motion in some part of their field of vision, but the deficit doesn’t have anything to do with the eyes.

Life in ancient oceans enabled by erosion from land

September 26, 2016

As scientists continue finding evidence for life in the ocean more than 3 billion years ago, those ancient fossils pose a paradox that raises questions about whether there was more land mass than previously thought.

Yeast knockouts peel back secrets of cell protein function

September 26, 2016

The study provided a level of detail not available even five years ago. Improved technology cut the time to analyze all the proteins in a yeast sample from four hours to one hour.

Bacteriology professor Jade Wang named HHMI Faculty Scholar

September 22, 2016

Jue “Jade” Wang, an associate professor of bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Scholar.

A marriage made in sunlight: Invention merges solar with liquid battery

September 22, 2016

Solar charging and electrical discharging, according to a UW researcher, can be repeated for many cycles with little efficiency loss.

UW-Madison rises in World University Rankings

September 21, 2016

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has risen from 50th last year to 45th this year in Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the United States, UW–Madison ranked 23rd this year and 26th last year out of 148 institutions.

New study examines where and how climate change is altering species

September 19, 2016

A new study shows how and where changing climate conditions could affect the communities of species in any given area. In …

UW-Madison among top universities for VC-backed entrepreneurs

September 19, 2016

UW-Madison ranked 14th worldwide among universities in a new report measuring how many graduates became entrepreneurs backed by venture capital.

New symposium will showcase postdocs’ research Sept. 20

September 15, 2016

All students, postdocs, faculty and staff are welcome at the inaugural UW–Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 4:15 pm.

Vaccine trial aims to make flu season safer for heart patients

September 7, 2016

A network of researchers in the United States and Canada will try to spare thousands of patients the dangers of heart attacks and hospitalizations over the next five years in a trial of a high-dose flu vaccine.