Health

In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

November 16, 2017

In a study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, the team led by UW–Madison's Yoshihiro Kawaoka has identified signatures of the disease that may aid in future treatment efforts.

Outreach

Mapping cropland: UW–Madison plays critical role in worldwide map

November 17, 2017

A UW–Madison researcher was part of a global collaboration has just released a satellite-based map of world croplands that “found” 625 million to 875 million acres that were not known to national agricultural authorities.

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Horticulture

Valuable potato specimens transferred to Wisconsin State Herbarium

November 16, 2017

A large collection of potato specimens have been transferred from the U.S. Potato Genebank in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to the Wisconsin State Herbarium at UW–Madison, which has 1.3 million specimens.

Athletics

With Badgers unbeaten, ESPN’s College GameDay rolls into campus

November 15, 2017

ESPN’s popular football show — College GameDay Built by The Home Depot — will broadcast live from Bascom Hill Saturday as the unbeaten and fifth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers (10-0) take on the No. 19 Michigan Wolverines (8-2).

Ecology

New Arboretum director continues legacy of restoration, teaching

November 14, 2017

As fall slowly hardens to winter in Madison, part of Karen Oberhauser’s new job is to walk the trails of the UW–Madison Arboretum, getting a sense not just for the geography, but for the land itself. That’s because the land Oberhauser walks is now under her care.