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Why cities around Wisconsin are feeling the heat

September 10, 2021

While Wisconsin may be known for its “frozen tundra,” an increase in hot, humid summer days is bringing attention to Wisconsin’s urban heat islands and their impact on human health.

A curtain call for impresario, tireless advocate for science literacy — Shakhashiri retires

August 17, 2021

Bassam Shakhashiri, the kinetic and tireless science educator and 81-year-old University of Wisconsin–Madison chemistry professor who for more than 50 years charmed and amazed audiences with the wonders of science, has retired.

Professional couples are on the rise, but it’s not increasing income inequality

August 13, 2021

But the changing availability of spouses with particular jobs — especially a large increase in professional women — has dramatically changed common household couplings.

Apply for the Annual Fall Research Competition, providing support across divisions

August 10, 2021

The yearly contest from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education funds select research projects in biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities.

Research aims to give everyone a fair shot at accessing COVID-19 vaccines

July 21, 2021

A UW team's work will inform government and community groups’ efforts to address vaccine access and hesitancy, with the ultimate goal of increasing immunization rates.

Educators publish free workbook to help instructors teach climate change science

July 9, 2021

The online workbook integrates existing science curriculum subjects — such as heat, light, energy, and acids and bases — into a discussion of the properties and effects of greenhouse gases.

Badger Talks: The delta variant

July 9, 2021

“Luckily, our vaccines ... have been shown to be effective even against this delta variant, so we continue to have protection when we are getting vaccinated,” Devlin Cole says. “But we do now have even more increased risk of getting very, very sick if we’re not vaccinated.”

COVID-19 vaccine boosters: ‘Too soon to know’ if they’re needed

July 7, 2021

For now, the priority needs to be continuing to provide vaccines to the unvaccinated, says the director of the UW Health Immunization Program.

Nuclear engineering research and education pioneer Max Carbon dies at 99

July 6, 2021

As founding chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Carbon authored "Nuclear Power: Villain or Victim? Our Most Misunderstood Source of Electricity."