Category Society & Culture

As Wisconsin tries to lure young adults, how do certain communities succeed?

January 22, 2018

A study of places that are attracting more residents found that it was always about proximity to cities, and about housing, schools and outdoor amenities.

New robots, old stereotypes: Why do so many robots embody Asian women?

January 18, 2018

According to a UW professor, Asian-featured fembots are just the newest twist in the longstanding cultural “fetishization and overt sexualization of Asian women.”

Report: Focusing on advanced energy sensors and controls could mean 44,000 jobs for Wisconsin

January 17, 2018

With targeted investments and forward-looking policies, Wisconsin could capitalize on its strengths in sensors and controls for the advanced energy industry to drive economic growth and support over 44,000 jobs annually.

Cakes make for delicious, approachable science outreach

January 17, 2018

For 14 years, Ahna Skop, a professor of genetics, has baked a cake to celebrate each of her lab’s academic publications and graduating students.

Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference to feature Symone Sanders

January 12, 2018

The UW–Madison School of Social Work will host its fourth-annual Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference on Friday, January 26, 2018. This conference is …

Scouting the eagles: Evidence that protecting nests aids reproduction

January 9, 2018

Reproduction among bald eagles in a remote national park in Minnesota was aided when their nests were protected from human disturbance, according to a new study.

Wisconsin corridor turns testbed for connected vehicle technology

January 9, 2018

A team of UW–Madison researchers and Madison traffic engineers are establishing a testbed for a connected vehicle corridor on Madison's Park Street, to explore the future of transportation technology.

Report: MMSD 4K students demonstrate stronger literacy, behavior skills

December 21, 2017

A new report shows that students who enrolled in Madison schools' 4K classes experienced slightly stronger literacy skills and slightly higher engagement than comparable students who didn't take the classes.

Religious holidays 101: Quick-start guide to learning about holidays beyond Christmas

December 20, 2017

As winter break begins, many students have Christmas on the brain. But students who are Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, or other faiths don’t have that same experience. Learn about some of the amazing holidays of other major religions.

UW-Madison beginning eText pilot program in spring

December 20, 2017

Approximately 3,000 students in 16 courses are participating in the eText pilot program, across five schools and colleges.

A social media journey through 2017… in red and white

December 19, 2017

A look back at UW–Madison's most popular Tweets and Instagrams of 2017, from Lake Mendota to Camp Randall and back.

MLK Day Celebration to include speakers, art project, volunteering

December 19, 2017

UW-Madison students, faculty and staff are invited to the 2018 UW–Madison MLK Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 22 from 3 to 8 p.m. in Memorial Union.

Cramer leaves legacy at Morgridge Center, returns as full-time professor

December 12, 2017

Kathy Cramer is stepping down as the faculty director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service and returning to a full-time position as a professor in the Political Science department at UW–Madison.

Violence a matter of scale, not quantity, researchers show

December 11, 2017

New research shows that the size of a society’s population is what drives the size of its “war group,” or number of people of fighting age who defend it.

Never too late: Alum to participate in winter commencement 50 years after earning degree

December 11, 2017

Fifty years after earning his doctorate from UW–Madison, Luciano Barraza finally will participate in the commencement ceremony, thanks to his grandson.

Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic director selected for new business law fellowship

December 7, 2017

Anne Smith hopes to use the fellowship to advance a new strategic initiative that would allow the clinic to automate some of its processes so it can serve more clients.

Writers’ Institute gives aspiring authors a ‘Pathway to Publication’

December 7, 2017

The 2018 conference will help writers make sense of today’s confusing publishing landscape and find their own route to success.