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UW–Madison physics professor receives Moore Inventor Fellowship

Victor Brar is making new light sources the old-fashioned way, developing one to fill a niche where lasers are too expensive and LEDs inefficient.

After 20 years, stem cells mean business in Wisconsin

At least 10 Wisconsin businesses fundamentally depend, in one way or another, on pluripotent stem cells. In our continuing series, we profile each of these companies, spun off from UW–Madison research.

The wonderful, funny and strange world of laptop stickers

When Apple and Microsoft constructed their laptops, they probably didn't expect their customers to blanket them with Kim Kardashian, Bucky Badger and pastel-colored organ stickers. But UW students are different and love to express themselves in any and every way possible. Here's a peek into the wonderful, funny and often strange world of laptop stickers.

Get Social: The beauty of campus — this time with snow!

We don’t want to scare anyone, but there’s a lot of white, cold stuff in this week’s top social posts. For this week’s Get Social,…

Poll results: How do you deal with the cold?

Last week's Wiscopinion asked, how do you deal with the cold? Dressing in layers was by far the top answer.

Go Big Read seeking book suggestions

Once again, the theme for Go Big Read is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.

A feast to kick off Native November

UW-Madison students and others enjoyed traditional native food during a Native Feast event held on Nov. 12 in the Multicultural Student Center in the Red Gym

UW–Madison ranked among top universities for study abroad

The university's strong showing is due in part to the development of new programs targeted at students earlier in their academic careers.

Need to talk to your data? UW–Madison spinoff is happy to translate

UW-Madison computer science professor Jignesh Patel and Rogers Jeffrey Leo John, a recent graduate student, founded DataChat in June, 2017, with the goal of making it more efficient for businesses to get insights from data. 

UW to fund science journalism fellowship for graduate student

The AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows program has trained hundreds of scientists in the craft of clear science communication, and alumni have gone on to become leading researchers, science journalists and policymakers.

New Faculty Focus: Sophie A. Aschenbroich

She hopes students learn "that science is all in the subtleties and cannot be placed in a box, that there is no black and white."

Beneficial gut bacteria metabolize fiber to improve heart health in mice

In support of a microbial connection between fiber and heart health, UW–Madison researchers have identified a particular fatty acid as the mechanism behind certain protective effects of a high-fiber diet in a mouse model.

Bridging the gap: Teaching bridge safety to next generation of railroaders

After taking an Engineering Professional Development class at UW–Madison, these professionals will be in a better position to ensure safety on rails that carry passengers, freight and flammable or toxic chemicals.

Autumn fades on the prairie

The final days of fall bring their own unique colors and textures, stark yet lovely, to the Curtis Prairie at UW–Madison's Arboretum.

Nursing pioneer Signe Skott Cooper: From the farm to the battlefield

Cooper devoted more than 60 years to nursing education at UW–Madison and within the UW System. Her wartime service shaped her life, personally and professionally.

Kappa Sigma fraternity terminated after TV dropping incident

The university had previously placed the chapter on interim suspension, pending further investigation, shortly after the June 30 incident. The fraternity’s national organization withdrew its charter.

Special education teacher residency program launched

Forty graduate students from the School of Education will work with students with disabilities in high-need and small, rural school districts across Wisconsin, where "special educators are sorely needed."

Panel discusses media after the midterms

Visiting journalist David Folkenflik was part of an expert panel Wednesday discussing this week's election.