Tag Climate

Study suggests trees are crucial to the future of our cities

March 25, 2019

According to a new UW–Madison study, the right amount of tree cover can lower summer daytime temperatures in a city by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

As climate heats up, rising rainfall averages hide crop-killing droughts

January 23, 2019

Research performed in the Ethiopian highlands shows that even in years with above average rainfall, crops can be severely reduced by drought early in the growing season, when seeds must sprout and get established.

Fahey, Chazen, Thomas-Greenfield to receive honorary degrees

March 8, 2018

Honorary doctorates recognize individuals with careers of extraordinary accomplishment, with sustained and uncommonly meritorious activity reflecting UW–Madison values.

Producer, actress Lena Waithe speaks, meets with students

February 14, 2018

Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, producer, and actress Lena Waithe met with students and gave a speech at Union South Tuesday night. She was featured as a Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecturer, and keynote speaker for Black History Month.

Division of Student Life names Javier director of Multicultural Student Center, announces new hires

July 19, 2017

Gabe Javier, an assistant dean who has served as interim director of the Multicultural Student Center for more than a year, will become the center’s director Aug. 1. His selection is one of several staffing decisions announced by the Division of Student Life.

30-year collaboration earns UW climatologist China’s top science honor

May 19, 2017

University of Wisconsin–Madison climatologist John Kutzbach has been awarded China’s highest scientific honor for foreigners in recognition of 30 years of collaboration that has advanced both American and Chinese climate science.

Citizen observations help inform Arboretum’s annual account of spring

March 7, 2017

Both official and unofficial observations curated by UW–Madison Arboretum staff suggest that the mild winter of 2017 is leading to earlier spring activity in some plants and animals.

Video: Philip Denis uses passion to blaze ‘Pathways’

February 1, 2017

Philip Denís, a graduate student and advisor at UW–Madison, discusses his work for Pathways to Educational Achievement, cultivating 'my own Wisconsin experience" and raising his children in the Badger community

Ocean temperatures faithfully recorded in mother-of-pearl

December 16, 2016

Mother-of-pearl or nacre (pronounced nay-ker), the lustrous, tough-as-nails biomineral that lines some seashells, has been shown to be a faithful record of ancient ocean temperature.