Tag College of Letters & Science
Mysterious "blue stragglers" are old stars that appear younger than they should be: they burn hot and blue. Several theories have attempted to explain why they don't show their age, but, until now, scientists have lacked the crucial observations with which to test each hypothesis.
A new book on media ethics by University of Wisconsin–Madison professor Stephen J. A. Ward explores the leading issues in global, online media.
A group of 50 University of Wisconsin–Madison students will take on a new role Wednesday, Oct. 19, leading small groups of Middleton high school students through discussions about this year's Go Big Read selection, "Enrique's Journey."
There has been a marked increase in green slime, exploding volcanoes, and rockets blasting off in the Madison public schools over the past few years, thanks to the hard work of Dolly Ledin at UW–Madison’s Institute for Biology Education.
Four UW–Madison professors have won awards from the American Chemical Society in recognition of research excellence.
The national experiment to develop a new generation of college science and engineering faculty, one equipped to excel in the classroom as well as the lab, is about to shift into high gear.
According to the conventional wisdom, drinking water taken from a deep aquifer protected by a semi-permeable layer of rock should be protected from many contaminants, including viruses.
Bas Rokers, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will illustrate how our brains process visual motion and depth during the three-part National Geographic television series "Brain Games."
Ten years of meticulous mouse breeding, screening and record-keeping have finally paid off for Alan Attie and his lab members.
Eleven distinguished faculty members have received named professorships, some of the highest honors for established faculty.
The space between the stars in the Milky Way and all other galaxies is full of dust and gas, the raw materials from which stars and planets are made.
The White House has named a pair of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers and a recent alumnus to a list of the country's most promising researchers.
A hearing aid recycling program that helps provide services to low-income individuals is under way, led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Communicative Disorders.
Longtime professor Joe Elder is being honored for his 50 years of teaching.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s new environmental studies major was mentioned in a U.S. News and World Report article that spotlighted nine “hot college majors” from around the nation. The mention of the new major came as students began signing up for the new undergraduate major in environmental studies at UW–Madison.
Some come directly from graduate school; some come from established careers at major universities. All of the new faculty members at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are excited to get to work.
As Madison deals with a proposal to establish a single-sex charter school, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of psychology is one author of an article that calls the scientific case for single-sex schools "pseudoscience."
Two University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have received the prestigious National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award.