Tag College of Letters & Science
Introductory college science classes need to improve their coverage of issues related to sustainability, a noted chemistry educator told the American Association for the Advancement of Science today.
Most people cross borders such as doorways or state lines without thinking much about it. Yet not all borders are places of limbo intended only for crossing. Some borders, like those between two materials that are brought together, are dynamic places where special things can happen.
With one arm raised and a determined scowl, the figure looks ready to march right off his carved tablet and into the history books. If only we knew who he was - corn god? Tribal chief? Sacred priest?
Recalculating the global use of phosphorous, a fertilizer linchpin of modern agriculture, a team of researchers warns that the world's stocks may soon be in short supply and that overuse in the industrialized world has become a leading cause of the pollution of lakes, rivers and streams.
StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs, will visit the University of Wisconsin–Madison from March 24-26 as part of "Peace Corps and Africa: 50 Years," an event honoring and assessing a half-century of volunteer service.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Meloche-Bascom Professor of Chemistry Martin Zanni is being honored for contributions to the advancement of science within his laboratory and beyond.
Melding of mind and policy matters is all in a day's work for the graduate students in the Neuroscience and Public Policy program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The National Writing Project - an initiative based on the idea of teachers teaching teachers to improve their writing instruction - is returning to Madison, kicking off in July with a four-week Summer Institute to prepare approximately 15 teacher-leaders, who, in turn, can assist other teachers.
Donald Moynihan, associate director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs, has been elected to the Policy Council of the Association…
Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. “Bud” Selig, center, and Jeremi Suri, E. Gordon Fox Professor of History, right, applaud as guest lecturer Adrian…
The Morgridge Center for Public Service at the University of Wisconsin–Madison recently awarded 11 matching grants totaling $334,739 to support service learning, community-based research or civic engagement work by UW–Madison faculty and researchers in the areas of education, environment or health.
Adrian Burgos, professor of history in the Department of African American, Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Latino/a Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present the first Selig Distinguished Lecture in Sport and Society at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Thursday, Jan. 27.
Eight members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), it was announced today (Jan. 11).
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is turning a comprehensive lens on Madison's water in all its forms - in the lakes, streets, faucets, ground and atmosphere - thanks to the National Science Foundation.
Researchers with two University of Wisconsin–Madison plasma fusion experiments have received $10.7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fusion Energy Sciences. The Helically Symmetric eXperiment (HSX) drew $5.1 million, plus an additional $900,000, while two grants to the Pegasus Toroidal Experiment total $4.7 million.
An extraordinary public-private partnership will allow the University of Wisconsin–Madison to enhance education and research in the humanities. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the university a $10 million grant as part of an effort to preserve and enhance the humanities at public research universities that have records of scholarly and educational excellence.
Those who choose to pray find personalized comfort during hard times, according to a University of Wisconsin–Madison sociologist.
The National Communication Association (NCA) has named University of Wisconsin–Madison associate professor Robert Asen as the 2010 recipient of the Winans-Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address.