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Lake districts serve as prisms of environmental change

April 24, 2007

Two vastly different Wisconsin lake districts - one in a dynamic agricultural and urban setting, the other in a forested and much less developed region of the state - are proving their value as sentinels of regional environmental change, according to a new report.

Historian’s book wins prestigious award

April 18, 2007

A pioneering study of the critical role that violence played in shaping the United States has won Ned Blackhawk, associate professor of history and American Indian studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Organization of American Historian's (OAH) Frederick Jackson Turner Award.

Nonviolent communication expert to offer Madison training in May

April 17, 2007

Marshall Rosenberg, international peacemaker, author and founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication, will offer two days of training in Madison on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1 and 2.

Chemistry professor receives National Science Board Public Service Award

April 17, 2007

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, a University of Wisconsin–Madison chemistry professor who pioneered new ways to encourage public understanding of science through his enthusiastic communications and visually exciting chemical demonstrations, will receive the 2007 National Science Board Public Service Award.

World Cinema Day connects Wisconsin high school students to the world

April 9, 2007

Several hundred Wisconsin high school students and teachers will be in Madison April 13, 2007 to participate in World Cinema Day. World Cinema Day is an outreach program of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Language Institute and Arts Institute, presented in conjunction with the Wisconsin Film Festival.

Media effects on public attitudes toward nanotechnology

March 7, 2007

As the emerging field of nanotechnology enters the public consciousness, mass media play an important role in shaping public attitudes about the new science. But newspapers, the Internet and television do so in significantly different ways, says Dietram Scheufele, a professor of life sciences communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Literary award granted to political science professor

February 21, 2007

Scott Straus, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, recently received an "Award for Excellence" in political science and government by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers.

Geography professor honored with lifetime achievement award

February 20, 2007

Longtime University of Wisconsin–Madison geographer Waltraud Brinkmann has been selected as the recipient of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.