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Michael Mann, creator of the well-known “hockey stick” graph depicting a sharp recent increase in our planet’s temperature, will deliver the fifth annual Len Robock Lecture on Thursday, April 17 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
An ambitious journalism project with UW–Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication students collaborating with each other and partner organizations to report on the quality and supply of Wisconsin water has earned a $35,000 grant through the Online News Association.
For thousands of years, storytelling has endured as a form of sharing experiences and shaping lives, in real time and across generations.
The winners of this year's University of Wisconsin–Madison's School of Journalism and Mass Communication's alumni awards demonstrate the many ways the school's graduates translate their skills to a range of careers.
After three decades in which China achieved record economic growth in part by feeding the insatiable U.S. appetite for consumer of goods, Wall Street economist Stephen Roach ('68 BA, economics) sees an unhealthy codependency that could easily spiral out of control into a new trade war and other doomsday scenarios.
Six members of the UW–Madison faculty have been appointed to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation named professorships in 2014.
The Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will honor reporter Adam Goldman and the Associated Press with the 2014 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics.
The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) has recognized seven young alumni of the University of Wisconsin–Madison for their contributions in a wide variety of fields to the global community.
The work of 15 teaching assistants at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will be recognized in the 10th annual College of Letters and Science Campuswide Teaching Assistant Awards on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
With the help of a tiny fragment of zircon extracted from a remote rock outcrop in Australia, the picture of how our planet became habitable to life about 4.4 billion years ago is coming into sharper focus.
Belgian composer Benoît Mernier writes music he says communicates with audience members in a variety of ways. He believes firmly that there is no single right way to experience music - providing audience members are open to its messages.
President Barack Obama has nominated Maria Cancian, an associate dean and professor in the College of Letters & Science, for assistant secretary for children and families (family support) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Two words: Millard Fillmore. Who? He was president of the United States from 1850-1853, yet you won't find him carved on Mount Rushmore. Turns out, not all American presidents have legacies - or even names - that are as familiar as George Washington.
Taissa S. “Tess” Hauser, a key scientific figure in one of the longest and most respected sociological studies ever undertaken, passed away in Washington D.C. last month.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Journalism Ethics is seeking applications for the first national Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics.
Five recipients of this year’s Research-Service Grants and Faculty Professional Development Grants have been announced.
Millions of people around the world use Facebook, which was first launched on Feb. 4, 2004. The University of Wisconsin–Madison has experts who can discuss the popular social networking site, how people use it and how it has affected the way we communicate. They include:
Income inequality is on the rise, according to a national report card co-authored by Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
In attempts to predict what climate change will mean for life in lakes, scientists have mainly focused on two things: the temperature of the water and the amount of oxygen dissolved in it. But a new study from University of Wisconsin researchers is speaking for the trees - specifically, the dead ones that have toppled into a lake's near shore waters.