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New Faculty Focus: Sriram Boothalingam

November 10, 2017

After he learned that the inner ear can produce sounds on its own and that the brain controls what we hear, he wanted to learn more about these amazing biological mechanisms.

Communication and policy the focus of two science festival events

October 24, 2017

Two mini-symposia held during the Wisconsin Science Festival will teach early career scientists and nonscientists alike the value of sharing research broadly and how science interacts with and influences governmental policies.

New course brings storytelling techniques to science

October 23, 2017

A new course teaches early-career scientists how to communicate their work outside of the lab, and is designed to turn real research into engaging stories, visuals and presentations.

The Atlantic’s Ed Yong visits UW as fall science writer in residence

September 26, 2017

You might think having his first book land on Mark Zuckerberg’s bedside table would be recognition enough for a career science writer, but impressing Facebook’s founder is just one of his many accomplishments.

Talking to doctors: Never simple, but getting tougher: Could this help?

September 14, 2017

UW-Madison professor of family medicine Paul Smith is leading the development and testing of Care Talks to help people improve communication with the medical system.

WSUM’s live radio show connects community with local music

August 17, 2017

Every Friday the Live@WSUM program features two bands, which range from local musicians to artists from across the nation. They perform and are interviewed live on the air.

Author Erik Vance is UW–Madison science writer in residence

March 30, 2017

Vance will spend a week on the UW–Madison campus, staring April 3, working with students, faculty and staff interested in science communication and science journalism.

Communications expert advises how science should respond to fake news

February 18, 2017

The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics recently, but fake news is not at all new in the world of science, says life sciences communication Professor Dominique Brossard.

From public outreach to peer review, UW–Madison scientists find value in social media

December 13, 2016

At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a survey of 372 scientists engaged in biological or physical science research shows that scientists are increasingly using social media to communicate with nonscientific audiences.

On Wisconsin magazine hosts chat with UW–Madison experts on election 2016

September 12, 2016

The magazine's article about the myriad ways campaigns and voters use social media will be the springboard for a live video chat Sept. 20.

UW-Madison engineers will shape 5G wireless networks

July 19, 2016

As demands on wireless networks increase, University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers aim to open new frontiers in cutting-edge wireless communications. Their research is part of a National Science Foundation initiative to develop the next generation of wireless technologies.

Unparalleled pomp attends professor’s Finnish fete

July 5, 2016

Sociology Professor Douglas Maynard has received many honors in his career but until recently, they never came with a sword.

UW-Madison Twitter account graduates with top honors

April 13, 2016

Engagement Labs has named @UWMadison as 2016’s top U.S. educational institution when it comes to communicating in 140 characters or less.

Primary experts from UW–Madison

April 5, 2016

Numerous experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison are available to help reporters covering the results of the April 5 primary.

Colleagues, students remember journalism professor Baughman

March 29, 2016

“He was his own man,” says friend and colleague Donald Downs. “Isn’t that what a college education is supposed to instill?”

Primary election experts from UW–Madison

March 28, 2016

Numerous experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison are available to speak with reporters covering the April 5 primary and upcoming presidential election.

Siftr: Web tool for citizen science, ethnography, teaching

February 23, 2016

The Field Day Lab's creation is already in use in different corners of the globe and is gaining traction, especially among educators.