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UW scientists seek early warning of drinking water threats

April 10, 1998

A UW–Madison research team will be mixing up a batch of 'pathogen cocktails' in the laboratory, with the goal of countering disease-causing threats to drinking water.

George Cramer brings the artist’s soul to high-tech computing

April 2, 1998

George Cramer's artistic career took a wild turn 12 years ago from a seemingly ho-hum influence: a Christmas present to his two teenage sons.

English skills: Not just for English class

March 20, 1998

Since 1996, the UW–Madison National Research Center for English Learning and Achievement has engaged in multidisciplinary research with several other universities in New York, Oklahoma and Washington to investigate the many complicated contexts in which students learn to write and read.

Reading, writing and talking: Researcher discovers discussion is key to improving skills

March 20, 1998

A fictional (youâll see why in a few lines) ninth-grade English class has been assigned to write a paper predicting the outcome of the William Golding novel, Lord of the Flies.

UW team asks how well NASA communicates during crises

March 19, 1998

How well do mission control crews communicate during a crisis? Itâs an important question that two UW–Madison faculty members will explore on behalf of NASA.

Anthropologist collaborates with study’s subjects

March 16, 1998

In a new book titled Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Folktales, cultural anthropologist Kirin Narayan contributes to a growing movement in anthropology to work out more equitable and collaborative relations with the people being studied.

Research zeros in on molecular destination of antidepressants

March 12, 1998

Side effects or not, Prozac and similar medications are helping millions of people live more satisfying lives. But scientists still aren't sure exactly how the drugs work at the most basic molecular levels. With a grant from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, UW Medical School researchers are aiming to find the answers.

Leukemia society supports UW Medical School researcher

March 11, 1998

The Leukemia Society of America has put its money on a UW Medical School researcher whose studies show promise for understanding genetic abnormalities associated with leukemia.

Professor assists national effort to curb Hispanic dropout rate

March 10, 1998

National attention is often the prelude to a national solution, and the high dropout rate among Hispanic students got a lot of attention at a recent Washington press conference.

Study of microbes may hone predictions of mining impact

March 5, 1998

By tracing the abundance and distribution of bacteria in an abandoned California mine, UW–Madison scientists may have found a better way to predict the potential environmental consequences of mining metal ores.

Asian economic crisis to impact Wisconsin agriculture

March 4, 1998

Shock waves from the Asian economic crisis will ripple through Wisconsin's farm economy, with corn and soybean producers feeling the worst effects during 1998 and 1999, according to a UW–Madison economist.

Snipping inflammation in the bud; new agents may provide relief

March 1, 1998

Trying a new approach to controlling the process of inflammation, UW–Madison scientists have forged a new class of synthetic molecules that offer a new strategy for treating pain, swelling and the other hallmarks of injury or illness.

What’s in an ecosystem? New journal seeks to answer

February 19, 1998

UW-Madison zoology Professors Monica G. Turner and Stephen R. Carpenter are the first co-editors of Ecosystems, a new journal intended to be a focal point for original research, reviews, editorials and special features on ecosystem ecology.

The Leopold Legacy: Zedler cultivates UW’s rich tradition in restoration ecology

February 19, 1998

As the new Aldo Leopold Chair of Restoration Ecology, Joy Zedler will be cultivating the legacy of one of UW–Madison's most influential professors, a man whose ideas form the roots of modern conservation.

Whose welfare? Book calls for new attention to children

February 19, 1998

As new welfare reform programs take effect across the nation, more effort is needed to measure how those reforms will impact children, according to a new book edited by sociology professor Robert Hauser.

A dirty job: UW team has been sifting through trash in search of perfect landfill

February 16, 1998

Robert Ham believes well-designed landfills can be tools for recycling, rather than tombs that harbor trash for generations.

Book Chronicles Evolution of Academic Freedom at UW–Madison

February 9, 1998

The birth and evolution of academic freedom at UW–Madison forms the focus of a new book edited by economics Professor Emeritus W. Lee Hansen.

Study finds middle class shouldering more state tax burden

January 29, 1998

A UW–Madison study confirms it - over the past two decades, these families have faced the highest tax burdens in the state as Wisconsin's tax system has become less progressive.

Grant Aims To Curb Tobacco Use Among Managed-Care Patients

January 27, 1998

A new $6.7-million program based at the UW Medical School supports studies of policies and practices that reduce tobacco use by members of managed-care organizations such as HMOs, PPOs and point-of-service plans.

UW Doctors Take STD Prevention to Prisons

January 22, 1998

A team of Wisconsin researchers is one of only four in the nation selected to work on a major national initiative on prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in young male inmates being released back into the community.