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Liquid crystals self-regulate the release of drugs in precise, repeating doses with simple nudge from their environment

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed liquid crystal films and droplets that can hold a wide range of “micro-cargo” until their release is cued by body heat or a beam of light or even the wake of swimming microorganisms.

New conference provides professional development for research staff

  A new professional development conference for UW–Madison employees will focus on the unique needs of research staff who are working as laboratory technicians or…

For scientist studying turbulence, the sky is the limit

Michael Graham, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, is a leader in the field, and a recently awarded Department of Defense Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is enabling his potentially transformative research on turbulence.

‘Origins’ scientists to take your questions Thursday during Reddit AMA

Ever wondered what it’s like to unearth a long-buried human ancestor? Or to peer into the night sky to discover the mysteries of galaxy evolution? Find out Thursday.

UW nursing dean, sleep research key to policy statement on nurse fatigue

School of Nursing Dean Linda Scott is helping sound a wake-up call on the subject of nurse fatigue, and encouraging nurses and employers to get educated on the topic.

Study shows undocumented immigration doesn’t increase violent crime

The impact of undocumented immigration — especially on public safety — remains a contentious topic of discussion in the United States, but "the conversations are occurring in a vacuum of data,” says researcher Michael Light.

Driverless shuttle to deliver rides at UW–Madison April 24–25

Members of the public can ride in an Autonom Shuttle from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The College of Engineering is home to the Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds.

Undergraduate Symposium shows value of mentorship

The annual Undergraduate Symposium on April 13 is an opportunity for students to show what they’ve learned, often with the help of a strong mentor.

How talking more can make you better at listening — to foreign languages

The typical foreign language class spends much of its time listening to fluent speakers, but new UW research shows that the students should spend more time talking.

Snowfall patterns may provide clues to Greenland Ice Sheet

A new UW–Madison study describes a unique method to measure snowfall on the Greenland Ice Sheet that could help answer some key questions.

Grad student researches native bee habitats in urban areas

In surveying Madison’s native bee populations, Vera Pfeiffer hopes to provide a better, more informed context for policies that can make the habitats we share with pollinators more biodiverse.

26 UW–Madison students awarded prestigious NSF fellowships

The NSF fellowship program selects high-potential scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers, providing awardees with support for graduate research training in STEM fields.

Waisman Center welcomes a center leader to director position

Qiang Chang, a longstanding member of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Waisman Center’s leadership team, has been named the new director of the center following a nationwide search.

Researcher follows dairy cows’ carbon footprints from barn to field

A study by UW–Madison dairy scientists, engineers and agronomists to see how a cow’s breed and forage consumption affect the greenhouse gases generated by her gut and her manure.