Tag Social sciences
Lonnie Berger to be associate vice chancellor in the social sciencesJune 30, 2020
Berger will provide leadership for divisional area faculty recruitment and retention, grant matches, research center reviews, faculty awards and professorships, and fall competition awards.
Old Watrous mosaic looks as good as new — meaning more like it did in 1963June 18, 2019
Cricket Harbeck, who restored Bascom Hill's Lincoln statue, returned to campus in May for another project: cleaning up “Man—Creator of Order and Disorder,” a mosaic by James Watrous.
La Follette School’s Smeeding, others offer proposal for reducing child poverty in U.S.October 18, 2016
The researchers estimate that the monthly allowance would reduce the child poverty rate by more than 40 percent and the rate of deep poverty among children by approximately 50 percent.
UW–Madison to open Federal Statistical Research Data CenterSeptember 17, 2015
Interdisciplinary research with the potential to inform policymaking will receive a huge boost Sept. 21 with the dedication of a new University of Wisconsin–Madison Federal Statistical Research Data Center, or FSRDC (http://rdc.wisc.edu), on the UW campus.
UW 2020: New VCRGE program to support early stage researchJuly 28, 2015
In an effort to create a dynamic new funding mechanism for bold research ideas, ideas with potential to drive significant discoveries, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE), with support from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), is teeing up a new program to seed potentially groundbreaking research.
Chancellor Blank to receive 2015 Daniel Patrick Moynihan PrizeJanuary 21, 2015
University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank was named the 2015 winner of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize by the American Academy of Political and Social Science on Tuesday. Named after the late senator, the Moynihan Prize honors individuals who use sound analysis and social science research to inform public policy while also contributing to the public discourse on society’s most pressing issues.
Census Bureau Research Data Center to be established at UW–MadisonSeptember 9, 2014
The potential for interdisciplinary research is about to expand considerably throughout the state of Wisconsin, thanks to Census Bureau approval for construction of a branch Research Data Center, or RDC, on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.
Four UW–Madison professors named AAAS fellowsNovember 25, 2013
Four members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty are among 338 individuals elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), it was announced today (Monday, Nov. 25).
Microbiome meets big social science: What’s the potential?October 15, 2013
Over the last decade or so, biologists have mustered an ever-growing appreciation for the essential role of microbial communities in a diversity of environments.
Safety net programs kept Wisconsin families from poverty, report findsJune 19, 2013
Is the social safety net still working in Wisconsin? In a word, yes (but not quite as well as it worked in 2010). Tax-related provisions and near-cash benefits provided a buffer against poverty for many working families in 2011, a new report by the University of Wisconsin–Madison finds.
Facebook profiles raise users’ self-esteem and affect behaviorMay 31, 2013
A Facebook profile is an ideal version of self, full of photos and posts curated for the eyes of family, friends and acquaintances. A new study shows that this version of self can provide beneficial psychological effects and influence behavior.
Study finds no “skills gap” in Wisconsin labor marketMay 30, 2013
Wisconsin's labor market shows no evidence of an existing or impending general "skills gaps," according to a new analysis by a team of graduate students at UW–Madison's La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Graduate School fills two key associate dean postsMay 10, 2012
Two veteran UW–Madison faculty have been named to associate dean positions in the UW–Madison Graduate School. Steve Ackerman has been named as the new associate dean for the physical sciences and Daniel Lee Kleinman was appointed Graduate School associate dean for social sciences.
UW-Madison graduate programs ranked among best by U.S. News and World ReportMarch 12, 2012
Several UW–Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”