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New virus found during investigation into largemouth bass fish kill

August 5, 2016

The virus has been identified in association with a die-off of largemouth bass in Pine Lake in Wisconsin’s Forest County.

UW scientists say invasive species impacts much worse than thought

March 21, 2016

According to UW researchers, a single non-native species in a single inland lake has racked up $80 million to $163 million in damage.

Two UW–Madison alumni honored as inspirational leaders by Heinz Awards

April 23, 2015

When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti in January 2010, former Marine and 2005 UW–Madison graduate Jacob Wood, along with fellow veteran William McNulty, assembled a rapid-response team to provide aid. Their success gave rise to Team Rubicon, an organization of volunteer veterans armed with a new mission: providing swift and effective disaster relief.

Chemical dial controls attraction between water-repelling molecules

January 14, 2015

Abbott, Gellman and a group of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have provided new insights on hydrophobic interactions within complex systems. In a study published today in the journal Nature, the researchers show how the nearby presence of polar (water-attracted, or hydrophilic) substances can change the way the nonpolar hydrophobic groups want to stick to each other.

Recent sightings: All quiet on the lakefront

December 22, 2014

While many Badgers have left campus for winter break, a lone woman rides her longboard alongside a partially frozen Lake Mendota.

Study models the past to understand the future of strengthening El Niño

November 26, 2014

El Niño is not a contemporary phenomenon; it’s long been the Earth’s dominant source of year-to-year climate fluctuation. But as the climate warms and the feedbacks that drive the cycle change, researchers want to know how El Niño will respond. A team of researchers led by the University of Wisconsin’s Zhengyu Liu will publish the latest findings in this quest Nov. 27 in Nature.