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In forging connections with China, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has created an international model for the university. An upcoming panel of UW–Madison faculty will examine how this partnership with China is evolving and what it means for the future of the university and the student experience.
Doing science can be cool, but seeing science in new ways and using new tools can be transformative.
The new Science Café series being held in the Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building devotes its second installment to the future of fuels.
On Monday, Jan. 21, observances of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will include a number of activities that encourage celebration and collaboration. UW–Madison will again host and support these activities, expressing the Wisconsin Idea through “a day on, not a day off.”
The Morgridge Institute for Research, a private, nonprofit biomedical research institute affiliated with the University of Wisconsin–Madison, announced today the appointment of Dr. Brad Schwartz as chief executive officer.
The unique data collection capabilities of social networking and online gaming websites require new ethical guidance from federal regulators concerning online research involving adolescent subjects, an ethics scholar from the Morgridge Institute for Research and a computer and learning sciences expert from Tufts University argue in the journal Science.
In a loftlike upper level of the purple building on the corner of University Avenue and Randall Street, people dart in and out of cubicles with NERF guns, forgetting deadlines and deliverables to wage playful battles for an hour or two with their colleagues and celebrate new office space.
With an inexpensive, body-powered prosthetic that replicates an amputee's lost hand, a University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineering student earned second place in the undergraduate division of the 2012 National Collegiate Inventors Competition, held in Washington, D.C., in November.
What do genetics, plant infections, West Nile virus, the human brain and Bach have in common?
Every day, patients take prescription medications, monitor vital signs or blood glucose levels, and even administer their own preventative care in the form of exercise and diet choices. It’s important for health care providers to understand how their patients actually perform these activities — yet do so without invading patients' privacy. Virtual reality makes that goal a reality.
American Indian tribes have plenty of challenges when it comes to food and food systems, says Dan Cornelius, ranging from environmental threats to traditional crops to the difficulties of getting fresh food to remote tribal communities.
What if you could see music or hear a sculpture? A new series, Discovery Encounters, kicks off at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery with the debut of a collaborative exhibit created by a musician and local artist exploring that very question.
Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Indiana University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have received a $23.6 million grant as part of a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA 11-02) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to address threats arising from the development process of software used in technology ranging from the national power grid to medical devices.
Paul Barford, a UW–Madison professor of computer science, has a proposition, and he's got five minutes to make it.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been chosen for a top sustainability award for the innovative and sustainable design of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building.
Noted California Institute of Technology physicist, Discover magazine Cosmic Variance blogger and frequent television guest scientist Sean M. Carroll will discuss the scale of life and evolution of the universe during a program taking place from 7-8:30 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
Perkins Coie LLP has announced a new Innovative Minds competition, offering a $10,000 prize to a University of Wisconsin–Madison student team that produces the year's most market-ready innovation.
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery adds CBS and WPR distinguished scholars to collaborative environmentSeptember 27, 2012
When Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) director David Krakauer arrived on campus, he envisioned creating a place where leading-edge science effortlessly flowed beyond the walls of the Discovery building and the university.
Sound can be an incredibly powerful experience, able to dominate our attention, convey information, transport us from the here and now or add or relieve tension and emotion.
If Sir Ken Robinson has said it once, he's said it millions of times: "If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original."