Watch Voice of the Voters: Wisconsin Youth on PBS. See more from Washington Week. A team of students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication recently finished a video project with a national television program. The video is showcased on Public Broadcasting’s Washington Week website, and includes student reaction to political ads in Wisconsin, [...]
Jim Healy from Communication Arts and Christina Martin-Wright from the Wisconsin Film Festival promote this year’s event on “The Morning Blend.” To learn more about the 2012 film festival, click here.
The University of Wisconsin recently sat down for a short conversation with Anna Therese Day, independent journalist and a BA’10 graduate of Political Science. Day has been covering the Middle East and the Arab Spring as an independent journalist. You can follow Anna on Twitter at @AnnaofArabia.
UW scientists at forefront in search of elusive ‘God Particle’ (Wisconsin State Journal) Sometime this year, physicists could very well announce they have confirmed the existence of a particle so important it has been dubbed the “God Particle.” Read more…
Building self-esteem, leadership, and confidence with Drum Power (The Madison Times) After more than a decade in New York City, Yorel Lashley is back in Madison, in part, to share his creative musical talents and his highly acclaimed Drum Power with Wisconsin youngsters. Read More…
Doug Moe: DARE to believe–50 years later, ‘Z’ in the books (Wisconsin State Journal) Wisconsin State Journal columnist Doug Moe gives his take on the Dictionary of American Regional English following the recent publication of its final volume. Read More…
Spinoza’s Vision of Freedom, and Ours The New York Times – Opinionator Featuring Professor Steven Nadler (Philosophy) - Baruch Spinoza, the 17th-century Dutch thinker, may be among the more enigmatic (and mythologized) philosophers in Western thought, but he also remains one of the most relevant, to his time and to ours. Read more…
Pro Arte Quartet marks 100 years of existence with canonical and contemporary works (Columbia Daily Tribune) As the shells and sirens of World War II resounded throughout the world, four Belgian string players worried those reverberations might force them to silence their bows … Read more.
Whoopensocker dictionary of American dialect completed after 50 years (The Guardian) After 50 years, the final volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English is complete, an article from a British news source details. Read More…
UW-Madison student will help jazz up ochestra’s performance (Wisconsin State Journal) Featuring UW-Madison senior, Ben Ferris, who will be playing in the UW Jazz Orchestra to open for the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at Wisconsin Union Theater at 8 p.m. this Saturday. Read More…
Science writing program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Scientific American) Scientific American highlights the works of several graduates of the professional track master’s program within the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Read More…
The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have? (The New York Times) Geography PhD student Jeremy White contributes to a recent New York Times infographic. Read More…
What Friedrich Nietzsche did to America (The New York Times) Featuring Associate Professor of History Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen and her book, American Nietzsche, the New York Times describes what reading Nietzsche did for American audiences. Read More…
In the News: American dialects from A to Z (The Boston Globe) The fifth and final version of the Dictionary of American Regional English is now available, marking the end of a 50-year project to catalog American dialects. Read More…
On the Aisle: Two UW-Madison grads at Lyric Opera of Chicago share recital Featuring alumni Emily Birsan and James Kryshak, who earned masters degrees in opera performance. Read More…
UW scientists hope to unlock cosmic secrets with dynamo experiment (Wisconsin State Journal) Featuring Physics Professor, Cary Forest, who is helping direct the Madison Plasma Dynamo Experiment. Read More…
Group of students and pros delivers classical music to the masses (Wisconsin State Journal) Featuring former UW-Madison graduate students Hui and Ching-Chun Lai. Read More…
Coming Soon to an Agora Near You: Philosophical Progress? (Chronicle of Higher Education) Featuring Philosophy Professor John Bengson who participated in a public conference at Harvard earlier this fall. Read more…
Chazen offers big city vibe (Wisconsin State Journal) A Wisconsin State Journal editorial: If you haven’t been down to see the new and elaborate Chazen Museum of Art on the UW-Madison campus, it’s well worth the visit. Read more…
Using cutting-edge technology, UW leads the way in weather forecasting (Wisconsin State Journal) Featuring the exciting work in the Cooperative Institute for Meterological Satellite Studies and the UW Space Science and Engineering Center.
Know Your Madisonian: Shawn Peters uses ‘The Wire’ to help teach UW course (Wisconsin State Journal) Featuring instructor Shawn Peters who is teaching Integrated Liberal Studies 275: Narratives of Justice and Equality in Multicultural America this semester.
Our food writer looks to define a Wisconsin tradition while sipping a brandy old-fashioned (Chicago Tribune) Featuring the history of Wisconsin’s time-honored supper clubs and the expertise of Professor of Folklore James Leary who is also the co-director of the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures.
School Spotlight: Madison Math Circle gives young students a taste of higher math and science (Wisconsin State Journal) Every week, middle and high school students are invited to the UW-Madison campus to hear a talk designed to stimulate their interest in math and science and then to mingle with professors and their peers over pizza. [...]
The On Wisconsin Society, a new honor recognizing University of Wisconsin-Madison students for positive and lasting contributions to campus, is inaugurating its first members during this week’s Homecoming celebration.
Astrophysicist Explores Our Turbulent Universe (LiveScience, ScienceLives) Blakesley Burkhart is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Burkhart and her advisor, Alex Lazarian also of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, study the dynamics of gasses in the interstellar medium. More often than not, this gas is highly turbulent and [...]
San Antonio native excels in Madison (The Madison Times) “It’s quite a bit colder here in Wisconsin than it is in San Antonio,” smiles Mathew Mireles, an outstanding graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music who is in his third year of a Doctor of Musical Arts degree program. “But over the [...]
Kenya: Students, teachers promote Health by Motorbike (Wisconsin State Journal) A woman from a remote village in Kenya delivered her own twins and the babies of neighbors. But she still had this question: When should the umbilical cord be cut? That such vast personal experience could lack such basic knowledge of maternal health baffled Araceli Alonso, a [...]
“Partly Colored: The Other Segregated South’” (Capital City Hues) Professor Leslie Bow‘s book was featured in the Capital City Hues. Bow is a professor of English and Asian American Studies.
“An interview with UW’s Lynet Uttal: Making the Asian American experience visible through learning” (Asian Wisconzine) Featuring Lynet Uttal, the Director of the Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison.
In the News: Know Your Madisonian – Limnology Takes Stephen Carpenter from Madison’s lakes to Sweden (Wisconsin State Journal) Featuring Stephen Carpenter from Center for Limnology.
5 Other Surprise Attacks That Changed History (NPR) Featuring military historian John W. Hall.
UW-Madison senior helps ‘Starstruck!’ shine bright (Wisconsin State Journal) Featuring Ryan Moldenhauer, a UW-Madison senior in music education and tenor/assistant music director with the Wisconsin Singers … (Aug. 28, 2011)
UW Yiddish institute offers chance to ‘learn from the older masters’ (Wisconsin State Journal) People sometimes ask Henry Sapoznik why he is starting an institute for Yiddish culture in, of all places, Wisconsin.
In the News: Professor J. Mark Kenoyer Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences – Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and joining them this year is UW-Madison professor Jonathan Mark Kenoyer.
In Search of Habitable Worlds: The Older the Planet, the Greater Chance There’s Life (TIME) To date, the Kepler space telescope has found more than 1,200 likely planets orbiting stars beyond the sun — quite a haul for a satellite that’s been flying for just over two years. Featuring UW-Madison alum Soren Meibom (MS’01, Ph’D [...]
‘Courage Project’ Stresses Importance Of Faith (Channel 3000) – At a time when there are interfaith conflicts happening around the world, some Madison-area teens are taking the time to learn more about each others’ faith in a special project. Featuring the work of the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions.
State Budget Cuts Will Affect Members, Services (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Leader) – featuring Dr. Jan Edwards (Communicative Disorders), a national expert who spoke about the ramifications of the budget cuts at UW-Madison. Edwards’ research focuses on advancing a better understanding of phonological development—the process of learning to talk—in preschool children.
In the NewS: Access Hour celebrates Better Hearing & Speech Month with UW-Madison Communicative Disorders Researchers [mp3] – Dr. Amy Hartman and first year doctoral student Eileen Haebig and others were guests on “Access Hour” on WORT 89.9 FM May 9, 2011. Hartman’s clinical interests are pediatrics, evoked potentials and (central) auditory processing disorders. She supervises graduate students in the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic and teaches courses in Auditory Processing and Counseling for Audiologists. Haebig is studying language development in children with autism and Fragile X. She is passionate about her work and encourages advocacy for the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and for the people they serve.
Save the Date: Joyce Bromley, UW Honors Alumna and author of “An Honorable Legacy: History of the First 50 Years of L&S Honors Program” will be doing a reading and book signing at the University Bookstore in Hilldale on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM. All are welcome.
School Spotlight: East Students head to Euro Challenge (Wisconsin State Journal) A team of Madison East High School sophomores will compete in the final rounds of the Euro Challenge this month at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City, with help from the European Union Center for Excellence …
UW-Madison prof disputes hype over “gay caveman” (Wisconsin State Journal) John Hawks, a UW-Madison associate professor of anthropology, was one of several scientists who disputed news reports that the “first homosexual caveman” was found in Prague.
It won’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows Christopher Taylor that the internationally acclaimed pianist and UW-Madison professor of music is now inventing a musical instrument …
How Manhattan’s Grid Grew (New York Times) – In 1811, John Randel created a proposed street grid of Manhattan. Compare his map, along with other historic information, to modern-day Manhattan. Featuring the work of Jeremy White (MS’09, Cartography).
Japan earthquake eyewitness interview Matt Alt (BA 95, Japanese and International Relations) has been interviewed several times by CBS News. Alt is living and working in Tokyo.
Madison’s success in turning technology into business lures conference (Wisconsin State Journal) A chemical compound being developed by Silatronix, a young Madison company, could make big batteries used for backup power systems last longer and keep them stable in the desert heat.
Science Pub organizer taps scientists for informal gatherings mixed with beers (March 6, 2011) – It’s not exactly a scientific formula but Skip Evans has discovered that if you combine a scientist, good beer, and a crowd of curious people, you come up with a very interesting Sunday afternoon … (Wisconsin State Journal). For more information visit: http://madsciencepub.org/
Curiosities: What is quantum computing? – Quantum computing, if it can become a reality, depends on exploiting the strange behavior of atoms on a very short scale, says Mark Saffman, a professor of physics at UW-Madison. (The Wisconsin State Journal)
In the News: Laura Schwendinger has been back and forth to New York City more than usual lately, and this Friday is the reason why: It marks the premiere of “Shadings,” a musical composition meant to stretch the boundaries of an orchestra with sound and light inside the prestigious Carnegie Hall. (The Wisconsin State Journal)
UW-Madison researchers put Antarctic drilling record on ice (Wisconsin State Journal) It’s only fitting that this record was set by researchers from Wisconsin, where drilling a hole through the ice and dropping a fishing line passes for entertainment in the winter. Featuring Emeritus Professor Charles Bentley
Kakadu still battling South American invader (Nature) In a paper recently published in Nature, an international group of scientists including Professor Anthony Ives (Zoology), explained how this unpredictability could lead to a strategy for ongoing control of the weed.
Campus Connection: ‘Wonders of Physics Returns’ UW-Madison’s annual Wonders of Physics program — a fast-paced educational presentation designed to generate interest in physics among learners of all ages and backgrounds — returns to campus this weekend.
Assistant Professor Ellen Damschen (Zoology) was recently featured in Science Magazine and on the Climate Central Blog.
Geography alumnus and current Lecturer of Cartography Daniel Huffman’s map Profane Mountains, Polite Plains – displayed on the cover of the recent issue of Cartographic Perspectives (pdf) – gained recognition on a number of social media networking sites on Tuesday. Huffman color-coded map of profanity on Twitter (original PDF here). Using a sample of 1.5 [...]
Science & the Search for Meaning: 5 Questions – Part One: WHAT IS LIFE? (Wisconsin Public Radio) University of Wisconsin Geochemist Nita Sahai talks with Anne Strainchamps about how life might have begun on Earth. On the other hand, maybe the Earth itself is alive.
New UW project helps teachers become better writers (The Cap Times) The two most common remarks made by those seeking help at UW-Madison’s Writing Center are “I’m a bad writer” and “I hate to write.”
“Roger Ebert: Film Criticism Is Dying? Not online” (Wall Street Journal) Featuring a nod to Communication Arts Professor Emeritus and Film Critic David Bordwell.
Secret Places: Chazen’s art storage space for non-displayed items (Wisconsin State Journal) The nearly 1,000 paintings clinging to sliding metal racks create an unexpected collage of subjects and colors in an unassuming storage room on the UW-Madison campus.
“The end of the wild” (Nature) Features the work of Zoology Professor Monica Turner and her research at Yellowstone National Park.
IceCube completed (Nature.com, Dec 29, 2010) On the day that researchers lowered the final detector of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory into a 2.5-kilometre-deep hole, the Antarctic sun was nearly as high as it gets and the temperature a balmy −23 °C.
Survey maps the life of a generation (Milwaukee State Journal, Dec. 5, 2010) Featuring the Wisconsin Longitudinal Survey and the work of the UW-Madison sociology department and Professor Bob Hauser.
Know Your Madisonian: UW limnologist is a strong voice on climate change (Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 8, 2010) Featuring Emeritus Professor John Magnuson.
Helping to Hear: Cochlear Implants X2 (American Institute of Physics) Dr. Ruth Litovsky (Communicative Disorders) was recently featured on the American Institute of Physics’ Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science (DBIS) program. The 90-second news segment is an inside look at Litovsky’s research. Each month DBIS segments are viewed by over 47 million people in the [...]
In the News: Meteorite fragments go on display at UW-Madison’s geology museum (Wisconsin State Journal) The Mifflin Meteorite which fell from an asteroid belt to Earth last spring, now has a shelf in the UW-Madison Geology Museum. Eight pieces of the meteorite, named for the southwest Wisconsin town where it fell on April 14, are [...]
In the News: UW-Madison’s beloved ‘beer course’ prof to retire after 40 years at university (Wisconsin State Journal) Featuring the legendary Botany Professor Tim Allen
In the News: Why do they call it a monkey wrench? (Wisconsin State Journal) How did “non-key” become “monkey”? The Dictionary of American Regional English may have an idea.
Pursuers of Alien Invaders Eat Their Fill of What They Kill (Wall Street Journal) Limnology Professors Jake Vander Zanden and Steve Carpenter were recently featured for their work with the invasive rusty crayfish in Northern Wisconsin. There is a way to deal with these critters… eat them!
World language students travel to UW-Madison (Oshkosh Northwestern) On Wednesday, November 17th several students from Oshkosh North attended World Languages Day at UW-Madison.
Richard Young, a professor of English and co-chair of the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquistion, was the featured guest on Joy Cardin’s show on Wisconsin Public Radio (Nov. 12, 2010). Young explains the benefits of bilingualism: Listen to the Program or Download the MP3
UW-Madison researchers report stem cell breakthrough (Wisconsin State Journal) A team of UW-Madison researchers has added another stem cell breakthrough to the university’s leadership in the field, figuring out a way to grow the cells on a large scale so they can be used for studies and potential therapies.
Surprise call gives professor link to father he never knew (Wisconsin State Journal) Featuring Chemistry Professor John C. Wright.
Former UW students awarded Lancelot Berkeley Prize in astronomy (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) William J. Borucki (BS’60, MS’62, Physics) and David G. Koch (BS’67, Applied Math, Engineering and Physics) who hold leadership positions with the Kepler space mission, were joint recipients of the first Lancelot M. Berkeley-New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy.
“Ecology has a place in deer hunting” (Wisconsin State Journal) Featuring Botany Professor Don Waller‘s course “Botany/Zoology 260, Introduction to Ecology.”
Psych alumnus Dr. Jerry Halverson talks about treating mental health issues (Wisconsin Public Radio) Dr. Jerry Halverson (BA’94, Psychology; MD’99) talks with WPR’s Larry Meiller about his work treating mental health issues and eating disorders. Halverson is Medical Director of Adult Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc.
Music student wins grand prize in Chopin Piano Competition Chaoyin Cai, a doctoral student in the School of Music, won the prestigious Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in of the bicenntenial of the composer’s birth. After 10 hours of competition,the judges selected 27-year-old Cai for the grand prize. She played G-sharp minor Etude Op. 25 No. [...]
Jane Austen’s Well-Known Style Owed Much to Her Editor, Scholar Argues (Chronicle of Higher Education) Was Jane Austen at heart an experimental writer rather than a polished stylist?