UW-Madison in the Media

A selection of media coverage about the university and its people.

  • UW Health to stop selling sugary drinks NBC-15 Oct. 31, 2014 If you're craving a Pepsi or sweet tea, it may be more difficult to find one Many schools and businesses across the country have chosen to stop selling sugar-sweetened beverages. Now UW Health plans to do the same.
  • Minocqua Native Receives Prestigious UW-Madison Scholarship WSAW-TV, Wausau Oct. 28, 2014 A Minocqua resident is the recipient of the University of Wisconsin- Madison Bascom Hill Society Scholarship. Each year, the Bascom Hill Society offers a full scholarship to a junior or senior who has a solid academic record, has demonstrated leadership capability and has made an outstanding volunteer contribution to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and/or his or her community.
  • Federal And State Officials At Odds Over Mandatory Ebola Quarantines Here & Now Oct. 28, 2014 Alta Charo, a professor of law and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Law School, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss the ethics and impact of quarantining people who may have had contact with Ebola patients.
  • UW researchers look at fruit flies to study traumatic brain injury Badger Herald Oct. 27, 2014 Collaborations are underway at University of Wisconsin to probe questions about the long-term consequences of, and potential therapies for, traumatic brain injury in humans.
  • This Scientist Opened A New Era In Astronomy Business Insider Oct. 23, 2014 In order to catch something very small, sometimes you have to build something very big.
  • UW-Madison scientist Kawaoka on front lines in fight against Ebola Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Oct. 18, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist Yoshi Kawaoka was researching influenza viruses that were killing chickens in the mid-’90s when he picked up a new bestseller, "The Hot Zone."
  • Talk of the Town - UW-Madison School of Business Talk of the Town, CW57 Oct. 16, 2014 Interview with Dean François Ortalo-Magné.
  • UW explores science behind Wisconsin supper clubs AP Oct. 13, 2014 MILWAUKEE (AP) — The signature dishes served at supper clubs that long served as Wisconsin’s culinary and social backbone will be under the microscope during next week’s statewide science festival.
  • Homeland Security Funds Software Security Initiative InformationWeek Oct. 9, 2014 The DHS contributes $23.5 million toward the Software Assurance Market Place to enable software developers to test open source programs and improve software analysis tools.
  • These growers like pumpkins jacked up to giant proportions Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Oct. 9, 2014 Noted: Goldman and UW-Madison horticulture professor James Nienhuis have grown giant pumpkins for several years — though theirs top out at only 400 pounds, which they use for a giant pumpkin regatta for their students on Lake Mendota.
  • New state map takes shape in Madison WLUK-TV, Green Bay Oct. 6, 2014 An effort is underway to update the land cover map for the State of Wisconsin. The Department of Natural Resources and cartographers at UW-Madison are teaming up to create the new map. Another goal is to help create better management of the deer population throughout the state.
  • Acquisition of rare lichen collection lands Wisconsin in world's top tier Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Oct. 6, 2014 They have been stepped on and ignored for millennia, but at the Wisconsin State Herbarium, lichens are loved. So well-liked, in fact, when herbarium director Ken Cameron had a chance to acquire a rare and valuable collection of 60,000 lichen specimens from a German collector recently, he snapped them up.
  • Tom Still: Stagnant federal spending on R and D could lead to big problems later Wisconsin State Journal Oct. 6, 2014 The trend is worrisome for leaders in some of Wisconsin’s leading research institutions, which starts with UW-Madison. In 2012, according to the NSF, UW-Madison ranked third among all U.S. universities in total academic R&D spending at $1.17 billion. Half of that investment ($581 million) came from federal sources ... “Federal research dollars are an investment in our nation’s economic future,” UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank wrote recently. “Cutting these dollars in the short-run may seem easy, but the long-term effects are large and negative. … If federal support for basic research declines, our opportunities for economic growth through innovation will decline.”
  • Trauma, poverty damaging to kids, doctor says Des Moines Register Sept. 30, 2014 Scientists increasingly understand that children’s brain growth can be stunted by a lack of stimulation and by childhood traumas, such as violence and sexual abuse, said Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, a pediatrician and expert on child development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • New insect expert taking over at UW-Madison lab WISC-TV 3 Sept. 25, 2014 P.J. Liesch takes a vial or two with him when he goes for a walk outdoors.
  • Climate change called public health threat by medical journal CBC News Sept. 23, 2014 Climate change poses risks to human health just as pollution and lack of sanitation did a century ago, says a medical journal editorial that details the potential harmful health effects and the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "Evidence over the past 20 years indicates that climate change can be associated with adverse health outcomes," Dr. Jonathan Patz of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his colleagues concluded.
  • UW-Madison’s outreach efforts aim to reinforce the value of research Capital Times Sept. 17, 2014 DIY Science is just one of an array of programs at UW-Madison designed to inform the public about scientific research on campus. Roughly 375 academic staff members work in science outreach, which helps fulfill the Wisconsin Idea, UW-Madison’s guiding principle to share the university’s resources to improve the lives of state citizens.
  • Hawks and UW-Madison students dig up crucial remnants of early hominids Isthmus Sept. 18, 2014 Despite being from Kansas, Dr. John Hawks had never seen storms like he experienced in South Africa.
  • UW's School of Human Ecology focuses on problems of life Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sept. 18, 2014 Madison — It is perhaps the least understood school on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • On Campus: Census data center coming to UW-Madison Wisconsin State Journal Sept. 16, 2014 Starting next fall, researchers at UW-Madison will have access to a bigger and deeper pool of data about people’s jobs, salaries, educational levels and other factors.
  • Yogic breathing offers hope for vets suffering from PTSD CBS News Sept. 15, 2014 Post-traumatic stress disorder continues to wreak havoc on the lives of veterans, but a new study suggests yoga could provide relief.
  • UW business partnerships could help state's economy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sept. 15, 2014 Rebecca Blank has become an evangelist for her institution’s key role in Wisconsin’s economy during her short time as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • UW's School of Human Ecology focuses on problems of life Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sept. 15, 2014 It is perhaps the least understood school on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • California biotech firm to hire 100-plus to make cancer drugs in University Research Park Wisconsin State Journal Sept. 12, 2014 A California biotech consulting firm that pledged to create at least 103 local jobs by 2017 will get a $1 million low-interest loan from the state to help it buy an under-used pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in University Research Park where it plans to make cancer-fighting and other types of drugs for other companies.
  • Why Your Old iPhone Suddenly Seems Terrible NBC News.com Sept. 9, 2014 Noted: "The research shows that just a hint of something better out there makes us devalue what we already have," said Amber Epp, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Wisconsin.
  • Video: Chancellor Rebecca Blank hails UW's student-athlete program Madison.com Sept. 8, 2014 In a meeting with the Wisconsin State Journal editorial board, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank talks about the success of UW’s "student-athlete" program in putting the emphasis on student while still winning games.
  • Steve Carpenter is optimistic about solving Madison's water quality problems Capital Times Sept. 8, 2014 Steve Carpenter, director of UW-Madison’s renowned Center for Limnology, took his first water sample from Lake Mendota in 1974.
  • To Save A Bird, Scientists Try An Egg Bait-And-Switch National Public Radio Sept. 3, 2014 Quoted: "Ravens, crows, jays – they’re really, really smart," says Elena West, a researcher with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She’s at a nearby campsite, where she’s attaching a small leg band to a blue and black Steller’s jay as part of a study.
  • UW-Madison student’s cancer research lights up social media Capital Times Sept. 3, 2014 A short Vine loop that features a headline about sophomore Keven Stonewall in the New York Daily News received more than a half-million views last week. But the microbiology student’s research on a colon cancer vaccine has been attracting media attention for a while.
  • Proactive Relations: Everett Mitchell Helps UW-Madison Interface with Madison Capital City Hues Aug. 29, 2014 Since coming to Madison in the early 2000s, Everett Mitchell, the UW-Madison director of community relations, has seen many sides to the Madison-Dane County community. Through his work at Madison-area Urban Ministry, Mitchell worked with ex-offenders and inmates housed at Oakhill as well as with their children. He also saw the other side of the community through his work with United Way of Dane County, 100 Black Men of Madison and as an assistant district attorney.