UW-Madison in the Media

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

  • UW System president praises Walkers budget proposals WISC-TV 3 Feb. 25, 2013 The University of Wisconsin Systems president says Gov. Scott Walkers budget proposals would keep tuition costs down and improve economic development programs at various campuses across the state.
  • UW researchers’ breakthrough could lead to better cancer treatment Badger Herald Feb. 26, 2013 University of Wisconsin researchers have discovered a new way to detect and quantify proteins, which could potentially lead to more efficient cancer research and diagnosis.
  • Doug Moe: Journeys continue for UW student Wisconsin State Journal Feb. 22, 2013 It’s a long way from a village in Kyrgyzstan with no running water to a table in the Memorial Union’s Rathskeller on the UW-Madison campus.But our story today connects them, through Erin Luhmann, a UW-Madison graduate student of journalism from Minnesota.
  • UW-Madison to offer free public online courses starting in fall Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Feb. 21, 2013 The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced Wednesday it’s joining the MOOC movement, piloting four courses to the masses via the web that anyone in the world with a computer can take for free.
  • UW-Madison economist Donald Nichols lived the Wisconsin Idea Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Feb. 21, 2013 Donald A. Nichols was a professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for more than 40 years, shaping economic policy as an adviser to Wisconsin governors and a president.
  • Here’s the scoop: Researchers at UW-Madison study ice cream Medill Reports Feb. 20, 2013 It’s a familiar story. You buy a scoop of ice cream, only to find it dripping down to a puddle after just a few licks. Few consider the science behind this phenomenon, but researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are getting beyond the cone to study how ice cream melts.
  • Walker to invest $181M in System Badger Herald Feb. 19, 2013 Gov. Scott Walker announced a $129 million investment in public education and an additional $181 million in funding for the University of Wisconsin System would be included in his upcoming budget announcement on Monday.
  • Eric Sandgren: Cat research, after all the drama Wisconsin State Journal Feb. 18, 2013 Eric Sandgren, director of the Research Animal Resource Center, writes about allegations by PETA in a guest column in the Wisconsin State Journal.
  • Paul Fanlund: David Ward on what confronts the next UW chancellor Capital Times Feb. 18, 2013 David McDonald, the Russian history professor who chairs the search committee to find the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s next chancellor, says he’s happy to be handing off the top five names to a committee of the UW Board of Regents this week.David Giroux, the top spokesman for the UW System, says the identities of those finalists might be publicly disclosed by midweek.
  • Distinguished economist, professor Don Nichols dies Madison.com Feb. 18, 2013 Donald Nichols, whose tenure leading the UW-Madison’s acclaimed graduate school of public policy helped shape economic development in the state, and who served as an economic adviser to two governors and a president, died Friday at age 72.
  • Violent Television Affects Children’s Behavior, Study Says New York Times Feb. 18, 2013 Quoted: Children watch a mix of “prosocial but also antisocial media,” said Marie-Louise Mares, an associate professor of communications at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. “Merely being exposed to prosocial media doesn’t mean that kids take it that way.”
  • New technology furthers carpal tunnel research at UW campus Badger Herald Feb. 13, 2013 Researchers at the University of Wisconsin are one step closer to finding a cure for carpal tunnel syndrome through the use of video technology to record and analyze workers’ upper body movements.
  • Parents not sleep deprived? We beg to differzzzz Today.com Feb. 13, 2013 A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has some eye-opening findings for tired parents: We’re not actually as sleep deprived as we think. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, looked at parents of kids ages 0 to 18 and evaluated how much sleep they were losing at different stages. It’s no big shock that the younger the kids were, the more sleep deprivation parents experienced.
  • Wisconsin scientists help search for alien life AP Feb. 13, 2013 MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are helping search for evidence of alien life not by looking into outer space, but by studying some rocks right here on Earth.
  • Early Alzheimer’s detection research at UW Badger Herald Feb. 13, 2013 Alzheimer’s disease researchers at the University of Wisconsin identified the first signs of brain function decline, bringing them closer to winning the battle against the disease.
  • Tom Still: Waisman Center's four decades of research changes lives Wisconsin State Journal Feb. 11, 2013 The telegram from President John F. Kennedy to University of Wisconsin President Fred Harrington was both eerie and visionary. Eerie because it was delivered Nov. 20, 1963 — just two days before Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas — and visionary because it seemed to anticipate the challenges confronting science in its quest to explore the human brain.
  • Retraining the brain: Army joins forces with celebrity, university for research The Frederick, Md. News-Post Feb. 11, 2013 The Army hopes a small plastic mouthpiece developed by the University of Wisconsin -- Madison might help treat injured soldiers, including those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.
  • Princeton Review ranks UW No. 7 best value in nation Badger Herald Feb. 6, 2013 Despite statewide talks of rising tuition and cuts to state funding, The Princeton Review has again named University of Wisconsin as one of the best values in higher education in the nation.
  • UW-Madison provides third-most volunteers for Peace Corps in 2012 Daily Cardinal Feb. 6, 2013 The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranked third on the Peace Corps’ annual list of top volunteer-producing, large U.S. universities for the second consecutive year.UW-Madison has 103 graduates currently working overseas in 47 countries around the globe, according to a university press release. University of Washington and the University of Florida top the list this year, each sending 107 volunteers to serve abroad.
  • UW-Madison study links lead exposure to lower test scores Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Feb. 4, 2013 Lead exposure may be linked to lower test scores among Wisconsin fourth graders, and exposure rates among African-American and Hispanic children are roughly double those of white children, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Seeing Darwin Through Christians’ Eyes New York Times Feb. 4, 2013 Quoted: Ronald L. Numbers, a science historian at the University of Wisconsin, said that many evangelical Protestants were once willing to accept the theory, as long as it was applied only to animals, not to humans.
  • Preserving Science News In An Online World NPR Feb. 4, 2013 How can journalists and bloggers avoid some of the pitfalls of communicating science in an online world? Should a website’s comments section be moderated, or removed altogether? How has social media changed the blogosphere? A panel of experts joins Ira Flatow to discuss. Dominique Brossard is lead author of the Science paper, which was titled "Science, New Media and the Public." She is a professor at the Department of Life Science Communication at the University of Madison - University of Wisconsin in Madison, and she joins us from Madison. Welcome to the program.
  • A Special Tribute to the Unsung Athletics Directors of College Sports Diverse Issues in Higher Education Jan. 30, 2013 In the second installment of a four-part series, the Diverse editors sought to recognize those current and former athletics directors across the country who have blazed the trails and opened doors for minorities in sports. Included: Sean Frazier. Promoted to deputy athletic director in 2011, Sean T. Frazier also served as senior associate athletic director for operations at the University of Wisconsin. Frazier came to Wisconsin in 2007 after serving as director of athletics at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass.
  • Spring Career Fair expects to draw unusually large crowds Badger Herald Jan. 30, 2013 Students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin are gearing up for the biannual career and internship fair next week. 
  • Debt and depression: New research shows debt and depression parallels Chicago Tribune Jan. 29, 2013 Lawrence Berger, a University of Wisconsin at Madison associate professor of social work, has found that when the dollar amount of a person’s debt increases by 10 percent, depressive symptoms — like not being able to shake the blues, feeling lonely, or having trouble eating or sleeping — increase by 14 percent.
  • Remaking the UW: David Krakauer calls for a new campus to lead a new world Isthmus Jan. 25, 2013 You know the standard model for a university administrator: polite, unflappable, professionally groomed, able to recite policy in long or short form, kind of boring, skilled at disguising true feelings and, of course, intent on keeping a lid on things.
  • UW-Madison seeks war veterans for PTSD research AP Jan. 24, 2013 Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are being invited to participate in a Wisconsin study designed to help soldiers adjust to life after combat.
  • Straus, Brottem: Looking Ahead in Mali New York Times Jan. 18, 2013 Chances are that French air power combined with superior numbers and equipment on the ground in Mali will prevail and force the jihadis to retreat in some fashion to the Sahel. That, however, will hardly be the end.
  • Spring flowers blooming much earlier, based on Leopold, Thoreau records Madison.com Jan. 18, 2013 How do scientists know spring flowers are blooming much earlier than they did years ago? By looking at meticulous records kept by American naturalists Henry David Thoreau and Wisconsin’s own Aldo Leopold.
  • New Brain Monitor Aims to Alert Doctors When Patients Wake During Surgery ABC News Jan. 18, 2013 Dr. Giulio Tononi, a neuroscientist and psychiatrist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, believes that the electrical signals – sight, sound and pain – spreading across the brain create consciousness. During surgery, anesthesia stops the signals from spreading, making a person completely unconscious.