UW-Madison in the Media

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

  • UW pharmacy dean says school poised to help business WisBusiness.com April 12, 2013 The UW-Madison School of Pharmacy has experts at every level of drug development – from the lab bench to clinical testing to use in the real world. And those experts are available to help companies large and small, the school’s dean told a state bioscience industry meeting of the trade group BioForward on Wednesday.
  • Map of the internet could make it stronger New Scientist April 12, 2013 Noted: Previous attempts to map the internet have been from within, using "sniffer" software to report the IP addresses of devices visited along a particular route, which, in theory, can then be translated into geographical locations. But this approach doesn’t work, says Paul Barford at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "After 15 years nobody can show you a map of the internet," he says.
  • New Candidate for Our Most Immediate Ancestor National Geographic April 12, 2013 Quoted: Paleoanthropologist John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin-Madison points out that the dental details are the best evidence for a possible connection between the Malapa hominins and early Homo. "The new papers really spell out the shared features in the mandibles and teeth in a way that supports their position with A. africanus as a sister taxon to Homo."
  • Wisconsin coach Ryan receives Coaches vs. Cancer Award WLUK-TV, Green Bay April 9, 2013 ATLANTA - Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan has received the 2013 Coaches vs. Cancer Champion Award.
  • UW researcher prepares to study new Chinese bird flu strain Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 9, 2013 A University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist is awaiting access to an avian influenza virus that has killed at least seven people in central-eastern China over the past week so his research team can unlock the virus’ secrets by infecting mice and ferrets with it.
  • U.S. renews funding for biofuels research centers The Detroit News April 5, 2013 Washington — The U.S. Energy Department said Thursday it wants to extend funding for three bioenergy research centers for another five years as part of a $125 million proposal.
  • UW's DesignLab helps students thrive in a digital world WISC-TV 3 April 4, 2013 In 1969, an early incarnation of what’s now the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison opened.
  • How Meditation Might Boost Your Test Scores New York Times April 4, 2013 Quoted: Richard J. Davidson, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who has studied brain function in long-term and novice mindful meditators, offered this analogy: “You can improve the signal-to-noise ratio by reducing the noise. Decreasing mind-wandering is doing just that.”
  • The Effects of Stress on Work Performance and How to Relieve Stress Men's Fitness April 4, 2013 Ever place your keys in your pocket, only to start looking for them a half-second later? According to a study performed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it’s not because you’re going crazy—it’s because you’re stressed.
  • See imagery of the Earth from the first weather satellite, taken 53 years ago The Verge April 4, 2013 The first weather satellite to successfully report global weather data from space was launched 53 years ago this week. An institute within the University of Wisconsin’s has surfaced two of the first images sent back, though there’s some debate as to which of the two came first. The pictures show the earth in grainy black-and-white, but it’s easy to make out the cloud covering that NASA and NOAA used as proof that such satellites could be useful in making meteorological predictions.
  • Review of 'Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style & the 1960s' Inside Higher Ed April 3, 2013 Noted: Caroline Levine’s essay “The Shock of the Banal: Mad Men’s Progressive Realism” provides an especially apt description of how the show works to create a distinct relationship between past and present that’s neither simply nostalgic nor a celebration of how far we’ve come. The dynamic of "Mad Men" is, in her terms, “the play of familiarity in strangeness” that comes from seeing “our everyday assumptions just far enough removed from us to feel distant.” (Levine is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.)
  • Badgers relish sessions with Donovan Wisconsin Soccer Central March 31, 2013 For most college soccer teams, the spring season is full of hard work and low-key exhibitions intended to prepare for the fall season – hardly the stuff of memories.
  • UW-Madison campus projects clear first hurdle The Country Today March 30, 2013 MADISON — A $32-million addition to Babcock Hall and a $42.8-million Meat Science and Muscle Biology Laboratory were among the UW-Madison projects given preliminary approval by the State Building Commission March 20 at a meeting in Madison.
  • Bob Teague WNBC Reporter Who Helped Integrate TV News, Dead at 84 New York Times March 29, 2013 Bob Teague, who joined WNBC-TV in New York in 1963 as one of the city’s first black television journalists and went on to work as a reporter, anchorman and producer for more than three decades, died on Thursday in New Brunswick, N.J. He was 84.
  • Students put their social media skills to work benefiting UW journalism school Isthmus March 27, 2013 Most students see spring break as a chance to get away from doing work, maybe apply some sunscreen or at least try to find somewhere to have fun that requires sunscreen. UW-Madison students Alex Kowalsky and Josh Lieberthal, founders of AJ&Beyond, however, are not most students.Instead of hightailing it out of Madison this week, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication seniors are offering up their digital and social media expertise for the week, and they are doing it to help their school.
  • Economist Rebecca Blank a good fit for UW-Madison Wisconsin State Journal March 25, 2013 A little more than a year ago, Rebecca Blank visited the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the UW-Madison campus to listen to faculty members, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Her topic: What’s working and what’s not when it comes to the role of the university and the economy?
  • University of Wisconsin professor questions efforts to reverse extinction Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 25, 2013 As the buzz grows louder over the science of bringing extinct species back to life, a conservation biologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is sounding a note of caution.
  • UW system head likes governor’s budget Wisconsin Radio Network March 22, 2013 University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly testifies before the legislature’s budget committee in favor of the governor’s budget proposal. “If the governor’s proposed budget passes as is, we could see the lowest tuition increases in the UW in a decade, which would clearly be welcome news to our 180,000+ students and their families.”
  • Text mining uncovers British reserve and U.S. emotion Nature.com March 22, 2013 Quoted: “The correlation with mood terms is not altogether surprising, as these longer constructions provide increased opportunity for expressing sentiments,” explains biologist David Krakauer of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, who with his colleagues has mined Google Books for changes in literary style.
  • How Healthy Is Your County? ABC News March 20, 2013 Crossing county lines in your state can mean a world of difference for your health, a new report reveals. The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Program, a study and website created by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found major differences between state counties close to one another and even some that share borders.
  • Tired of winter? Here's a hint of spring. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 21, 2013 We’re unearthing a piece from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and the archives of Aldo Leopold to try to inject a little spring in cold, mid-March.
  • UW-Madison chooses Rebecca Blank as new chancellor Wisconsin State Journal March 18, 2013 UW-Madison on Monday announced it has chosen Rebecca Blank as its new chancellor, turning to a familiar face who also was part of the final field of four in 2008 when Biddy Martin got the job.
  • Rebecca Blank plans to leave Commerce Dept. for University of Wisconsin Politico March 18, 2013 Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank has been offered the job of chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the university system announced Monday afternoon.
  • Commerce chief Blank to lead U. Wisconsin The Washington Post March 18, 2013 The acting Commerce secretary, Rebecca Blank, will leave her post in July to become chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Study: For heart, quitting cigarettes outweighs risk of added pounds Wausau Daily Herald March 18, 2013 Quoted: “This gives reassurance to smokers that the benefits of quitting still far outweigh any small health risks that may come with weight gain,” said Dr. Michael Fiore, founder of the Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
  • UW study is key step toward treating disease with stem cells Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 18, 2013 In a powerful demonstration of reprogrammings potential to treat human disease and injury, scientists at University of Wisconsin-Madison turned a rhesus monkeys skin cells into early brain cells, then implanted them successfully in the monkeys brain.
  • Scientists Implant Monkeys' Cells Back Into Their Own Brains Popular Science March 15, 2013 Scientists have taken cells from rhesus monkeys’ skin, turned them into neural cells, then implanted them successfully into the monkeys’ brains. After six months, the transplanted cells showed no scarring and looked healthy and normal—except that they glowed green, a characteristic the scientists added to the cells so they could find the cells later.
  • Badger Invitational, dairy barn dedication draws crowd Wisconsin State Farmer March 15, 2013 "This is the biggest crowd ever," was the common greeting among attendees at the 16th Bi-annual Badger Invitational Dairy Sale held at the historic Stock Pavilion on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Ag campus last Saturday, March 9.
  • Becoming Bucky Badger Herald March 13, 2013 Fans go wild when he steps onto the football field. Nearly 80,000 people watch him as he rallies the crowd and represents the University of Wisconsin with pride. The adoration for Bucky, or Buckingham U. Badger, is felt in the stadium throughout the entire game.
  • Deb Archer: Madison proud to be `Championship Capital' Wisconsin State Journal March 13, 2013 We would like to express our sincere appreciation for sports fans and businesses in the greater Madison area that helped us roll out the red carpet for the visiting student athletes, families and fans in Madison recently for WIAA wrestling, hockey and boys basketball tournaments.