UW-Madison in the Media

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

  • Vertical farm building to be named for late UW-Madison professor Kaufman Madison.com Jan. 15, 2013 Jerry Kaufman, a longtime UW-Madison urban planning professor and pioneer in the urban agriculture movement, will have a new five-story building in Milwaukee hosting a vertical farm named for him, it was announced today.
  • UW Graduate Tiffany Jones: Wisconsin Experienced The Capital City Hues Jan. 11, 2013 When Tiffany Jones, a UW PEOPLE Program scholar, entered UW-Madison aftergraduating from Madison Memorial High School, she had thoughts of pursuing a careerin writing or fashion design. But after the Wisconsin Experience which academicallychallenged her as well as exposed her to the broader world community, she turned hersights to science and medicine with purpose and resolve.
  • Advances in night vision from cow country Fox News Jan. 11, 2013 Breakthroughs in flexible semiconductors may lead to better and easier night vision for the military and law enforcement, thanks to the University of Wisconsin.
  • Madison and Dane County announce 28th annual MLK Holiday Observance activities The Madison Times Jan. 10, 2013 MADISON — The Madison/Dane County King Coalition is pleased to announce that the official City of Madison & Dane County observance of the 2013 King Holiday will feature Reverend Everett Mitchell of Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church as this year’s Master of Ceremonies along with a performance by The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community.
  • Why you shouldn't read the comments The New Statesman Jan. 10, 2013 A new study has worked out the effect online comments have on readers - and it’s surprisingly large.The study hails from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and concentrates on layman reports of science stories (appearing in regular newspapers and magazines). It found that content in the reports were very easily undermined by the comments below - even when it was a simply a matter of tone.
  • UW a great value in public education, survey says Madison.com Jan. 4, 2013 If Wisconsin students and parents are looking for one of the best values in the country in higher education, stay at home.
  • UW football program valued at $296.1 million Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jan. 8, 2013 An academic has put together a list of what each Football Bowl Subdivision program is worth, and the University of Wisconsin program is valued at $296.1 million.
  • Motorbike activism helps Kenyans Appleton Post-Crescent Jan. 3, 2013 MADISON, Wis. — For Araceli Alonso, something great began with a simple pen pal relationship.
  • Gerda Lerner, Historian, Dies at 92 New York Times Jan. 3, 2013 Gerda Lerner, a scholar and author who helped make the study of women and their lives a legitimate subject for historians and spearheaded the creation of the first graduate program in women’s history in the United States, died on Wednesday in Madison, Wis. She was 92.
  • Video: Stanford, Wisconsin Fans Pack Food for Disadvantaged San Marino, Calif. Patch.com Jan. 2, 2013 About 100 Stanford and Wisconsin fans met at Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles in Van Nuys to package food for Los Angeles-area needy.
  • South Pole Badgers re-create a Rose Bowl memory Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jan. 2, 2013 Apparently there are badgers at the South Pole. And they’re football fans.
  • Sales of UW gear set record, generate $1.8M in financial aid The Business Journal of Milwaukee Dec. 28, 2012 Sales of Bucky Badger gear set a new record in the 2011-2012 fiscal year, generating $3.75 million in royalties, half of which provides financial aid to University of Wisconsin-Madison students.
  • UW-led project called second biggest scientific breakthrough of 2012 The Capital Times Dec. 28, 2012 If it wasn’t for finding the God particle, work by UW-Madison researchers and others on why the universe has virtually no anti-matter would have been the biggest scientific breakthrough of the year, according to Science Magazine.
  • Physical abilities no match for UW-Madison researcher's dreams Wisconsin State Journal Dec. 26, 2012 In spring 2011, UW-Madison researcher Craig Schuff had a lot going for him — not the least of which was his work in the College of Engineering where he was on the verge of perfecting a much-anticipated device that can be used to detect explosives and even nuclear material in suspicious packages. Today, after an accident in Lake Monona, Schuff is paralyzed from the neck down.
  • Barry Alvarez, Ex-Wisconsin Coach, Climbs Back Into the Hot Seat New York Times Dec. 20, 2012 MADISON, Wis. — Two squares of sticky tape remained where Bret Bielema’s nameplate had been. Barry Alvarez moved back into the head football coach’s office overlooking Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin this month for convenience, but he has no plans to settle in. Alvarez took only one significant thing from his athletic director’s office with him: a glass candy jar filled with gumballs of assorted colors.
  • Everett Mitchell: Building community relationships The Madison Times Dec. 14, 2012 As community relations director at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Everett Mitchell builds strong bonds between the university and the many members of the Madison and Dane County communities.
  • Freedom of the press: Students and established artists thrive at Tandem Wisconsin State Journal Dec. 12, 2012 As Superstorm Sandy barreled toward the East Coast in late October, it became more urgent for Paula Panczenko, the executive director of Tandem Press, to get to New York. So she jumped on a plane before the start of the 2012 International Fine Print Dealers’ Association Print Fair, an important event in the art world — and the most significant sales venue of the year for the artwork that’s created by UW-Madison’s Tandem Press....Sales for Tandem at that show, Panczenko said, were “very good.” The tale illustrates Tandem’s entrepreneurial spirit and the broad reach that Tandem Press, founded 25 years ago, now has across the country. More than 300 university students and 63 early-career and well-established artists have worked at the fine art press, whose very name — Tandem — is about the collaboration between artists and master printers.
  • Video: Wisconsin's Brianna Decker with two dangles on way to goal CBSSports.com Dec. 11, 2012 Pulling off a great dangle that sends a defenseman to the ice like a first-time skater is one thing. Pulling off two in a row and finishing with a goal is a whole other matter.
  • Curiosities: If there was life on Mars, what was it like? Wisconsin State Journal Dec. 10, 2012 Q: NASA’s Curiosity rover was rumored to have found something exciting in Martian soil samples. If there really is — or was — life on Mars, what kind of life forms are we talking about? A: Despite fanciful early descriptions of elaborate "canals" crisscrossing the Martian surface, exhaustive imaging of the Red Planet has revealed no signs of any advanced civilization. Instead, any extraterrestrial life is most likely to be microbial, said UW–Madison geoscientist Clark Johnson.
  • Fan interest in Rose Bowl travel up after Alvarez announcement WKOW-TV 27 Dec. 7, 2012 While a third straight trip to the Rose Bowl might not bring out record numbers of fans, Barry Alvarez could bring a bigger crowd to Pasadena than expected.
  • Jimmy Anderson Won't Let Personal Tragedy Dictate His Life State Bar of Wisconsin Dec. 5, 2012 Dec. 5, 2012 – Two-and-a-half years ago, Jimmy Anderson went golfing with his best friend on a summer day in California. In the evening, he hopped in the car with his parents and his little brother, his only sibling, and the Anderson family drove off for dinner. Now, he recalls the tragedy that happened next.
  • The Kind of Energy Research I'd Like to See More Of The Atlantic Dec. 4, 2012 Energy needs a Nate Silver. Perhaps Gregory Nemet of the University of Wisconsin is that guy.
  • Chancellor Search and Screen Committee meets with local businesses Badger Herald Nov. 30, 2012 The University of Wisconsin’s Chancellor Search and Screen Committee met with members of the city’s business community Wednesday as the group reaches a transitional point in its process to find a replacement for Interim Chancellor David Ward.
  • Sports Illustrated poll shows ‘Jump Around’ to be best college football gameday tradition in nation Daily Cardinal Nov. 29, 2012 Sports Illustrated announced Tuesday that fans voted the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s “Jump Around” as the greatest in the nation, following a season-long campaign to find the best gameday tradition in college football. UW-Madison students and fans alike have celebrated the Badgers by “jumping around” before the fourth quarter of every home football game since a 1998 game against Purdue.
  • MLB commissioner lectures campus on ethics lessons MLB.com Nov. 28, 2012 As a grand kickoff to the University of Wisconsin’s Ethics Week festivities, the commissioner of Major League Baseball presented UW students with a lecture on ethics and integrity in the workplace.
  • Deborah Blum, Master of Reinvention Huffington Post Nov. 26, 2012 Deborah Blum, never shy about reinventing herself, entered college to become a scientist before switching majors and colleges to pursue a journalism degree, later quit her journalism job to study science writing, came back to newspaper reporting as a science writer, then left journalism again to devote herself full-time to book writing and teaching journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • John Berg: Leckrone deserves thanks from UW community Wisconsin State Journal Nov. 26, 2012 As Badger fans during the Thanksgiving season, let’s ask UW-Madison to give thanks for having Mike Leckrone for nearly 44 years as UW band director.
  • Family donates skin cells for eye disease research Daily Herald Nov. 23, 2012 Tim Reese and his sister, Theresa Selzer of Woodstock, recently donated skin cells in a University of Wisconsin laboratory. The cells were turned into stem cells and then used to create retina tissue. It is the first time research like this has been done to create a model of the eye disease.
  • New census calculation finds higher rate of poverty in U.S. AP Nov. 15, 2012 "We’re seeing a very slow recovery, with increases in poverty among workers due to more new jobs which are low-wage," said Timothy Smeeding, a University of Wisconsin-Madison economist who specializes in poverty. "As a whole, the safety net is holding many people up, while California is struggling more because it’s relatively harder there to qualify for food stamps and other benefits."
  • WIAA, UW extend football and boys basketball tournament agreements through 2020 Madison.com Nov. 16, 2012 The WIAA and University of Wisconsin have agreed to hold the state tournaments for football, boys basketball and three other sports in Madison through the spring of 2020, the organizations announced in a media conference Friday morning at Camp Randall Stadium.