UW-Madison in the Media

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

  • University of Wisconsin graduate schools top U.S. News rankings Badger Herald March 13, 2014 U.S. News and World Report’s has ranked University of Wisconsin graduate programs among the highest in the country again in its 2015 edition of the “Best Graduate Schools.”
  • Why This Congressman Is Fighting To Bring Mindfulness To Veterans Huffington Post March 13, 2014 Noted: Leanna says he was reluctant to seek help, or even admit that anything was wrong. But after he took part in a paid study of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he began practicing meditation. The experience completely changed his life, he says, and brought him the peace of mind that had eluded him since he went into combat years before. Now, Leanna teaches mindfulness and deep breathing to other veterans as part of Project Welcome Home Troops.
  • Veteran entrepreneur to direct Discovery to Product initiative at UW-Madison Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 12, 2014 The former chief executive of several early-stage technology companies has been named to head the Discovery to Product project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Paul Fanlund: Crisis in Crimea is far from black and white, says UW expert Madison.com March 7, 2014 David McDonald is an esteemed Russian history scholar on sabbatical from his job at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Research on bendable glass could lead to flexible mobile phones Computerworld March 7, 2014 Scientists working on the bendable glass project at Los Alamos are teaming up with researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain, and Tohoku University in Japan.
  • After decades answering questions, Wisconsins insect guru retires Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 4, 2014 Even though the creature crawling on Phil Pellitteris telephone cord in his cluttered office on the University of Wisconsin campus was as tiny as an ant, it didnt escape the entomologists notice.
  • UW Health hopes to prevent rise in ACL injuries WISC-TV 3 March 3, 2014 Knee injuries in professional sports are common. Big names in all of the major four sports have their share of horror stories about torn ligaments and blown knees. 
  • 4.4 billion-year-old crystal is oldest piece of Earth CNN Feb. 26, 2014 (CNN) -- From a sheep ranch in Western Australia comes the oldest slice of Earth we know.
  • Rockwell, UW-Madison contribute to manufacturing hub in Chicago Milwaukee Business Journal Feb. 26, 2014 Rockwell Automation Inc. and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are among 73 companies, nonprofits and universities that are investing in building a Midwest Digital Lab for Manufacturing at the University of Illinois.
  • This is the oldest fragment of Earth ever found Gizmodo Feb. 24, 2014 You’re looking at the oldest fragment of Earth ever found: a zircon 4,
  • UW-Madison engineering professor developing cellphone charger without electrical cord Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Feb. 21, 2014 A multi-university team of engineers has developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on the go, without an electrical cord, the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced Thursday.
  • 3-D color printing technology wins UW innovation contest Madison.com Feb. 18, 2014 A unique way of adding color to 3-D created products was the winning entry in the 20th annual Innovation Days competition at UW-Madison.
  • Can jealousy be good for a relationship? CNN.com Feb. 18, 2014 Quoted: Lauren Papp, Ph.D., a University of Wisconsin human development and family studies professor who has extensively researched intimate relationships, agrees. "[Chronic jealousy] is not a positive sign for the relationship. It might be tempting to think that someone is more interested in you, or cares for you more, because they express more jealousy or possessive behavior. But jealousy really is a negative sign of insecurity in the relationship."
  • Sochi Olympics: As has become tradition, UW's presence is felt on Team USA's men's hockey team Madison.com Feb. 13, 2014 It’s a brotherhood nearly 40 years in the making and Joe Pavelski is thrilled to be a part of its exclusive ranks. Since 1976, every U.S. men’s hockey team to take part in the Olympics has included at least one player from the University of Wisconsin. That streak of 11 consecutive Winter Games will come to life Thursday when Team USA — which has six former UW players serving in some capacity — will open the tournament against Slovakia (6:30 a.m., NBC Sports Network) in Sochi, Russia.
  • Badgers in Sochi The Badger Herald Feb. 10, 2014 The University of Wisconsin has a long tradition of sending current and former athletes to compete in the Olympics and this year’s games in Sochi will be no different.
  • The Lost Boys and Girls of Children’s Literature Wall Street Journal Feb. 6, 2014 Books can open up new worlds, and introduce readers to fresh voices. But a new survey conducted by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, a study and research library of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, suggests that when it comes to kids books written right here in the states, the publishing industry doesn’t always give diverse authors and themes much of a chance.
  • UW Study Finds No Measurable Benefits In Single-Gender Classrooms Wisconsin Public Radio Feb. 5, 2014 A University of Wisconsin-Madison study challenges the benefits of all-boys or all-girls education in public schools.
  • What's to blame for expected spike in world cancer rate? WKOW-TV 27 Feb. 5, 2014 Quoted: Dr. Sam Lubner, an assistant professor of medicine at the UW-Madison’s Carbone Cancer Center, said there are several reasons for the projected spike.
  • Wisconsin a best value university again Madison.com Feb. 3, 2014 UW-Madison has been named one of the best values in higher education for the second time in three months.
  • UW students clean homeless shelters after record-breaking year WKOW-TV 27 Feb. 3, 2014 The harsh winter has certainly been tough on Madison homeless shelters. Organizers with Porchlight say they’ve seen record numbers at many of their locations.
  • UW-Madison chancellor Blank wants to help manufacturers innovate Milwaukee Business Journal Jan. 31, 2014 There’s a reason why President Barack Obama called out Rebecca Blank, chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, when he spoke at GE’s gas engines plant in Waukesha on Jan. 30.
  • Chancellor Seeks To Maintain Schools Status As Leading Research University Kenosha News Jan. 30, 2014 Attracting and keeping top-tier researchers and scientists is a key goal for Rebecca Blank, chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • New student athletic academic center opens at UW WISC-TV 3 Jan. 29, 2014 A new student athletic academic center opens as the final piece of an $86-million project that has kept Camp Randall under construction for over two years.
  • Super Bowl 2014 a Wisconsin Badger Bowl with Russell Wilson, Montee Ball CNN.com Jan. 28, 2014 NEW YORK CITY -- Nowhere is the fervor for Super Bowl XLVIII whipped any higher, of course, than in the football-mad states of Colorado and Washington, where the Broncos have gone 15 years since taking part in their most recent Super Bowl parade and the Seahawks have never had reason to plan one in the franchise’s 38-season history.
  • The Sloth’s Busy Inner Life New York Times Jan. 28, 2014 Spare a minute from your frenetically busy day to consider the quite different life of the three-toed sloth.
  • Economist expects uptick in recovery BizTimes.com Milwaukee Jan. 24, 2014 In his annual BizTimes Economic Trends forecast for 2014, economist Michael Knetter expects the U.S. economy’s “long and slow” recovery to continue, but he anticipates that the pace of that recovery will pick up this year.
  • From The Midwest To Davos, Richard Davidson Is Starting Conversations On Mindfulness, Happiness, And The Power Of Giving Huffington Post Jan. 24, 2014 Are we in the throes of a "zeitgeist" moment, when world leaders and CEOs embrace the role that mindfulness plays in cultivating health, compassion and happiness?Richard J. Davidson, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, believes we are, and traveled to Davos for the 2014 World Economic Forum to help spread his belief that health and happiness are not abstract goals, but skills that can be cultivated with just a few hours of practice.
  • Burden: How political scientists informed the president about election reform The Washington Post Jan. 24, 2014 This week, the White House received a report from the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. It offers recommendations on a range of election practices, including how to shorten waiting times, accommodate voters with limited English proficiency, and staff polling places. These conclusions, which may well spark federal and state legislation, would not be possible without research support from political scientists. How did that happen?
  • UW economist Timothy Smeeding reflects on 50-year war on poverty Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jan. 21, 2014 Timothy M. Smeeding follows the numbers. He’s an economist and an expert on America’s long battle with poverty.
  • UW-Madison chancellor takes part in White House summit on higher ed Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jan. 17, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank proposed initiatives Thursday to help expand access for low-income students to the state’s flagship university during a White House summit Thursday.