UW-Madison in the Media

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

  • UW Madison students invent high-tech bandage NBC-15 April 25, 2014 When you put 4 engineers in a room, theyre certain to get to work. Sarah Sandock, Mehdi Shokoueinejad, Yei Hwan Jung and Akshay Kumar are all engineering students at UW Madison... and all part of a successful team.
  • Marriage can cause depression, study finds The Telegraph (UK) April 28, 2014 After years of advice from experts telling us that marriage helps keep us happy, healthy and longer-lived, a study has found that it can also lead to depression.
  • Q&A: What Is Feminist Biology? Popular Science April 23, 2014 <span style="font-weight: normal; color: #000000;">The University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking for a particular kind of biologist: a feminist one. The university has set up a fellowship, administered by its women's studies department, for life sciences research. And interview with UW psychologist Janet Hyde.</span>
  • Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds' NPR News April 17, 2014 A group of scientists and food activists is launching a Thursday to change the rules that govern seeds. They’re releasing 29 new varieties of crops under a new "open source pledge" that’s intended to safeguard the ability of farmers, gardeners and plant breeders to share those seeds freely.
  • Your Brain Has No Idea Where It’s Going TIME.com April 15, 2014 The direction you’re moving can play tricks with your mind. That can mean trouble not only for travel but for human relations too
  • To Save Neighborhoods, Get Creative With the Law New York Times April 14, 2014 Lisa T. Alexander is a professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is the author of "Hip Hop and Housing: Revisiting Culture, Urban Space, Power and Law" and the forthcoming "Occupy the Right to Housing."
  • Are Touchscreens Melting Your Kid’s Brain? Wired April 15, 2014 Quoted: An app that teaches your kid his ABCs isn’t the same as a television cartoon, but the AAP is probably right to be conservative with its advice. “Researchers know almost nothing about the impact of touchscreen technology on young children,” says Heather Kirkorian, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is trying to find some answers. “Our society is running a large-scale experiment with real children in the real world, and we won’t know the impact, if any, for many years to come.”
  • Cities with Trees Have Happier Residents Outside Magazine April 15, 2014 If you’ve been looking for a natural pick-me-up, get like Thoreau and move to the woods. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that people who live in communities with more green space reported feeling lower levels of depression and anxiety.
  • Tim Metcalfe: Winning the Wisconsin way Madison.com April 11, 2014 I was one of the lucky fans who went to Dallas to see our Wisconsin Badgers take on the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Final Four.
  • D2P’s Biondi On Getting UW-Madison More for its ($1.2B) R&D Money Xconomy.com April 11, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the top-spending schools when it comes to research, but university administrators think its faculty and students could use a boost to turn their ideas into thriving companies.
  • UW-Madison student project honors soldiers killed in WWII Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 7, 2014 A University of Wisconsin professor and her students have researched the lives of American soldiers for volunteers in France who are tending to the soldiers’ graves.
  • Tim Eisele: UW professor celebrates passenger pigeon, laments its extinction Madison.com April 7, 2014 Stan Temple, emeritus professor of wildlife at the University of Wisconsin and fellow of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, is helping people remember the extinction of passenger pigeons during this anniversary year.
  • Wisconsin vs. Kentucky is most-watched college basketball telecast in cable TV history Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 7, 2014 The Wisconsin vs. Kentucky telecast Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament was the most-watched college basketball telecast in cable television history.
  • Fans use social media to connect for Final Four WISC-TV 3 April 3, 2014 Michelle Li meets the people behind the UW social media accounts that connect fans of the Badgers.
  • Wisconsin Badgers fans dig deep for dream trips to Final Four Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 3, 2014 Mindful that it's been awhile since Wisconsin won the national championship — the same year Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese — and 14 years since UW last played in the Final Four, quite a few Badger alums and fans are shelling out big bucks to see the game.
  • For Wisconsin, Student-Athlete Is Not an Oxymoron in N.C.A.A. Tournament New York Times March 31, 2014 ANAHEIM, Calif. — On the eve of their West Regional final Saturday against Arizona, the Wisconsin players were ensconced in a hotel down the street from Disneyland, in a meeting room with two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • UW logistics plan could save millions for US military Madison.com March 28, 2014 The U.S. military could save millions of dollars in transport and logistics costs when equipment returns from Afghanistan, based on a plan developed by a center headquartered at UW-Madison.
  • Fighting addiction? There’s an app for that WISC-TV 3 March 28, 2014 The concept came decades ago. David Gustafson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison published his first paper in 1973 after asking people with suicidal thoughts to sit down at computers and speak their minds.
  • Walker appoints UW-Madison non-traditional student as Board of Regents representative Daily Cardinal March 27, 2014 Gov. Scott Walker announced the appointment of Nicolas Harsy as a non-traditional student representative on the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents in a March 26 release.
  • LaBelle takes over at UW-Madison's Office of Corporate Relations WisBusiness.com March 25, 2014 Susan LaBelle wasn’t seeking a job when she heard about the opening for a new head of the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations. But the more she thought about it, the more the post intrigued her.
  • The robot tricks to bridge the uncanny valley New Scientist March 20, 2014 IF A robot bleeped and squeaked with personality like R2D2 from Star Wars, would you like it better? What if it glanced into the distance when you asked it a question, as though pondering its response?
  • Driver distraction a ‘leading cause’ of accidents The Irish Times March 20, 2014 Noted: Professor John D Lee, of the University of Wisconsin, made his comments ahead of an Road Safety Authority (RSA) conference on driver distraction taking place in Dublin today.
  • Bo knows coaches Philly.com March 20, 2014 The forgotten team in the Villanova-St. Joe’s-UConn pod is Milwaukee. Such oversights are common for 15-seeds with a schedule strength resembling the weight of an NBA power forward (230).
  • 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.