UW-Madison in the Media

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

  • Editorial: Boosting Entrepreneurism WISC-TV 3 Nov. 26, 2013 Cities seeking to be hubs of innovation – in other words cities where smart, creative people want to be in the 21st century – require collaborative partnerships. And if those partnerships include a major research institution and a world renowned patenting, licensing and investing organization all the better.
  • UW-Madison senior Drew Birrenkott 'elated' to win 2014 Rhodes Scholarship Daily Cardinal Nov. 25, 2013 University of Wisconsin-Madison senior Drew Birrenkott is the recipient of the 2014 Rhodes Scholarship and will be invited to spend two or three years of study, all-expenses paid, at Oxford University in England.
  • UW-Madison DNA center may help solve mystery of WWII soldier Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Nov. 25, 2013 The DNA Sequencing Facility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Biotechnology Center expects to play a key role in the final analysis of remains buried with those of German soldiers to determine whether they may belong to U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon.
  • An Icy Observatory Detects Neutrinos From Far, Far Away New York Times Nov. 22, 2013 At the bottom of the world, an observatory embedded in ice and designed to catch bountiful but elusive subatomic particles could give astronomers a brand-new look at the universe.
  • Toxic blue-green algae caused by lack of nitrogen, UW researchers say Madison.com Nov. 21, 2013 Why does some blue-green algae found in lakes and streams turn toxic? It’s because of a lack of nitrogen, according to a study by researchers at the UW-Madison Sea Grant Institute.
  • Living in: Great university towns BBC News Nov. 20, 2013 Madison, WisconsinWith its downtown on a narrow isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, and the college campus of University of Wisconsin-Madison spread along the lakeshore, Madison is perhaps one of the loveliest college towns in the US Midwest.
  • Underwood: Celebrate great public schools, and make them available to all Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Nov. 19, 2013 If you are paying attention to legislative debates or media reports, you may get the impression that our schools are failing and that many people have turned their backs on this uniquely American public institution.
  • Thankful for affordable turkey Wisconsin Radio Network Nov. 18, 2013 The centerpiece of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner should be “affordable.” Turkey prices are expecting to be stable, according to University of Wisconsin poultry expert Ron Kean. He says we should be paying about what we paid last year.
  • UW-Madison Ranked 6th In Nation For Students Abroad Wisconsin Public Radio News Nov. 14, 2013 A new report ranks UW-Madison as sixth among U.S. universities and colleges in the number of students studying abroad for academic credit.
  • MGE Innovation Center: 12 Business Incubators Changing The World Forbes Nov. 14, 2013 Madison, Wis.Started in 1984, this park hosts more than 126 companies that employ 3,500 people. Graduates include Madison’s Exact Sciences, which is developing a non-invasive DNA test for detecting colon cancer. Exact Sciences trades on the Nasdaq and boasts a recent $160 million market cap.
  • UW-Madison launches $3.2 million program to encourage entrepreneurship Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Nov. 13, 2013 Seeking to push more of the results of its vast research efforts into the marketplace, the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Tuesday announced a $3.2 million program to encourage both dorm-room and faculty-driven entrepreneurship.
  • Wisconsin professor, Sesame Workshop helping kids Big Ten Network Nov. 13, 2013 Helping children process their parent’s incarceration is an issue University of Wisconsin Professor Julie Poehlmann has been grappling with for more than 15 years. And for the last few years, she has been developing a unique way of communicating with children about some tough life questions.
  • UW experiments with flipped classroom structure Badger Herald Nov. 13, 2013 The University of Wisconsin has experimented with new learning methods recently by “flipping” classrooms, changing the traditional structure of large lectures.
  • Close call in the ER: How one desperate young doctor became a surgical visionary Slate.com Nov. 8, 2013 Noted: More than a decade after Pugh’s emergency-room heroics at Howard University, I’m in her lab at the University of Wisconsin hospital finishing up a hernia operation. Just about done—all I need to do is put in the last few stitches. The miniature camera attached to the end of the two long needles I’m clumsily manipulating doesn’t lie: I’m a lousy surgeon. Fortunately, the patient isn’t alive. In fact, he never lived—he’s actually a cloth box with different layers of mesh—which look like the internal organs of a human—and laparoscopic tools, all of which sit on a base consisting of two Frisbees.
  • Soda or Pop? Dictionary of American Regional English Getting an Update Time NewsFeed Nov. 7, 2013 In 1965, bands of surveyors drove their Dodge vans every which way out of Madison, Wisc., starting a project that would take nearly a half century to complete. Their work—going door to door and asking what people called that strip of grass between the street and the sidewalk or those delicious round things you put syrup on and eat for breakfast—became the Dictionary of American Regional English, a six-volume catalog of the things that are only said in Maine or Appalachia or Southern Texas.
  • Crowdsourcing Campus Health with Mobile Apps and Data EdTech Magazine Nov. 7, 2013 Tracking the seasonal flu is an onerous task. To accomplish it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compiles and analyzes reams of data, including virological surveillance from about 145 laboratories, information on outpatient visits from more than 2,900 healthcare providers, and mortality data from 122 cities.
  • Charlie Trotter Dies at 54 - Chef Made Chicago a Must New York Times Nov. 7, 2013 Charlie Trotter, a chef whose flagship restaurant, Charlie Trotter’s, helped establish Chicago as a serious dining city, died on Tuesday. He was 54.
  • UW-Madison offers first lactose-free ice creams AP Nov. 4, 2013 MADISON — The dairy program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has unveiled its first two lactose-free ice cream flavors, catering to customers who may have a hard time digesting milk sugar.
  • Still: Program aims to better link UW System, state economy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Nov. 4, 2013 It’s a common question, often voiced inside the Capitol and within Wisconsin’s business community: How can the University of Wisconsin System better align itself with the state’s economic future?
  • Rebecca Blank comes "back home" to UW-Madison Isthmus Nov. 1, 2013 Spend a few moments chatting with Rebecca Blank, UW-Madison’s new chancellor, and you may wind up as dizzy and out of breath as you would be if you followed her around for a day. She talks fast and thinks faster, delivering rapid-fire, perfectly articulated responses while maintaining a cheerful demeanor and welcoming smile.
  • 'Sleep Dealer' Filmmaker Alex Rivera Joins Eco-Minded Film Festival The Hollywood Reporter Nov. 1, 2013 Alex Rivera swept up awards at Sundance in 2008 with his socially-conscious sci-fi film, Sleep Dealer, a dystopian look at the future of Mexican/United States border control. Since then, the filmmaker has taken his time assembling a follow-up. This week, Rivera earns the title of programmer and artist-in-residence for Tales from Planet Earth, a science- and environment-themed festival beginning Nov. 1 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In its seventh year, Tales from the Earth culls films from across the globe, ranging from factual documentary to speculative future fiction.
  • Online map shows economic development projects Janesville Gazette Oct. 31, 2013 Investments made by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. in Rock County have resulted in 278 new jobs and the retention of nearly 1,200 others in the last two years. That’s according to a new, interactive map online developed in partnership with the UW-Whitewater and UW-Madison.
  • New UW website charts migration in US for past 60 years Madison.com Oct. 31, 2013 The migration of people to and from a community tells a lot about the character of the place, and can be used to plan for future development.
  • Camp Randall crush remembered as frightening call for stadium changes Wisconsin State Journal Oct. 30, 2013 Twenty years ago Wednesday, a UW-Madison freshman and sophomore, sisters from New Jersey and second-generation Badgers, got ready to storm the field with thousands of others to celebrate an epic University of Wisconsin football victory over Michigan.
  • Unmasked: UW researchers reveal what mystery cold virus looks like Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Oct. 29, 2013 Turns out the reason why there’s no cure yet for the common cold is that no one knows exactly what the cold virus looks like.
  • The Best Way to Help Your Sense of Smell Men's Health Oct. 28, 2013 Squats can safeguard your sniffer: Regular exercise protects your sense of smell as you age, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • UW course highlights vampire lore Badger Herald Oct. 25, 2013 With the University of Wisconsin’s spring catalog now live, students who want to bite off something different will be able to take a course that explores vampire legends.
  • Senior class officers look toward attracting high profile commencement speaker Badger Herald Oct. 24, 2013 It’s back: Badgers graduating in spring 2014 will be walking across the stage in a single ceremony at Camp Randall.
  • Doug Moe: A passion for patents Wisconsin State Journal Oct. 24, 2013 Howard Bremer never knew what was coming when he answered his phone across half a century at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
  • Herpes virus genome traces the ancient path of human migration NBC News.com Oct. 22, 2013 To confirm the theory that humans spread out from Africa tens of thousands of years ago, all you have to do is follow the cold sores. Or, to be more precise, follow the mutation patterns encoded in the genome of the virus that causes those cold sores.