UW-Madison in the Media

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

  • Donating a Kidney to a Complete Stranger in Order to Save a Loved One Nightline April 16, 2015 At 77, Mitzi Neyens had become an expert in waiting. For most of her 53-year marriage to her husband Bill, her kidney disease was manageable, until suddenly, it wasn’t
  • A look into outer space: UW professor one of original developers of Hubble Telescope Badger Herald April 15, 2015 A University of Wisconsin professor of astronomy was one of the original developers of the Hubble Space Telescope, which changed the way people think about astronomy. Prior to his talk at the Space Place in Madison Tuesday, John Gallagher spoke to The Badger Herald about his involvement in the Hubble Space Telescope project.
  • Stanley Kutler, who won release of Nixon's secret tapes, dies at 80 Los Angeles Times April 9, 2015 Watergate historian Stanley Kutler, who successfully fought for the release of President Richard Nixon’s secret tapes, died Tuesday in Wisconsin. He was 80.
  • UW researches health impact of e-cigarettes Channel3000.com April 9, 2015 The University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention is launching a five-year, $3.7 million study looking into the health effects of electronic cigarettes. “Cigarettes have been studied intensively in the U.S. since the 1950s. E-cigarettes have just come on the market really in less than a decade ago,” said Dr. Doug Jorenby, UW-CTRI Director of Clinical Services.
  • Andy Baggot: Badgers proved they're champions on and off the court Madison.com April 7, 2015 Columnist praises Badger team because they "enthusiastically embraced a prominent, stressful project and insisted that we all tag along ... confidently told us about their intent to do something big and bold ... doggedly showed us the necessities for handling adversity ... passionately demonstrated the value of respect and friendship ... (and) joyfully maximized every step of the journey."
  • For Badger fans, disappointment reigns Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 7, 2015 Badgers fans had staked out seats in taverns, the Memorial Union and other spots with the expectation of seeing Wisconsin beat Duke on Monday night in the NCAA men's basketball championship game in Indianapolis.
  • Swarms of Wisconsin fans paint the town red in Indianapolis Madison.com April 7, 2015 Downtown Indianapolis was a sea of red as Badgers fans swarmed to town determined not to miss out on a chance to witness history as the University of Wisconsin basketball team played in the national championship game for the first time since 1941.
  • Wisconsin's path to the NCAA championship game couldn't be tougher USA Today April 6, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — When the NCAA tournament bracket was unveiled on Selection Sunday minutes after they’d outlasted Michigan State in overtime to win the Big Ten tournament, the players for the University of Wisconsin were thrilled – then a little concerned.
  • Timely Resurrection of an Iron Man Bolsters Wisconsin’s Rise New York Times April 6, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — Shortly after midnight, Traevon Jackson sat in a Wisconsin locker room that was neither euphoric nor delirious but rather filled with a calm. Less than an hour earlier, the Badgers had ended Kentucky’s 38-game winning streak and avenged a heartbreaking loss to the Wildcats in a national semifinal last year.
  • Final Four schools hype academics with #Final4Research Capital Times April 6, 2015 The Final Four schools represented in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament are powerhouses not only on the court, but also in the research lab.
  • Badger fans erupt as UW heads to NCAA final Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 4, 2015 Madison— On Saturday night, the roars echoed from Union South to State St.
  • Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin deny UK perfection, advance to title game ESPN.com April 4, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS -- Nobody ever said they were perfect. Now, the Kentucky Wildcats aren’t undefeated, either.
  • Wisconsin ends Kentucky's perfect season with Final Four stunner Sports Illustrated April 4, 2015 Wisconsin avenged last year’s heartbreaking Final Four loss to Kentucky and ended the Wildcats’ perfect season with a 71-64 victory in the national semifinals in Indianapolis on Saturday night.
  • Kentucky fan gets life-saving stem cell donation from Wisconsin WKOW-TV 27 April 3, 2015 Die-hard Kentucky basketball fan Scott Logdon may think twice before rooting against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night.  Nearly two years ago, Logdon received a life-saving stem cell donation to combat his acute myeloid leukemia.  22-year-old University of Wisconsin student, Chris Wirz, donated those cells.
  • Sam Dekker will have another chance to become a hero for Wisconsin Los Angeles Times April 3, 2015 Three years ago, Sam Dekker took an inbound pass in the closing seconds of the Wisconsin high school basketball championship game.
  • Badgers men's basketball: Last year's learning experience in Final Four motivated Frank Kaminsky's decision to return Madison.com April 3, 2015 When the Badgers 35-3 face Kentucky 38-0 for the second consecutive season in the Final Four — the teams meet on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium — it’ll be a shot at redemption for Kaminsky.
  • Frank Kaminsky leads 2014-15 AP All-America men's college basketball team ESPN.com March 30, 2015 Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common -- both are in the Final Four and both were the top selections on The Associated Press’ 2014-15 All-America team.
  • Union construction to cause early Terrace closure Daily Cardinal March 27, 2015 Moving from its first to second phase, the Memorial Union Reinvestment project will focus on exterior changes, like reviving Alumni Park and “overhauling” the Terrace, causing it to close from the beginning of September until summer 2016, Marketing & Communications Coordinator for the Memorial Union Reinvestment Anna Johnson said.
  • A Real Ebola Vaccine May Be on the Way Popular Mechanics March 27, 2015 As worldwide panic over Ebola quiets down to a murmur, researchers are hard at work trying to stop the next pandemic. Now a new vaccine may be on the way, thanks to a group of research scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Andy Baggot: UW's run of success in men's basketball, football is unparalleled nationally Madison.com March 24, 2015 The 13-year streak of simultaneous NCAA (men's basketball) tournament and (football) bowl assignments for the Badgers is the longest current run of its kind among Division I programs.
  • Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky Takes Pride in Growing Up New York Times March 20, 2015 LISLE, Ill. — A faded school crest overlooks the A-frame Catholic school gymnasium where exposed metallic heating ducts and off-white bricks run the length of the basketball floor below.
  • Why A Wisconsin National Championship Would Be Good For College Basketball Forbes March 17, 2015 The Wisconsin Badgers are 31-3 on the season. They won the regular season conference championship. They won the Big Ten tournament championship. All of which earned them a number 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
  • Doug Moe: So little time, so many books Wisconsin State Journal March 16, 2015 Jim Dast’s life has been books, but the other day, he found himself talking numbers. It couldn’t be helped. Dast was trying to quantify his work over the past decade managing the biannual book sale of the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries, the largest used-book sale in Wisconsin.
  • Letter to the Editor: Wisconsin Idea truly a worthy investment Oshkosh Northwestern March 12, 2015 I paid $17,000 in state income tax in 2014. I sometimes wish I lived somewhere without income tax, but I enjoy Wisconsin and feel our government usually invests my tax dollars to create good jobs and improve the quality of life.
  • Cats — surprise — prefer music written exclusively for them Madison.com March 11, 2015 A UW-Madison psychology researcher has teamed with a composer to create music that moves the feline soul — in a way that human tunes perhaps never could.
  • Fostering entrepreneurship at the UW-Madison: Executive Q&A: John Surdyk Wisconsin State Journal March 9, 2015 When it comes to entrepreneurship at the UW-Madison, John Surdyk is smack-dab in the middle of the action, right where the ideas start.
  • Scott Walker wants to end funding for renewable energy program Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 2, 2015 In an about-face from his first term, Gov. Scott Walker wants to eliminate funding for a University of Wisconsin-Madison renewable energy research center that has played a key role in helping land one of its biggest government grants ever.
  • UW Hospital emergency clinic to double in size, thanks to large gifts Madison.com Feb. 27, 2015 The UW Hospital emergency clinic in Madison will double in size to meet patient demand, with the expansion possible thanks to gifts totaling over $13 million from four prominent supporters of UW-Madison.
  • Mark Johnson: The unsung Magic man of the Miracle on Ice NY Daily News Feb. 23, 2015 MADISON, Wis. — For Mark Johnson, the guy many believe to be the best of a group of 20 kids who shocked the hockey world 35 years ago today in Lake Placid, heaven comes on a sheet of ice measuring 32’ x 58’ just a few yards off his back patio. It’s his own man-made rink, the one he started building 12 years ago when he moved to this edge of Madison, the home of the University of Wisconsin.
  • Caledonia native is UW-Madison's 'bug guy' Racine Journal-Times Feb. 23, 2015 MADISON — It may be subject matter that some can find annoying and even creepy. But PJ Liesch keeps pretty busy fielding questions about the little critters in the insect world that bug us.