UW Life Sciences Communication professors Dietram Scheufele and Dominique Brossard conducted one of the first national surveys to gauge public opinion surrounding genome editing. Their study dove into the nuances of DNA editing — asking participants their opinions on both editing DNA for just one individual, or making changes that would be passed down through […]
The Mead Witter School of Music has announced new faculty that includes include one new assistant professor, four new adjunct professors and two instructors. These are the new appointments: Alicia Lee, assistant professor of clarinet Born into a musical family, Alicia Lee grew up in Michigan, where she began playing violin and piano at the […]
Back in 1910, Wisconsin, home to the legendary lumberman Paul Bunyan, was at the epicenter of America’s insatiable appetite for lumber. Much of Wisconsin’s northern forests had been cleared, and the U.S. Government established the Forest Products Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin Madison to come up ways of using the suddenly scarce resource more […]
The University of Wisconsin Badgers have a long and proud tradition in intercollegiate athletics, with 28 National Titles and 194 Big Ten Championships in a wide variety of men’s and women’s sports over the years. Oddly enough, though, one sport in which the Badgers do not currently compete at a varsity level is America’s pastime, […]
Governor Scott Walker says he’s considering additional funding for the UW in the next state budget. But could his “performance-based” funding model actually make things worse?
8 O’Clock Buzz Jonathan Zarov visits with Nan Enstad, a professor in the history department at UW-Madison, since 2001. Their discussion focuses on the ongoing struggle to save “The Wisconsin Idea” from the Walker Administration chopping block. The response to the push-back from faculty actually reveals the Walker Administration hidden agenda, behind the cuts. Nan […]