UW–Madison is one of a growing number of universities across the country offering special meal plans for Muslim students during Ramadan. University Housing’s Ramadan Meal Service offers Muslim students a breakfast bag of halal food options for suhoor that is delivered to a nearby dining hall for evening pick-up.
Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says that Madison’s thriving industries, such as biotechnology, software and gaming, are “areas that are basically all very much rooted in both the students who graduate from here and the faculty and the research work that we do here”.
A nine-story glass tower is taking shape on University Avenue as part of a $100 million addition and renovation to UW-Madison’s chemistry building.
“I wouldn’t want to speculate on how the Court would rule, but the argument that voters relied on the rules in place on and before Election Day – and should therefore have their votes counted – is very strong,” said Dan Tokaji, dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School.
UM is not the only U.S. university that offers online courses to their students in China. University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) is developing curriculum for how to academically succeed in a remote learning environment. The curriculum is to be offered in all 2020, John Lucas, executive director of University Communications at UW-Madison told Xinhua.
Chancellor Blank and Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow: If you are leading a college or university right now — or if you are making the academic year possible as a member of the faculty or staff at any one of our nation’s institutions of higher education — asking something more of your students in the midst of a global pandemic may seem impractical. But one assignment cannot wait. We urge you to encourage your students to register to vote, to become informed of the issues and the candidates, and to cast a ballot
Ajay Sethi, a UW Madison associate professor in population sciences who works on the dashboard, said while universities do not have to report the information, they know it is important to do so.“Dashboards are common, and I think transparency is paramount right now during our pandemic,” he said.
TIME asked 21 historians, including Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology Nan Estad, to weigh in with their picks for “worst moments” that hold a lesson—and what they think those experiences can teach us.
Health scares always spawn scurrilous stories. But with covid-19, “there’s lots of opportunity for misinformation,” said Dhavan Shah, a professor of mass communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Most of the general public in the U.S. has no understanding of the very long history of slavery in the northern colonies and the northern states,” says Christy Clark-Pujara, a professor of history and Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island.
Psychology Professor Diane C. Gooding: Especially now, people should not be forced to choose between risking their mental health and risking their physical health to go to their mental health practitioner’s office. It is imperative that folks’ mental health treatment experience little to no disruption.
Six years after public and political outcry over how much the University of Wisconsin System had on hand in unspent tuition money, a report released this fall shows the System has spent down more than half of its tuition balances.
The spirit of the season is more important than the ability to hold a tune.At least that’s what we’re telling ourselves after we got together groups of people representing Madison-area sports teams to sing “The 12 Days of Christmas.”Athletes, front office personnel, a coach and a mascot from these teams loaned their voices to the effort: University of Wisconsin volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s hockey, men’s basketball and wrestling; Forward Madison FC; the Madison Capitols; Madison College women’s basketball; Edgewood College; Madison Memorial girls basketball; Stoughton wrestling and the Madison Mallards.
If you can’t be in Pasadena to cheer on your hometown band, don’t worry, KTLA 5 has you covered! On New Year’s Day, in addition to our regular live stream of the entire Tournament of Roses Parade, we will be live streaming a separate video feed that focuses on the bands!
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has appointed Aaron Bird Bear to be its first-ever director of tribal of relations.
WPR producer Tim Peterson and Wisconsin Life caught up with a pair of the band’s veterans and asked them about a few aspects of being part of the ensemble. He talked with Drum Major Justine Spore, a senior from Shorewood, Wisconsin who’s majoring in journalism. Peterson also spoke with Assistant Drum Major and Trombone Player Grant Petik, a junior from Fond du Lac who’s majoring in civil engineering.
The UW-Madison community is celebrating Homecoming this week. It’s the first for the new Badger Band director.UW Band Director Dr. Corey PompeyDr. Corey Pompey took over this season, when long-time UW Band director Mike Leckrone retired after leading the band for 50 years.
“When supply is fixed (as in this case), a decrease in demand requires a decrease in price to clear the market,” stated University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Alan Sorensen.
From Matthew T. Hora, assistant professor of adult and higher education: As a researcher engaged in a national study of internships and their relationship to student success, I’ve come to the conclusion that we need to proceed with caution when advocating for the widespread adoption of internships
What’s clear is that Americans are wrong about student debt—both in how much students borrow and how large the cumulative, outstanding portfolio of student loans is.
Japan’s “floating world” has long provided the West with fantasies of both attachment and detachment, with the promise of refashioning our lives by “decluttering” and surrounding ourselves with only the most exquisite objects. Marie Kondo offers us a dream of minimalist Japanese beauty not unlike the dream of Japan that first enchanted the West in the Victorian period.
UW-Madison is exploring a partnership with another University of Wisconsin System campus to address a shortage of physician assistants in rural areas, the university announced Wednesday.
Under a program offered through UW-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health, students would earn a degree through UW-Madison’s physician assistant program by taking classes at UW-Platteville.
Doug McLeod, Evjue Centennial Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, just finished teaching his Sports Marketing Communication course before educating the Summerfest crowd how to rock. Yes, that’s correct, McLeod is the co-founder and bass guitarist of Tent Show Troubadours. The quartet McLeod plays with opened for Young the Giant at the Uline Warehouse Stage.
Apple Bodemer, a dermatologist and assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says the problem with sunscreen is that sunbathers aren’t applying enough of it and not as frequently as needed.
A new study on the irrigated farms of Wisconsin’s central sands region is suggesting that something farmers in more arid climates have known for a long time is also true in the Midwest: a high concentration of irrigated farms can cool regional climate.And while that initially sounds like a good thing, viewing irrigation as a defense against climate change is not the message, according to Mallika Nocco, lead author of the study out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Emily Stanley, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology and Department of Integrative Biology, said although they haven’t yet seen large blooms she describes as “epic” in Madison’s lakes, they are seeing frequent blooms. She said people should stay away from water that looks like it has white, blue or green foam floating on the top.
The great newspaper war that has been a fixture on UW-Madison’s campus for the past 50 years almost didn’t happen.The Daily Cardinal began printing in 1892 and had 77 years of established readership when a new paper, The Badger Herald, emerged in 1969 to serve as some conservative competition.
With the Fourth of July weekend around the corner, more people are heading outdoors and into the territory of bugs with infectious diseases. We talk with a UW-Madison researcher (Lyric Bartholomay) about protecting yourself from ticks and Lyme disease, and what scientists are learning about these pests.
An expert on poverty says the state should raise its minimum wage and provide more help for families who are struggling despite record-low unemployment. University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Timothy Smeeding co-wrote a report that found Wisconsin’s poverty rate has remained stagnant for nearly a decade, fluctuating between 10% and 11% from 2008 to 2017.
While for the most part manufacturers have moved away from formaldehyde in clothing, it does show up occasionally, said Majid Sarmadi, design studies professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“A guilty pleasure is something that we enjoy, but we know we’re either not supposed to like, or that liking it says something negative about us,” said Sami Schalk, an assistant professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“That negative thing often ends up being an association with categories of identity we disparage and marginalize in society,” according to Dr. Schalk.
Assistant Professor Traci Snedden from the School of Nursing: As we watch the Women’s World Cup and the sheer athleticism of these elite female players, what we don’t see is the lagging research on concussion injury in girl’s and women’s soccer. The rate of concussion among female soccer players has been called an unpublicized epidemic.
Features commencement speaker J.J. Watt
Seeman said her goal is to bring “a little smile” to the faces of the hundreds of UW-Madison students she serves each day.“After almost 30 years, the highlight of my day is being able to say good morning to everyone who is standing there just waking up,” Seeman said. “Even if they’ve had a rough night or rough morning and they come in for their omelette at 11 o’clock in the morning, you gotta smile, you gotta say, ‘Hi, how’s it going?’ So at least, if they are having a bad day, it’s like ‘OK, it’s good.’”
University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman Mackenzie Straub told the UW System Board of Regents on Friday, Feb. 8, that the new Bucky’s Tuition Promise program has made a big difference for her.
Across Wisconsin, universities are banning plastic straws, nonrecyclable takeout containers and plastic bags in campus dining halls. They are composting food scraps and collecting uneaten food for food pantries. And they are supporting local food growers or tending campus gardens to reduce the distance food travels.
In recent years, some colleges and universities have set out on the long path of addressing their historic ties to systems rooted in white supremacy, including slavery, the Confederacy, and hate groups. Against the backdrop of a resurgence in white nationalism, this work has only grown in urgency and significance. At the same time, many institutions have deepened their commitment to atoning for their past by working to build a more inclusive future.
The combined $200 million is part of the university’s ongoing $3.2 billion All Ways Forward fundraising campaign. Foxconn’s funding will primarily support a new building for the College of Engineering on the UW-Madison campus, while any facilities related to the FIRST initiative are still to be determined, the representative said, noting that “there is no predetermined list” of university departments that will have access to the interdisciplinary program. Foxconn’s contributions will also help provide opportunities for internships and applied learning in campus labs.
The Madison Metropolitan School District partnered with UW-Madison to give kids in high school a chance to explore a future career in health care and veterinary medicine.The LEAP Forward internship program is part of the district’s Personalized Pathways initiative, designed to let kids try out their interests through a summer internship at one of seven campus sites, including the School of Veterinary Medicine and University Health Services.
Dr. Charles L. Raison speaks with CNN Español about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. (In Spanish)
If you see Japanese beetles in your corn fields it could mean poor pollination is imminent. The pest loves to snack on corn’s delicate silks—and if they clip them to ½” or less the crop might not pollinate.
Consider a foliar insecticide treatment during tasseling and silking if there are three or more beetles per ear, silks are clipped to ½” and pollination is less than 50% complete, according to Eileen Cullen, University of Wisconsin Extension entomologist.
“[If applying an insecticide] beetles must be on the outside of the ear, which is normally the case,” Cullen says “The main concern with Japanese beetle feeding is to protect silks for pollination.”
A spending plan shows how overspending one week will leave you with a cash shortage the next week. Even a $50 shortfall can feel stressful, said J. Michael Collins, faculty director for the Center for Financial Security at University of Wisconsin, Madison.”You’re doing this plan to create ways to reduce the stress you have on yourself, so you’re not behind and trying to catch up,” Collins said.
Luke Zoet is an assistant professor of geoscience with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He says erosion makes bluffs steeper and more prone to small-or medium-scale landslides.Zoet says the university is using instruments called extensometers to gather data on the movement of bluffs experiencing erosion.
By the time Parkinson’s disease patients are diagnosed — typically based on the tremors and motor-control symptoms most associated with the disease — about 60 percent of them also have serious damage to the heart’s connections to the sympathetic nervous system. When healthy, those nerves spur the heart to accelerate its pumping to match quick changes in activity and blood pressure.”This neural degeneration in the heart means patients’ bodies are less prepared to respond to stress and to simple changes like standing up,” says Marina Emborg, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of medical physics and Parkinson’s researcher at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. “They have increased risk for fatigue, fainting and falling that can cause injury and complicate other symptoms of the disease.”
The initial detection by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica, and subsequent observations of high energy radiation from the same source by space telescopes and ground-based observatories, indicate such black holes act as the particle accelerators responsible for at least some of those cosmic rays.“The evidence for the observation of the first known source of high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays is compelling,” said Francis Halzen, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of physics and the lead scientist for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.
As indicated by the Sugar, Tobacco, Alcohol Taxes (STAX) group, “there are greater complexities in the relationship between diet and obesity than between alcohol and tobacco and negative health outcomes,” said Dale Schoeller, PhD, FTOS, TOS Secretary/Treasurer and professor emeritus in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin.
Scientists have finally located a source of the most energetic rays. Starting with a single signal—a flash of light in a detector at the South Pole—and combining it with telescope data from a collaboration of over a thousand people, astrophysicists have traced the origin of some of Earth’s cosmic rays to a blazar, a type of galaxy, 4 billion light years away. “We’ve learned that these active galaxies are responsible for accelerating particles and cosmic rays,” says physicist Francis Halzen of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Astronomers said the discovery could provide a long sought clue to one of the enduring mysteries of physics and the cosmos. Where does the rain of high-energy particles from space known as cosmic rays come from?
Laws that keep offenders in a state facility even after they’ve served their sentence might keep offenders from committing repeat offenses, but the regulations are costly and states that have adopted the laws do not have lower recidivism rates, said Michael Caldwell, a psychology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.In addition, he said most sex offenders in the state face parole requirements following their release even if they have not been sent to a mental health facility.
Column by Dipesh Navsaria, associate professor of pediatrics: For children, summer brings the delight of endless hours outdoors, enjoying nature in full flourish. But that natural world includes insect life, some of which bite humans — including our children. While most are harmless, there are several issues that can cause concern. Let’s explore briefly the world of insect bites — when to worry, and when not to.
“Around 3,000 hits,” says Julie Stamm, Ph.D., a former BU researcher and now an associate lecturer of kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, “is the threshold where you start to see increased risk of having cognitive difficulties later in life.”
An international team of astrophysicists will reveal a “breakthrough” discovery Thursday (July 12), and you can watch the announcement live.The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) announced in a statement that it will host a news conference Thursday at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) to unveil new “multimessenger astrophysics findings” led by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, an NSF-managed facility at the South Pole.
After spending several days over the open oceans of the western Pacific, Typhoon Maria made landfall on the Japanese island of Miyakojima on Tuesday afternoon (local time) as the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane with wind gusts up to 125 mph.
Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin, looked into the idea that meditation might help us cope with outside disturbances. He found that when he tried to startle two groups of people — one that was meditating and one that was not — with a sudden interruption like a loud noise, the meditators were far less perturbed than the people who weren’t meditating. Those results were true regardless of whether the participants were new or experienced at the practice.That benefit of meditation could have proved hugely helpful to the Thai players, who were cold, scared, and alone more than 2 1/2 miles deep into a labyrinthine cave network.
Illnesses from tick bites in Wisconsin have tripled since 2004, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The Wisconsin Department of Health reports that 2017 saw the highest number of Lyme disease cases in the state to date, indicating that Wisconsin is experiencing a “slow-burn epidemic” of Lyme disease, said UW-Madison entomology professor and department chairwoman Susan Paskewitz.
Bob Cropp, dairy professor emeritus at UW-Madison, said in his June “Dairy Situation and Outlook” that the market has taken a hit lately from the retaliatory effects of the U.S. decision to place tariffs on Mexico steel and aluminum and on a number of Chinese goods and products.
Researchers at UW-Madison have developed a new smartphone app to help them understand where ticks are active and how people expose themselves to ticks. The app is being released as Wisconsin faces an ever-increasing number of Lyme disease cases, sparking heightened concern about tick-transmitted diseases.
But the sheer amount of cheese in storage may be causing problems. Cheese prices have fallen in recent weeks, Fuess said, a response both to the surplus and to growing trade concerns.That fall is problematic, said Mark Stephenson, director of dairy policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, because the price of cheese is a major factor in the equation that USDA uses to set the price that dairy farmers receive for their milk. The current price – $15.36 per 100 pounds – is about a dollar below the average for 2017 and well below the price that many farmers say they need to break even.
Barry Burden, director of the University of Wisconsin’s Elections Research Center , finds his students and fellow academics puzzled when he uses the hard G in speeches and lectures. “Sometimes a person will ask, ‘What word did you just say? What is that word?’” Mr. Burden said.
UW-Madison introduced its class of 2018 Saturday during the spring commencement ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium.More than 6,500 received their degree during the spring commencement, crossing over from life as a student to begin the next phase of their journey.