A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study shows a strain of coronavirus that spurred fast moving outbreaks at two University of Wisconsin-Madison dormitories in the fall didn’t spill over to the greater Madison community.
Drink This Instead: If you’re going to drink beer, choose Guinness. Despite its heavy, hearty dark appearance, this stout has 20 fewer calories per 12-ounce serving than a Bud. But there’s more: A University of Wisconsin study found that moderate consumption of Guinness worked like aspirin to prevent blood clots that increase the risk of heart attacks. That’s because the antioxidants it contains are better than vitamins C and E at keeping bad LDL cholesterol from clogging arteries.
Typically the Great Lakes follow a specific seasonal cycle, said Adam Bechle, a coastal engineering specialist with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. The lakes bottom out in the winter when there’s more evaporation occurring as cold air moves in over the warmer water. Lake levels are highest during the summer, after snow melts and runs into them and rain falls.
“I think everything seems to be aligning both in terms of the national interest in prison reform and prison education, changing rules about Pell Grants, increased awareness of racial discrimination, and I guess just a widespread understanding that change needs to happen,” said Emily Auerbach, founder and co-director of the Odyssey Project, which houses the University of Wisconsin at Madison’s prison education initiative, Odyssey Beyond Bars.
Students at the University of Wisconsin play pool in their free time.
Selig, who still teaches classes at the University of Wisconsin, Marquette and Arizona State University, remembers the anger and uproar when they added a wild-card berth in 1995. Folks were furious when the American League adapted the DH in 1973. Interleague play in 1997 was chastised.
On May 9, 2019, Sorlie went to a University of Wisconsin transplant center to have the procedure done. Her kidney was sent by airplane — flights with organs have priority — and arrived the same day. Washington recieved her kidney just hours later.
“The more you’ve allowed your grassland to invest in its roots, the better off it is going to be during a drought,” said Randy Jackson, a grassland ecologist and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Perennial plants—which stay in the ground year in and year out—continue to “photosynthesize and put their carbon and nutrients below ground, which is really their savings account.” In times of drought, it will draw more on the savings in the ground.
“I don’t know what research they are reading. But COVID-19 can clearly be transmitted via airborne spread,” said Patrick Remington, a former epidemiologist for the CDC and director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
“It might not be the predominant mode of transmission, but it is clearly able to be transmitted via small particles through the air,” Remington said.
Provisions that target heavily Democratic areas — like Georgia’s limits on drop boxes — are particularly blatant. “The typical response by a losing party in a functioning democracy is that they alter their platform to make it more appealing,” Kenneth Mayer, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin, has told The Times. “Here the response is to try to keep people from voting. It’s dangerously antidemocratic.”
Van Lanen grew up and went to high school in Green Bay and then spent his college years in-state at the University of Wisconsin.
In January 2021, University of Wisconsin researchers studied 145 student athletes who had Covid-19 and found myocarditis in only 1.4% of them, none of whom required hospitalization. In March, a group of sports cardiologists reported on nearly 800 professional athletes who had tested positive for Covid-19. Less than 1% of these athletes had abnormal findings on cardiac magnetic resonance scans or stress echocardiography. None of these athletes had cardiovascular trouble when they returned to play.
These measures make public investments in children’s economic well-being, adding to those made for them in health care and education. The nation and our state are sure to be better off.
Tim Smeeding is the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the La Follette School of Public Affairs and former director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jeremy Stoddard, a professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, surveyed more than 1,000 middle and high school teachers in 2018 to find out how they approached teaching about Sept. 11 and the war on terror. About 130 history, government and social studies teachers said they had never taught students about Sept. 11.
Barry Burden, professor of American politics and political methodology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told USA TODAY the discrepancy is “not a sign of fraud,” just a result of sampling error.
“I don’t expect you, if you have a scrimmage, to play it before for a scrimmage,” he said. “But I do expect you play it for a [University of Wisconsin-Madison] Badgers game.”
Ironically, despite being one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the history of the University of Wisconsin, Russell Wilson is 0-4 as a pro in the Badger State.
Leslie Bow, English and Asian American Studies professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, says, “It’s important to expose children to racial diversity in children’s books because studies have shown that familiarity with children of color in stories reduces negative biases against racial groups.”
In a December study led by a team of researchers with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds, experts broke down the four pillars they believe are essential to cultivating mental well-being: awareness, connection, insight and purpose. All these sound pretty lofty, but the pillars can be broken down into small daily habits that, over time, train the brain.
Dr. Nasia Safdar, medical director of infection control at the University of Wisconsin, says that the key to discerning Long COVID is by paying attention to new symptoms that develop, or ones that never go away, after about 30 days post-infection.
Last year, the Army awarded the University of Wisconsin to investigate hybrid drivetrains for tactical and combat.
The University of Wisconsin ranked Pinellas County as one of the most segregated counties in the state, condensing half of the Black population into four zip codes in South St. Pete.
A few blocks south is Atwood Avenue, a fount of eating, drinking and entertainment venues, including the historic Barrymore Theater, which will be resuming live performances in July. The University of Wisconsin campus is an easy bike ride (about four miles) southwest.
Despite Fichera’s jokey post, Dylan told TODAY that her third pregnancy — like her second pregnancy — did not come easily. Secondary infertility, which is when women struggle to have another child after giving birth to one or more children, affects about 3 million women in the U.S., according to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals.
One of Urbana’s welcome signs touts three national championships won by Graham High School in Saint Paris, where Jordan won four state championships with a career 150-1 record. (He went on to become a two-time NCAA wrestling champion at the University of Wisconsin.)
The DARE project is overseen by the University of Wisconsin at Madison. (That’s in Dane County, a rare Midwestern outpost of pop/soda parity, according to popvssoda.com.) An online subscription to the dictionary is $49 a year. There’s more info at dare.wisc.edu.
Part of that journey concluded earlier this spring when he graduated from the University of Wisconsin, fulfilling a promise he made to his parents to obtain the college degree he put on hold when he entered the NFL draft in 2014.
The Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy, led by UW-Madison economist Noah Williams, released a report Monday that details just how bad things have been in the state.
“Only 3-in-10 Wisconsin workers who applied for unemployment insurance over the past year have been paid, and in recent months the rate has dropped to 1-in-8,” the report states. “Further, many of the unemployed workers who were paid endured long delays, with 30% waiting ten weeks or more for payment.”
The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Isaiahh Loudermilk from the University of Wisconsin by trading into the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Here’s what different draft analysts were saying about Loudermilk
According to 2019 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, people younger than 18 account for about 22 percent of the American population. That’s why “it is really important for kids to be included” in vaccination efforts, says Malia Jones, an associate scientist in health geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Applied Population Laboratory. Their inclusion is “good news for herd immunity.”
Yi Fuxian, a senior scientist in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says the population started to fall in 2018. His book “Big Country With An Empty Nest” argued against the one-child limit.
Or put another way, there should be no mistake after those nearly 20 years in Afghanistan. Victory is no longer in the American bloodstream (a lesson that Vietnam somehow did not bring home), though drugs are. The loss of the ultimate drug war was a special kind of imperial disaster, giving withdrawal more than one meaning in 2021. So, it won’t be surprising if the departure from that country under such conditions is a signal to allies and enemies alike that Washington hasn’t a hope of ordering the world as it wishes anymore and that its once-formidable global hegemony is truly waning.
Alfred McCoyAlfred McCoy is the J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A TomDispatch regular, he is the author of In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power and Policing America’s Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State.
Rawlings was precocious. She entered, and won, a lot of literary contests. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1918 and, with her first husband, moved to New York City to make a go of it as a freelance writer.
University of Wisconsin students stage a protest against the war in Vietnam on Oct. 17, 1967. On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy broke the news of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination to a crowd in Indianapolis. Coretta Scott King, center, MLK’s widow walks in the funeral procession with her family in Atlanta, Ga., April 9, 1968.ASSOCIATED PRESS/GETTY IMAGES/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Knowing they had found something special, Gunderson and Meyer frantically shaved off slabs of the fossil-bearing rock, preventing them from being pulverized in the pursuit of limestone. They donated their find to the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum, where thousands of Waukesha specimens now fill drawer after drawer.
The official results from those sessions, part of a two-part, 200-person clinical trial, have now been combined with those produced by teams of investigators at NYU, UCSF, the University of Wisconsin, and myriad private practices across the US, in Canada and in Israel.
Jeremy Stoddard, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, has studied since 2003 how 9/11 and its aftermath are taught in middle and high schools around the country.“There hasn’t been a lot of good data on that, it’s very anecdotal,” Stoddard said.
A new state Senate report calls for further restructuring of all University of Wisconsin System campuses except UW-Madison. The plan recommends “regionalization” of the state’s 12 other universities to achieve 15 percent spending reductions and avoid “the closure of several comprehensive campuses.”
The skulls of living cats are drilled with holes to screw metal strainer posts into their heads, then steel coils are implanted into their eyes and finally, the cats are deafened in “sound localization” animal experiments. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals describes the horrific details of this inhumane experiment conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and adds that the lead experimenter did not expect to produce a clinical treatment or cure from their tests on animals.
This was new information for the microbiology community, which prior to his discovery believed only spore-forming bacteria would be able to survive in those hot springs. Brock, who had a long career in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s bacteriology department, proved there were all kinds of bacteria living there.
Laurent Heller, vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has been named senior vice president for finance and administration at the Johns Hopkins University.
A native of Ames, Iowa, he grew up in River Falls, Wisconsin, one of six children whose father Richard was a chemistry professor at the University of Wisconsin. His mother Grace became a Lutheran minister when her children were grown. He earned his undergraduate degree at University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Steven Deller, a professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison and expert on rural economies, says one factor contributing to Wisconsin’s rural housing crisis is the sharp decrease in construction of new affordable housing since the Great Recession. He says developers are focused instead on building luxury homes because they produce higher profits.
The paper appears in the journal Nature. Additional coauthors are from McGill University; the University of Massachusetts Amherst; Penn State; the University of California Irvine; the University of Bristol; the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Knowing they had found something special, Gunderson and Meyer frantically shaved off slabs of the fossil-bearing rock, preventing them from being pulverized in the pursuit of limestone. They donated their find to the University of Wisconsin–Madison Geology Museum, where thousands of Waukesha specimens now fill drawer after drawer.
Andrea Dutton, an expert in sea level rise at University of Wisconsin–Madison, who was a co-author, said the paper “addresses an important and pressing question” of what the Paris climate targets will mean for future sea level rise.
What they’re saying: “This study is a stark reminder that the fuse is short for deep and sustained cuts to greenhouse gas emissions,” study coauthor Andrea Dutton of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said via email.
“Once you hit this threshold, you can’t go back,” says study co-author Andrea Dutton, a sea level researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “You’re committed. That’s the big takeaway.”
The Amynthas species we have in the US (most commonly Amynthas agrestis and Amynthas tokioensis) are primarily from Japan and the Korean peninsula. In their home habitats, they evolved along with the local ecosystems — and the ecosystems along with them. But here, “just like any other invasive species that are displaced into a brand new habitat that might not have controls, they’re able to take advantage of that and go gangbusters,” says Brad Herrick, an ecologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.
“We’re not going to have the loud, raucous dining hall filled with incomprehensible yelling,” says Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, a pediatrician at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health who is helping create coronavirus protocols for camps. [The New York Times]
That perspective is inevitably important to the many, many multicultural households across America. The children’s book industry has a noted lack of diversity: According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center, only 30% of titles in 2020 featured racially diverse characters. “My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine,” Meghan says.
In an eight-year-long study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Waisman Center, researcher Maureen Durkin analyzed the census statistics of 1.3 million children and found that kids who had the lowest socioeconomic development were the least likely to be diagnosed with autism; an indication not that children of a lower economic status are less likely to have autism, but rather that they are not afforded access to the care that they need.
The share of adults 65+ who met CDC exercise guidelines in 2017 and the share of adults 65+ who reported good or excellent health in 2018 were obtained from America’s Health Rankings in its analysis of CDC data. Data on membership associations per 10,000 state residents was obtained from 2018 state-level data provided by the 2021 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint program.
Paschke’s overall broadcasting career has lasted 48 years. He has called more than 2,000 Bucks games. He also has called games for University of Wisconsin football and basketball, the Milwaukee Brewers and Marquette basketball among other assignments.
Since that paper was published, the number of colleges and universities preparing their campuses for climate change has increased. More than 100 institutions have signed on to commitments from the organization Second Nature that encompass climate resilience, for example. That number includes public flagships, community colleges and private institutions, including the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Lamar Community College and American University.
Adam graduated from the University of Wisconsin, majoring in history and journalism.
Four campuses within the University of Wisconsin System have seen spring enrollments decline by more than 10 percent since 2019. UW-Platteville saw spring enrollments drop by more than 17 percent in the last three years.
Having 80 percent of residents in a community vaccinated is an accomplishment and means virus transmission is less likely to occur there, said Ajay Sethi, an epidemiologist and director of the Master of Public Health Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. But it does not mean Madeline Island has eliminated the threat of COVID-19
“I am a full extrovert,” said Whelan, a professor of consumer science in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “I love socializing. I used to love throwing parties.”
Those readers whose memories of home economics class are dominated by muffin tins and sewing machines might be surprised to learn about Caroline Hunt, an early innovator in the field. Hunt had no patience for the time-consuming household tasks “home ec” became associated with. “The woman who today makes her own soap instead of taking advantage of machinery for its production enslaves herself to ignorance by limiting her time for study,” she declared. In 1908, she resigned from her position as the University of Wisconsin’s first home economics professor with a letter bemoaning the department’s emphasis on cooking and sewing.