Faculty

Fulsome Prison Blues

Fall 2014 — 8 comments

As a student, UW sociology professor Alice Goffman spent six years immersed in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood. What she learned shaped her understanding of urban policy and inspired a break-out book.

Quick Takes: Fall 2014

Fall 2014

UW News in Brief

Thinking Inside the Box

Summer 2014 — 6 comments · 1 reader letter

In an excerpt from his new book, UW professor Jordan Ellenberg argues that math is part of our daily lives and encourages us to embrace its power.

Location! Location! Location!

Winter 2013

“Location aware” technology for smartphones.

Serious Business

Winter 2013

As flu season begins, UW researchers work to stay a step ahead.

Abbey Rules

Winter 2013 — 2 comments

Catering to our obsession with the entire tradition of stately homes, titles, and pomp and circumstance.

Looking Sharp

Summer 2013

Prize-winning microscopy.

Sharing the Dignity Model

Summer 2013

Starting "Great Conversations"

Forgiveness Reverberates

Summer 2013 — 1 comment

Personal peace and forgiveness strike a chord.

The ABCs of MOOCs

Summer 2013 — 5 comments · 1 reader letter

As the university prepares to offer its first massive online open courses, we take a look at this new phenomenon and its implications for UW-Madison.

Ask the Experts

Summer 2013 — 3 comments · 2 reader letters

On Wisconsin dispatches a bevy of reporters to track down UW experts and ask for advice on everyday stuff.

The Sounds of Aldo

Spring 2013 — 1 reader letter

Ecologists re-create the sound of a morning with Leopold.

An Ill Wind

Spring 2013

Superstorm Sandy shows the capacity of UW satellite science.

Math, Mentoring, and Motherhood

Winter 2012 — 2 comments

Dove soap selects math prof as role model.

Quick Takes: Fall 2012

Fall 2012

UW news in brief

Weird World Web

Fall 2012

A professor tracks online folklore.

2012 Distinguished Teaching Awards

Summer 2012

Celebrating good teaching.

Anders Andren

Summer 2012 — 1 comment

The Sea Grant’s long-time director charts a new course.

Changing Perceptions

Summer 2012

A UW study finds that we can lessen prejudice.

Game On

Summer 2012

It began with power pellets, gobbling ghosts, and Ms. Pac Man.

Ring around the Roads

Summer 2012 — 1 comment · 1 reader letter

’Round and ’round the automobiles go, but how they crash, only TOPS knows.

There’s an Apps for that

Summer 2012 — 7 comments

Name any topic pertaining to Wisconsin life and culture, and prolific author Jerry Apps ’55, MS’57, PhD’57 has probably written about it.

Flashback Winter 2011: Fiddlers on the Run

Winter 2011 — 1 comment

... they are known for playing oldies. Really, really old oldies.

Jon Levine

Fall 2011 — 4 comments · 1 reader letter

Work flows from “the best of reasons,” says new director of primate research center.

Quick Takes: Fall 2011

Fall 2011

UW News in Brief

Six Degrees of [Curing] Bacon

Fall 2011 — 4 comments · 1 reader letter

This new program teaches the art and science of working with meat.

Me and My Shadow

Summer 2011

A UW sociologist explores the complicated roles of mothers and nannies.

Little Online Lies

Summer 2011

Those who post to dating sites fudge the facts strategically.

Estella Leopold ’48: Carrying on the Leopold Legacy

Summer 2011

“We can learn plenty from the past,” says Estella Leopold ’48.

Unhappy Hipsters

Spring 2011

The persistence of "hipsters" shines a light on product choices.

Climate 101

Spring 2011 — 1 comment

Global warming isn’t our best subject, a survey finds.

En Français, S’il Vous Plaît

Spring 2011 — 1 comment

A master’s program prepares students to use French in professions outside the classroom.

Money Worries

Spring 2011 — 2 comments

A new UW center is exploring what Americans need to know about their finances.

Home-Field Advantage

Spring 2011 — 1 comment

Despite the hurdles, campus dining facilities are incorporating locally grown foods.

Brave New Blogs

Spring 2011 — 6 comments

Blogs aren’t just about trivial pursuits anymore. UW faculty are using these online diaries to share ideas and discoveries with colleagues around the world.

Mary Beltrán

Winter 2010 — 3 comments

When she watches television, it’s with an eye on diversity, as well as entertainment.

Sales Job

Winter 2010 — 1 reader letter

Even three-year-olds can recognize commercial brands.

Knotty Problem

Winter 2010

Khipus are an ancient method of recording information, one that goes back to the Inca empire that pre-dated the arrival of Europeans.

Waste Not, Want Not

Winter 2010

To feed the hungry, researcher looks to crops that aren’t being harvested.

Can You Buy Happiness?

Winter 2010 — 2 comments

A national study links leisure spending to a sense of well-being.