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Research

Private prisons

Winter 2015

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States may not be getting the financial benefits that the $5 billion private prison industry advertises. Anita Mukherjee, an assistant …

Many Happy (and Chilly) Returns

Winter 2015

Benjamin Franklin was right. Taxation is an absolute certainty in life — even life near the South Pole.

Here Comes the Sun

Winter 2015

UW researchers weave fabric that can harness solar energy.

Chamber of Discovery

Winter 2015

An astounding find in South Africa adds a new branch to the human family tree.

Hunters No More

Winter 2015

Two UW alumni are working closely with African tribal warriors, teaching them how to protect — rather than kill — the majestic lions that roam their lands.

We’re #1 — But Not in a Good Way

Winter 2015

Think the Badgers are underrated? There's proof.

Michael Molnar PhD’71

Winter 2015

The search for the most famous star in history.

Pulp Fixin’

Fall 2015

UW’s Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researchers identified a method to make paper easier to produce.

Cool Science Images

Winter 2015

Imagery can serve as essential data that help scientists understand how things work, but science images can also be fascinating and beautiful.

Kathy Cramer

Fall 2015

Meet a Badger who is one of the caretakers of the Wisconsin Idea.

Jan Ramer DVM ’95

Fall 2015

Her office is home to thirty-one rare and endangered species.

Research in the field (or forest)

Fall 2015

At a tiny building in Wisconsin’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, scientist Claire Phillips studies carbon in soil samples. The UW has been conducting research at the site for a decade, exploring how forests change over time, under the direction of Ankur Desai, an associate professor in atmospheric and oceanic sciences.

Love Online

Fall 2015

Becoming “Facebook official” is a milestone in modern romance, but can it also help love last?

Chemic Book

Winter 2015

Veronica Berns PhD’14 found a novel way to make chemistry easier to understand.

Triple Threat

Summer 2015

He’s a golf champion and an unwavering basketball fan, but Andy North has a third passion.

Oh, Deer

Summer 2015

The greatest threat to Wisconsin’s forests may not be pollution or urban sprawl.

Counting the Ways

Summer 2015

A new report points to UW–Madison’s impact on the state.

Plastics Pioneers

Summer 2015

This ubiquitous material has surprising roots at UW — and it's a connection that spurred a thriving Wisconsin industry.

How to Beat Ebola

Summer 2015

UW scientists make encouraging progress toward a vaccine.

Land of Possibilities

Summer 2015

In a new UW lab, students create cool things for our interconnected world.

Kindness in the Classroom

Summer 2015

A study finds that early mindfulness training leads to improved academics.

Dark Side, Bright Spot

Summer 2015

Revisiting a controversial experiment finds nuances in human nature.

The Warlord’s Biographer

Spring 2015

In his recent book, Brian Williams PhD’99 sets the record straight on Afghanistani general and now vice president Abdul Dostum, who, along with his cavalry of two thousand Uzbek horsemen, helped the United States defeat the Taliban in a key battle in late 2001.

Liking Lichen

Spring 2015

The Wisconsin State Herbarium has added 60,000 samples to its collection.

Neutrino Man

Spring 2015

Francis Halzen doesn’t see himself as a superhero.

One Diaper at a Time

Spring 2015

An unexpected process may lead to an earlier diagnosis for sick babies.

The Chemistry of Truthfulness

Spring 2015

UW Professor William Bleckwenn 1917, who first used sodium amytal to treat people with schizophrenia, had little idea that his pioneering work would lead to what is popularly known as truth serum.

Desludging Dakar

Spring 2015

Using her understanding of human decision-making, Laura Schechter is improving sanitation in Senegal — and in the process, she's changing the way that social scientists and economists think.

Splash Mob

Winter 2014

Citizen scientists provide clarity for lake researchers’ big questions.

At Loggerheads

Winter 2014

Where do all the baby turtles go?

Quick Takes: Winter 2014

Winter 2014

UW News in Brief.

Football Helmets

Winter 2014

Do Models Matter?

Buzzworthy Research

Winter 2014

Who knew? Tagging bumblebees can help farmers with their crops.

From Wisconsin Ideas to Global Products

Winter 2014

A new effort guides entrepreneurs from campus to commercialization.

Are the Kids Really All Right?

Winter 2014

As the cost of college education rises, so does the need for financial literacy. UW administrators and researchers are trying to find the best ways to educate students and parents about debt, value, and planning for the future.

Packing Up a War

Winter 2014

The Wisconsin National Guard, with Badgers among its members, is dismantling the massive amount of stuff that supported military efforts in Afghanistan. And a UW professor is playing a key role in bringing it home.

Fulsome Prison Blues

Fall 2014

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.

Behind the Screens

Fall 2014

What does it take to produce one of those courses with the funny name? We look at the intense planning, the in-the-field work, and the post-production effort required to create a MOOC.

Bucky, Beware!

Fall 2014

The fox is in town and stealing hearts all over Madison.

Love at First Image

Fall 2014

Ultrasounds create a powerful connection for dads-to-be.