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Bookshelf: Spring 2014

February 27, 2014

Highlighted books from the Spring 2014 issue

Nuclear Engineering 234

February 27, 2014 1 comment

Nuclear Engineering 234

Putting Freshwater Species on the Map

February 27, 2014

UW ecologists look at the impact of land-use policies on aquatic biodiversity.

Ditching Comments

February 27, 2014 1 comment

Research provokes a broad conversation about narrowing conversation.

Quick Takes: Spring 2014

February 27, 2014

UW News in Brief

Eew or Yum?

February 27, 2014 2 comments

A pioneering UW entomologist helped start the insects-as-food movement.

Creative License

February 27, 2014 5 comments

Now a UW faculty member, renowned cartoonist and author Lynda Barry explores the genesis of creativity, teaching the powerful connection between our hands and our brains.

Dangerous Minds

November 11, 2013

A UW researcher’s work with psychopaths inspires a new novel.

It’s the Little Things

November 11, 2013

A Badger’s neuron research leads to a major honor.

Quick Takes: Winter 2013

November 11, 2013

UW News In Brief

Badger Tracking

November 11, 2013 1 comment

Counting the state animal proves to be a tricky endeavor.

Milk Matters

November 11, 2013 6 comments · 4 reader letters

Dairy is not “straw hats and bib overalls” at the UW. The flagship institution in America’s Dairyland draws on a long history of lacto-research, modern technology, and big data to thrive in what has become a very scientific field.

One Word: Subnivium

August 29, 2013


Ale’s Well

August 23, 2013 1 comment

The Beer Mapper helps people choose the right suds.

Quick Takes: Summer 2013

June 13, 2013

UW news in brief

Signature Signatures

June 13, 2013 3 comments

Their genesis unknown, the names of geography students mark the decades.

A Promising Sight

June 13, 2013

Family’s cells lead researchers closer to curing eye disease

Looking Sharp

June 13, 2013

Prize-winning microscopy.

The Planet Hunter

June 12, 2013 4 comments

Maggie Turnbull ’98 has become an authority on the search for signs of extraterrestrial life — and she’s done it on her own terms.

David Krakauer

March 7, 2013

This research institute director’s recipe for success? Collaboration and a dash of humor.

Quick Takes: Spring 2013

March 7, 2013

UW news in brief

An Ill Wind

March 7, 2013

Superstorm Sandy shows the capacity of UW satellite science.

See Spot Itch

November 10, 2012 1 comment

And see Spot stop itching, thanks to a new method to ease dog allergies.

Finding Your Inner Neanderthal

November 10, 2012

Modern scientific tools provide clues to an ancient species.

Big Red Landing

November 10, 2012

An alumnus journeys from Madison to Mars.

Glowing Reviews

August 31, 2012

This year’s Go Big Read selection illuminates Marie and Pierre Curie.

Quick Takes: Fall 2012

August 31, 2012

UW news in brief

Can You See Me Now?

August 31, 2012

Washburn Restoration

School of Hard Rocks

August 31, 2012

A geology course first offered seventy years ago is still challenging students.

[mis] guided light

August 30, 2012 12 comments · 1 reader letter

A psychopath focuses on a goal — no matter how chilling the consequences. But UW researchers have hopeful news about changing that behavior.

A Gentleman and a Scholar

August 27, 2012 3 comments

He used novel techniques to eradicate syphilis in Wisconsin. He identified PTSD long before it had that name. Professor Hans Reese was a man ahead of his time.

Anders Andren

May 30, 2012 1 comment

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


May 29, 2012

Blue Marble

Separation Surgeon

May 20, 2012 2 comments

Doctor Gary Hartman has become a world expert in the esoteric specialty of conjoined twins.

Weighing the Issues

March 2, 2012 1 comment

Controversial flu research pauses for sixty days.

To the Bat Cave!

March 2, 2012 1 comment

The curious case of the expiring bats.

Tweet Tweet

March 2, 2012 12 comments

Smartphone application takes the mystery out of birdcalls.

Lord of the Flies

February 28, 2012 3 comments

It took multiple bus rides for a young Barry Ganetzky to attend college classes each day. That same singlemindedness has nourished the UW researcher’s longtime career, pushing him to study tiny creatures and find ways to treat human disease.

Shared Space

February 27, 2012 3 comments · 1 reader letter

When three UW alumnae get to work each day, it’s all about astronauts and space suits and an evolving partnership with Russia to explore the universe. How cool is that?

Leading the War on Obesity

February 25, 2012 3 comments · 1 reader letter

Barry Popkin sees the struggle against food policies and marketing practices that promote excess weight as nothing less than a battle for human rights.