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Bookshelf: Spring 2014

February 27, 2014

Highlighted books from the Spring 2014 issue

Bookshelf: Winter 2013

November 13, 2013

Highlighted books from the Winter 2013 issue

Ale’s Well

August 23, 2013 1 comment

The Beer Mapper helps people choose the right suds.

The Gray-Hair Pink-Slip Blues

June 13, 2013

Job loss packs a punch for older workers.

Sharing the Dignity Model

June 13, 2013

Starting “Great Conversations”

Forgiveness Reverberates

June 13, 2013 1 comment

Personal peace and forgiveness strike a chord.

Ask the Experts

June 12, 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.

Uniquely Human

March 7, 2013 4 comments

A UW professor guides those who have been seriously harmed by others along a path to forgiveness. And a UW alumna encourages leaders to take a new approach to conflict: honoring dignity.

Something Old, Something New

March 7, 2013

A look inside Nancy Nicholas Hall

Personal Peace

March 7, 2013 7 comments

A UW professor guides those who have been seriously harmed by others along a path to forgiveness.

Flat-Screen Rivalry

March 7, 2013

TV competes with children for parental attention.

World Peace

March 7, 2013 5 comments

A UW alumna encourages leaders to take a new approach to conflict: honoring dignity.

Bullies Exposed

November 10, 2012

Social media reveals bad behavior offline.

Say What?

August 31, 2012 1 reader letter

Talking to yourself has cognitive benefits, a UW study finds.

Weird World Web

August 31, 2012

A professor tracks online folklore.

Brave New Reference

May 30, 2012

A UW scholar weighs the credibility of Wikipedia.

Changing Perceptions

May 30, 2012

A UW study finds that we can lessen prejudice.

Delicate Balance

November 9, 2011 2 comments · 4 reader letters

As China gains prominence on the world stage, the university strengthens its connections.

A New Old Tradition

November 9, 2011

A UW institute and a growing summer event bring Yiddish to life on campus.

There’s a Rule for That

November 9, 2011

From car seats to clean air, federal and state regulations influence our lives.

Storm Surge

November 9, 2011

Sociologist tracks migration in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Tracking The Ties That Bind

September 1, 2011 6 comments

Fred Gardaphé ’76 knew that if he didn’t get out of the Mafia-dominated neighborhood where he grew up, he could wind up dead. UW–Madison provided a way out.

Buried Treasure

August 30, 2011

Worth a thousand words.

Books and Beyond

August 29, 2011 1 comment

LIS 640: Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Bookshelf: Fall 2011

August 29, 2011 1 comment

Highlighted books from the Fall 2011 issue

Me and My Shadow

June 2, 2011

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

Little Online Lies

June 2, 2011

Those who post to dating sites fudge the facts strategically.

Livin’ on a Prayer

June 2, 2011

Study examines how prayer manages negative emotions.

Moving Mountains

March 1, 2011

An exhibit shows that sparse information once led to cartographic creativity.

Sensory Overload

February 28, 2011 5 comments

Sensory processing disorders make ordinary annoyances unbearable.

Money Worries

February 28, 2011 2 comments

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

Brave New Blogs

February 28, 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.

Sales Job

November 4, 2010 1 reader letter

Even three-year-olds can recognize commercial brands.

Knotty Problem

November 4, 2010

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

Can You Buy Happiness?

November 4, 2010 2 comments

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

From Hospital to Home

November 4, 2010

Research leads to a smoother transition for patients and caregivers.

Combat Impact

November 4, 2010

Non-metro areas take greater brunt of the war in Iraq.

What goes on inside a prison’s fences

November 3, 2010

You never know where a story might take you

Opening the Door to Forgiveness

November 2, 2010 6 comments

An innovative program staffed by law professors and students pairs crime victims and offenders who are willing to meet — and willing to learn lessons from each other.

Seven Wonders

November 2, 2010 7 comments · 1 reader letter

We offer seven examples of life-changing UW discoveries, knowing full well that it’s only a start. Think back and add a favorite to our list, then learn what’s afoot at the new Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.