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‘Kindness Curriculum’ Boosts School Success in Preschoolers

Prekindergarten students in the Madison Metropolitan School District took part in a study assessing a new curriculum meant to promote social, emotional and academic skills, conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Investigating...
26-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Calculating the Future of Solar-Fuel Refineries

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a new tool to help engineers better gauge the overall yield, efficiency and costs associated with scaling solar-fuel production processes up into large-scale refineries.
23-Jan-2015 10:25 AM EST

Study Shows Brazil’s Soy Moratorium Still Needed to Preserve Amazon


In a new study to evaluate the Brazilian Soy Moratorium, published today (Jan. 22, 2015) in Science, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Holly Gibbs and colleagues across the U.S. and Brazil show that the moratorium helped to drastically reduce...
22-Jan-2015 6:00 PM EST

Rare Neurological Disease Shines Light on Health of Essential Nerve Cells


Pelizaeus Merzbacher disease, or PMD, is a devastating neurological condition that, in its most severe form, kills infants weeks after birth. Thirty years ago, UW-Madison neuroscientist Ian Duncan noticed a genetic mutation in dogs that was...
22-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

UW Computer Scientists Enhance Robotic Manufacturing


Some industrial robots are hulking, highly specialized pieces of machinery that are cordoned off by cages from human factory workers. But manufacturers have also begun experimenting with a new generation of “cobots” designed to work...
22-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

UW Computer Scientists Enhance Robotic Manufacturing

Manufacturers have begun experimenting with a new generation of “cobots” designed to work side-by-side with humans, and UW-Madison researchers are playing an important role in making these human-robot collaborations more natural and efficient....
20-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

UW-Madison Language Learning Resource Preparing to Support Bilingual Preschoolers Nationwide

Preschool teachers who work with bilingual or multilingual children in five states across the country, and as many as 13 additional states, soon will begin using new learning tools and receiving specialized training developed and provided by WIDA,...
16-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

New Research Project Funded by Department of Defense Will Enable Faster, Better Coding

What if there were a way to take the mind-boggling amount of existing computer code, organize it, and learn from it in a way that makes writing new code more error-free and secure? That scenario is headed toward reality thanks to a project called...
16-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

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New MOOCs to Focus on Environmental and Community Themes

It was Aldo Leopold — the 20th century conservationist, father of wildlife management and former University of Wisconsin faculty member, who once said, “There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other and the relation...
1-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Made-in-Wisconsin Atom Probe Assisted Dating of Oldest Piece of Earth


It's a scientific axiom: big claims require extra-solid evidence. So when University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscience professor John Valley dated an ancient crystal to 4.4 billion years ago, skeptics questioned the dating. Then, in 2013, Valley's...
17-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

‘Stem Cell Tourism’ Takes Advantage of Patients, Says Law Professor


Desperate patients are easy prey for unscrupulous clinics offering untested and risky stem cell treatments, says law and bioethics Professor Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who is studying “stem cell tourism.”
24-Mar-2014 4:00 PM EDT

UW-Madison Offers Olympics Experts

23-Jul-2012 11:00 AM EDT

Extreme Heat Raises Climate Change Questions, Concerns

The recent heat wave baking much of the country has prompted many people to ask: Is this due to climate change?
5-Jul-2012 4:05 PM EDT

Higgs Boson Announcement Advisory

3-Jul-2012 10:20 AM EDT

Japan Experts

Hundreds are confirmed dead and thousands without shelter or power after an earthquake of 8.9 magnitude, and resulting tsunami, near the Japanese island of Honshu. These University of Wisconsin-Madison experts can provide context and analysis for...
11-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EST

Social Security Expert: Modest Changes Could Protect Vulnerable Populations

University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist Pamela Herd has been a scholar of Social Security for more than a decade, but her most poignant lesson may have come from her own mother's experience last fall.
26-Feb-2009 4:20 PM EST

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