UW-Madison’s Tom Popkewitz delivered a keynote speech at the European Educational Research Association ‘s annual conference in Bolzano, Italy, earlier this month.
From Thai temples to Civil War battlefields: transformative trips for 2019
With 2019 quickly approaching, University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Studies is gearing up for educational travel experiences across the country and across the globe. The first half of the year features trips to Thailand and Laos (Feb. 16-March 8) and Civil …
Solving the Mystery of Cosmic Rays
Since cosmic rays were discovered in 1912, scientists have sought the origins of these mysterious particles. In September 2017, a flash of blue light in the ice deep beneath the South Pole set researchers on …
“Crazy Rich Asians” movie offers pressure and possibility, says UW expert
It’s not every day that Hollywood makes a movie featuring a predominately Asian cast. In fact, it’s been 25 years since “The Joy Luck Club” did.
Locals reap little benefit in Laos’s controversial hydroelectricity ambitions
Mountainous and landlocked Laos, known as the “Battery of Asia,” is building dozens of dams at breakneck speed so it can sell energy to power-hungry neighbors as a fast track out of poverty.
UW-MADISON WORK PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL ALZHEIMER’S CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO
More than 50 UW-Madison researchers presented work at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Chicago, Illinois, this week. The event is the world’s largest gathering dedicated to the scientific study of dementia.
Tjernström’s research looks at natural hazards, risk attitudes
Emilia Tjernström, an assistant professor at the La Follette School, and colleagues used a 2012 cyclone in Fiji as a natural experiment to identify the impact of direct exposure to natural hazards on Fijian households’ …
“Ring around bathtub” at giant volcano field shows movement of subterranean magma
The Laguna del Maule volcanic complex in Chile is a large, complicated and explosive landscape that, oddly, lacks the classic cone seen on many volcanoes, including Fuego, the Guatemalan volcano that killed hundreds in a …
Study finds “hidden harvest” in world’s inland fisheries
A new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says we are dramatically underestimating the role inland fisheries play in global food security.
“Hidden Gems”: Nelson Professor Seeks International Recognition for Local Wetlands
Wetlands hold a special place in Joy Zedler’s heart, especially the Waubesa Wetlands, where she has lived alongside of for the past 14 years. She’s been studying wetlands like those since returning to Wisconsin in 1998 and …