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LaTasha Crawford

What attracted you to UW–Madison? I was struck by the collegial and collaborative nature of the departments at the School of Veterinary Medicine and pleasantly surprised to see that mirrored in departments outside of the Vet school as well. The more I learned about the institution as a whole, the more it felt like this was a place that would be invested in my success and supportive of interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to research questions. That is exactly the type of environment in which I thrive.

Xiaoyang Long

Featured research blog: For Project Managers, Fewer Reviews Might Yield Timelier Decisions

From a young age, we’re told not to be a quitter. When the going gets tough, we’re supposed to persevere, to double down and try harder when our first (or second or even tenth) attempt doesn’t work out.

Barry Gerhart

WSB’s Barry Gerhart Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for Human Resource Research

Barry Gerhart, interim Albert O. Nicholas Dean at the Wisconsin School of Business, is the winner of the 2018 Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award—a lifetime achievement award from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) that recognizes significant research accomplishments and ongoing contributions to the field of HR management.

It’s not a shock: Better bandage promotes powerful healing

A new, low-cost wound dressing developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient’s own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the site of an injury.

Discovery opens new opportunities to slow or reverse MS

“When you lose myelin, axons don’t conduct at their normal speed or don’t conduct at all,” says Ian Duncan, a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine. “And if enough of them are affected — such as in a big area of demyelination in MS — you develop clinical symptoms related to that part of the nervous system.”

Work of UW-Madison’s Hitchcock, Jones featured in ‘Original Warrior’ exhibit at National Veterans Art Museum

The work of UW-Madison’s John Hitchcock and Tom Jones is currently being showcased ​in the “Original Warrior” exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. Hitchcock is the School of Education’s associate dean for the arts and a professor of printmaking with the School’s Art Department. Jones is a professor of photography with the Art Department.

UW to fund science journalism fellowship for graduate student

UW–Madison will support a graduate student from the university who is accepted to the AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows program. The funding supports a living stipend for the 10-week fellowship as well as travel to the headquarters of AAAS in Washington, D.C., for training at the beginning and end of the summer. Support comes from University Communications, the Graduate School, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.

Illuminating Connections – Exploring Hubs at Discovery

You're invited to illuminate connections, discovery, and the future of interdisciplinary science on Dec. 12. During the darkest month of the year, join us for an event that is all about illumination. Learn how the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery's new hubs engage with researchers and community members across campus and the state to fuel a new approach to science focused on illuminating new paths to discovery.

New Space Science and Engineering Center Director shares his vision

Brad Pierce began serving as Director of the SSEC on Oct. 1. His background includes over 25 years as a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA. We talked with him about his vision for SSEC, what he brings to the role and his ideas about how to meet current and future challenges and opportunities.

Recapping a recent Humanities Now lecture: What really makes America great? Panelists say the answer is immigrants

The Humanities Now lecture series is an effort to bring informed discussion surrounding relevant issues to campus.