Professor Robert Roth from the Department of Geography writes about his work on cartography in the 21st century.
Afro-American Studies Professor Sandra Adell is featured in a New York Times article about how casinos entice older people to risk everything. Adell, who wrote a book called "Confessions of a Slot Machine Queen," says what the gambling industry is doing is "morally reprehensible."
Trainings and workshops geared toward eliminating people’s hidden prejudices are all the rage — but many don’t work. Now Patricia Devine, the UW-Madison psychologist who made the case for "implicit bias" wants to cure it.
"Fueling Discovery" is a joint effort of the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science and the Wisconsin State Journal. This special section features essays from faculty members across the college about their groundbreaking research.
In an editorial for the Wisconsin State Journal, professor and chair of the English department Russ Castronovo writes on how "the work of higher education is inseparable from the larger project of making society more democratic."
Assistant Professor Christy Clark-Pujara from the Department of Afro-American Studies writes about her work studying the complexities of racism against black Americans in the formative years of the United States.
An analysis just published online has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12. The analysis, based on existing studies that looked at more than 3.5 million people in more than 90 countries, confirmed that depression affects far more females than males.
Two University of Wisconsin–Madison professors have been named 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Greg Nemet and Gregg Mitman are among just 35 distinguished scholars, journalists and authors chosen this year from 200 nominees across the country.
Hundreds of millions of people worldwide would lack their prime source of protein without freshwater fish. Yet the lakes and river systems that supply them are often overlooked by policymakers, who focus sustainability efforts instead on ocean species. “Most freshwater fish catches don’t enter the global trade economy, so they draw less interest,” says University of Wisconsin–Madison zoologist Peter McIntyre.