Monica Turner is a landscape ecologist at UW-Madison. She studies the way natural systems operate over large tracts of land like a park, state or watershed. In Yellowstone she has been investigating what climate change means for forests that have bounced back from fires for millennia, but now face drought-fueled blazes of greater intensity and frequency.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Lewis Friedland about the FCC's decision to roll back rules that aim to curb single media companies' control of local news.
University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientist and professor Richard Davidson has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the premier authority dedicated to the health and medical sciences. The academy awards this honor to the world's top experts who demonstrate outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service in the field.
Eric Wilcots wanted to be an astronomer since he was a kid growing up in Philadelphia and watched the Voyager space probe images of Jupiter on television. Wilcots, a professor in the department of astronomy at the University of Wisconsin, balances research — he studies the evolution of galaxies — and sharing his lifelong passion for astronomy with students and the public.
About as many Democrats live in Wisconsin as Republicans do. But you wouldn’t know it from the Wisconsin State Assembly, where Republicans hold 65 percent of the seats, a bigger majority than Republican legislators enjoy in conservative states like Texas and Kentucky.
Barry Burden in The Washington Post: Everything you need to know about the Supreme Court’s big gerrymandering case
On Tuesday, October 3, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a major new case about partisan gerrymandering. The case began just days after the Nov. 8 election, when a federal court struck down a Republican-drawn legislative map in Wisconsin for being too partisan. Because of special rules for some voting rights cases, the Supreme Court is required to hear the case.
People have been talking about J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy ever since it was published in 2016. The book is the focus of the Go Big Read Keynote Event at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Memorial Union's Shannon Hall. The event is free and no ticket is required.