UW Professor Jonathan Martin in HowStuffWorks

Weather and climate are two very different things. Basically, weather is what happens today or tomorrow or this week, while climate happens over many years.

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UW-Madison alumni at the heart of the new Gold Rush in documentaries

L&S alumni Libby Geist, Justine Nagan and Raney Aronson-Ruth were on campus last week as part of the Department of Communication Arts’ “Spotlight on Documentary” event, screening some of their films and talking about their careers with students. The three producers discussed the changing landscape, which has brought a lot of new money and new opportunities for documentaries, but also new complications, including investors, distribution and branding.

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Patrick Iber in The Chronicle of Higher Education: History in an Age of Fake News

We work and live in a time when historical knowledge has become intensely politicized. That knowledge is political is hardly new, but the rise of Donald Trump has heightened the polarization.

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Young Mie Kim in U.S. News & World Report: Security Experts Wisconsin Voting Systems Can Be Hacked

Russians have been testing the vulnerability of elections in Wisconsin and other states for years, and top U.S. intelligence officials have warned the 2018 midterm elections are a potential target of Russian cyberattacks and disinformation.

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Timothy Smeeding on WPR: White House Report Claims 'War On Poverty' Is Over

According to the U.S. Census, more than 43 million Americans were living below the poverty line in 2016. But a recent report released from the White House says initiatives to reduce poverty in the United States over the last 50 years have largely been a success.

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Ian Baird in The Japan Times: 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. But the communist country’s ambitious power plans are highly controversial

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In the Journal Sentinel: 21-year-old college student bypasses bigger opportunities to take reins at small hometown Mondovi newspaper

Some college kids come home for summer and wait tables, paint houses or grab internships

Nash Weiss is serving as interim editor of his local weekly newspaper, the Mondovi Herald-News.

He's 21 years old, an incoming senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he's studying journalism.

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Physics Professor Sau Lan Wu in Wired

One of the many women who, in a different world, might have won the physics prize in the intervening 55 years is Sau Lan Wu. Wu is the Enrico Fermi Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an experimentalist at CERN, the laboratory near Geneva that houses the Large Hadron Collider.

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Patricia Devine in the NY Times: Confronting implicit bias in the New York Police Department

While explicit bias remains part of the fabric of life in the United States, elected leaders and chiefs of police have increasingly focused on what is often called implicit bias, inherently unintentional yet more pervasive.

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