The chemistry department welcomes Daniel Weix

This summer, professor Daniel Weix and members of his research group joined the chemistry department, bringing with him a reputation for finding solutions that others might miss.

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Coral skeletons may resist the effects of acidifying oceans

New research from Pupa Gilbert provides evidence that at least one species of coral, Stylophora pistillata, and possibly others, build their hard, calcium carbonate skeletons faster, and in bigger pieces, than previously thought.

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Interdisciplinary faculty build data science future in new institute

The institute, housed at UW–Madison’s Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, will develop fundamental techniques for handling increasingly massive data sets in shorter times.

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In The New York Times: Charles R. Bentley, 87, Pioneer of Polar Science, Is Dead

Charles R. Bentley, who in the 1950s led a team of scientists that measured the West Antarctic Ice Sheet for the first time, and who later explained the mechanics of the fast-moving ice streams that drain the sheet, died on Aug. 19 at his home in Oakland, Calif. He was 87.

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In The Isthmus: The model lake

As Steve Carpenter, one of the world’s most respected ecological thinkers, retires from the UW Center for Limnology, he sounds a warning for Lake Mendota.

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Charles Bentley, pioneering UW-Madison glaciologist, dies

Charles R. Bentley, an intrepid University of Wisconsin–Madison glaciologist and geophysicist who was among the first scientists to measure the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the late 1950s, died Aug. 19 in Oakland, California. He was 87.

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Amid environmental change, lakes surprisingly static

In recent decades, change has defined our environment in the United States. Agriculture intensified. Urban areas sprawled. The climate warmed. Intense rainstorms became more common. But, says a new University of Wisconsin–Madison study, while those kinds of changes usually result in poor water quality, lakes have surprisingly stayed the same.

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Farewell, Zoology. Hello, Integrative Biology.

What’s in a name? A whole lot of history, but not much zookeeping.

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Shakhashiri, presenter of popular chemistry shows, wins science education award

University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of chemistry Bassam Z. Shakhashiri is the recipient of the 2018 Grady-Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public.

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