‘Passing the Bass’ event honors musician, teacher, humanitarian Richard Davis

The life and ongoing legacy of bassist Richard Davis were celebrated Thursday at Madison’s Overture Center for the Arts. The humanitarian and emeritus professor of music was fêted with music and multimedia tributes during an evening filled with laughter and love.

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Hmong PhD alum reflects on research, family pride

Pao Vue’s interest in animals and nature began at a young age, eventually leading him to UW–Madison. As his career goals evolved – taking shape in environmental science and conservation – they set Vue on a journey that has made him one of the first Hmong Americans to receive a PhD in his field. 


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New Faculty Focus: Andrew J. Boydston

He joins the Department of Chemistry, bringing a research group that works primarily on organic and polymer chemistry.

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Ready to talk

They’re politically savvy and well-versed in policy. But a group of political science students wants to do something practically unheard of in today’s partisan landscape: Listen to each other. 

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Transforming Research

The Trans Research Lab at UW–Madison is noteworthy for its specialized focus on health outcomes for transgender people. But for founder Stephanie Budge PhD’11, the lab is more than that: it’s an old promise made good.

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New Faculty Focus: Emily Juniper Ward

As part of the Department of Psychology, she leads the Visual Cognition Lab, which investigates the nature of human visual processing.

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UW chemistry professor in Utility Dive: New solar hybrid combines energy storage with record system efficiency

A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia say they are developing a highly-efficient solar system which integrates photovoltaics, storage and energy delivery

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Successful mouse couples talk out infidelity in calm tones

California mice are relatively solitary animals, but put two in a room and they’ll talk each other’s ears off.

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Rebuilding lives

A planning and landscape architecture researcher works at the intersection of location and health, creating tools for breast cancer patients to take steps toward recovery. 

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