Scott Straus wins Grawemeyer Award

Political Science professor Scott Straus has won the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his book Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa.

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Research to relieve stress of police officers expands

The Madison Police Department teamed up with UW–Madison's Center for Healthy Minds for a pilot study exploring a mindfulness-based program with officers and is partnering again with the UW alongside UWPD and the Dane County Sheriff's Office to expand the research and understand ways to improve the well-being of law enforcement professionals

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In The Wisconsin State Journal: UW political science professor Scott Straus wins major honor

A UW-Madison political science professor has been named the winner of a prestigious prize for his work researching genocide, particularly in Africa: Scott Straus won the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, for his 2015 book Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership and Genocide in Modern Africa.

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L&S students named finalists for Rhodes Scholarship

UW-Madison seniors Kyra Fox and Ross Dahlke - both accomplished undergraduate researchers with exceptional academic credentials - competed as finalists this year for Rhodes Scholarships.

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Lewis Friedland on NPR: FCC rule rollback makes it easier to buy and sell media outlets

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.

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The Center for Healthy Minds helps doctors cope with stress

The Center for Healthy Minds works to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. Applying its teachings helps this doctor better cope with the stresses of his profession.

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In the Daily Cardinal: Homegrown: Local leaders jump-start political careers while enrolled at UW

Madison Alderman Zach Wood, a UW-Madison graduate, and recent alum Hayley Young, along with current junior Noah Roberts, were elected into the local government spots they currently hold while studying at UW-Madison.

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In Nature: Four ethical priorities for neurotechnologies and AI

Information School Associate Professor Alan Rubel contributes to an article in Nature examining how artificial intelligence and brain–computer interfaces must respect and preserve users' privacy, identity, agency and equality.

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New UW School of Social Work fund will honor life and legacy of Tamara Grigsby

“We think the world of Tamara Grigsby and we think she is a great role model as we want all of our social work students to be thinking about making social change in the world,” says Stephanie Robert, director and professor at the UW School of Social Work.

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