142 new members join Phi Kappa Phi at UW-Madison

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest honor society that is open to students across disciplines. It recognizes the achievements of the most outstanding students in every school and college at UW–Madison.

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151 students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa scholar society

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic society honoring the liberal arts and sciences. Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, ΦΒΚ stands for freedom of inquiry and expression, disciplinary rigor, breadth of intellectual perspective, the cultivation of skills of deliberation and ethical reflection, the pursuit of wisdom, and the application of the fruits of scholarship and research in practical life.

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On WORT 89.9 FM: UW Origins Project explores how scientists research our beginnings

UW-Madison’s recently released Origins project links together different academic fields to paint a picture of how scientists research Earth’s and mankind’s beginnings. Anthropology professor John Hawks is featured in the project, and spoke with Nina Kravinsky about the study.

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Young Mie Kim in Newsweek: Will the social media loopholes be closed before the Midterm Elections?

Young Mie Kim, a journalism professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, collected controversial Facebook ads displayed over a six week-period before the 2016 elections. She found that one-half of groups purchasing these ads not only failed to file a report with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), but also had no IRS or online footprint indicating who they were.

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UW researcher to send cotton into space to improve its growth on Earth

Botanist Simon Gilroy will study cotton seedlings grown on the International Space Station in a project that could help researchers understand how to develop plants that use water more efficiently.

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In The Daily Dot: Undocumented immigration doesn’t increase violent crime, study shows

A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison refutes the assertion that more undocumented immigrants in the U.S. correlate to an increase in violent crime.

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Ronald Radano earns a Berlin Prize Fellowship

Ronald Radano, a professor of African Cultural Studies and Music, has been named a 2018-19 Berlin Prize Fellow, the American Academy in Berlin announced. The professor will analyze colonial-era African recordings in Berlin’s Ethnographic Museum. 

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Study shows undocumented immigration doesn’t increase violent crime

The impact of undocumented immigration — especially on public safety — remains a contentious topic of discussion in the United States, but "the conversations are occurring in a vacuum of data,” says researcher Michael Light.

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In The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Some day passengers might travel 700 mph underground thanks to UW students' efforts

Some day, if billionaire inventor Elon Musk's idea comes to fruition, humans will travel from city to city via Hyperloop.

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