Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years

In a study published Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years. And it’s taken just two centuries.

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Commencement spotlight: The road less taken leads military vet to his ‘dream school’

When he realized that UW–Madison, his dream school, was not going to happen academically, he stunned his family and friends by enlisting in the Army.

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UW-Madison folklorist Leary nominated for Grammy

UW-Madison Emeritus Professor of Folklore and Scandinavian Studies Jim Leary has been nominated for a Grammy award, for the second time, in the Best Album Notes category.

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Forget ‘needle in a haystack.’ Try finding an invasive species in a lake.

When the tiny and invasive spiny water flea began appearing in University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers’ nets in 2009, scientists began to wonder how Lake Mendota, one of the most-studied lakes in the world, went from flea-free to infested seemingly overnight.

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REACHING FOR THE STARS

Fifty years ago, the world’s first autonomous space-based astronomical observatory — containing telescopes from UW-Madison — swept into orbit, setting the stage for a new era of astronomy.

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All Ways Forward campaign announces $10 million gift from John and Anne Oros

Several of UW–Madison’s top fundraising priorities received a significant boost today as John and Anne Oros announced a $10 million commitment to the university’s All Ways Forward campaign. The primary designation of the gift includes the Wisconsin School of Business, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the School of Social Work, UW Athletics, and faculty excellence.

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Media mention: Richard Davidson in "Is our constant use of digital technologies affecting our brain health? We asked 11 experts."

With so many of us now constantly tethered to digital technology via our smartphones, computers, tablets, and even watches, there is a huge experiment underway that we didn’t exactly sign up for.

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