Breaking ground with Grace

Grace Wahba was the first female faculty member in the Department of Statistics at UW–Madison. Her career there lasted 51 years, ending with her retirement in August 2018.

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In dangerous fungal family’s befriending of plants, a story of loss

With its red and white cap and hallucinogenic properties, the fly amanita has long inspired art and literature. Its friendly association with plants came about by letting go of a few key genes, new research finds

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New Faculty Focus: Tulika Bose

She brings a focus on high-energy physics to the Department of Physics.

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New Faculty Focus: Kate Christy

She brings to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication a focus on health communication and how clear messaging can benefit individuals and communities. 

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New Faculty Focus: Miaoyan Wang

In joining the Department of Statistics, she hopes to inspire students in learning about “numbers with context.”

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New Faculty Focus: Jean-François Houde

He returns to the Economics Department, focusing on the detection and measurement of market power. 

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UW Botany Professor in National Geographic

When plants are wounded, they send out warning signals that spread to other leaves, raising the alarm and activating defense mechanisms for the undamaged areas.

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UW Professor Jonathan Martin in HowStuffWorks

Weather and climate are two very different things. Basically, weather is what happens today or tomorrow or this week, while climate happens over many years.

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NSF awards UW $3 million to advance quantum physics, technology

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers secured three grants totaling $3 million to advance high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research into quantum physics and technology, the National Science Foundation announced today, Sept. 24.

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