Fire in a crowded theater? Nitrate film is crumbling as experts strive to salvage the past

The effort combined chemical analysis of nitrate film, review of historical literature on it, and information from professionals who have handled, stored and shipped it.

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Podcast project receives NEH grant

Communication Arts assistant professors Jeremy Morris and Eric Hoyt are investigating the golden age of podcasting to make digital audio more usable for scholars and the public.

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Online dating study shows too many choices can lead to dissatisfaction

Could there be too many fish in the sea? When it comes to online dating, that might be the case, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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On Wisconsin Public Radio: UW-Madison Professor Archiving Podcasts For Future Generations

Jeremy Morris is a futuristic thinker. While some are heralding podcasts as a trendy new medium, Morris is worrying about what will become of them in the future when we may not use iPhones, iPods or MP3s. Morris, an assistant professor of media and cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded PodcastRE, a project that aims to archive podcasts.

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With The Wisconsin State Journal: Fueling Discovery

"Fueling Discovery" is a joint effort of the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science and the Wisconsin State Journal. This special section features essays from faculty members across the college about their groundbreaking research. 

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The liberal arts as a tool for change

Through powerful words and personal reflection, students examine the impact of a liberal arts education in an annual essay contest. Read excerpts from this year's first place winner Justine Jones and runner up Anna Blasco. 

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From In Business: Communication Arts alumna Corinda Rainey-Moore receives the ATHENA Award

Corinda Rainey-Moore (B.A.;87, Communication Arts), a woman described as a true leader and champion for segments of society who have had doors slammed on them, and whose advocacy for the mentally ill has helped bring people out of the shadows, has won the 2017 ATHENA Award.

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: Alt-Rock Apex

From its founding in 1983 until its unceremonious closing in 2010, Smart Studios bore witness to the rise and fall of alternative rock’s heyday. The Madison recording studio founded by Butch Vig ’80 and Steve Marker ’89 — members of the band Garbage — helped to create and capture the sounds of some of the most influential bands of a genre, including their own: Depeche Mode, Killdozer, Korn, L7, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, and U2.

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Jonathan Gray named Peabody Fellow Scholar

Communication Arts professor Jonathan Gray will be one of the inaugural Peabody Fellow Scholars with the Peabody Media Center.

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