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How Dare You: The Costs of Shutting People Down

Khanh Ho | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Minorities often find themselves in this situation -- whether they work in academia or business or government. And they often have to think about the backlash of someone, quite often an ally, who will take offense if they don't tow the line.

Can Wood Chips Help Reduce E-Waste?

XPRIZE | Posted 10.23.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

A computer chip that can decompose sounds like something straight out of a "Mission Impossible" movie, but that's exactly the idea behind a new kind of chip designed for use in electronic devices like cell phones and tablets.

The Real Miracle at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rep. Chris Taylor | Posted 10.18.2015 | Education
Rep. Chris Taylor

Deadly, debilitating diseases don't care if you're liberal or conservative. The hyper-politicization of biomedical research threatens future life-saving medical advancements.

Apple Will Not Pay University Of Wisconsin-Madison Triple Charges In Patent Lawsuit

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.16.2015 | Technology

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Week to Week News Quiz for 10/16/15

John Zipperer | Posted 10.16.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

If you're a vice president thinking of joining the presidential race, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see what you would have to deal with. ...

Apple Loses Patent Lawsuit To University Of Wisconsin-Madison

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury on Tuesday found the iPhone maker used techno...

Outraged UW-Madison Faculty Call For Full-Court Press On Tenure

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Posted 06.10.2015 | College

University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members upset about what they consider to be a coordinated political assault on the UW System spent nearly tw...

Why Well-Being Is a Skill That Can Be Learned

Richard J. Davidson | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Richard J. Davidson

We need to shift our thinking about well-being from a static "thing" to a set of skills that can be learned and cultivated over time -- a notion supported by a growing body of scientific evidence I've outlined as an author of this year's World Happiness Report.

Doctoral Student Illustrates Her Thesis With A Comic

AP | DANA FERGUSON | Posted 04.20.2015 | College

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Late last spring, a doctoral student worked late into the night. As she doodled, her chemistry thesis took on a life of its own,...

Wisconsin Climate Change Gag Order Part of Multi-Front, Industry-Tied Attacks

Steve Horn | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On April 7, Wisconsin's Board of Commissioners of Public Lands voted 2-1 to ban those employed by the agency from doing any work pertaining to climate change or global warming while doing public lands related work.

An Education in Candy and Trust

Karri Jinkins | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Karri Jinkins

It didn't take long for that first meeting to turn into more frequent ones. By the end of my freshman year, I was in his office almost weekly. I was also receiving bags full of candy in my locker each Monday morning, and occasionally small gifts, too.

UW-Madison Gets Largest Individual From Cisco CEO

AP | Posted 11.17.2014 | College

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates have given the school $100 million, the largest gift from individual donors in the...

Needed: Buckets of Research

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.07.2014 | Science
Llewellyn King

Two seemingly unrelated items of medical news: Ebola is devastating West Africa and may spread around the world, and the entertaining ice bucket challenge has raised $115 million for ALS research. The linkage is that both diseases have needed and still need medical research. So do hundreds of other diseases and conditions.

5 Midwest Cities on the Entrepreneurial Rise

Matt Hunckler | Posted 10.01.2014 | Small Business
Matt Hunckler

Think Silicon Valley is the only place to launch a successful tech startup? Maybe you haven't visited some of the growing cities in the so-called ...

Princeton And UW-Madsion Have A Weird Twitter Fight About Fall

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.30.2014 | College

Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison got into a strange Twitter spat Tuesday afternoon that involved squirrels and the Taco Be...

Why College Sex Week Events Matter

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.14.2014 | College

On many college campuses, thousands of students gather each spring for a week of discussing sex. The idea of holding Sex Week started within the Iv...

The Man With 59,000 Books -- In His House

Keith Thomson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Keith Thomson

As an unwanted fourteenth child on a remote North Dakota farm, Lawrence L. Thomas found an escape in books. After earning a Ph.D. at Berkeley, he became a professor of Slavic languages. Following his wife's death, he devoted himself to books -- in unprecedented fashion.

Which Son Needs Money More? The Decisions of a Low-Income Working Mother

Judith Sandalow | Posted 11.09.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Much of the rhetoric around budget cuts suggests that lawmakers make tough decisions, but to me Ms. P's decision about how to spend her last $50 is one of the toughest I can imagine.

15 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Freshman Year

Uloop | Posted 11.05.2013 | College
Uloop

Ah, it's that time of year when lanyard-wearing, bright-faced Freshmen enter the world of college. Don't worry though, you'll get settled in in no time. Here's some tips from a fellow student, who's now entering her Junior year, on what she wished she knew freshman year.

Center for Investigative Journalism Starts Fund Drive

AP | Posted 08.31.2013 | Media

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Wisconsin says he is grateful to Republican Gov. Scott Walker for vetoin...

Wisconsin Republicans Push To Evict Nonprofit Journalism Center

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

The nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is facing a state GOP effort to kick it out of its offices at the University of Wisconsin-...

Bold & Beautiful Kay Alden: Putting Words in Other People's Mouths

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.05.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It started with her dissertation for her Ph.D. at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Encouraged by her college advisers to write about dead people because their body of work is complete, Kay instead decided to write about her passion, soap operas, hooked on since age twelve.

WATCH: 'Workaholics' Star's Highly Accurate Commencement Line

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.19.2013 | College

Comedian and writer Anders Holm had some spot-on advice for graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Saturday. Holm graduated from UW-Madi...

'Workaholics' Star To Give Commencement Address

Posted 04.18.2013 | Comedy

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's commencement is going to get weird. Star and cocreator of the breakout Comedy Central hit show "Workaholics,"...

Tyler Kingkade

Personal Account Of Campus Rape Inspires Other Women To Come Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

A woman's deeply personal op-ed detailing her experience of rape at Amherst College has moved women at other universities to speak out about their own...