University of Wisconsin

Goloubef gets chance to earn a contract in Sabres' preseason opener

Cody Goloubef is alone in more ways than one.<p>The defenseman is in Sabres training camp on a professional tryout, making him the only player who isn't …

Buffalo

No. 40: Howard, Wisconsin

See what makes Howard, Wisconsin one of our best places to live.<p>With low unemployment, good schools, and affordable housing, this small suburb of …

Green Bay Packers

Farmers hopeful they'll have a good year

MILWAUKEE -- Weeks from the fall harvest, farmers are keeping an eye on the weather and their finances in what has been a tough year for many folks in rural Wisconsin.<p>The price dairy farmers receive for their milk has been low for months, and prices for corn and soybeans are expected to hover near …

Agriculture

Here’s where would-be hikers can go to learn to navigate the outdoors

Hikers who are new to trails and want to equip themselves with the knowledge and experience to learn basic orienteering skills can look into the following:<p>•<b>Appalachian Mountain Club</b> The club’s Outdoor Skills classes include staff-led adventures covering map and compass basics.</b> …

News (U.S.)

What You Need to Know About Drones in J-Schools

• commercial use of UAVs weighing more than 55 pounds<br>• UAV flight above 400 feet above ground level in most cases (tall objects may involve variations on …

Drones

Versatile Frank Niziolek of St. Charles Gives Verbal to Wisconsin

South Elgin High School (Illinois) senior <b>Frank Niziolek</b> has announced via social media that he made a verbal commitment to swim for the University of …

Wisconsin

Experts: Protests will happen with or without media

<b>JEFFERSON CITY</b> • After coverage of the unrest in Ferguson came under scrutiny in 2014, Friday’s acquittal of a white police officer in the killing of …

St. Louis

Highlights of Wisconsin budget up for Senate approval

Highlights of the two-year state budget up for approval in the Wisconsin Senate on Friday, more than two months after the spending plan was due on …

Business

POST: Reginold Royston and Digital Humanities Research and Pedagogy

As part of their “Documenting DH” oral history series, UW-Madison’s Digital Humanities Research Network conducted an interview with Reginold Royston …

Humanities

Young America’s Foundation: Who's funding UC Berkeley’s Shapiro event?

When UC Berkeley asked Young America’s Foundation, or YAF, and the Berkeley College Republicans to pay nearly $16,000 in security fees for Ben …

Student Journalism

Chest Strap or Wrist-Based Heart Rate Monitors: Which Is Better?

<i>This spring, Polar announced a brand new heart rate sensor that fits on a redesigned chest strap. We looked down at our wrist-based HR monitors and</i> …

Wearable Tech

Fire on the Mountain: 2 Forests Offer Clues to Yellowstone’s Fate in a Warming World

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — This is a tale of two forests, Densetown and Stumptown, whose paths diverged after a succession of wildfires. One illustrates the historic resilience of the dense Yellowstone pinelands; the other portends a much sparser future for these forests under climate change.<p>…

News (U.S.)

See Stunning New Images of Irma and Jose From Space

As if Hurricane Irma's trail of devastation wasn't enough, leaving millions without power in Florida and desperation along the Caribbean, Hurricane …

Hurricane Irma

CRISPR: Legal & Ethical Issues of Gene Editing

Description<p>CRISPR - Legal & Ethical Issues of Gene Editing<p><b>Panelists:</b><p><b>Alta Charo</b>, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at University of …

Genetics

Hurricane Irma left 6.5 million Floridians without power. Here’s what that looks like from space.

Darkness, 500-plus miles above Earth.<p>When Hurricane Irma roared into Florida on Sunday and Monday, its winds and rains knocked out power for 6.5 million people in the state. That’s more than a quarter of the state’s population without electricity.<p>“We’ve never had that many outages, and I don’t …

Weather

This Wisconsin floor has some powerful potential: BTN LiveBIG

If you recall, yesterday we told you about Michigan State engineer Dr. Nelson Sepúlveda and his groundbreaking ferroelectret nanogenerator, or FENG, …

Sports

What you need to know in advertising today

YouTube's biggest star, Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg, used a racial epithet on Sunday in an expletive-laden outburst during one of his popular livestreams.<p>The Swedish web personality was broadcasting himself playing the survival game "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" when he used a derogatory word for …

Advertising

Why teens should be reading about police brutality and racism

Two prominent YA authors tell Moneyish why young adults need to hear about these topics<p>As a teen raised on Indianapolis’ gang-infested west side, Jay …

Money

Plastics in Our Drinking Water?

Posted: Sep 09, 2017 1:30 PM<p>The Fear Industry strikes again. Now they are “warning” us of tiny nanobits of plastic fiber in our drinking water! This …

Conservative View

TJ Watt Discusses Historic Debut

It was a historic debut for <b>Pittsburgh Steelers</b> rookie linebacker <b>T.J. Watt</b> during Sunday afternoon’s regular season opener against the Cleveland …

Pittsburgh Steelers

Teen is a one-man college sex-crime wave, cops say

A Wisconsin teen accused of sexually assaulting college students landed in jail for the third time in less than two weeks.<p>Larry Seidl, 18, was busted …

Crime

Paul Ryan Doesn't Know How Much Minimum Wage Is, Then Lies Through Teeth About It

Speaker of the House and Lead Actor in a Ken Osmond Biopic Paul Ryan is known to hang out in Washington, D.C., with lobbyists who will order a couple …

Social Justice

When Horror Movies Impact the Real World

By Karen Gomez Sometimes, life is stranger <i>because of</i> fiction.It is said that truth is stranger than fiction, but on occasion fiction will seep into …

Filmmaking

2017 - New Faculty 2017

Dean Melissa Nobles and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences are very pleased to welcome the newest members of the MIT SHASS faculty. …

MIT

Rural Areas Of The U.S. Are Dangerously Lacking In Adequate OB-GYN Services

I grew up in a teeny-tiny town in the middle of Wisconsin. There were two stoplights, everyone knew everyone, and I think the cows outnumbered the …

Health Care

Mayor offers $10K to businesses squeezed by construction

With subway dig taking a bite out of Chinatown, mayor offers aid<p>San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has proposed the city adopt a construction-mitigation program, favoring businesses negatively affected by city construction.<p>One prime example: The ongoing Central Subway with grants of up to $10,000 to make …

Makeup

A Wisconsin professor is about to witness and document Pentagon history. Here's how he finds a way to relax: BTN LiveBIG

University of Wisconsin professor John Hall is going to witness and write the history of the military’s fight against violent extremism. It will …

Sports

Where to Find the Best Collections of Regional Dialects and Local Accents

If you’re trying to learn an accent for an acting role, understand an ESL speaker, or just hear some funny British accents, the Internet has a vast …

Linguistics

Snapchat is tapping college newspapers to make campus stories and letting them sell ads

• <b>Snapchat is asking student newspapers to create campus editions for its Discover section, which already includes large outlets like BuzzFeed and The New York Times.</b>• <b><br>The stories will be visible to Snapchat users located near each respective campus.</b>• <b><br>Like larger publishers, participating student</b> …

Advertising

U of Wisconsin student leader apologizes for vote on anti-Israel resolution

The head of the student government at the University of Wisconsin-Madison apologized for holding a meeting on Passover that featured a vote on an …

Israel