Dietram Scheufele named Kellet Mid-Career Award Winner

LSC Professor Dietram Scheufele is one of ten noteworthy University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members who have been named Kellett Mid-Career Award winners for 2014. The award recognizes outstanding faculty who are seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position. Each year, the Graduate School chooses winners from among departmental, Ph.D. major program unit or interdepartmental group nominees. Supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the Kellett Award provides $60,000 of research funding to faculty members at a critical stage of their careers. It was named for William R. Kellett, a former president of the WARF board of trustees and retired president of Kimberly-Clark Corp.    
April 17, 2014

In memoriam: Professor emeritus Maury White

Professor emeritus Maurice E. “Maury” White, who oversaw the education of more than 3,000 students as Short Course director, and whose booming baritone was known statewide as the voice of UW farm radio, died on March 15 in Madison at the age of 95. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="259"] CALS professor and UW farm radio director Maury White conducts an interview in the field.[/caption]“Maury was the epitome of the Wisconsin Idea,” recalls professor emeritus and WHA host Larry Meiller, who was one of White’s advisees and took over the noon show when White took the Short Course directorship. “When I took over the radio show I received many, many letters from listeners, thanking Maury for all he had done for them. I remember thinking at the time that there was no way I would ever be able to come close to matching his impact on the people of our state.” White had retired in 1983, 45 ...
March 24, 2014

LSC grad students finalists for Ag Innovations Prize

Two LSC graduate students are on of one of 25 teams competing in the final round of the national Agricultural Innovation Prize Powered by 40 Chances on April 25 and 26 at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. LSC doctoral student Leona Yi-Fan Su and dissertator Kristin Runge are creating the marketing communication and distribution channel strategy for MoniTag, a low-cost nanotechnology-based food sensor that is designed to reduce food waste from spoilage as agricultural products move from farm to table through various distributors and retailers. Leona and Kristin were recruited to the MoniTag team by Biological Systems Engineering graduate students Yi-Cheng Wang and Lin Liu, who were seeking fellow team members with expertise in science communication, marketing strategy and an understanding of the messaging surrounding nanotechnology.  Both LSC graduates work on nanotechnology opinion research for LSC's SciMep group.  Wesley Lee, MBA, Wisconsin School of Business is also on the team. This is the ...
March 25, 2014

Recent Publications

  • Shaw, B.R., Sivakumar, G., Balinas, T., Chipman, R. & Krahn, D.  (2014). Testing the feasibility of mobile audio-based recovery material as an adjunct to intensive outpatient treatment for veterans with substance abuse disorders. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 31, 321-336.  doi:

  • Yeo, S. K., Cacciatore, M. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Runge, K., Su, L. Y., Kim, J., Xenos, M. A., & Corley, E. A. (2014). Partisan amplification of risk: American perceptions of nuclear energy risk in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Energy Policy, 67, 727-736. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.11.061

  • Jones, A. R., Anderson, A. A., Yeo, S. K., Greenberg, A. E., Brossard, D., & Moore, J. W. (2014). Using a deliberative exercise to foster public engagement in nanotechnology. Journal of Chemical Educationdoi: 10.1021/ed400517q

  • Seifert, J.M. & Shaw, B.R. (2013). Tending our patch of creation: Engaging Christians in environmental stewardship through sense of place. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture, 265-288.