John Fett, professor emeritus of life sciences communication, dies at 85

The following is a press release published by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences that has been adapted and republished here. John Fett, a professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Life Sciences Communication who shaped the department’s course for more than three decades, on Jan. 30, 2018. He was 85. Born on May 7, 1932 in Plymouth, Wis., he earned a trifecta of degrees from UW–Madison: a B.S. in Agricultural Journalism (now Life Sciences Communication) in 1961, a M.S. in Agricultural Journalism in 1962 and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication in 1967. He was hired as an instructor at the university in 1962 and joined the faculty of the Department of Agricultural Journalism as a professor in 1967.
February 2, 2018

Brossard appointed to climate change advisory committee

University of Wisconsin-Madison Life Sciences Communication professor and chair Dominique Brossard has been appointed to an advisory committee that will oversee the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s newly announced Climate Communications Initiative (CCI). [caption id="attachment_12171" align="alignleft" width="235"] LSC chair Dominique Brossard - Photo: Kyle Cassidy[/caption] “The National Academies have a vast library of authoritative information to help everyone from savvy citizens to responsible decision makers understand, prepare, and respond to climate change,” said Marcia McNutt, president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.  “This initiative facilitates access to that storehouse to help protect the many sectors of human investment from unnecessary surprises.”
January 10, 2018

LSC’s science communication colloquium will feature an exciting line-up

This semester's Life Sciences Communication colloquium will bring acclaimed speakers from near and far. Over the course of the semester, attendees of the colloquium will hear from experts in science communication, science policy, sustainability marketing, media sociology, and other interesting areas. The talks are free and open to the public. Videos will be published shortly after each talk for those unable to attend. Check out the list of speakers below. You can click the speakers' names for more information about them. 
January 11, 2018

Recent Publications

  • Xenos, M.A., Scheufele, D.A., Brossard, D., Choi, D.H., Cacciatore, M., Yeo, S., & Su, L.Y. (2018). News media use and the informed public in the digital age. (more…)

  • Stenhouse, N. (2017). Spreading Success Beyond the Laboratory: Applying the RE-AIM Framework for Effective Environmental Communication Interventions at Scale.  (more…)

  • Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., Howell, E. L., Rose, K. M., Brossard, D., & Hardy, B. W. (2017). U.S. attitudes on human genome editing.  (more…)

  • Runge, K. K., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Rose, K. M., & Larson, B. J. (2017). The polls—Trends: Attitudes about food and food-related biotechnology.  (more…)

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