LSC partners with Urban Canid Project for interdisciplinary research

Story by Ysabella Bhagroo. Ysabella is an undergraduate student majoring in LSC and the Department of Life Sciences Communication's 2017-18 Lenore Landry Scholar. [caption id="attachment_11516" align="aligncenter" width="613"] A fox wanders through a city street in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo: UW Urban Canid Project.[/caption] As Wisconsin’s red fox and coyote populations grow, Madison is seeing an increasing number of these urban canids establishing their homes closer to campus. Recently, LSC chair Dominique Brossard, associate professor Bret Shaw, and faculty associate Don Stanley teamed up with the UW-Madison Urban Canid Project, a project that investigates the way canids are living in Madison and how we coexist with them.
May 16, 2018

LSC faculty awarded NSF $450,000 grant to reduce polarization about new science

Story by Madison Brunett. Madison is an undergraduate student majoring in LSC and the Department of Life Sciences Communication’s 2018-19 Lenore Landry Scholar. [caption id="attachment_12966" align="alignright" width="369"] Photo from National Human Genome Research Institute. Credit: Ernesto del Aguila III, NHGRI.[/caption] Imagine having the ability to rid the world of genetically inherited diseases. Scientists have created a gene-editing tool called CRISPR/Cas-9 that allows scientists to edit heritable and non-heritable genes at a faster rate and lower cost. This could lead to the elimination of diseases such as sickle-cell anemia and cystic fibrosis in the near future.
October 17, 2018

Undergraduates apply LSC skills and theories to excel at summer internships

LSC undergraduate students participate in a wide variety of internships each summer and this year was no exception. Students throughout the department enhanced their science communication skills in professional settings near and far. In this story we highlight a small selection of students who demonstrated their knowledge and excellence in diverse fields.
September 18, 2018

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  • Howell, E. L., Wirz, C. D., Brossard, D., Jamieson, K. H., Scheufele, D. A., Winneg, K. M., & Xenos, M. A. (2018). National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on genetically engineered crops influences public discourse. (more…)

  • Witzling, L., & Shaw, B. (2019). Lifestyle segmentation and political ideology: Toward understanding beliefs and behavior about local food. (more…)

  • Runge, K.K., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M.A. (2018). Protective Progressives to Distrustful Traditionalists: A Post Hoc Segmentation Method for Science Communication 

  • Newman, T. P., Nisbet, E. C., Nisbet, M. C. (2018). Climate change, cultural cognition, and media effects: Worldviews drive news selectivity, biased processing, and polarized attitudes

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