These experts from the UW-Madison faculty and staff have agreed to comment on breaking news, ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise. If you need help arranging interviews, contact University Communications at 608-262-3571.
Experts on today’s news…
Research assistant, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
Gerth, an expert on weather prediction, can discuss the weather conditions that contributed to the formation of the Oklahoma tornado.
Greg Tripoli, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and an expert on tornado formation, can also discuss the Oklahoma storm.
Professor, journalism and mass communication
Drechsel, an expert on media law, can discuss reports that the U.S. Justice Department seized emails and phone records of Fox News correspondent James Rosen, and even tracked his comings and goings into the State Department.
Professor and chair, community and environmental sociology
Kleinman, an expert on science and technology policy, can discuss the dramatic disappearance of honeybees in the United States since 2006.
Entomologist Sainath Suryanarayanan, a postdoctoral fellow in community and environmental sociology, can also discuss what has happened to the population of U.S. honeybees. He has been working on an interdisciplinary project that will study both socio-political and biological propositions in relation to honeybee health.
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Faculty in the media:
- Faith healers charged with murder after 2nd death About a dozen children a year die in the U.S. when their parents choose prayer over medical care, according to Shawn Francis Peters, a University of Wisconsin lecturer who wrote “When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children and the Law.”
- Heat-Related Deaths in NYC May Increase with Climate Change LiveScience.com Noted: Still, the findings suggest that cities and governments need to do more to address the potential dangers posed by heat waves, said Richard Keller, an associate professor of medical history and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who was not involved with the study.
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