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…
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Chair and Sorenson Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Graue, a former kindergarten teacher, can offer tips on how to prepare young children for the start of the school year after the summer break.
Professor, agricultural and applied economics
Jones, an expert on agricultural finance, farm management and agricultural capital markets, can discuss the drop in corn, soybean and wheat prices.
Dan Schaefer, a professor of animal sciences, can discuss livestock prices, which remain fairly strong with a recent flat trend line.
Paskewitz, an expert on biology and control of insects that transmit human and animal diseases, can discuss the first confirmed case of locally-acquired (US) chikungunya, which has been an epidemic in the Caribbean in recent months.
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Faculty in the media:
- Will national media’s view of Mary Burke give her a boost over Scott Walker? Capital Times UW’s Cramer, Burden, Canon and Wagner quoted.
- Consumer spending in Wisconsin lags that of nation WISC-TV 3 University of Wisconsin-Madison economist Steven Durlauf says the data are no surprise and confirm what unemployment and other figures have already shown — Wisconsin is recovering slower than its neighbors.
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