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…
Common Core Standards
Associate professor, educational psychology; director, Testing and Evaluation Services, UW Center for Placement Testing
Wollack has worked closely with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and others around the state on the Common Core state standards. He can discuss the standards as the Legislature considers a bill that would create a politically-appointed board with the power to establish a different set of standards.
Stem Cell Advance
Professor, engineering physics; director, Women Faculty Mentoring Program
Crone, who conducts research on nanostructured materials, composite materials and engineered biomaterials, can discuss her latest work inducing human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to differentiate toward pure-population, mature heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes.
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Faculty in the media:
- Plant closings plummet statewide Wisconsin’s larger companies held onto their employees in 2013, putting the brakes on plant shutdowns and big layoffs, if the number of reports to the state is any indication.
- Hydrologist warns of floods if snow melts quickly Quoted: Flooding could also impact urban areas away from rivers. There is a potential for flooded basements, said Ken Potter, a civil and environmental engineering professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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