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…
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.
Associate professor, urban and regional planning
Morales, an expert on public markets, can discuss a new project in partnership with UW-Madison and the Farmer's Market Coalition that will analyze the impact of farmers markets in communities.
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Faculty in the media:
- Chris Rickert: City turkeys are a treat — and maybe someday, a tasty one Wisconsin State Journal Anna Pidgeon, a UW-Madison ecologist, said turkeys are feeding generalists, and will eat anything from small snakes to seeds, apples and acorns. Older areas of the city like mine also have plenty of mature trees.
- Fox-Time Warner deal could bring the game to ESPN Yahoo! News Quoted: Combining the two would also eliminate a major buyer of sports programming, which may raise concerns at the U.S. Justice Department when it reviews a deal, said Peter Carstensen, who teaches antitrust at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
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