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…
Executive director, The Kohl’s Center for Retailing Excellence
O'Brien, an expert on retail industry trends and impact on consumers during the holiday season, can discuss the 2013 pre-holiday shopping season, including some stores being open on Thanksgiving, and tips for buying the gifts that meet your goals.
emerald ash borer
Professor, turfgrass and ornamental specialist/entomology
Williamson, an expert on invasive insect species education and management, can discuss the emerald ash borer being located in Madison. His work has focused on evaluating and developing insecticide mangement strategies.
Ken Raffa, a professor of entomology, can discuss the work of his lab that focuses on developing strategies to effectively target the destructive pest.
Professor, political science; affiliate faculty, La Follette School of Public Affairs
Mayer, a longtime observer of Wisconsin politics and expert on campaign finance, can discuss Democrat Mary Burke jumping into the campaign to challenge GOP Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2014.
Barry Burden, professor of political science and an expert on campaigns and elections, can also discuss the governor's race.
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Faculty in the media:
- I screen, you screen: Should you unplug your child? Wisconsin State Journal Just like parents themselves, “I think the professional community is really split” on the issue of children and screen time, said Heather Kirkorian, an assistant professor in the Human Development and Family Studies department at UW-Madison.
- BackTags: Hunters need to be wary of deer ticks Madison.com “If there is no snow on the ground, there is the potential for deer ticks to be active, any place in the state,” said Phil Pellitteri, UW-Madison entomologist and deer hunter. “Usually it has to be somewhat sunny and about … Continue reading
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