Students and mental health professionals are working to offer suicide prevention resources to UW-Madison’s campus community.
Students of color face inequities in educational opportunity throughout their academic careers.
Genetic testing is now more accessible, but determining what the results mean from both a scientific and ethical standpoint is still challenging.
Through the efforts of dedicated students and faculty, programs like Chican@ and Latin@ Studies have built community following an academic push for ethnic studies programs.
Seeking out counseling for mental health can be difficult for anyone, but students from underrepresented backgrounds sometimes must navigate additional barriers surrounding language and identity. As a result, UW Mental Health Services is working towards building multicultural awareness into their practice.
The Crossroads of Ideas is a monthly lecture series that explores complex social science issues by bringing together UW-Madison experts across disciplines in a public forum. In the most recent session on Tuesday night, “From CRISPR Twins to Real Therapies: The Future of Genome Editing,” members of the UW-Madison community gathered in the Discovery Building to contemplate the ethical, legal, and social implications surrounding this emerging technology.
SoundWaves is a program series established by the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery to explore topics in science from the viewpoint of researchers and musicians at UW-Madison. Their most recent event, Hidden Worlds of the Human Body, explores how our brains perceive sights and sounds.
Neuroscientist Matthew Banks explained how although scientists know a great deal about which regions of the brain are responsible for understanding experiences like sights and sounds, they are still working to fit this into the context of human consciousness.