Category State & Global

With quirky photo project, UW–Madison student captures breadth, variety of campus libraries

March 24, 2017

The “Libraries of UW–Madison” is a quirky trip through the stacks of a top university. In 41 photos, a student captures what makes each library unique.

Massey selected as Wisconsin School of Business dean

March 23, 2017

Anne P. Massey, an experienced and highly regarded professor and administrator at Indiana University Bloomington, has been selected as the next dean of the Wisconsin School of Business.

Shrine for ‘sneakerheads’: UW–Madison e-business group helps Foot Locker move the shoes

March 22, 2017

In downtown Wausau, an old strip mall hides one of Wisconsin’s most sophisticated e-commerce systems, dedicated to selling shoes online, an operation built with the help of UW–Madison.

A literary storm is brewing across Wisconsin

March 22, 2017

Nearly 2,000 students at 26 schools across Wisconsin are participating in the UW–Madison's Great World Texts program, reading and discussing Shakespeare's The Tempest. The program culminates in a conference featuring author Margaret Atwood.

Yellow fever killing thousands of monkeys in Brazil

March 21, 2017

In a vulnerable forest in southeastern Brazil, where the air was once thick with the guttural chatter of brown howler monkeys, there now exists silence. Yellow fever, a virus carried by mosquitoes and endemic to Africa and South America, has killed thousands of monkeys since late 2016.

Spring is prescribed fire season for UW–Madison prairies

March 21, 2017

The smoke floating above the University of Wisconsin–Arboretum today signals that the prescribed fire season is underway at the Arboretum and Lakeshore Nature Preserve.

Enormous swarms of midges teach about interconnected landscapes

March 17, 2017

Research into the insects' behavior aims to better understand lake-dominated environments, including those of Wisconsin.

48th Annual On Wisconsin Spring Powwow is April 1-2

March 16, 2017

The event is unique in its cultural education through engagement with Native nations, a family activity area, and volunteer opportunities for students.

UniverCity Year branches out into county

March 16, 2017

Building on a successful partnership with the city of Monona, UniverCity Year is gearing up to work with its second community. This fall, UW–Madison courses will help Dane County tackle issues around sustainability and equity.

Graduate programs ranked high by U.S. News & World Report

March 13, 2017

UW-Madison graduate programs are rated among the nation’s best in the 2018 edition of the magazine's “Best Graduate Schools.”

A scientist and a supercomputer re-create a tornado

March 13, 2017

Scientists have created a detailed simulation of a tornado-producing supercell thunderstorm that left a path of destruction over the central Great Plains in 2011.

Wind-crafted icicles of Mendota

March 10, 2017

The wind pushes the water of Lake Mendota and creates ice sculptures alongside Lake Mendota.

New book continues rich legacy of UW–Madison soil research

March 10, 2017

At a March 16 event, Alfred Hartemink, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor and chair of soil science, and Jim Bockheim, a UW–Madison professor emeritus of soil science, will present Chancellor Rebecca Blank with the first copy of their new book, The Soils of Wisconsin.

Japanese literature course leads to the ultimate field trip for UW students

March 10, 2017

Adam Kern, a professor of Japanese literature and visual culture, and four of his students went to Japan for a week to be profiled on a popular prime-time television program there.

Citizen observations help inform Arboretum’s annual account of spring

March 7, 2017

Both official and unofficial observations curated by UW–Madison Arboretum staff suggest that the mild winter of 2017 is leading to earlier spring activity in some plants and animals.

Marrett, Morgridge, Stubblefield to receive UW–Madison honorary degrees

March 7, 2017

The Committee on Honorary Degrees looks to sustained and characteristic activity as its warrant: uncommonly meritorious activity exhibiting values that are esteemed by UW–Madison.

‘Forward under 40’ honors young alumni

March 3, 2017

The Wisconsin Alumni Association recognizes eight alumni under the age of 40 who are leveraging the benefits of their UW education to better their cities, states, nation, and the world.

University Ridge offers a ski course for the public

March 3, 2017

“Madison embraces skiing,” says G. Michael Gaspard, general manager of University Ridge. “We are open to the public, we are a resource to help keep people active year-round, and we’ll take as many people as we can get.”