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Longtime botany greenhouse director Mo Fayyaz to retire

July 13, 2017

Mo Fayyaz is retiring in August after 33 years as the distinguished director of the botany department greenhouse and botanical gardens.

Colleagues pay tribute to cancer researcher Patti Keely

June 30, 2017

It would be easy to simply say Patti Keely was a world-class, nationally recognized breast cancer researcher at the UW School of Medicine and Public …

Mike Peters named director of UW–Madison’s ag research center network

June 20, 2017

Mike Peters has been named director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Agricultural Research Station (ARS) network, the university’s system of 11 research stations located throughout the state of Wisconsin.

34 faculty honored with Vilas professorships

June 19, 2017

Created “for the advancement of learning,” Vilas Research Professorships are granted to candidates with proven research ability and unusual qualifications and promise.

Powertrain control pioneer Moskwa passes away

June 16, 2017

Professionally, Moskwa reinvented himself several times, working as a diesel mechanic, a trumpet instructor and musician who performed nationally and internationally, and finally, as an internationally renowned mechanical engineer.

Faculty climate survey shows satisfaction among many but room for improvement

March 30, 2017

The survey went to all tenured and tenure-track faculty with 1,285 responding — a response rate of 58.6 percent. Similar surveys have been done four times since 2003.

Video interviews – 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award winners

March 15, 2017

UW-Madison's 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award winners describe what attracted them to teaching, what they hope to instill in their students and what inspires them.

Distinguished Teaching Awards 2017

March 15, 2017

Twelve faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators.

Eleven professors receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships

March 14, 2017

Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. The awards are supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

New faculty focus: Tom Linsmeier

March 2, 2017

Thomas G. Ragatz Accounting and Law Distinguished Chair • Hometown: Tomah, Wisconsin • Educational/professional background: Ph.D., Business Administration: Accounting, University of …

Reception to recognize and welcome faculty of color

February 16, 2017

The Annual Faculty of Color Reception will be Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Pyle Center. The public and campus community are invited to this free event.

Hugh Iltis, UW’s ‘battling botanist,’ dies at 91

December 30, 2016

Passionate, articulate and informed, Iltis was opinionated, sometimes argumentative, but always a fearless defender of the natural world he revered.

Emeritus Professor Jack Fowler, pioneer in radiation biology, dies at 91

December 8, 2016

A physicist by training, Fowler gradually shifted his research emphasis and is considered one of the founders of modern radiation biology.

New faculty focus: Alejandra Ros Pilarz

November 1, 2016

I was excited to join UW–Madison because of the strong reputation of the School of Social Work and the university as a whole, particularly in the areas of public policy and poverty research.

New faculty focus: Maxine McKinney de Royston

October 25, 2016

How did you get into your field of research? I have been interested in issues of race and identity in schools since being a K-12 student who noticed racial and social inequalities in my mathematics classrooms and the schools that I attended in suburban and urban districts.

Focus on new faculty: Revel Sims

October 18, 2016

"As I learned more about the 'Wisconsin Idea' I came to realize that this mission fit closely with my own work and beliefs."

New faculty focus: Anthony Cerulli

October 11, 2016

Anthony Cerulli's fascination with world religions began in high school and led him to texts as diverse as the Bhagavad Gita and the writings of Jack Kerouac. He came to UW–Madison because of its international renown in South Asian Studies.

New faculty focus: Michelle Schwarze

October 6, 2016

Michelle Schwarze, Jack Miller Center Assistant Professor of Political Science • Hometown: Los Angeles • Educational/professional background: B.A. in political science and philosophy, …