Tag Graduate students

With $1.1 million grant, ‘public humanities’ program gains ground

January 12, 2017

“Engaging the Humanities” is a UW–Madison program launched to help graduate students in the humanities explore rewarding careers beyond academia.

A vision for genes: One-of-a-kind geneticist snags Ph.D.

November 3, 2016

Drew Hasley became the first legally blind person with a UW–Madison doctorate in genetics — and possibly only the second blind UW–Madison Ph.D. in biological sciences.

Extraordinary effort merits posthumous Ph.D. for Schuff

May 12, 2016

Craig Schuff died in October from complications of his paralysis, only months away from wrapping up his doctoral dissertation.

Biotech degree for working adults links science, business, law

February 3, 2016

As biological technologies advance, UW–Madison is preparing adult students to capitalize on that trend through a career-changing master’s degree in biotechnology.

Town hall meeting on graduate stipend changes scheduled

December 15, 2015

“Graduate students play a critical role in the university’s educational and research excellence,” says Graduate School Dean William Karpus.

Graduate assistantship stipend policy to change

November 17, 2015

UW-Madison plans to implement changes in the administrative policy by which graduate assistantship stipends are set in order to remain competitive in attracting the best possible graduate students across all disciplines and to ensure that graduate students are students first and employees second.

Get to know William Karpus, new Graduate School dean

June 2, 2015

In August, William Karpus will become the Graduate School’s dean — the first since a restructuring last year to enhance UW–Madison’s role in graduate education and research. He is tasked with serving more than 9,000 students across 150 departments. He will also work closely with Marsha Mailick, vice chancellor for research and graduate education, in developing a distinct Graduate School.

Helping prepare UW–Madison graduate students and postdocs for careers

February 19, 2015

The UW–Madison Graduate School is spearheading a campus-wide initiative to encourage all graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to complete their own IDPs.

Grad student’s proteins cut a rug, win ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ competition

January 14, 2014

Graduate school research can get long and tricky and complex beyond the easy understanding even of your fellow grad students. Unless it has a beat, that is, and you can dance to it.