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Awards

UW–Madison biochemist Amy Weeks named Packard Fellow

October 14, 2021

The fellowship is awarded annually to early-career scientists whose research has led to new discoveries that improve people’s lives and enhance our understanding of the universe.

Outreach

UW–Madison partners with businesses in Federal Work-Study initiative

October 18, 2021

The new initiative gives students an impactful experiences and provides crucial support to employers during a time when budgets are stretched as a result of COVID-19.

Recent Sightings

People with oars in pumpkins on the water

Pumpkin paddlers squash the competition In 2005, horticulture professors Irwin Goldman and Jim Nienhuis started a new campus tradition: the annual Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Interrupted by the pandemic in 2020, the event returned recently on a beautiful October Saturday. See more

Photo by: Althea Dotzour

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Timothy Smeeding: Social security benefits to increase

Social security benefits will inrease by 5.9 percent beginning in 2022, according to the Social Security Administration. Timothy Smeeding, a… More

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In Memoriam

Haeberli remembered as physicist, teacher, museum supporter

October 19, 2021

Professor Emeritus Willy Haeberli, a world-class experimental nuclear physicist, died Oct. 4. In addition to his scientific achievements, he taught physics classes for 49 years and developed the popular course “Physics in the Arts.”

Financial aid

In its fourth year, Bucky’s Tuition Promise continues to draw top state students to UW–Madison

October 13, 2021

The initiative is one of the most powerful ways UW–Madison helps Wisconsin resident students from lower- to moderate-income families afford the state’s flagship university.