Outreach

New UW–Madison Odyssey Project program offers college credit — and hope — to people in prison

February 24, 2020

In Odyssey Beyond Bars, 15 men gathered in a classroom at Oakhill Correctional Institution for an English 100 course to read essays and create their own.

Election 2020

Battleground state poll shows Sanders leading in Democratic primary, tight general election matchups

February 23, 2020

New surveys in three key battleground states show Sen. Bernie Sanders with sizable leads in the Michigan and Wisconsin Democratic primaries, but a closer contest among Democrats in Pennsylvania.

Social media

New engineering professor outsmarted doubters, and Twitter loves it

February 19, 2020

Steffi Diem's viral tweet has been liked by nearly 50,000 people and retweeted more than 2,000 times, and hundreds are sharing their own stories of succeeding despite the doubts of others — and themselves.

Recent Sightings

A dancer points to the crowd.

An exuberant, intercultural competition of dance The Chinese Undergraduate Student Association held a Show Me Your Dance event at the Wisconsin Union Theatre’s Shannon Hall on Feb. 22. Student performers and audiences from different cultural backgrounds all joined in, creating intercultural communication through art.  See more

Photo by Brian Huynh

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Barry Burden: New battleground state poll from UW Elections Research Center

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Food research

UW–Madison scientists part of $12.8 million effort to improve cranberries and blueberries

February 20, 2020

Ultimately, enhanced DNA tools will allow breeders to select the qualities they want in the berries and more quickly incorporate them into new cultivars.

Faculty awards

UW-Madison’s Brian Burt to be inducted into Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars

February 21, 2020

Burt's current research falls into two strands: understanding team-based science and exploring the experiences of underrepresented graduate students of color in engineering. Through his research, Burt seeks to provide new ways to understand science participation and the experiences that might promote or turn students away from science pathways.

Commencement

WATCH: Mystery solved!

February 19, 2020

The spring 2020 commencement speaker is...