Category Society & Culture

Native November bead workshop

November 16, 2017

As part of a month-long celebration of Native American experience, heritage and legacy, student members of Wunk Sheek hosted a bead workshop designed to teach contemporary Native American styles to the UW–Madison community.

Jada Kline, winter commencement student speaker, is ready for her Badger moment

November 15, 2017

Jada Kline, the student speaker for the UW–Madison winter commencement ceremony on Dec. 17, will emphasize the value of bouncing back from disappointments, never becoming complacent and trying harder the next time.

Unique driverless vehicle on display Nov. 15-18 in Madison

November 14, 2017

At an event Nov. 17 and 18 on the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering campus, visitors will have the opportunity to check out an autonomous car.

New Arboretum director continues legacy of restoration, teaching

November 14, 2017

As fall slowly hardens to winter in Madison, part of Karen Oberhauser’s new job is to walk the trails of the UW–Madison Arboretum, getting a sense not just for the geography, but for the land itself. That’s because the land Oberhauser walks is now under her care.

UW ranked first in nation for semester-long study abroad participation

November 13, 2017

During the 2015–16 academic year, 2,244 UW–Madison students studied abroad, about 56 percent of whom participated in semester-long and yearlong programs. The national average is 34 percent.

Training social work students to serve Wisconsin families

November 8, 2017

The School of Social Work’s Public Welfare Training Program prepares students to join the ranks of professionals who assist and advocate for children and families throughout the state.

Law school professor wins international Stockholm Prize in Criminology

November 8, 2017

Herman Goldstein, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Law School, won the international prize that recognizes excellence in criminology research or in the application of research shown to significantly reduce crime or advance human rights.

New digital kiosk commemorates fallen soldiers

November 7, 2017

The Wisconsin Union on Veterans Day will unveil a new digital kiosk honoring students and alumni who died in active duty, on the second floor of Memorial Union.

‘Driftless’ reading echoes Wisconsin’s past, present, future

November 1, 2017

The geography and culture of Wisconsin’s Driftless area were celebrated through the words of writers known and unknown, in a theater named for a writer who dedicated his life to encouraging homegrown artistic and literary talent.

New Faculty Focus: Pajarita Charles

October 31, 2017

Professor Pajarita Charles' work is concentrated on supporting healthy child development among children of formerly incarcerated fathers. 

System recognizes UW–Madison students, professor

October 30, 2017

Kevin Hernandez and Ariana Saffold are being honored for outstanding efforts of students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups, and English Professor Russ Castronovo for excellence in teaching.

New Faculty Focus: Margaret Kerr

October 24, 2017

Professor Margaret Kerr believes it's important to better understand the factors that impact parents’ experiences and to develop interventions focused on helping people become better and happier parents.

MacArthur recipient, New Yorker writer Stillman to speak on ‘crimmigration’

October 24, 2017

Sarah Stillman provides new perspectives on social injustices, including her current work on the intersection of the criminal justice system, immigration, and deportation.

Probing the ‘why’ of science

October 19, 2017

For 50 years, the Biocore program has taught students to think like scientists, work collaboratively and question everything.

New center seeks to foster religious dialogue on campus

October 18, 2017

A new program on campus called the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry is bringing together students from different faiths to promote inter-religious dialogue at the university.

Meet her at the Chazen

October 17, 2017

A university art museum doesn’t have to choose between serving academia and serving the community, says Amy Gilman, the new director of the Chazen Art Museum. It can do both.

Healthy competition makes habit of sustainability

October 13, 2017

A new analysis shows lasting reductions in electricity use among hundreds of players of the Cool Choices game, which uses friendly competition to get energy-saving habits to sink in.

A Turning Point: Six stories from the Dow protests

October 10, 2017

Fifty years ago the Dow Chemical protests brought everyday life on the UW–Madison campus to an abrupt halt. Hear from six UW alumni – ordinary students whose lives were forever changed by that momentous day.