Category Society & Culture

Special education teacher residency program launched

Forty graduate students from the School of Education will work with students with disabilities in high-need and small, rural school districts across Wisconsin, where "special educators are sorely needed."

Elders-in-Residence Program will bring Native community leaders to campus for mentoring, support

The initiative will seek to improve the experience of American Indian and Alaskan Native students by hosting Native elders on campus for extended visits and educational exchanges.

Wisconsin Union to hold Veterans Day event on Nov. 12

Memorial Union’s ties to service members began 90 years ago with the dedication of the building as a memorial to UW–Madison’s service members in 1928. More than 1,000 fallen university heroes’ stories can be found in the Union’s electronic Gold Star Honor Roll.

UW-Madison students make discoveries, explore Italy in archaeological expedition

Two seniors traveled to the ancient city of Agrigento on the south coast of Sicily this past summer, to develop a more accurate historical timeline.

New summer program helps UW freshmen get ‘QuickStart’

CALS launched a brand new “early start” program for incoming first-year students called QuickStart, which helps them make the most of their college experience.

UW-Madison’s Center for Financial Security receives funding for research on financially vulnerable

The RDRC center at UW–Madison will explore the financial well-being of financially vulnerable families, older people, people with disabilities, low-wealth households, and children.

Heavy hitter Allan ‘Bud’ Selig tapped as 2018 winter commencement speaker

Selig is no stranger to campus. He earned a bachelor’s degree in American institutions (political science and American history combined) in 1956 and is one of the university’s most involved and supportive alumni.

UW Women at 150: Looking for — and finding — Lorraine Hansberry

While many people know “A Raisin in the Sun,” far fewer know much about its author, Lorraine Hansberry. Hansberry spent less than two years as a student at UW–Madison, but it was an important part of her journey as a writer and activist.

There’s still time to cast your (early) vote

Almost 2,000 people voted in-person absentee at UW–Madison campus voting locations last week, Oct. 22-26. Early voting continues this week through Friday, Nov. 2.

New L&S course clusters link science and humanities

Constellations are clusters of courses that let students take three classes — one core humanities course and two linked classes — concurrently and draw connections across disciplines.

‘Raw, peer-to-peer’ film starting conversations about addiction at Wisconsin high schools

Wisconsin high school students are learning to talk about addiction through a film and accompanying curriculum prepared by Wisconsin Eye and funded by the Wisconsin Partnership program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

UW Law School launches clinic to aid domestic violence victims

For domestic violence victims seeking protection from an abusive partner, restraining orders are often a first line of defense. The new clinic aims to help them get those orders.

From poles to polls: Community art project gets out the afghans to get out the vote

An art project designed to encourage people to vote uses a new tactic: “yarn bomb cozies” on light poles on Bascom Hill.

DreamUp Wisconsin selects 11 initial proposals for boosting the middle class in Dane County

All the ideas have the potential to improve the lives of families in Dane County and to inform ways to strengthen the middle class throughout the United States.

VoteFest week encourages students to vote early

UW-Madison this week is holding VoteFest, a series of events to encourage students to vote and show them how.

New business-focused pharmacy concentration meets a growing need for healthcare leaders

School of Pharmacy PharmD students can now take a new Pharmacy Operations and Technology Management concentration that will provide health care business fundamentals and build critical leadership skills.

With seven winners, UW–Madison top university for Fulbright DDRA awards

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Awards provide funds to doctoral students to conduct doctoral research outside the United States in foreign languages and area studies for up to 12 months.

‘Passing the Bass’ event honors musician, teacher, humanitarian Richard Davis

The humanitarian and emeritus professor of music was fêted with music and multimedia tributes during an evening filled with laughter and love at the Overture Center for the Arts.

Nearly three years in, The Bandana Project’s impact continues to grow on campus, elsewhere

A mental-health initiative begun by a UW–Madison student more than 2½ years ago has now distributed nearly 3,500 lime green bandanas to Badgers while expanding to other campuses in the country.