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Incarceration rates, falling in every US state, drive significant shifts in risk of prison for marginalized groups

September 18, 2023

Young Americans in general have grown less likely to break the law in recent decades, according to the researchers, driving much of the decrease in imprisonment. Some policy changes have contributed as well.

UW–Madison is 35th in 2024 U.S. News ‘Best Colleges’ rankings

September 18, 2023

It is UW–Madison’s highest overall U.S. News ranking in the past 15 years, and the fifth year in a row that the university has moved up — advancing 14 places since ranking 49th in 2019.

From medieval armor to improv comedy, there’s a student org for everyone

September 13, 2023

Looking to find your community, UW students? The Fall Student Organization Fair at the Kohl Center on Sept. 8 featured clubs for every interest.

Student Stories: A rookie’s guide to navigating football frenzy 

September 12, 2023

Even though I didn’t understand the rules or what was going on all the time, one thing was clear: The joy and sense of belonging within Camp Randall Stadium can even make a scorching day feel fervently festive.

Four things an educational psychologist wants you to know about AI in the classroom

September 4, 2023

A former classroom teacher, a parent and scholar of technology and learning offers a few suggestions — and some assurances — about what to expect from AI in the near future.

Recent alumna awarded national fellowship for graduate studies

August 29, 2023

Hanna Noughani graduated from UW–Madison with a double-major in neurobiology and oboe performance, and she will pursue a master’s degree in oboe performance at Indiana University–Bloomington’s Jacobs School of Music.

Behind-the-Scenes Badger: Preparing the residence halls for students

August 24, 2023

Cody Gray says the secrets to a good residence hall move-in are communication, support, and of course, plenty of red carts. The Sellery Hall building supervisor looks forward to the energy of students returning.

UW–Madison again scores high in several rankings

August 23, 2023

“Unsurprisingly for a school with about 47,000 students — over 34,000 of them undergraduates — opportunities abound at the University of Wisconsin–Madison,” Money Magazine writes.

UW students take on summer internships worldwide, from Colombia to South Africa

August 22, 2023

Learning about new cultures and cities has proven to be just as valuable as the internship work itself, say two UW–Madison students who went abroad.

Students get their feet wet gathering watershed data

August 17, 2023

Several local groups are partnering with UniverCity Year to work toward a healthier Koshkonong Creek to improve water quality and support a variety of wildlife and human activities for generations to come.

Madison becomes second hometown for international students

July 10, 2023

Every year, more than 6,000 students from more than 112 countries venture across oceans and/or lands to join the vibrant campus community.

Art that integrates data visualizations can help bridge the US political divide over climate change

July 7, 2023

Researchers have shown that combining climate data with visually engrossing art can make data more meaningful to viewers and bridge political divides related to climate science.

Ticks may be able to spread chronic wasting disease between deer

July 7, 2023

Research determined that ticks can not only carry CWD prions in their blood meal, they can also carry enough of the agent to potentially infect another animal with CWD.

How to be a Badger while away from campus for the summer

June 1, 2023

Social media and electronic communications have made it easier to keep in touch with fellow Badgers all over, as well as campus happenings.

Clearer picture of watershed quality helps people put dollar values on improvements

May 31, 2023

Researchers found that when shown a range of tangible improvements to local and distant waterways, people surveyed were willing to pay more in taxes to support some, but not all, watershed restoration efforts.

Bucky’s Classroom reaches record number of Wisconsin students

May 23, 2023

The goal of the program is to help middle school students build a better understanding of college, both academically and socially.

Flowing between art and science

May 18, 2023

Now in its third year, the Flow Project highlights not only the value of art as a tool to communicate science, but also as a way to inspire new science across University of Wisconsin campuses.

133 students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

May 17, 2023

Each fall invitations are sent to the top 10 percent of graduate students, the top 10 percent of seniors and the top 7.5 percent of second-semester juniors in each school and college.

Lifting the Veil sculpture is revealed

May 8, 2023

Acclaimed New York-based contemporary artist Sanford Biggers revealed a new sculpture on May 4 that responds to the Chazen Museum of Art’s problematic Emancipation Group sculpture, providing a highlight to the museum's re:mancipation exhibition.