Category Society & Culture

Bucky’s Tuition Promise could help families in depressed farm economy

A new UW–Madison program that provides free tuition for students from low- and moderate-income households comes at a good time for families struggling with the consequences of a depressed farm economy.

Finding their way at UW–Madison

Many students arrive at UW–Madison unsure of what they will study or what career they'll choose. They they find, among the many possibilities offered on campus, what they want to do. Here are three.

WAA launches ‘Thank You, 72’ podcast and radio series

The Wisconsin Alumni Association has launched a new podcast and radio series called "Thank You, 72," that celebrates outstanding Badgers from Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

Master glassblower’s art, work on exhibit at Madison Children’s Museum

Tracy Drier wants to increase interest in scientific glassblowing as a career choice by demonstrating the precision and artistry involved in constructing these delicate, almost ice-like glass instruments.

Nominations being accepted for Community-University Partnership Awards

Nominations are open for the 2019 UW–Madison Community-University Partnership Awards that recognize the work of UW–Madison faculty, staff and students, and their community partners as…

When perseverance is the only option: Mabel Watson Raimey

Raimey is believed to have been the first African-American woman to graduate from UW–Madison. And that is just the beginning of her story, as we continue our series UW Women at 150.

UW-Madison graduate programs ranked high by U.S. News in 2020 guide

The School of Education was the highest-rated public school of education and ranked third overall. Business, engineering, nursing, law and other graduate programs also ranked highly.

NCAA 5K track wins for Monson, McDonald

Junior Alicia Monson and senior Morgan McDonald won the women's and men's 5K races at the NCAA championships this weekend. McDonald also took the 3K.

Second cohort of students to benefit from Bucky’s Tuition Promise

From February through June, we will be highlighting the ways that UW–Madison changes lives for the better throughout the state of Wisconsin. March’s theme is Affordability…

Badger Ready gives adult students a pathway to a UW–Madison degree

Last fall, UW–Madison welcomed the first students served by the Badger Ready program, which helps students resuming their college education after a significant break.

School of Education dean elected to National Academy of Education

Much of Hess’ research centers on examining how teachers engage their students in discussions of highly controversial political and constitutional issues.

UW-Madison among top producers of Fulbright students

Eighteen students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison accepted Fulbright awards for academic year 2018-2019, placing the university at No. 15 among research institutions.

Posting to Brussels sprouts novel tech-French course

The Division of Continuing Studies created about 30 customized courses last year, covering a disparate range of topics from dealing with dementia for nursing-home staff to distance learning and writing in the workplace.

Wisconsin Experience Summer Launch gives freshmen a head start

The program allows incoming freshmen to earn credit toward their degrees, meet other students, and learn about UW–Madison resources before the start of fall semester.

New exhibition seeks to connect WWI’s “staggering losses” with modern medicine

Drawing on Ebling Library's vast collection of health sciences materials, a new exhibition entitled "Staggering Losses: World War 1 & the Influenza Pandemic of 1918" seeks to tell the story of WWI, its impact on modern medicine, and the forgotten people who fought in it. We talked with Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, a librarian at Ebling who curated the exhibition, about what she learned and why people should still care about WWI. 

Student-driven oral history project marks 50th anniversary of Black Student Strike on campus

"13 demands" recounts the Black Student Strike of February 1969 through the memories of more than two dozen people who organized, participated in or witnessed it. The protest, surging and ebbing over roughly two weeks, was among the largest in the university’s history.

Get Social: Lady Liberty returns

Nothing spruces up a frozen lake like a life-size replica of the top of the Statue of Liberty.

SSTAR Lab examining solutions for making higher education more affordable

The SSTAR Lab’s mission is to use applied academic research to guide, support, and partner with practitioners whose work aims to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for current and future college students.