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New commercial highlights Badger values, from studious to well-deserved fun

September 26, 2022

Beginning with black-and-white pictures from the past, then segueing to a current colorful campus, the commercial makes it clear — no matter how much has changed, our values haven’t.    

UW–Madison’s UniverCity Year is finalist for community engagement award

September 21, 2022

UniverCity Year connects communities across Wisconsin with resources, faculty and students from UW­–Madison to tackle community-identified challenges.

Campus exhibit reckons with institution’s history, lifts voices of marginalized

September 12, 2022

The Public History Project is part of a broader collection of efforts to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus.

UW–Madison moves up U.S. News list, ranked 38th overall and 10th best public

September 12, 2022

The rankings, released today, include 440 national doctoral universities and are in the 2022-2023 edition of America’s Best Colleges.

MCOR dancers bridge cultures worldwide

September 9, 2022

Performers took to the stage with everything from Bollywood fusion to Punjabi folk dances to hip-hop at the 40th annual Multicultural Celebration of Organizations and Resources, known as MCOR.

Ho-Chunk Nation flag to fly on campus multiple weeks this fall, beginning with Sept. 15 ceremony

September 7, 2022

The UW–Madison campus inhabits land that is the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk people — land they call Teejop (Dejope, or Four Lakes) in Hoocąk, the Ho-Chunk language.

Football off to a rollicking start with mix of old and new

September 5, 2022

The Badgers season opener on Saturday, Sept. 3, featured some new additions. New Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin enjoyed the game and even joined in the "Jump Around," and the new renovated south end zone stands were a hit for fans.

Dashing to a degree

September 2, 2022

The Graduate School Degree Dash took off across campus Friday morning, with 657 people running, walking, and rolling through the 5.07- and 1.94-mile courses. 

Partnership celebration brings smiles, cooperation

August 26, 2022

The UW South Madison Partnership building on Thursday was filled with happy community members enjoying food, music, games and face-painting during its third community celebration, and first since it opened in a new, larger space.

Mural painting brings community together at UW South Madison Partnership

August 19, 2022

The murals reflect artist Lilada Gee’s bold and colorful style and are designed to inspire the community and families that use the location for programming. You can see these murals in person at the August 25 Community Celebration.

UW–Madison ranks highly worldwide, also named a Best Value College

August 18, 2022

It ranks 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is the third-highest ranked Big Ten school.

Two from UW–Madison appointed to National Museum and Library Services Board

August 17, 2022

The board advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services on “general policies” with respect to “its duties, powers and authority” as it relates to “museum, library and information services.”

Historical rates of enslavement predict modern rates of American gun ownership

August 16, 2022

The higher percentage of enslaved people that a U.S. county counted among its residents in 1860, the more guns its residents have in the present, according to a new analysis by researchers exploring why Americans’ feelings about guns differ so much from people around the globe.

UW–Madison mourns influential, beloved geography professor Yi-Fu Tuan

August 15, 2022

Yi-Fu Tuan, a towering intellectual figure and University of Wisconsin–Madison professor emeritus of geography died Aug. 10 at UW Hospital in Madison at age 91. Tuan was a prolific writer and deep thinker who was known as the father of humanistic geography.

At summer youth camps, fun and learning go hand in hand

August 9, 2022

UW–Madison offers a diverse range of summertime activities for young learners from ages 5-18  designed to exercise both the mind and the body. They…

Stereotypes can be self-reinforcing, stubborn even without any supporting evidence

August 2, 2022

In the study, people who got feedback that largely ran counter to stereotypes didn’t learn from that feedback, continued stereotyping at their same rate despite the feedback saying that the stereotypes were inaccurate.

Q&A: Gloria Hawkins on her return as an ombuds

August 2, 2022

"I never forgot how people helped me feel empowered, which was instrumental in my growth and development as a professional. Now is the time for me to give back in a consistent and, hopefully, impactful way."