Category Society & Culture

WCER launches $1.5 million internship study of six Historically Black Colleges and Universities

September 20, 2019

The NSF-funded study aims to examine students’ experiences with their internships and how these experiences may impact their future wages, employment status and vocational self-efficacy.

Hamel Music Center prepares for final tuning

September 17, 2019

The final touches of construction were being put in place during a preview tour of the Hamel Music Center Sept. 16. The Mead Witter School of Music is looking for volunteers Sept. 19 and 20, to sit quietly in the audience and hear professional acousticians perform the final tuning.

Sifting and winnowing turns 125: The tumultuous story of three little words

September 17, 2019

Sifting and winnowing has a special meaning at UW–Madison. Those words were first shared on Sept. 18, 1894, by the UW Board of Regents in defense of a professor named Richard Ely. How did an agricultural phrase come to symbolize academic freedom?

School of Music seeks volunteers to help tune new music hall

September 12, 2019

The Hamel Music Center is ready for its final tuning. Volunteers are needed to quietly take a seat in the audience of the performance halls while professional acousticians measure and evaluate the sound of various instruments and ensembles.

Steeped in history: Underground update is Bascom Hill’s latest chapter

September 3, 2019

Bascom Hill looks a little bit different at the moment than it did at the end of spring semester. Crews are busy replacing underground utilities, some of which date back to the 1890s. How well do you know your Bascom Hill history?

New Faculty Focus: Megan Doherty Bea

August 29, 2019

Megan Doherty Bea Q&A   Megan Doherty Bea, Assistant Professor of Consumer Science Hometown: Media, Pennsylvania Educational/professional background: I’m a sociologist by…

Brand New Badger: Music provides a salve for freshman following life-altering injury

August 28, 2019

His desire to attend UW–Madison never wavered throughout his recovery, with a focus on gaining the skills to run his own music studio.

UW-Madison ranked highly by Washington Monthly

August 27, 2019

UW–Madison ranked 23rd overall, as well as fifth in research expenditures and third in the number of science and engineering PhDs awarded.

After heart attacks, former Badger focuses on spreading healthy habits

August 23, 2019

Just a year post-heart attack and a few months into his new job, J.C. Dawkins is bringing the passion he brought to his football career to a new challenge — improving the health of African American men in Dane County.

Freshman seminar helps put CALS students on path to success

August 22, 2019

To help new students navigate the challenges they face, CALS offers Inter Ag 155, a freshmen seminar course designed to introduce new students to the various options they have.

In Classics Camp, middle schoolers are introduced to the wonders of ancient Greece and Rome

August 21, 2019

The kids make their own togas and wax writing tablets, visit museums on campus to see ancient artifacts and learn about kid-worthy topics like the Trojan War, Roman weapons and Greek toilets.

Katherine Magnuson will direct Institute for Research on Poverty

August 15, 2019

IRP, a center established at UW–Madison by the federal government in 1966, was created to inform policies to combat poverty, inequality and their effects in the United States.

Mead Witter School of Music’s Hamel Music Center opening this fall

August 12, 2019

With opening celebrations of the center planned for the weekend of October 25-27, 2019, many more audiences will experience its state-of-the-art acoustics and inspired setting.

Remembering Toni Morrison: UW–Madison professor offers reading recommendations

August 8, 2019

“This was a woman who up through her 80s was still vibrant and still writing. That’s the inspiration to me to keep doing what I love,” says literature professor Sandra Adell.

Jim Martin made his mark in sports and law as player, coach, judge

August 6, 2019

Martin was an assistant coach for the UW football team from 1970 to 1974 and a student at UW Law School from 1974 to 1976. He went on to serve as a Madison city attorney and later as a respected jurist and strong advocate for equal justice.

State of the (campus) art

August 1, 2019

The Campus Art Exchange makes art formerly banished to storage available for public display in UW–Madison buildings. Artwork must be hung in public spaces such as hallways, common areas, conference rooms or other gathering spaces — not private offices.