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An Indigenous story map experience about water

November 30, 2021

A new website created by a Wisconsin Sea Grant intern in partnership with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission details what Indigenous communities in the Upper Midwest are doing to conserve and protect water.

Virgil Abloh: A visionary designer and artist

November 30, 2021

Abloh, a UW–Madison graduate in civil engineering who became the artistic director of menswear for Louis Vuitton, died of cancer Sunday at age 41.

Urban planning students develop green recommendations for UW–Madison fleet

November 24, 2021

Students estimated the fleet’s baseline greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions using the Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) Tool, created by the Argonne National Laboratory.

UW teams up with NFL on research designed to reduce head injuries in athletes

November 23, 2021

Researchers will collect data from high-tech mouthguard sensors that measure impact speed, direction, force, location and severity of head impacts.

Student’s innovative climate research could change building design

November 23, 2021

“By the end of the 21st century, building cooling in Madison will be very similar to Montgomery, Alabama,” says Nelson Institute graduate student Gesangyangji. That startling realization motivated her to research how projected climate data can inform building energy design.

Studying Child Tax Credit expansion, labor force reductions among new Social Security Administration-funded projects

November 23, 2021

The U.S. Social Security Administration has funded 13 major research projects at the Center for Financial Security that focus on the financial well-being of economically vulnerable people.

Go Big Read seeking book suggestions for 2022-23 

November 17, 2021

Once again, the theme for Go Big Read is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation. 

UW System honors Charek Briggs for LGBTQ+ advocacy

November 17, 2021

The assistant director of UW–Madison’s Gender and Sexuality Campus Center has received the 2021 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award, which goes to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate.

UW–Madison rises in rankings for study abroad, international students

November 15, 2021

The report lists UW–Madison as No. 4 among all U.S. universities for study abroad participation and No. 19 for number of international students.

UW’s Kathy Cramer co-chairs prestigious academy commission on reimagining economy

November 15, 2021

The committee will assess the impact of the last half-century of economic policymaking, meet with Americans from all over the country, and generate recommendations meant to create an economy that best serves the needs of the American people.

Blank’s Slate: Veterans enrich our learning community

November 11, 2021

As more veterans come to our campus, they bring a unique mix of leadership and experience to the classroom. Their perspectives enrich our learning community in many ways.

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge honors UW–Madison for student voting success

November 9, 2021

UW was recognized for having the highest student voter registration and voter turnout among four-year colleges in Wisconsin as well as the most improved voter turnout.

Author of ‘Go Big Read’ selection visits campus

November 4, 2021

Yaa Gyasi, author of the 2021-22 "Go Big Read" novel “Transcendent Kingdom,” spoke to faculty and students from the African Studies Program at Mark H. Ingraham Hall on Thursday, and met with First-Year Interest Group and Honors Program students at the Pyle Center.

UW–Madison Odyssey Beyond Bars program receives state award for prison education

November 4, 2021

The program helps address the problem of mass incarceration in Wisconsin by giving students the academic and professional opportunities they need to succeed when they reenter communities.

UW–Madison student voting rose in 2020, exceeds national rate

November 2, 2021

Student voter turnout increased 7.4 percentage points in last year’s presidential election, rising to 72.8 percent of eligible students in 2020 from a rate of 65.4 percent in 2016.

Call for proposals in second round of Research Forward initiative

November 2, 2021

In its recent and historic annual gift announcement in support of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation designated $10.5 million to…