Category State & Global

Two seniors named finalists for Rhodes Scholarship

November 19, 2017

Kyra Fox and Ross Dahlke were among 228 students nationwide who made it to the final stage of the competition.

WARF program leader: Sale marks success for UW–Madison research prowess, creativity

November 17, 2017

The Accelerator Program represents a broadening of WARF’s original role, as it as recognized the need to guide and encourage start-up companies, and invest in them.

In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

November 16, 2017

In a study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, the team led by UW–Madison's Yoshihiro Kawaoka has identified signatures of the disease that may aid in future treatment efforts.

With Badgers unbeaten, ESPN’s College GameDay rolls into campus

November 15, 2017

ESPN’s popular football show — College GameDay Built by The Home Depot — will broadcast live from Bascom Hill Saturday as the unbeaten and fifth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers (10-0) take on the No. 19 Michigan Wolverines (8-2).

UW ranked first in nation for semester-long study abroad participation

November 13, 2017

During the 2015–16 academic year, 2,244 UW–Madison students studied abroad, about 56 percent of whom participated in semester-long and yearlong programs. The national average is 34 percent.

Catching the Bug

November 7, 2017

The Big Ten Network program Forward Motion goes behind the bark with entomology Professor Chris Williamson to find out what you can do about the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect is threatening 700 million trees in Wisconsin. Are yours among them?

Family Weekend… with cheese on top!

November 6, 2017

It was all about the cheese at a Saturday event at UW–Madison's discovery building, as event participants learned about the aging, the chemistry and the taste of cheese at "The Life of Cheese: A Tasting and Science of Cheese."

Curator at ag station helps growers keep close watch on potato health

November 3, 2017

By monitoring sugar levels, frying test batches of potato chips, and other techniques, Sam Perez helps growers decide when to market their stored potatoes.

‘Driftless’ reading echoes Wisconsin’s past, present, future

November 1, 2017

The geography and culture of Wisconsin’s Driftless area were celebrated through the words of writers known and unknown, in a theater named for a writer who dedicated his life to encouraging homegrown artistic and literary talent.

Three UW–Madison-trained science teachers awarded fellowships

October 31, 2017

The three, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."

System recognizes UW–Madison students, professor

October 30, 2017

Kevin Hernandez and Ariana Saffold are being honored for outstanding efforts of students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups, and English Professor Russ Castronovo for excellence in teaching.

Winter Commencement speakers began successful Hollywood partnership on campus

October 25, 2017

Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, two of Hollywood’s top storytellers, met each other while editing Super 8 film in the basement of Vilas Hall.

All hands on deck to understand, predict, prevent abrupt ecological change

October 25, 2017

“It’s a generally thorny problem and we are often scrambling to react,” says lead principal investigator Monica Turner. “In fact, understanding abrupt change in ecological systems is among the biggest challenges in contemporary ecology.”

Gymful of effort, smiles: Adaptive fitness proves exercise is for everybody

October 25, 2017

The UW–Madison Adaptive Physical Activity Program helps its clients recover from serious injuries and illnesses with a can-do attitude and individual attention from the many students who work there.

New Faculty Focus: Sebastian I Arriola Apelo

October 24, 2017

"Studying milk production in the dairy state, I ​feel my research can have a significant impact on the state economy and environment in general, and dairy families in particular."

Kellners mark Homecoming with $25 million gift

October 21, 2017

Ted and Mary Kellner, whose generosity to their alma mater spans the campus, will make a $25 million commitment as part of the university’s current $3.2 billion All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign.