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UW–Madison remains 8th in research ranking, surpasses $1.5 billion in research expenditures 

November 30, 2023

The NSF today released its Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) data showing a 10% increase in research expenditures at UW–Madison over the previous fiscal year, or more than $143 million for the period covering July 2021 and the end of June 2022.

Making an American economy that works for the people

November 9, 2023

UW–Madison Professor Kathy Cramer helps lead a commission looking to put the well-being of Americans at the center of economic discussions.

Employers, students eager to connect at career fair

September 21, 2023

“Employers are really seeking UW–Madison students,” said Angie White, executive director of SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science.

How to get the most out of the campus career fair

September 19, 2023

A career fair veteran offers some tips to help students show their best side and reduce nerves when they meet with prospective employers at the fair.

Incarceration rates, falling in every US state, drive significant shifts in risk of prison for marginalized groups

September 18, 2023

Young Americans in general have grown less likely to break the law in recent decades, according to the researchers, driving much of the decrease in imprisonment. Some policy changes have contributed as well.

UW–Madison again scores high in several rankings

August 23, 2023

“Unsurprisingly for a school with about 47,000 students — over 34,000 of them undergraduates — opportunities abound at the University of Wisconsin–Madison,” Money Magazine writes.

Students get their feet wet gathering watershed data

August 17, 2023

Several local groups are partnering with UniverCity Year to work toward a healthier Koshkonong Creek to improve water quality and support a variety of wildlife and human activities for generations to come.

Mapping methane emissions from rivers around globe reveals surprising sources

August 16, 2023

The findings will improve methane estimates and models of climate change, and point to land-management changes and restoration opportunities that can reduce the amount of methane escaping into the atmosphere.

The Sky’s the Limit: Autistic youth explore science on their terms at STEM camp

August 15, 2023

Rotating through stations, campers learn to estimate the canopy cover of a nearby wooded area (by pretending they’re aliens), calculate the ages of tree rings and create mini ecosystems in Mason jars.

Wisconsin’s beloved mascot returns to the streets of Madison in a big way

July 12, 2023

Destination Madison rejuvenated the Bucky on Parade program for a limited time on its five-year anniversary, introducing a digital, mobile-friendly pass and online map that Bucky fans can use through Sept. 15.

Madison becomes second hometown for international students

July 10, 2023

Every year, more than 6,000 students from more than 112 countries venture across oceans and/or lands to join the vibrant campus community.

Ticks may be able to spread chronic wasting disease between deer

July 7, 2023

Research determined that ticks can not only carry CWD prions in their blood meal, they can also carry enough of the agent to potentially infect another animal with CWD.

UniverCity Year builds partnerships, ‘mutual trust’ across Wisconsin

June 20, 2023

UniverCity Year has partnered with 29 local governments and communities across Wisconsin. Its most recent cohort welcomed nine communities – a record for the program.

With transparent machine learning tool, engineers accelerate polymer discovery 

June 16, 2023

The aerospace, automobile and electronics industries use these polymers, known as polyimides, for a wide variety of applications because they have excellent mechanical and thermal properties — including strength, stiffness and heat resistance.

Programs make UW–Madison affordable, accessible

May 30, 2023

Sixty-three percent of undergraduates are completing their bachelor’s degrees without student debt, a percentage that keeps improving and is up from 50 percent just seven years ago.

Climate-stressed trees get a boost from new microbial partnerships

May 25, 2023

On top of a better understanding of the way trees and microbes work together in a race against climate change, plant-fungi matchmaking may be a boon to plans to reforest the planet.

UW Center for Healthy Minds will research machine learning predictions of well-being

May 22, 2023

The project aims to discover and develop technologies that in the future may inform the delivery of algorithm-based micro-supports — short well-being practices like mindful breathing that may help in the moment.

La Follette students highlight benefits of universal child savings accounts in Wisconsin

May 12, 2023

Five graduate students from the La Follette School of Public Affairs demonstrated that universal child savings accounts could have significant benefits for the state when they conducted the first statewide cost-benefit analysis of the idea last fall.

2023 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony recognizes 158 outstanding students

May 9, 2023

“This ceremony serves as an opportunity to celebrate our tremendously talented undergraduates,” said Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin, in a written greeting shared with the audience.