Category State & Global

IceCube: Discovering the source of cosmic rays

Since cosmic rays were discovered in 1912, scientists have sought the origins of these mysterious particles. In September 2017, a flash of blue light in the ice deep beneath the South Pole set researchers on a path to resolving this century-old riddle.

Campus community mourns loss of student-athlete Eli Stickley, 21

Stickley, a standout wrestler, died July 5 in a car crash in Illinois. His wrestling teammates say his warm, caring personality helped unite the team. “He was always looking for ways to get better himself and to make the team better,” a former coach said.

Mandela Fellows on their first impressions of Wisconsin: ‘Everyone has been so kind’

UW-Madison’s Mandela Fellows are young leaders from 16 countries across the African continent, and they're here to experience Wisconsin and to attend a 6-week public management institute.

Finding a weak link in the frightful parasite Schistosoma

More than 250 million people, mostly in Africa and Asia, have schistosomiasis, which kills an estimated 280,000 each year. “We don’t get that many aha! moments in our lives as scientists,” says a researcher. “This was one of them.”

The Ride gets research into gear

The Ride is a signature cycling event that premiered in September 2016, sending hundreds of riders across eastern Dane County to raise money for cancer research on the UW–Madison campus.

Former Oscar Mayer manager to lead UW business engagement office

Amy Achter has been hired to work with Wisconsin businesses to implement new growth strategies and facilitate innovation.

Bucking trends, these Wisconsin communities attract, keep young adults. How?

UW-Madison researchers took a look at how Omro, De Pere and some other towns have been able to grow. Factors include good schools, affordable housing and access to a larger city via an interstate highway.

Peter Dorner, emeritus professor of agricultural and applied economics, dies at 93

Peter Dorner, emeritus professor in the UW–Madison Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, early director of the university’s Land Tenure Center and former dean of International Studies and Programs, died on June 4 at the at age 93.

Bucky on Parade feature: Brooke Wentland

Artist Brooke Wentland, a UW alum, designed "Baller Bucky" for Bucky on Parade, a public art project, as a tribute to the beloved sports history of UW. The statue's current home is outside of the Red Gym .

Stem cell summer camp inspiring early careers in science and technology

The Morgridge Rural Summer Science Camp has allowed more than 500 high-academic achievers from across the state to spend a week learning from leaders in stem cell research, a field that UW–Madison helped make famous.

UW Summer Music Clinic teaches junior high students music skills, life lessons

Nearly 400 junior high school students are participating in the UW–Madison Summer Music Clinic, a week-long band, choir and orchestra camp.

UW announces community partnership awards

UW-Madison is honoring seven collaborations with the 2018 Community-University Partnership Awards, ranging from an effort to increase food composting to leadership training for women in government.

8 ways to enjoy Lake Mendota and Lake Monona this summer

Whether you’re looking to cool off in the heat or get some exercise outdoors, here is a list of eight ways to enjoy Lake Mendota and Lake Monona this summer.

Bucky on Parade feature: Julie Hustad

Artist Julie Hustad created "Bucky come se Picasso" for Bucky on Parade, a public art project, as an homage to Picasso. The statue's current home is outside of the Chazen Museum.

UW–Madison awarded $1 million to support STEM transfer students

The team aims to increase the graduation rate of STEM transfer students across Wisconsin, many of whom come from rural communities or underrepresented minority groups.

Purcell to lead Wisconsin Public Media

Gene Purcell takes the lead at Wisconsin Public Media, which includes Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio, as it transitions to a new division at UW–Madison reporting to the UW–Madison Provost.

UW triumph in Dairy Challenge prepared dairy science grads for careers

Four UW–Madison dairy science majors were at the 2,500-cow California farm in April to participate in the 2018 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, and their plan was the winning one.

Today’s middle school students study yesterday’s people of Aztalan

Every few summers, the park becomes an active archaeological site when Sissel Schroeder leads a field school there, to better understand those who lived at Aztalan nearly 1,000 years ago.

‘Science in Motion’ takes chemistry on the road across Wisconsin

Disappearing packing peanuts, floating mugs, color-changing solutions and skewered balloons captivated a room full of elementary students and their teachers in the style of a magic show.