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Students lead way in sustainability effort

December 7, 2021

These UW–Madison students pair environmental studies majors with everything from law to fashion to finance as they learn how to apply environmental solutions to their chosen fields.

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.

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.

Donohue to lead Wisconsin Energy Institute

November 23, 2021

Tim Donohue, a professor of bacteriology, has led the institute as interim director since 2017. WEI provides leadership in energy and clean technology research, scholarship, education and outreach.

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’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.

UW team among winners of Musk Foundation’s XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Student Competition

November 10, 2021

The contest is kickstarting projects that could mitigate the impacts of climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, ground and oceans.

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.

COVID questions: Thanksgiving; boosters

November 9, 2021

This ongoing series answers questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic. Today: Should we feel OK traveling for the holiday? Is it safe to mix the vaccines?

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine pediatric clinical trial to focus on ages 6 months to 5 years

November 8, 2021

“This is the final frontier. Our very youngest children need to get the vaccine and we need to make sure they are safe,” says Bill Hartman, co-principal investigator of the KidCOVE clinical trial at UW–Madison.

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.