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Policing pioneer, law school professor Herman Goldstein dies at 88

January 24, 2020

Goldstein is best known for his concept of problem-oriented policing, a framework for reform that has been adopted by police agencies everywhere from Madison, Wisconsin, to Scotland Yard.

UW–Madison student engineers to host concrete canoe competitions

January 24, 2020

The university's civil and environmental engineering students will host the regional competition April 2–4 and the national competition June 13–15. UW–Madison won five consecutive national titles from 2003 to 2007.

Message on coronavirus from UHS Executive Director Jake Baggott

January 24, 2020

I want to share with you how the university is responding to the coronavirus outbreak in east and southeast Asia. There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin. I hope this message will address any questions and ease any concerns you may have.

Potential predation prevention: Remind cattle they are herd animals

January 24, 2020

An experiment will test the back-to-the-future principle that cattle will find safety by returning to their roots as herd animals, says graduate student Naomi Louchouarn, who began the experiment last spring.

Longtime political scientist, scholar on African politics M. Crawford Young dies at 88

January 23, 2020

Young was a central figure in the creation of UW–Madison’s African Studies Program. His leadership and support helped the program thrive, and he remained active in it until his death.

Discovery sheds new light on how cells move

January 23, 2020

“If we can understand the key factors causing cell migration, then we could perhaps develop new treatments to speed up wound healing,” says Jacob Notbohm, an assistant professor of engineering physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Pharmacy students lead training to educate and empower Alzheimer’s caregivers

January 23, 2020

PharmD students in the Phi Lambda Sigma student organization are helping caregivers with in-person training that not only walks through some techniques for safe medication adherence and administration, but also where to find community resources for additional support and how to preserve their own wellbeing.

American Family Insurance announces creation of David R. Anderson Chair

January 23, 2020

The position will direct the American Family Data Science Institute, a collaborative network at UW–Madison that will develop cutting-edge methods and fund data-driven research.

2020 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients announced

January 23, 2020

Thirteen faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators.

Vice chancellor for research and graduate education finalists will give campus talks

January 23, 2020

The search for UW–Madison’s next chief research officer has advanced. A search committee, chaired by Bill Murphy, professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics and rehabilitation, has selected four finalists for vice chancellor for research and graduate education.

New pharmaceutical degree to meet needs of regional employers

January 22, 2020

The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Applied Drug Development degree prepares students for in-demand jobs across the region spanning from Minneapolis through Madison to Chicago.

Astronaut Mae Jemison inspires a new generation of trailblazers

January 22, 2020

An appreciative, overflow crowd of more than 1,100 people showed up to hear the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture.

Invention is an insulin innovation

January 21, 2020

A University of Wisconsin–Madison alumnus is now selling a patented device to help people with diabetes safely and easily inject insulin with just one hand.

Blank’s Slate: Potential for collaboration statewide

January 21, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank visited Eau Claire, Wausau, Stevens Point and Black River Falls this month, connecting with local leaders and alumni while touring major businesses and bringing a gift to the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Partnership fosters entrepreneurship that has social impact

January 21, 2020

Entrepreneurship can be measured in more than just financial success, says the leader of an effort to incorporate solving social problems into entrepreneurial ventures in…

Ada Deer, Kenneth Cole named Martin Luther King Jr. award honorees

January 17, 2020

Deer, a UW–Madison graduate and former instructor, was the first female tribal chair in Menomonee history and the first woman to head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Cole, also a UW–Madison graduate, is active in community building in Madison.

Deductions for parking fees, vanpool and bus passes changing to pre-tax

January 16, 2020

Employees who are paid monthly will see the pre-tax deduction on their paycheck dated Jan. 31 for the pay period of Jan. 1–Jan. 31. Those who are paid biweekly will see the pre-tax deduction on their paycheck dated Jan. 30 for the pay period of Jan. 5–Jan. 18.

Nominees sought for 2020 Administrative Improvement Award

January 16, 2020

The award recognizes outstanding administrative work that resulted in improved efficiency, increased revenue channels, cost savings and/or improved service delivery.