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Kikkoman Foods Inc. marks 50th anniversary of brewing soy sauce in the U.S. with $3M gift to CALS
The donation will support two CALS research programs that aim to protect the resources that initially drew the world’s leading soy sauce producer to Wisconsin.
Bacteria with a taste for an inflammatory compound could help protect against heart disease
Some microbes in the guts of humans and mice may help control the buildup of plaque in arteries, the leading cause of cardiovascular disease, by gobbling up a group of inflammatory chemicals before they can circulate in the body.
UW–Madison hosts secretary of Veterans Affairs, highlights student veterans’ experience
In a visit to UW–Madison, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough met with Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin and a roundtable of 11 student veterans and staff members, with a focus on how best to support UW's more than 2,000 military-connected students.
Federal grants to 2 Wisconsin startups highlight UW’s leading role in fusion energy
The two companies' Wisconsin roots and national recognition are the result of decades of fusion investment and innovation at UW–Madison.
UW researchers will develop gene editing therapy to treat blindness
Research led by researchers at UW–Madison will leverage new ways of delivering drug therapies through nanotechnology with advanced genome CRISPR technology to innovate new treatments for two hereditary diseases that cause blindness.
June open houses – West Campus District Plan updates
Attendees will have an opportunity to view and share thoughts about the updated design concepts based on public feedback heard in February. The district planning team will be there to share additional information in an open house-style setting.
Archaeologists uncover evidence of intentional burial, cave engravings by early human ancestor
Until now, scholars believed that the mental capacity behind complex cultural behaviors like burial and mark-making required a larger brain, like those of Neanderthals and Homo sapiens.
High school twins show Badger spirit on ‘Today Show’
After rooming together for 18 years, twins David and Jacob Wang expect to live separately and have different majors at UW–Madison. But they'll maintain the closeness they've always had.
How to be a Badger while away from campus for the summer
Social media and electronic communications have made it easier to keep in touch with fellow Badgers all over, as well as campus happenings.
Wright wins Smithsonian fellowship for study of clothing made for disability in the post-war United States
Natalie Wright will tell you there is a much longer history of fashion designed by and for people with disabilities. This fall, Wright will have the opportunity to further explore these ideas as the 2023-24 George Gurney Predoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Clearer picture of watershed quality helps people put dollar values on improvements
Researchers found that when shown a range of tangible improvements to local and distant waterways, people surveyed were willing to pay more in taxes to support some, but not all, watershed restoration efforts.
Programs make UW–Madison affordable, accessible
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.
La Tarte selected as DAPIR vice provost
Allison La Tarte has been selected as the vice provost for Data, Academic Planning & Institutional Research at UW–Madison. La Tarte, who has been at UW–Madison since 2014, had been the interim associate vice provost of DAPIR since January of 2022. Before that, she was the associate director of institutional research.
Meet the finalists for vice chancellor for strategic communication
Two finalists for the inaugural vice chancellor for strategic communication will visit campus and make in-person presentations next week. The candidates’ names and application materials will be shared on the search website 48 hours prior to their visit. Feedback on the candidates can be entered on the search site until 5 p.m. June 9.
UW-Madison starts 175-year celebration in Green Bay
The event-filled day not only showcased accomplishments of the past but also how UW–Madison is making a difference now and into the future.
Grounds crew creates beauty — and biodiversity — on campus
The goal is to create a campus landscape that supports biodiversity while providing an inviting space for students, employees and visitors alike.
Death cap mushroom’s invasion success may be linked to newly documented variability of toxin genes
The discovery could help researchers better understand how the toxic fungus is successfully invading California and open the door for new drug discovery pathways.
Climate-stressed trees get a boost from new microbial partnerships
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.
Bucky’s Classroom reaches record number of Wisconsin students
The goal of the program is to help middle school students build a better understanding of college, both academically and socially.