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Update on COVID-19 booster shots

October 21, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized booster shots for people ages 18 and over who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and for some at risk populations who received the Moderna vaccine. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends it, these boosters will be available soon, including on campus through University Health Services.

Kyle Cranmer chosen to lead American Family Insurance Data Science Institute

October 21, 2021

Cranmer, a UW–Madison alumnus and executive director of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment at NYU, played a significant role in the discovery of the Higgs boson.

Behind the mask

October 20, 2021

The stories behind our masks range from pragmatic to sentimental. They're a way to connect with others during pandemic times.

App repairs student connections torn by pandemic

October 20, 2021

Demic is an app created by students that facilitates academic support and social connection among UW–Madison students. About 800 students have already joined the app, which launched at the beginning of the semester. 

Haeberli remembered as physicist, teacher, museum supporter

October 19, 2021

Professor Emeritus Willy Haeberli, a world-class experimental nuclear physicist, died Oct. 4. In addition to his scientific achievements, he taught physics classes for 49 years and developed the popular course “Physics in the Arts.”

UW–Madison partners with businesses in Federal Work-Study initiative

October 18, 2021

The new initiative gives students an impactful experiences and provides crucial support to employers during a time when budgets are stretched as a result of COVID-19.

Update on employee caregiving resources

October 14, 2021

Read this message in: Español Hmoob བོད་སྐད Tibetan 中文 Chinese नेपाली Nepali October 12, 2021 Colleagues, As the fall semester begins its second…

Explore over 170 virtual and in-person events at the 11th annual Wisconsin Science Festival

October 14, 2021

Activities Oct. 21-24 in over 30 counties will be both in-person and virtual, including hands-on experiments, Q&As with scientists, demonstrations, performances, readings and more.

New technique, effective in mice, could help advance the use of probiotics

October 14, 2021

Researchers in the School of Pharmacy, led by Quanyin Hu, have developed a system that can keep probiotic bacteria alive in the lower intestine long enough to help treat or prevent colitis in a mouse model of the disease.

UW–Madison biochemist Amy Weeks named Packard Fellow

October 14, 2021

The fellowship is awarded annually to early-career scientists whose research has led to new discoveries that improve people’s lives and enhance our understanding of the universe.

UW scientists decipher the mysteries of enigmatic fungi

October 14, 2021

“There are very few places on the globe where you have the collection of expertise with fungi that we have at UW–Madison,” says Anne Pringle, a professor of botany.

In its fourth year, Bucky’s Tuition Promise continues to draw top state students to UW–Madison

October 13, 2021

The initiative is one of the most powerful ways UW–Madison helps Wisconsin resident students from lower- to moderate-income families afford the state’s flagship university.

Transformative $20 million lead gift to help realize vision of new Letters & Science Academic Building

October 13, 2021

Irving and Dorothy Levy Hall will create a unified home for the Department of History and nine other L&S academic departments, programs and centers that currently are spread across eight facilities on campus.

Pumpkin paddlers squash the competition

October 12, 2021

In 2005, horticulture professors Irwin Goldman and Jim Nienhuis started a new campus tradition: the annual Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Interrupted by the pandemic in 2020, the event returned recently on a beautiful October Saturday.

Celebration of Indigenous cultures

October 12, 2021

The Wunk Sheek Native American student organization held a powwow in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 11 at the Gordon Dining and Event Center.

Ocean life helps produce clouds, but existing clouds keep new ones at bay

October 11, 2021

New research findings from the UW, NOAA and others may change the way scientists predict how cloud formation responds to changes in the oceans.

As Partners in Giving, we can Make an Impact

October 11, 2021

The State, UW and UW Health Employees Combined Campaign of Dane County gives much-needed support to the essential services and charitable work of more than 500 local, state, national and international organizations.

Blank to become president of Northwestern University

October 11, 2021

Chancellor Rebecca Blank will leave the University of Wisconsin–Madison at the end of the 2021-22 academic year to assume the presidency of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.