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Record-low fertility rates linked to decline in stable manufacturing jobs

June 18, 2019

New UW–Madison research identifies a link between the long-term decline in manufacturing jobs — accelerated during the Great Recession — and reduced fertility rates.

Old Watrous mosaic looks as good as new — meaning more like it did in 1963

June 18, 2019

Cricket Harbeck, who restored Bascom Hill's Lincoln statue, returned to campus in May for another project: cleaning up “Man—Creator of Order and Disorder,” a mosaic by James Watrous.

UW-Madison teaming up with Second Harvest to fight hunger

June 18, 2019

Helpful Harvest is a three-month pilot program that allows people to choose from available food options online.

New resources support employee engagement and inclusion at UW–Madison

June 18, 2019

The Employee Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity (EID) initiative led by the vice chancellor for finance and administration has recently taken a major step forward with the release of new EID principles.

UW–Madison twins to appear on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

June 18, 2019

Identical twins Marquez and Nathan Green will be appearing together on the NBC television show. “Do I want to beat him? Of course — badly,” Nathan says. “But if I can’t win, I’d want him to.”

Higher Learning Commission reaffirms UW–Madison’s accreditation

June 18, 2019

“Accreditation is incredibly important in assuring our students, their families and Wisconsin taxpayers that we are providing the best possible environment for academic success,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Organic-grain field day offers ‘tremendous opportunity’ to farmers

June 14, 2019

A UW–Madison-sponsored field day and series of talks offered expert advice and encouragement for organic farmers and those who are thinking about going organic, where prices remain strong.

Research: Successful student internships require careful design

June 13, 2019

Based on student experiences at three diverse colleges, the paper describes what works in successful internships and provides demographic data on the students who take them. It also identifies key barriers to student participation in internships and recommends that more and differently designed programs be developed to meet student demand in a more equitable way.

Three companies share how UW–Madison students fit their talent needs

June 12, 2019

In the last year, nearly 8,500 companies have sought out students from UW–Madison for their talent needs. Listen to representatives from three prominent companies explain why they hire Badgers.

Sculpture portrays confluence of ideas, diversity

June 10, 2019

The new sculpture at Library Mall, titled “Both/And – Tolerance/Innovation," speaks to the confluence of ideas and cultural diversity coming together in Madison.

‘Napalm girl,’ photographer share stories

June 10, 2019

Known to the world as “Napalm Girl,” survivor turned activist and author Kim Phúc, now 56, and photographer Nick Ut, who made the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of then-nine-year-old Phúc following a Vietnam War fire bombing, share their stories during an event on campus.

André De Shields ’70 wins best actor Tony for ‘Hadestown’

June 10, 2019

De Shields began his theatrical career at UW–Madison, graduating in 1970 and moving to New York City in 1973. His Broadway career includes "The Wiz" and "The Full Monty."

A time for two wheels

June 5, 2019

A vintage bicycle with a rusted Wisconsin license and bike basket is parked outside the Memorial Union.

UW student jobs offer opportunities in many fields

June 5, 2019

Close to 15,000 students work for the university each academic year. From working as an assistant in the Cranberry Genetics Greenhouse to serving ice cream at Babcock Hall, a wide variety of opportunities exist across all 12 schools and colleges on campus as well as over 20 other divisions at the university.

GetSocial: #PrideMonth At UW

June 5, 2019

June is Pride Month, and it's being celebrated in many ways at UW, as evidenced by this week's Get Social.