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Study aims to help with “quarantine 15” weight management

July 3, 2020

Many people are eating more and exercising less since the pandemic began. Those who are interested can go to to fill out an online screening form and see if they qualify.

Increase in COVID-19 cases in Dane County prompts new guidelines

July 3, 2020

Whether you’re staying local or traveling for the holiday weekend, it is important to limit your potential exposure to the virus at this time when cases are increasing locally and across the country.

UW-Madison commits to empowering students to vote

July 3, 2020

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has joined more than 160 colleges and universities in striving for full student voter registration and participation through the nonpartisan All In Campus Democracy Challenge.

COVID questions: Dog parks, work from home, future of cities

July 2, 2020

Is it safe to take my dog to the dog park? What's the future of hard-hit urban areas? Will work from home continue after the pandemic?

Tommy Thompson takes office as UW System President, seeks feedback

July 1, 2020

"We believe in helping more state residents earn college degrees, and we are dedicated to opening the doors of the university to talented students from families all across Wisconsin," Thompson says.

Introducing the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work

July 1, 2020

The gift, the largest in the school’s history, is another way for Joel Berman, the founder and former CEO of Iatric Systems, a healthcare technology company, to honor his love for and life with Sandra Rosenbaum.

Making the most of our summers: painting, walks and learning

July 1, 2020

Trips have been canceled, all UW–Madison summer courses were moved to remote instruction and most social gathering places have COVID-19 restrictions. But that doesn’t mean that we are just going to stay home staring at the wall. UW–Madison students, whether they’re at their homes or still in Madison, are still making the most of their summers, while still respecting physical distancing rules.

Phase 2 returns more research activity to campus

July 1, 2020

Phase 2 continues a gradual expansion of research activities while ensuring we continue to follow guidelines to minimize the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Badger Talks video: All you need to know about wearing a mask

June 30, 2020

Professor of population health sciences Ajay Sethi talks about who should wear a mask and how they help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Lonnie Berger to be associate vice chancellor in the social sciences

June 30, 2020

Berger will provide leadership for divisional area faculty recruitment and retention, grant matches, research center reviews, faculty awards and professorships, and fall competition awards.

‘Committed to Change: A Call to Action’ discussion invites ideas for next steps

June 30, 2020

Three panels featuring a broad cross-section of alumni, experts on racism, campus and community leaders, and elected officials will share the long-term history and roots of racism, especially in the Midwest Region of the United States.

Free chemistry camps offered online this summer

June 29, 2020

Activities cover a range of scientific topics including chemical reactions, engineering, physics and learning how to do and troubleshoot experiments. The experiments are safe, inexpensive and easy to do at home.

American Family Insurance Data Science Institute awards “mini grants” to advance data science

June 29, 2020

The emerging field of data science is the study, development or application of methods that reveal new insights from data. The successful projects will further research ranging from third-wave artificial intelligence to student entrepreneurship.

Showing pro-diversity feelings are the norm makes individuals more tolerant

June 29, 2020

Students who watched a video about the positive impact of a diverse campus on their first day of class were more tolerant of other groups and more supportive of diversity even months later.

Remembering Bella Sobah: ‘She was the greatness in all of us’

June 26, 2020

“She lived life to the fullest and did so unapologetically. It didn’t matter that she had spinal muscular atrophy. It didn’t matter that she was a Black woman in a society that didn’t fight for her. She was still going to fight for the life she deserved.”

Biotron celebrates storied history as it ends 50-year run as a research center

June 26, 2020

In 50 years, the Biotron has been written up in the New York Times, played an important role in NASA research, and even served as a hatchery for a pair of rare Siberian cranes.

New approach for breaking plastics down shows promise for ‘upcycling’ them

June 25, 2020

“Thirty percent of our plastic is ending up in the environment," says chemical and biological engineering Professor George Huber. "The current plastic infrastructure is not sustainable right now.”