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What’s changed in BadgerLand since you’ve been gone

August 28, 2023

Whether summer felt like an eternity or a week, move-in time is here for students. As you return to Madison for the upcoming semester, you may notice quite a few changes around town.

UW–Madison ranked second among public universities by Washington Monthly

August 28, 2023

The rankings are based on a school’s contribution to the public good in three categories: social mobility, research, and providing opportunities for public service.

UW–Madison joins state consortium to bolster Wisconsin’s lead in biohealth

August 28, 2023

The consortium will build on Wisconsin’s role as a center for growth in personalized medicine and biohealth technology to enhance the health and economic well-being of Wisconsinites and the global community.

Behind-the-Scenes Badger: Preparing the residence halls for students

August 24, 2023

Cody Gray says the secrets to a good residence hall move-in are communication, support, and of course, plenty of red carts. The Sellery Hall building supervisor looks forward to the energy of students returning.

New Faculty Focus: Quentin Riser

August 24, 2023

The primary focus of my work revolves around understanding how distinct patterns of early household conditions impact child and family outcomes.

Popular Graduate School ‘Dash’ expands to become even more welcoming

August 24, 2023

The Sept. 1 event, previously known as the Graduate School Degree Dash, will feature two races as well as other activities.

Remembering Klaus Westphal, longtime former director of the UW Geology Museum

August 24, 2023

Westphal's legacy of public engagement in the sciences lives on at the museum and across UW–Madison.

UW–Madison experts address back-to-school topics

August 24, 2023

School’s in. And so are experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison who can discuss a variety of subjects related to the start of a new school year.

UW–Madison again scores high in several rankings

August 23, 2023

“Unsurprisingly for a school with about 47,000 students — over 34,000 of them undergraduates — opportunities abound at the University of Wisconsin–Madison,” Money Magazine writes.

Extreme heat hits central U.S.: UW–Madison experts available

August 23, 2023

An atmospheric heat dome parked over the central U.S. is sending temperatures soaring this week. Combined with oppressively high humidity, the sizzling temperatures are a…

UW experts provide tips for dealing with dangerous heat

August 23, 2023

UW experts weigh in on why heat can be so dangerous for our health and offer tips on how to stay cool when temperatures soar.

UW students take on summer internships worldwide, from Colombia to South Africa

August 22, 2023

Learning about new cultures and cities has proven to be just as valuable as the internship work itself, say two UW–Madison students who went abroad.

UW–Madison monitoring extreme heat in Wisconsin

August 22, 2023

The National Weather Service has forecast extreme heat for Wisconsin this week through Thursday evening, including an Excessive Heat Warning. The university remains open for…

Summer evenings on the prairie

August 22, 2023

A walk through Curtis Prairie at the Arboretum is an ideal time and place to slow an overly busy mind and restore one’s spirit, whether its watching the pink bergamot unfurl, the goldenrod spears reaching for the sky, or bees buzzing on a delicate lavender Joe-Pye weed.

Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic gives rural business owners free legal help

August 21, 2023

The Rural Entrepreneurship Program, part of the Law School's Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, trains soon-to-be attorneys while helping business owners in smaller communities.

New approach shows hydrogen can be combined with electricity to make pharmaceutical drugs

August 21, 2023

Developing a hydrogen-based way to make pharmaceuticals aligns with renewed interest in a "hydrogen economy."

Republican presidential primary debate: UW–Madison experts available

August 21, 2023

The following UW–Madison experts can comment on the first upcoming GOP debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Study: Teens, young adults benefit from clinician advice about safe social media use

August 21, 2023

Teens and young adults who received a brief social media counseling session during a health care visit remembered the lessons and reported safer online behavior six months later, according to a large new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

2nd- and 3rd-shift employees enjoy late-night ice cream social

August 18, 2023

More than 300 second- and third-shift employees enjoyed ice cream and an inside look at the new Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center at an Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social event from 10 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Down the tubes: Common PVC pipes can hack voice identification systems

August 17, 2023

Machine learning algorithms can ward off a host of digital impersonators trying to hack voice recognition software, but new research has shown they aren't so impervious to analog threats.