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Chancellor Mnookin update on Library Mall tent encampment

May 1, 2024

This morning around 7 a.m., the University of Wisconsin Police Department (UWPD), in concert with partner law enforcement agencies and with my authorization, cleared the unlawful tent encampment on Library Mall.

Wednesday UWPD update on Library Mall encampment

May 1, 2024

An encampment of protestors on Library Mall was dispersed after 7 a.m. Wednesday by officers from UWPD, assisted by state and local law enforcement. At least 12 people were arrested, including several who resisted arrest. It is not yet clear how many are affiliated with UW–Madison. Multiple tents were taken down and disassembled to remove the encampment. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Experts available for interviews on H5N1

April 30, 2024

The avian flu H5N1 has made the jump to mammals, including cattle, and inactive remnants of the virus have been found in grocery store milk. Experts from UW–Madison are available to discuss questions about H5N1 risk to human health, pets and more.

Update from UW–Madison experts on bird flu spread

April 30, 2024

UW experts are assisting efforts to track and research the virus with an eye toward minimizing risk to human health and protecting the state’s agricultural sector.

An electrifying discovery may help doctors deliver more effective gene therapies

April 30, 2024

The researchers exposed liver cells to short electric pulses — and those gentle zaps caused the liver cells to take in more than 40 times the amount of gene therapy material compared to cells that were not exposed to pulsed electric fields.

81 students join Phi Kappa Phi at UW–Madison

April 30, 2024

Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others.

Update on Monday Library Mall protest

April 29, 2024

UW–Madison is committed to protecting the right to free expression, including protest, within the boundaries of state law and campus policies. Within the time, place and manner restrictions defined by law, students and other members of our community may assemble, carry signs, chant, march, and make speeches to give voice to issues they deem important. Peaceful protest is a hallmark of UW–Madison history.

Crazylegs racers embrace the day

April 28, 2024

More than 9,000 people ran, walked and wheeled in the 42nd Annual Crazylegs Classic in Madison on April 27, enjoying a sunny spring day.

168 students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 26, 2024

UW–Madison’s ΦΒΚ chapter, founded in 1899, seeks to honor students who rigorously explore the sciences, arts and humanities.

Popular social media apps use AI to analyze photos on your phone, introducing both bias and errors

April 26, 2024

An analysis of Instagram found that its vision model categorized more than 500 different "concepts," including age and gender, time of day, background images and even what foods people were eating in the photographs.

These jacks-of-all-trades are masters, too: Yeast study helps answer age-old biology question

April 25, 2024

Researchers mapped the genetic blueprints, appetites, and environments of more than 1,000 species of yeasts, building a family tree that illuminates how these single-celled fungi evolved over the past 400 million years.

Peace Corps ranks UW–Madison as top volunteer-producing university for 2023

April 25, 2024

The Peace Corps offers unique career advantages, providing volunteers with global perspectives and skills highly valued in today’s interconnected society.

Nanomaterial that mimics proteins could be basis for new neurodegenerative disease treatments

April 25, 2024

The work centers around altering the interaction between two proteins that are believed to be involved in setting the stage for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

42 faculty honored with Vilas professorships and awards

April 25, 2024

Extraordinary members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been honored during the last year with awards supported by the estate of professor, U.S. Senator and UW Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908).

Evjue Chair, Hilldale professors named

April 25, 2024

Six members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have received the Evjue Distinguished Chair and Hilldale Professorships.

Kyoung-Shin Choi elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 24, 2024

Choi has been recognized for her work developing and understanding electrodes and catalysts for applications critical to creating a sustainable future, like sustainable and environmentally benign production of fuels, chemicals, fertilizers and clean water using renewable energy sources, like solar and biomass.

Undergrads embrace opportunity to showcase research at symposium

April 24, 2024

Two of UW–Madison’s key missions meet at the Undergraduate Symposium: leading-edge knowledge discovery and quality undergraduate education.