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Putting the ‘unity’ in community

July 24, 2023

The South Madison community celebrated the ninth annual Unity Picnic at the UW South Madison Partnership.

UW‍–‍Madison earns ‘Above & Beyond’ honor for supporting military employees

July 21, 2023

The award recognizes UW for going “above and beyond” what the law requires for Guard and Reserve employees—from continuity of pay to extending health insurance benefits during deployments, drills and other military obligations, which military employees often must take on short notice.

Fueled by new chemistry, algorithm mines fungi for useful molecules

July 20, 2023

Researchers have trained a new algorithm based on promising new targets and reinvigorated the search for clusters of genes likely to result in interesting biological compounds.

Picturing the places wildlands and people meet at a global scale

July 19, 2023

Led by a team at UW–Madison, researchers have created the first global map of wildland-human interfaces. Their findings, recently published in Nature, could improve responses to environmental conflicts like wildfires, the spread of zoonotic diseases and loss of ecosystem biodiversity.

Two deans reappointed after 5-year reviews

July 18, 2023

Grainger Dean of the College of Engineering Ian Robertson and Division of Extension Dean Karl Martin have agreed to accept reappointment to their positions.

Summer field course centers the history, culture and experiences of Native students

July 13, 2023

This year, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University hosted LA 360: Indigenous Field-Based Learning for Land Stewardship, a weeklong summer field course that interweaves Native history and culture with science education. UW–Madison will host the course in 2024.

Wisconsin’s beloved mascot returns to the streets of Madison in a big way

July 12, 2023

Destination Madison rejuvenated the Bucky on Parade program for a limited time on its five-year anniversary, introducing a digital, mobile-friendly pass and online map that Bucky fans can use through Sept. 15.

Wisconsin named National Center of Excellence for wastewater surveillance

July 12, 2023

Community-focused wastewater surveillance is a cost-effective tool for public health practice. It involves looking for the presence of pathogens that people shed in sewage, whether or not they have symptoms, and measuring the pathogen levels over time.

Joint Committee on Finance allocates funding to wage increases for UW‒Madison faculty and staff

July 11, 2023

Following the JCF's allocation, the Wisconsin Legislature's Joint Committee on Employment Relations will now consider a plan to provide a pay increase to all state and UW System employees, including UW–Madison employees.

Madison becomes second hometown for international students

July 10, 2023

Every year, more than 6,000 students from more than 112 countries venture across oceans and/or lands to join the vibrant campus community.

Art that integrates data visualizations can help bridge the US political divide over climate change

July 7, 2023

Researchers have shown that combining climate data with visually engrossing art can make data more meaningful to viewers and bridge political divides related to climate science.

Ticks may be able to spread chronic wasting disease between deer

July 7, 2023

Research determined that ticks can not only carry CWD prions in their blood meal, they can also carry enough of the agent to potentially infect another animal with CWD.

Diana Harvey named inaugural vice chancellor for strategic communication

July 6, 2023

A Badger parent with more than 20 years of leadership experience at top universities, Diana Harvey has been appointed to lead the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s marketing and communications efforts in inaugural role.

Markel announces decision to step down as veterinary school dean

July 1, 2023

During his tenure as dean, Mark D. Markel has led the state’s only veterinary school through an era of unprecedented growth.

UW employees beat the heat with a cool scoop of Babcock ice cream

June 30, 2023

The annual event serves as a gesture of thanks for employees’ hard work and dedication throughout the academic year.

IceCube shows Milky Way galaxy is a neutrino desert

June 29, 2023

For the first time, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory has produced an image of the Milky Way using neutrinos — tiny, ghostlike astronomical messengers.

With sheer determination, researchers can make tough materials that bend without breaking

June 29, 2023

Their findings could lead to new ways of increasing the toughness of a wide array of materials.

UW will launch materials engineering research initiative with major NSF sponsorship

June 28, 2023

UW's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center bring together teams of researchers from diverse backgrounds to better understand disordered materials, including various types of glass, as well as the emergence of order from disordered materials.