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New pier planned ahead of outdoor swimming season

April 19, 2024

Ahead of the upcoming outdoor swimming season, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will install a new swimming pier on Lake Mendota near Memorial Union to replace the structure that collapsed last fall. The new $160,000 pier is anticipated to be installed in early June.

Three honored for innovation, entrepreneurial excellence

April 18, 2024

Mark Bakken, James Dahlberg, and Dorri McWhorter received the 2024 Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards. These entrepreneurs exemplify the Wisconsin Idea — UW–Madison’s longstanding commitment to benefiting the world beyond the boundaries of campus.

From soil to sky, Day at the Capitol highlights span of UW–Madison’s impact

April 18, 2024

The day highlighted UW–Madison’s ongoing pursuit of innovation for the public good, driven by the Wisconsin Idea.

Enter your amazing science visuals in the 2024 Cool Science Image Contest

April 18, 2024

Members of the UW–Madison community may enter up to three images by the June 15 deadline.

AAAS members make eight UW researchers new fellows

April 18, 2024

The honor, presented annually since 1874, recognizes efforts to advance science and society, with the fellows expected to maintain the highest standards of scientific integrity and professional ethics.

Robbed by COVID-19, UW seniors finally get the prom they missed in high school

April 17, 2024

"This prom was more significant than any high school prom could have been for us; it felt like a true celebration of class togetherness and putting the negative effects of the pandemic behind us."

UW–Madison biochemist wins prestigious forestry prize for discoveries that support sustainable energy and product innovations

April 17, 2024

UW–Madison biochemistry professor John Ralph has been awarded the forestry industry's top prize, alongside collaborator Wout Boerjan, a professor at Ghent University in Belgium, for their groundbreaking research on the molecular structure of lignin, one of the main components of plant cell walls.

Wisconsin Idea Database reveals UW–Madison’s positive impact across all 72 counties

April 17, 2024

Latest data show how UW provides educational opportunities, builds the workforce and economy in every county in the state

Spins + jumps + ice = lots of fun

April 16, 2024

Students with edgy skills took to the ice with flair at the Spring 2024 Figure Skating Exhibition at the Sub Zero Ice Center at the Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center at UW–Madison on April 7.

Student to student: Out-of-classroom experiences create ‘connectivity’

April 15, 2024

The extra benefit of out-of-classroom experiences shines through in the students’ work thereafter, as instructors notice an increased understanding of topics that students explored out in the real world.

UW student with foreign policy ambitions receives esteemed Truman Scholarship

April 12, 2024

In addition to funding for graduate studies, Truman Scholars receive leadership training, career counseling, and special internship and fellowship opportunities within the federal government.

2nd- and 3rd-shift employees recognized for work

April 11, 2024

A late-night event at Varsity Hall in Union South recognized all the 2nd- and 3rd-shift employees at UW–Madison who ensure campus operations run smoothly, as part of the year long celebration of UW's 175th anniversary.

UW–Madison to name new Computer, Data & Information Sciences building for John and Tashia Morgridge

April 11, 2024

The building will be the first to bear the name of UW–Madison’s largest benefactors.

UW–Madison leadership seeks employee feedback on administrative services

April 11, 2024

This survey will help leadership to learn about overall satisfaction with these services and identify ways to improve them. The survey results will also provide valuable baseline metrics for administrative transformation at UW–Madison, including the transition to Workday in July 2025.

APIDA Heritage Festival explores cultures

April 10, 2024

Fun and creativity overflowed during the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Festival held at the Red Gym at UW–Madison on April 6.

Four UW–Madison students awarded prestigious 2024 Goldwater Scholarships

April 10, 2024

Four University of Wisconsin–Madison students have been named winners of 2024 Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences in the United States.

Cicada experts and resources available from UW–Madison  

April 10, 2024

A historic double brood of cicadas is expected to emerge this spring, with hatchings centered on the Eastern and Midwestern parts of the United States.

Fernie Rodriguez brings an empathetic lens to identity and inclusion role in Student Affairs

April 10, 2024

Rodriguez’s portfolio includes the Multicultural Student Center, the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, the McBurney Disability Resource Center, the Office of Inclusion Education, and University Veteran Services.

UW–Madison Earth Fest offers education, inspiration, motivation with nearly 50 campus events

April 9, 2024

Earth Fest will feature inclusive, holistic ways to learn about the environment; collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to environmental challenges; and fun, interactive experiences that engage participants with the world we all share.