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After nearly nine years, Chancellor Rebecca Blank will leave UW–Madison at the end of the 2021-22 academic year to assume the presidency of Northwestern University. Here is a look back, through the lenses of University Communications photographers, at Chancellor Blank's time on campus.
Most students from nearly all backgrounds find UW–Madison to be a safe, welcoming and respectful place, according to initial results from the fall 2021 survey. But the responses indicate challenges remain.
Twelve faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor established in 1953 to recognize excellence among UW–Madison educators. They will be recognized at a ceremony April 19 at the Pyle Center.
Author Clint Smith visits New Orleans, Monticello, New York City and Angola Prison to tell the story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history and memory.
The 2022 Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards honor UW–Madison innovators and alumni who further the Wisconsin Idea through outstanding accomplishments in entrepreneurship. A ceremony honoring the recipients was held March 23 at the Discovery Building.
Arden, who passed away on March 2 at age 19, was a triple-major in data science, economics and mathematics who brought a fierce intellect and empathetic spirit to academic work.
Several members of the UW Marching Band, Bucky Badger and invited guests made an early-morning surprise visit to the Madison home of Chancellor Emeritus John Wiley to celebrate Wiley’s 80th birthday on March 23. Wiley led UW–Madison from 2001 to 2008.
The four recipients of this year’s awards showcase how the university and its alumni are leading innovation in technology and manufacturing, bolstering the local startup ecosystem, and driving economic growth in the state and across the country.
“President Thompson really answered the call two years ago when we badly needed a leader at System. I can’t imagine a better person to have been president of System during the pandemic,” UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said.
“This legislation provides crucial funding for cutting-edge university research and projects, and will improve health, drive innovation and create a more prosperous Wisconsin,” said UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank.
The UW–Madison Administrative Improvement Awards celebrated their 10th year of recognizing process redesign, process development and customer service innovations that resulted in improved efficiency, revenue, cost savings or service delivery.
UW–Madison has reached out to its Ukrainian and Russian students on campus to offer support. Although campus is heading into spring recess on March 11, several events and activities are planned in the coming days.
A science trailblazer retires: Stem cell researcher James Thomson’s legacy changed the future of biologyMarch 3, 2022
After more than 30 years with UW–Madison and 12 years with the Morgridge Institute for Research, Thomson has announced plans to retire in July.
The building will expand current shelving space that is nearing capacity for the storage of rare and distinctive research materials in preservation-level environmental conditions.
"I am very pleased that the Legislature, working in a bipartisan fashion, passed three bills that will have a lasting impact on our academic and research enterprises," the chancellor says.
Since Blank arrived in 2013, UW–Madison has expanded the quality, size, and diversity of its student body, while also improving financial aid and access.
UW–Madison’s director of student financial aid has worked to continue expanding access and affordability to Wisconsin students, and is a leader in policy, practice and funding for student financial aid.
Statement from UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank on selection of Jay Rothman as next UW System presidentJanuary 21, 2022
Congratulations to Jay Rothman on becoming the next president of the University of Wisconsin System. His experience working with the business community in Wisconsin, as well his relationships with state and local leaders, will be a tremendous asset. Jay will bring a fresh perspective to higher education and I look forward to collaborating with him on making the UW System even better.
The site includes a prospectus for the position, a timeline for the search, details about the Search and Screen Committee, information about UW–Madison and the Madison community, and other details for the campus community and stakeholders.
Statement of UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank on UW System President Tommy Thompson’s resignationJanuary 7, 2022
“He has been an extraordinary advocate for our students, faculty and staff over these past 18 months, as he has been for the state of Wisconsin over his many decades of public service," Chancellor Blank said.