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Jordan, a groundbreaking cancer researcher, and Moore, a pioneer in the field of contemporary distance education, will be awarded honorary doctoral degrees during the winter 2020 commencement ceremonies in December.
For the fourth year in a row, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is No. 1 on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. There are 79 Badgers currently volunteering around the world.
Author James Patterson will give the spring commencement keynote address; joining him on stage will be alumni speaker John Felder, an organizer of the Black Student Strike of 1969.
UW–Madison is expressing support and sharing resources for Hmong community members following news reports that the federal government has opened negotiations that would allow the U.S. to deport certain Hmong residents to Laos.
In a presentation to the UW System Board of Regents, Chancellor Rebecca Blank discussed a changing revenue picture, increasing competition from peer institutions, and changing public views of higher education.
The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, a global network of over 250 humanities centers, institutes, research libraries and related organizations, will use the grant to expand and diversify, nationally and internationally.
The match will be available to donors who would like to establish or enhance an endowed professorship or chair fund, which distributes income to support faculty salary and research.
Hundreds of people attended events last fall related to the “Our Shared Future” heritage marker, part of an effort to educate the campus on the Ho-Chunk Nation and the history it shares with UW–Madison. The spring semester will emphasize incorporating the message in the university’s teaching and learning.
A 7-year-old Golden Retriever named Scout and UW–Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine are already stealing the show in the run-up to the Super Bowl. Scout’s story, in the form of a 30-second commercial for WeatherTech, has already received an overwhelming reaction since it was first released on Tuesday.
Heather Daniels will be UW–Madison’s next secretary of the faculty. She will start Feb. 11, bringing with her a wealth of experience in shared governance.
Family and friends packed the Kohl Center on Dec. 15 to celebrate with 1,200 graduates taking part in winter commencement exercises.
More than 7,000 gathered at the Kohl Center Sunday to celebrate, including about 1,200 graduates.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) released its 2018 fiscal year Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) data and the University of Wisconsin–Madison ranks 8th in the national research rankings for public and private universities.
The Resilience Commitment will not only help UW–Madison address current and ongoing effects of climate change on campus, it will also amplify the benefits of collaboration and partnership with local, state and global communities.
“The increase in our minimum wage is a key part of our strategy for helping the university recruit and retain high-quality workers,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
The average time to complete their degree for 2018-19 bachelor’s degree recipients was 3.96 elapsed calendar years, the lowest since the university began actively tracking the measure in the 1980s and the first time the number has dropped below four years.
A welcome concert held in the 660-seat Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall was one of the highlights of the opening weekend celebration for the Hamel Music Center. The center, built entirely from private funds, also includes the 300-seat Collins Recital Hall, and the Sing Man & Florence Lee/Annette Kaufman Rehearsal Hall.
The promise covers four years of tuition and segregated fees for any incoming freshman who is a Wisconsin resident and whose family’s annual household adjusted gross income is $58,000 or less.
As a Wisconsin native and UW alumnus, USAID Administrator Mark Green understands the breadth of expertise that exists at UW–Madison. His knowledge of the UW's academic range brought him to campus for a discussion about how USAID and the university can work together.