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“Lynda Barry and Andrea Dutton are extraordinary scholars and we are thrilled about this recognition of their work," says Provost Karl Scholz. "We are enormously excited to see their remarkable contributions in the years ahead.”
A 15-member search-and-screen committee, chaired by Professor of Biomedical Engineering Bill Murphy, will conduct a nationwide search to replace Marsha Mailick, who retired in 2018. Steve Ackerman is currently interim vice chancellor.
A series of special events stretching through 2020 will focus campus attention on the history and traditions of the Ho-Chunk, the indigenous people whose ancestral homeland includes Teejop (Four Lakes), where UW–Madison now exists.
“UW–Madison has long had a reputation for excellence,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “This ranking is one measure of the world-class education our faculty and staff provide students.”
The School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences is “a chance to create a strong ecosystem of innovation, to create jobs and bring significant recognition to Wisconsin as a place where entrepreneurs thrive,” says director Tom Erickson.
The analysis, conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ranks UW–Madison 27th in the world and 19th in the U.S. That’s up one spot internationally from last year and two spots nationally.
Thank you to Governor Evers and the legislators who supported the tremendous infrastructure investment throughout the UW System in the 2019-2021 state budget.
A joint effort to strengthen communities in rural Green County, a collaboration to reduce cancer among black women and a partnership to improve health literacy are among the winners of the 2019 Community-University Partnership Awards.
Ho-Chunk President Wilfrid Cleveland's hope is that the plaque will "be a spark ... to learn about the Ho-Chunk people and the sacredness we hold for this land.”
In 1979, Chancellor Irving Shain led one of the first university delegations to China of the post-Mao era. Forty years later, another UW chancellor, Rebecca Blank, traveled to Nanjing University to mark the anniversary.
The Joint Committee on Finance approved all five of the university's capital projects, including the expansion and renovation of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the renovation of Sellery Residence Hall.
Q & A with the departing UW–Madison provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Sarah Mangelsdorf, who will become president of the University of Rochester, has provided strong leadership and driven core initiatives.
Nearly 100 people packed a room on the UW–Madison campus, appropriately overlooking the world’s best-studied lake, Lake Mendota. They were there to think about and to talk about water.
James Henderson, a 40-year higher education veteran, is the retired chief academic officer of the UW System. Prior to coming to Wisconsin, he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
“Our academic staff members bring the university’s mission to life with their dedication, creativity and world-class intellect,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “They inspire our students, strengthen the work of their colleagues, and ensure that the Wisconsin Idea extends far beyond our campus and our state.”
The project, in collaboration with the Census Bureau, looks at the median earnings of grads — by area of study and degree level — one, five and 10 years after graduating.
Young Mie Kim, a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for her research on how targeted ads influence elections.
American Family Insurance will invest $20 million in UW data science initiatives, including $10 million in research over the next 10 years, and establish a $10 million endowment to create the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute.
The search would be renewed in the fall semester for a new vice chancellor for research and graduate education. Norman Drinkwater has agreed to continue serving in the post for the foreseeable future.
Vice Provost and Dean of the International Division Guido Podestá and Dean of the School of Pharmacy Steve Swanson have received feedback on the results of their reviews and have agreed to accept reappointment to their positions.