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UW–Madison student to use prestigious Truman Scholarship to further research on arts education accessApril 11, 2019
Shiloah Coley intends to pursue a doctorate in sociology, researching the impact art programming, access to arts education, and public art practices have on low-income communities of color.
At UW–Madison, the number of students seeking mental health services through University Health Services has increased 35 percent in five years.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf recently announced that Paul Robbins has received the new title effective March 1. Robbins has served the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies as its director since 2012.
Terry Millar, who died March 9, was one of the world’s foremost researchers in computable model theory, and is remembered by UW colleagues as a mathematician with a mind that never hit pause.
Ten faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators. Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf will present the awards at a 5 p.m. ceremony April 10 at the Pyle Center.
The five women were chosen for their advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged populations; scholarly research on race, ethnicity and indigeneity; and community building.
The successful candidate will succeed Sarah Mangelsdorf, who will depart at the end of the 2018-19 academic year to assume the presidency of the University of Rochester.
The award will recognize outstanding administrative work that resulted in improved efficiency, increased revenue channels, cost savings and/or improved service delivery.
Vallabh Sambamurthy, a professor and associate dean at the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, has been selected as the Albert O. Nicholas Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business.
After five years of service as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Sarah Mangelsdorf will depart UW–Madison at the end of the 2018-19 academic year to assume the presidency of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.
The naming honor was announced at an often emotional ceremony attended by about 350 people, many of them former scholarship recipients. They praised Lee’s leadership, vision and mentoring.
The participating institutions will work within “clusters” of four to 12 institutions to implement innovative and effective practices to advance student success on their campuses.
The 796 students covered under the commitment represent 65 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. More than half are first-generation college students, meaning neither parent holds a four-year college degree.
During the UW–Madison Diversity Forum, senior Kent Mok and recent graduate Miona Grae Short both spoke of the crucial role mentors and a sense of community have played in their college experiences.
New center helps first months on campus feel less like a redo of freshman year for transfer studentsOctober 17, 2018
For transfer students, the first months on a new campus can be like freshman year all over again. The brand-new Transfer Engagement Center helps make the transition easier by providing students of all backgrounds a place to study, get advising and build community.
Every five years, academic deans and directors of the university’s schools and colleges undergo a comprehensive review to assess their academic and administrative leadership and performance in such areas as external relations and resource management.
This fall’s newly arrived freshmen make up the largest incoming class in UW–Madison's history, drawn from the highest number of applicants ever. And the number of students of color is at an all-time high for an incoming freshman class.
Part of the goal is to foster collaborative research, education and outreach by creating new interdisciplinary areas of knowledge that cross the boundaries of existing academic departments.
A lot can happen in four months. While students were busy traveling the world, working an internship or relaxing at home, the university went through some significant changes.
Incoming freshmen and transfer students will be introduced to the traditions of campus Tuesday during the Chancellor’s Convocation, an annual welcome that serves as the formal beginning of the student academic experience.