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Jerome Chazen leaves lasting impact on UW–Madison and the arts

February 7, 2022

“Jerry was deeply devoted to the arts and to education,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “His commitment to UW–Madison will live on in the Chazen Museum of Art and the many lives he touched.”

UW alum helped pack James Webb telescope for space travel

January 25, 2022

Wei-Di Cheng, a 1993 engineering graduate, analyzed mechanical ground systems to propose, design, fabricate, test and deliver ground systems to support spacecraft and payload integration.

Virgil Abloh: A visionary designer and artist

November 30, 2021

Abloh, a UW–Madison graduate in civil engineering who became the artistic director of menswear for Louis Vuitton, died of cancer Sunday at age 41.

Kyle Cranmer chosen to lead American Family Insurance Data Science Institute

October 21, 2021

Cranmer, a UW–Madison alumnus and executive director of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment at NYU, played a significant role in the discovery of the Higgs boson.

Generous lead gift helps launch Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center

September 30, 2021

A new state-of-the art facility to support student and community health will nearly triple the size of the former Natatorium, serving more students and community members with recreational and well-being services.

New André De Shields Fund will support BIPOC artists

September 21, 2021

The Wisconsin Union Theater has started the fund, named after the Broadway star and UW alumnus, to support artistic projects and performances by BIPOC and other people who are historically underrepresented on stages and in audiences.

Class of 2020 Celebration: Better late than never

September 18, 2021

Alumni from UW–Madison's class of 2020 are gathering on campus this weekend to celebrate their commencement in-person.

Sculpture dedicated in Germany to honor UW alum and hero of Nazi resistance

September 16, 2021

Justus Liebig University in Germany held a ceremony Sept. 15 to celebrate the installation of “Mildred,” a reproduction of John Burbow’s sculpture located at Middleton’s Marshall Park.

Recent UW grad, an Afghan Kurdish poet, wins $90,000 scholarship for immigrants with exceptional potential

April 13, 2021

Hajjar Baban already has achieved considerable success. She’s now poised for more.

UW–Madison alum’s mask makes Time magazine’s list of best inventions of 2020

April 13, 2021

Max Bock-Aronson says his UW engineering education, and the opportunities he had as a student, played a crucial role developing his entrepreneurial skills.

More than a footnote: Remembering the life of William S. Noland, the first known Black graduate of UW–Madison

March 3, 2021

Noland, a member of the first Black family to establish permanent residence in Madison, received his UW degree on June 17, 1875.

New UW–Madison campaign highlights Badgers stepping up

February 25, 2021

A new UW–Madison campaign, “Can’t Stop a Badger”, explores the stories and people whose relentless drive are making Wisconsin – and the world – a better place.

Sociologist battles inequities in artificial intelligence

January 12, 2021

Alumna Alex Hanna is a research scientist on Google’s Ethical AI Team, which focuses on responsible artificial intelligence systems. “There’s a very strong chance that those data are exacerbating existing race, gender, and class inequalities,” she says.

UW alumnus Brandon Taylor one of six finalists for prestigious Booker Prize

November 19, 2020

Taylor came to UW–Madison pursuing a Ph.D. in biochemistry but his education, both in and out of the college classroom, inspired him to write “Real Life.”

Pandemic spawns hope for faith in journalism

September 25, 2020

Conventional wisdom has written print journalism’s obituary many times, as revenues decline and outlets shut down. But there are signs of hope.