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UW–Madison wins federal Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Award

April 22, 2021

The federal education department cited the university’s “deep legacy of environmental stewardship” and said it remains “a leader in environment- and sustainability-related research, education, and operations.”

Associated Press palm oil investigation wins 2021 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics

March 23, 2021

The winners went to extraordinary lengths to interview more than 130 current and former palm oil workers in Indonesia and Malaysia, capturing the stories of the vulnerable people producing one of the most ubiquitous commodities on the planet.

Enter your best science images in the 2021 Cool Science Image Contest 

March 22, 2021

To celebrate the exploratory and artistic value of those images and videos, the 11th annual Cool Science Image Contest is soliciting the best visuals from members of the UW–Madison community.

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.”

Fall Research Competition continues to support researchers, graduate students

August 18, 2020

The annual contest offers funding for select research projects across each faculty division — biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities.

Promising research projects win funding

May 7, 2020

Twelve projects have been chosen for the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative. The goal is to stimulate groundbreaking research and acquire equipment that will foster significant scientific advances.

Atypical path leads student to Truman Scholarship, one of country’s top academic honors

April 15, 2020

"I’ve been very lucky to have key teachers and mentors in my life. Without them, I wouldn’t have applied to college or run for student body president or applied for the Truman Scholarship. You have to find your allies and see your own potential.”

“The Quiet Rooms” wins 2020 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics

March 16, 2020

Through careful work with vulnerable and traumatized children, the reporters documented the unlawful use of seclusion and restraint in Illinois public schools, prompting state officials to impose an emergency ban on seclusion within a day of publication.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin wins ‘Champion of Science’ award with nomination from UW–Madison, Marquette

February 18, 2020

The award honors members of Congress whose actions and votes consistently reflect their commitment to fundamental science through funding investment for federal research agencies.

Governor issues proclamation in honor of the Nelson Institute’s 50th anniversary

February 7, 2020

The institute, named for former governor, senator and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, has worked to provide scientifically sound research on environmental challenges since 1970.

UW-Madison named a 2020 Best Value College

February 4, 2020

The school is one of 200 included in the 2020 edition of "The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment."

Ada Deer, Kenneth Cole named Martin Luther King Jr. award honorees

January 17, 2020

Deer, a UW–Madison graduate and former instructor, was the first female tribal chair in Menomonee history and the first woman to head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Cole, also a UW–Madison graduate, is active in community building in Madison.

Open Doors Report lists UW–Madison as a leading university for study abroad and international students

November 18, 2019

UW–Madison is ranked No. 18 among all U.S. universities for the number of students studying abroad, according to report.