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The winners: Cool Science Images 2019

April 18, 2019

Ten images and two videos by University of Wisconsin–Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the 2019 Cool Science Image Contest. The contest recognizes the technical and creative skills required to capture images or video that document science or nature.

UW–Madison engineering alum awarded prominent fellowship

April 16, 2019

Bailey Flanigan is a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Hertz Fellowship for young researchers. Eleven fellows were awarded as much as $250,000, allowing them to pursue innovative lines of research.

University Staff Award recipients announced

April 2, 2019

Eight members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison community have been selected by the University Staff Awards Selection Committee to receive the 2019 University Staff Recognition Award. They were recognized for their achievement at an event March 29.

EatStreet snaps up campus award for entrepreneurship

November 20, 2018

EatStreet now serves more than 15,000 restaurants in more than 275 cities. It has 175 employees at its headquarters, just off the Capitol Square in Madison, and more than 1,200 drivers.

UW–Madison physics professor receives Moore Inventor Fellowship

November 15, 2018

Victor Brar is making new light sources the old-fashioned way, developing one to fill a niche where lasers are too expensive and LEDs inefficient.

Professor Clark-Pujara honored by UW System

October 23, 2018

UW System honored UW–Madison Associate Professor of Afro-American Studies Christy Clark-Pujara with an Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. In addition, former Dean of Students Lori Berquam received the 2018 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People.

UW spinoffs win awards, including top honor, at Governor’s Business Plan Contest

June 7, 2018

The grand prize went to NovoMoto, which packages and sells solar lighting systems under an innovative rent-to-own program in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

SPA honors employees who help students

April 27, 2018

The Student Personnel Association recognized eight distinguished UW–Madison employees for their work in student services.

Award-winning ensemble explores contemporary classical music

March 6, 2018

The Madison ensemble Sound Out Loud, which includes four UW–Madison doctoral music students, has won a nationwide award for its performances of contemporary classical music.

UW–Madison ranked No. 1 for Peace Corps for second year

February 21, 2018

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has once again been ranked first among large schools on the Peace Corps 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list.

Law school professor wins international Stockholm Prize in Criminology

November 8, 2017

Herman Goldstein, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Law School, won the international prize that recognizes excellence in criminology research or in the application of research shown to significantly reduce crime or advance human rights.

Dan Ludois, inventor of new electrostatic motor, named Moore Inventor Fellow

November 7, 2017

UW-Madison Professor Dan Ludois is a Moore Inventor Fellow and one step closer to bringing a potentially transformative invention into the world.

Three UW–Madison-trained science teachers awarded fellowships

October 31, 2017

The three, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."

UW System researchers played role in Nobel-winning gravitational wave discovery

October 3, 2017

Today’s announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to researchers Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of the California Institute of Technology, bears University of Wisconsin System connections.

UW senior takes a year off to represent the state as Miss Wisconsin

September 19, 2017

UW-Madison senior McKenna Collins was named Miss Wisconsin in June, and the title amounts to a full-time job for a year.

Four to receive 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards, WAA’s highest honor

September 8, 2017

The 2017 recipients are Jim Berbee, a UW School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professor; Robert Bergman, the Gerald E. K. Branch Distinguished Professor Emeritus in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley; Danae Davis, the executive director of Milwaukee Succeeds; and Kelly Kahl, the president of CBS Entertainment.