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

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

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

Award-winning ensemble explores contemporary classical music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

UW–Madison team earns Hyperloop competition innovation award

The team, made up mainly of UW–Madison undergraduate engineering students, was among the top competitors at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II completed Sunday in California.

UW-Madison rises in Washington Monthly ranking of top colleges

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has once again been named one of the top 30 universities in the country by Washington Monthly magazine, rising to 26th overall from 28th last year.

Astronomy video game wins national award

“At Play in the Cosmos,” an educational video game developed at UW–Madison, won the third annual Mashable + Games for Change People’s Choice Award.

Business school insurance program earns global honors

“The GCIE designation is an affirmation of the exceptional work being done here at WSB,” says Joan Schmit, professor and American Family Insurance Distinguished Chair of Risk Management and Insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business.

WARF and UW–Madison ranked sixth among universities in U.S. utility patents in 2016

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), which serves as the designated patent management organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison, moved up to sixth place among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities which were granted U.S. utility patents in 2016.

Students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

On Saturday, April 22, the Alpha Chapter of Wisconsin Phi Beta Kappa Past President Professor Larry Shapiro (Philosophy) led the induction of 144 students into…