Student-to-student: What online learning taught me about staying connected
".... My normal 6-minute walk to class has been replaced by a mere four steps into my mom’s office across the hall. With all UW–Madison courses shifted to online learning, this is what my day-to-day routine looks like."
Wisconsin Experience Summer Launch gives freshmen a head start
The program allows incoming freshmen to earn credit toward their degrees, meet other students, and learn about UW–Madison resources before the start of fall semester.
New L&S course clusters link science and humanities
Constellations are clusters of courses that let students take three classes — one core humanities course and two linked classes — concurrently and draw connections across disciplines.
Want to fight cyberthreats? Start with clean code
Barton Miller has a surprise for his University of Wisconsin–Madison class of 250 software programming undergraduates this fall: No code assignment is complete until it’s declared weakness-free by a suite of software analysis tools.
Students prepare for healthcare careers in UW summer physiology course
In Physiology 335, students capture and analyze data from their own bodies using computer software and electrode wires. Sinclair Richards For…
Students use cool tools to solve local problems in summer Makerspace course
In the UW–Madison Makerspace, students design and build whatever they can imagine in a collaborative environment with cutting-edge tools. Some of their designs solve local challenges.
Bird observing course an experience in finding passion for nature
In the Birds of Southern Wisconsin course, students must sometimes brave the elements to collect observations of Wisconsin’s overwintering and migratory birds.
Now’s the time: Tips for starting spring semester strong
Don’t be afraid to say hello to the person next to you in your new classes. It may be hard to get back…
In second year, UW’s Philanthropy Lab class awards $50,000 to three nonprofit groups
Three Madison-area nonprofit organizations were chosen to receive money this semester from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Philanthropy Lab class — a total of $50,000.
On 500th anniversary, class examines how Martin Luther went viral
Luther’s "95 Theses" prompted the Protestant Reformation. His message spread far and wide, gaining momentum with each share. His novel platform: the printed page.
Probing the ‘why’ of science
For 50 years, the Biocore program has taught students to think like scientists, work collaboratively and question everything.
New center seeks to foster religious dialogue on campus
A new program on campus called the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry is bringing together students from different faiths to promote inter-religious dialogue at the university.
UW-Madison course examines natural disasters
When Harold Tobin was planning the course on "Natural Hazards and Disasters" last spring, he could not know that hurricanes and wildfires would own the news cycle this semester.
Internal review: Most ethnic studies courses are meeting university’s content guidelines
The vast majority of courses that students can take to fulfill UW–Madison’s ethnic studies requirement are meeting university guidelines for ethnic studies content, an internal evaluation has found.
Course explores new field at intersection of genomics and society
Jason Fletcher is researching how public policy intersects with genetic data, what our genes can predict about how society functions, and how we should use this data responsibly — an area of study dubbed "social genomics."
Wisconsin Idea: UW’s “mission statement” under the microscope in fall course
“I want to see the campus reminded of its legacy. We need to talk about our roots. The University of Wisconsin is steeped in a history that is honorable.”
Signs of Summer
There’s plenty of interaction, but absolutely no talking in one class at UW–Madison this summer, as an intimate group of students learns to communicate with American Sign Language. Video by Craig Wild/University Communications
The Guide: Your key to all UW–Madison courses
This month, UW–Madison published the 2017–18 edition of our Guide (guide.wisc.edu), the combined catalog of undergraduate and graduate academic offerings and the Wisconsin Experience.
New course will teach students how to fly drones, collect data
This summer, the UW–Madison College of Engineering added a new way for students to navigate the skies: a course on drones.