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UW announces community partnership awards

June 22, 2018

UW-Madison is honoring seven collaborations with the 2018 Community-University Partnership Awards, ranging from an effort to increase food composting to leadership training for women in government.

UW–Madison awarded $1 million to support STEM transfer students

June 20, 2018

The team aims to increase the graduation rate of STEM transfer students across Wisconsin, many of whom come from rural communities or underrepresented minority groups.

UW-Madison partners with Madison high schools to promote college and career readiness

June 12, 2018

In a partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District, UW–Madison is making strides in showing high school students the opportunities they have for post-secondary education.

Barbershop health center will broaden its efforts to reduce health disparities with community grant

June 5, 2018

Aaron Perry, a former UW–Madison police officer who is living with diabetes, has spent years unraveling the complex relationship between black men and the world-class health care system in Dane County. He founded the non-profit Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association in 2007 to help other black men with diabetes and reduce health disparities in his community.

UW student named Newman Civic Fellow, recognized for high school outreach program

May 16, 2018

Wendy Hoang has been honored for creating a high school outreach program for Madison East High School that helps first-generation college students and students of color.

Grand Challenge Transform grants supporting interdisciplinary projects designed to back youth and families in Wisconsin

May 8, 2018

The Grand Challenges initiative developed in UW–Madison’s School of Education is awarding grants to four projects that display the potential to transform lives by supporting young people and families in Wisconsin.

After #BlackandHooded goes viral, UW–Madison alums unexpectedly find themselves leading a movement

May 7, 2018

Two UW–Madison graduates created a #BlackandHooded website, which displays photos and connects prospective and current black graduate students with black professionals who’ve earned advanced degrees. The idea has taken off.

Study shows undocumented immigration doesn’t increase violent crime

April 23, 2018

The impact of undocumented immigration — especially on public safety — remains a contentious topic of discussion in the United States, but "the conversations are occurring in a vacuum of data,” says researcher Michael Light.

UW–Madison alum wins $90,000 scholarship for immigrants with outstanding potential

April 18, 2018

An immigrant from China at age 5, Jiang found himself alone and homeless as an adolescent. Public education and the support of friends and teachers saved him.

Three years in, UW South Madison Partnership shows strong growth

April 5, 2018

It is both a physical space and a broader philosophy, one rooted in building relationships — connecting UW–Madison with an area whose residents historically have had less access to the university.

Styling — in fashions from around the world

March 20, 2018

Students modeled authentic clothing from cultures around the world at the "Runways of the World" show at Union South on March 18.

UW professor leads national study on effectiveness of mentoring in STEMM

March 15, 2018

The National Academy of Sciences study focuses on undergraduate and graduate mentoring of individuals traditionally marginalized in STEMM.

Survey results suggest the newly expanded Our Wisconsin program is making inroads

February 28, 2018

In its second year, the Our Wisconsin inclusion program at UW–Madison expanded four-fold to 4,332 students, and survey results suggest it is increasing awareness of and respect for diversity on campus.

UW-Madison celebrates International Women’s Day March 3

February 28, 2018

The event highlights and reflects on the work of those who have been engaged in improving conditions for women locally, nationally and internationally,

Outstanding Women of Color honored

February 26, 2018

In a campus tradition dating back to 2007-2008, the award celebrates women who share their exceptional scholarship with the campus and community through their dedicated work, outreach and impact.

UW Press book inspires national framework for teaching about slavery

February 20, 2018

A new report found a broad failure of textbooks, state standards and pedagogy to adequately address the role slavery played in the development of the United States — or how its legacies still influence us today.

Producer, actress Lena Waithe speaks, meets with students

February 14, 2018

Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, producer, and actress Lena Waithe met with students and gave a speech at Union South Tuesday night. She was featured as a Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecturer, and keynote speaker for Black History Month.