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Physicist, philosopher receive Vilas honors

July 13, 2021

Created “for the advancement of learning,” Vilas Research Professorships are granted to faculty with proven research ability and unusual qualifications and promise.

Faculty receive WARF Named Professorships, Kellett Fellowships, and Romnes Awards

May 25, 2021

The awardees span the four divisions on campus: arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological sciences.

UW–Madison’s Kelly named to College of Fellows of the American Theatre

April 22, 2021

“I am very honored and overcome with emotion about my being given this honor,” says Kelly.

Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to UW–Madison psychology professor

April 13, 2021

Seth Pollak’s research focuses on the influences of environmental risk factors on children’s brain and behavioral development, with particular focus on emotions and learning.

UW-Madison to Hold 13th Annual Recognition for Outstanding Women of Color on March 3

February 11, 2021

The thirteenth cohort of Outstanding Women of Color awardees will be honored at a virtual reception on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 6 p.m. CST…

2021 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients announced

January 21, 2021

Thirteen faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators.

American Physical Society bestows top honors on two UW scientists

October 20, 2020

Physics professor Vernon Barger won the J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, and chemistry professor Martin Zanni was the recipient of the Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics.

UW biochemist Scott Coyle awarded 2020 Packard Fellowship

October 15, 2020

Coyle's research could have far-reaching applications, from expanding the scope of cell-based therapies to fight disease to developing micro-technologies for bioremediation of damaged environmental sites.

2020 UW–Madison Distinguished Teaching Awards

April 7, 2020

Thirteen faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor that annually recognizes some of UW–Madison's finest educators. We salute the winners, and commend all who are teaching in these challenging times.

Anthropology professor Karen Strier recognized as prominent primate conservationist in Brazil

February 28, 2020

For 38 years, Strier has maintained a long-term study site on a protected reserve in southeastern Brazil near the city of Caratinga, in the state of Minas Gerais, where she studies a species of monkey known as the muriqui, often called the hippie monkey.

UW-Madison’s Brian Burt to be inducted into Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars

February 21, 2020

Burt's current research falls into two strands: understanding team-based science and exploring the experiences of underrepresented graduate students of color in engineering. Through his research, Burt seeks to provide new ways to understand science participation and the experiences that might promote or turn students away from science pathways.

Dr. Amy Fiedler selected for Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

January 30, 2020

The program brings together a diverse network of 60 leaders from around the nation. Fiedler, a cardiac surgeon, is working on a leadership project for a cardia surgical unit in Rwanda.

UW–Madison physicist awarded Packard Fellowship

October 15, 2019

Shimon Kolkowitz's research into ultra-precision atomic clocks will test Einstein's general theory of relativity.