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Memories from nearly 50 years of library service at UW

May 15, 2018

As he retires after working in library services for 47 years, Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert says that libraries are absolutely fundamental to the fabric of our democracy, and library expertise is needed more than ever.

Japanese language professor retires, leaving a lasting legacy

May 11, 2018

Since joining UW–Madison in 1976, Professor Naomi Hanaoka McGloin has become a pioneer in the field of Japanese language and linguistics, making UW–Madison a flagship university for the next generation of Japanese language educators.

Two researchers honored for biomedical work

May 8, 2018

The Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Awards recognize exceptional scientists who are pursuing biomedical research to advance children’s health.

Undergraduate Symposium shows value of mentorship

April 12, 2018

The annual Undergraduate Symposium on April 13 is an opportunity for students to show what they’ve learned, often with the help of a strong mentor.

New ed-tech platform recognizes professors’ contributions to higher education

March 7, 2018

A social work professor has created "Prof2Prof," where academics can store and share work such as curricula, quizzes, assignment sheets and studies.

Family tree traces the history of UW’s chemistry department

January 30, 2018

The current chemistry faculty is linked to the founders of modern chemistry in a 200+ year-old "chemical genealogy" laid out in three posters in the Chemistry Building.

New Faculty Focus: Heidi Dvinge

January 23, 2018

Heidi Dvinge in her lab in the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry. Robin Davies Title: Assistant professor, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry Hometown: I’m originally …

Maria Cancian named Galbraith Fellow for work on child welfare

January 17, 2018

Cancian and her research have shaped national research agendas and discourse on child support policy, poverty policy and child welfare policy, and generated more than $50 million in grants to the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

New Faculty Focus: Lynette Studer

November 17, 2017

The social work professor has worked primarily in the community with individuals with severe mental illnesses in a model called Assertive Community Treatment

New Faculty Focus: Yingyu Liang

October 11, 2017

The computer science professor has been attracted to the idea of artificial intelligence since he was a child, and he says the research field of machine learning has made great progress towards it.

New Faculty Focus: Hilary Dugan

October 9, 2017

New Integrative Biology Professor Hilary Dugan once worked as a research assistant in the Canadian Arctic and fell in love with fieldwork and studying global change. At some point, her interests narrowed to water, and eventually lakes.

Renowned biochemical engineer Edwin N. Lightfoot passes away

October 9, 2017

Edwin Lightfoot, Hilldale Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at age 92.

New Faculty Focus: Lara Gerassi

October 3, 2017

Social Work Professor Lara Gerassi was noticing sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation on a daily basis as a social worker, and she eventually returned to school to dedicate a career to research in these areas.

New Faculty Focus: Chris Cascio

October 2, 2017

Chris Cascio, an assistant professor of communications, studies the neurocognitive mechanisms associated with social influence and persuasive health messages delivered through mass media. His goal is to understand how we can promote healthy behaviors.

New Faculty Focus: Sunny Yudkoff

September 28, 2017

Title: Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and German, Nordic, Slavic Why did you decide to come to the University of Wisconsin Madison? The University of Wisconsin–Madison …

New Faculty Focus: Kristy Kelly

September 26, 2017

"What ultimately led me to the field of school psychology was my realization that school settings played a critical role in children’s development well beyond that of academics, including social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes."