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UW–Madison’s Mathieu appointed to National STEM Education Advisory Panel

Mathieu is a leading academic voice for transforming undergraduate teaching and learning within STEM disciplines, experience he will contribute as one of nine higher education representatives on the 18-member NSF panel.

Sussman to lead Genome Center of Wisconsin

Mike Sussman, longtime director of the UW–Madison Biotechnology Center, has announced that he is stepping down from that position to serve as director of the genome center. Chris Bradfield has been named interim Biotechnology Center director.

Memories from nearly 50 years of library service at UW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Faculty Focus: Lara Gerassi

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

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.