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New Faculty Focus: Megan Doherty Bea

August 29, 2019

Megan Doherty Bea Q&A   Megan Doherty Bea, Assistant Professor of Consumer Science Hometown: Media, Pennsylvania Educational/professional background: I’m a sociologist by…

UW-Madison rises in 2019 world university rankings

August 5, 2019

The Center for World University Rankings uses seven indicators to rank the world’s universities without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

Cora Marrett to lead fall Wisconsin Idea course, public lecture series

August 1, 2019

The distinguished sociologist and alumna will lead the fourth offering of the course, which is designed for undergraduate students and also open to the public.

Cap Times Idea Fest returns to campus Sept. 13-14

July 18, 2019

Eric Holder will discuss gerrymandering, WARF's Erik Iverson will lead a panel on "How Does Madison Not Become Seattle?" and political scientist Kathy Cramer will highlight the Local Voices Network, among other events.

By dropping, throwing smart phones, students key into a 21st century approach to physics

June 27, 2019

In Professor Duncan Carlsmith's introductory physics classroom, smartphones are dropped, thrown and strapped to pendulums, and the data from their sensors is used to teach principles of physics.

Hip-hop choreographer Duane Lee Holland Jr. to join Dance Department faculty

May 17, 2019

"We hope with this addition to the faculty we will craft deep, integrative, and long lasting changes in the way in which diversity is conceived and implemented in our curriculum," said department chair Kate Corby. "Duane's versatility as a teacher and artist, along with his warm and professional engagement with students, will be a great benefit."

June 1 jazz concert to celebrate John Schaffer, former School of Music director

May 16, 2019

In recognition of his contributions to music in Madison, particularly toward reinvigorating the local jazz scene, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium's Jazz Junction Benefit Concert on June 1 will this year honor Schaffer upon his retirement.

Kohl donates $10M to support La Follette School’s outreach, teaching and research

May 12, 2019

Kohl’s donation, the Kohl Initiative, focuses on three priorities that will expand the School’s public outreach mission, advance the training of future public leaders and support influential research by faculty and students. It is the largest donation in La Follette School history.

4 faculty chosen for next cohort of Diversity Liaison Project

May 3, 2019

Four faculty members have been chosen for the Diversity Liaison Project, which provides a hands-on approach to offering more opportunities for campus leaders to actively engage with matters of diversity, equity and inclusion and to implement best practices in the classroom and beyond.

Chair to honor civil rights trailblazer James E. Jones Jr.

April 24, 2019

“Professor Jones was a towering figure here at the Law School. The chair bearing his name will continue his memory and legacy here forever,” says Law School Dean Margaret Raymond.

Student to student: Recognizing women in leadership at UW

March 6, 2019

With International Women’s Day coming March 8, now's the time to celebrate the women who have made an impact on our lives, as well as on our campus community.

Steve Miller, Tom Brock to receive honorary degrees

February 14, 2019

This year’s recipients of honorary degrees from UW–Madison are both rock stars — one literally, the other in microbiology. The honorees are Steve Miller, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Thomas Brock, who helped usher in modern molecular biology.

UW-Madison students make discoveries, explore Italy in archaeological expedition

November 6, 2018

Two seniors traveled to the ancient city of Agrigento on the south coast of Sicily this past summer, to develop a more accurate historical timeline.

Professor takes on climate change by promoting science literacy through music, art, comics

November 2, 2018

A UW–Madison geoscience professor has come up with new ways to teach science to non-science undergraduate students, in hopes of awakening their "inner scientists."

Brady or Rodgers: UW math professor to tell national TV audience who’s greater

October 31, 2018

Sometimes math professors find themselves in surprising places. Look for UW–Madison's Jordan Ellenberg in the national broadcast of the Nov. 4 match-up between the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football.

New Faculty Focus: Jason Peters

October 30, 2018

Pharmacy researcher faces the gravity of upcoming antibiotic resistance crisis — we will soon be out of weapons to fight resistant bacterial pathogens — and focuses on identifying new weaknesses in these pathogens that can be exploited by drugs.

Student to student: 7 UW-inspired costumes to wear this Halloween

October 24, 2018

If you have still yet to come up with a Halloween outfit and want to have the coolest costume on campus, grab your hot glue gun, sewing needle and tape and try out some of these costume ideas that are literally inspired by UW–Madison.

New Faculty Focus: Simon Goldberg

October 16, 2018

"My work focuses broadly on finding ways to promote wellbeing and reduce suffering, which certainly relates to the health and wellbeing of residents of Wisconsin."

‘Passing the Bass’ event honors musician, teacher, humanitarian Richard Davis

October 12, 2018

The humanitarian and emeritus professor of music was fêted with music and multimedia tributes during an evening filled with laughter and love at the Overture Center for the Arts.