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Q&A with Prof. Steffi Diem, a UW–Madison fusion scientist and 2024 U.S. Science Envoy

March 15, 2024

Diem, a fusion energy expert, specializes in heating the ultra-hot fuel for fusion and confining it within efficient and compact magnetic bottles. Her selection as one of four new U.S. Science Envoys highlights growing recognition of fusion's role in building a clean and renewable energy future.

La Follette School’s new distinguished faculty chair endowed with generous $3 million gift

February 29, 2024

The Jack Salzwedel Distinguished Faculty Chair in Business and Regulation, the first endowed chair of its kind at the La Follette School, was made possible with a $3 million donation from American Family Insurance.

Reception welcomes new faculty of color and celebrates promotions

October 11, 2023

Members of the campus community gathered Monday, Oct. 9, for the annual Faculty of Color Reception, where they welcomed 46 new faculty of color, honored 35 newly promoted faculty of color and connected with colleagues.

New faculty receive welcome from Chancellor Mnookin and university leaders

September 1, 2023

More than 150 members of the campus community attended the reception, held annually at Olin House.

Survey highlights pandemic stressors, finds improving climate for many, but not all, underrepresented faculty

January 24, 2023

The survey found a large majority of UW faculty feel respected and supported in their work. Respondents marked improvement for some, though not all, faculty from historically underrepresented groups.

Remembering Chuck Snowdon, renowned primatologist and professor emerit of psychology

January 23, 2023

Charles T. Snowdon, Hilldale Professor Emeritus of Psychology, died Jan. 7 in Madison at age 81. A distinguished primatologist, mentor and friend, Snowdon is remembered for his dedication to others as much as for his impressive academic legacy.

Faculty of Color Reception welcomes new faculty and celebrates promotions across campus

October 4, 2022

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s annual Faculty of Color Reception welcomed 49 newly hired faculty who identify as people of color to the campus and recognized others who were promoted to assistant or full professor during the past year.

Erin Silva named endowed chair in organic agriculture and outreach

June 21, 2022

The new chair, established through a $1 million endowment from Clif Bar & Company, was created to support the advancement of organic agriculture through dedicated research and outreach programs.

New Faculty Focus: Suzanne Eckes

September 7, 2021

Suzanne Eckes: professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Hometown: Neenah, Wisconsin Educational/professional background: For the past 18 years I have been on the…

In-person classes continue — with safeguards

April 27, 2021

While much instruction has gone virtual, some classes with under 50 students continued in person, including many labs requiring hands-on learning. Take a look.

Why do we call it herd immunity?

April 27, 2021

The term first appeared in a British public health journal in 1923 in reference to bacterial transmission in mice. This study looked at vaccines, and how vaccinating some mice out of a group — or a “herd” — might begin to prevent bacterial transmission between them.

Remembering Rachel Feldhay Brenner

February 11, 2021

Rachel Feldhay Brenner, the Elaine Marks WARF Professor of Jewish Studies at UW–Madison, died Feb. 4. Born in Poland, Brenner moved to Israel with her family before coming to Madison, where she became an internationally recognized scholar of Hebrew, Polish and Canadian literatures.

Kutzbach’s role in climate science ‘expansive and foundational’

February 2, 2021

John Kutzbach, an emeritus professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, died Jan. 29. His contributions “helped all of us better understand important aspects of our universe — in particular, those of the Earth’s climate system."

Through ripple effect, a UW employee’s weekly ritual helps others process pandemic losses

January 13, 2021

Every Thursday morning at 10, Omar Poler stops whatever he is doing and spends 10 minutes remembering — and honoring — the lives lost to COVID-19.

UW-Madison geographer recognized for work to diversify geoscience

December 18, 2020

Erika Marín-Spiotta has worked to enact meaningful policies against sexual harassment, bullying, and discrimination, and to take meaningful steps to make the geosciences more diverse.