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Longtime political scientist, scholar on African politics M. Crawford Young dies at 88

January 23, 2020

Young was a central figure in the creation of UW–Madison’s African Studies Program. His leadership and support helped the program thrive, and he remained active in it until his death.

‘Christmas in the Lab’ celebrates 50 years of chemistry and comedy

December 2, 2019

What began as a holiday treat for long-suffering freshman chemistry students has turned into a 50-year tradition for chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri.

Campus mourns Teju Olaniyan, renowned scholar of the African Diaspora

December 1, 2019

"We are losing an adventurous interdisciplinary thinker and a colleague and friend revered for his humanity," said English Department Chair Anja Wanner.

Sound smarter at parties with these fascinating facts

November 26, 2019

Whether you use the information to impress your friends or just learn something interesting for yourself, consider this a gift from some of your new campus colleagues.

New Faculty Focus: Alvin Thomas

November 1, 2019

Thomas's work aims to improve the life chances of Black children and youth by drawing attention to risks that undermine their positive development, strengthening the Black family, encouraging father engagement, and challenging policies that undermine these families.

New faculty focus: New chemists join UW

September 19, 2019

The Chemistry Department has welcomed new faculty members with specialties ranging from quantum chemistry to STEM education. Read Q & A's with them in this New Faculty Focus.

Sifting and winnowing turns 125: The tumultuous story of three little words

September 17, 2019

Sifting and winnowing has a special meaning at UW–Madison. Those words were first shared on Sept. 18, 1894, by the UW Board of Regents in defense of a professor named Richard Ely. How did an agricultural phrase come to symbolize academic freedom?

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.