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John Hall Q&A: UW professor is about to witness and document Pentagon history

UW-Madison history professor John Hall, who's been named historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Department of Defense, reflects on his new role and American history.

New Faculty Focus: Yi Wang

Q&A     Title: UW–Madison assistant professor of horticulture and a UW-Extension potato and vegetable sustainable production specialist What is your educational/professional background? I…

New Faculty Focus: Alicia Lee

Alicia Lee is an associate professor of clarinet.

Noted educator, scientist and entrepreneur Mark Cook dies at 61

“His work embodied the Wisconsin Idea, seeking advances and solutions in the areas of health and agriculture," says a colleague. "He was also a man of integrity, who felt a deep sense of service and commitment."

Internal review: Most ethnic studies courses are meeting university’s content guidelines

The vast majority of courses that students can take to fulfill UW–Madison’s ethnic studies requirement are meeting university guidelines for ethnic studies content, an internal evaluation has found.

New Faculty Focus: Matt Reynolds

Q&A     Title: Assistant Professor of Immunology, Department of Pathobiological Sciences Hometown: Clarksville, Tennessee Matt Reynolds Degrees: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Microbiology and Immunology,…

New Faculty Focus: Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick

A new professor in the School of Social Work specializes in helping adults with autism.

Astronomy video game wins national award

“At Play in the Cosmos,” an educational video game developed at UW–Madison, won the third annual Mashable + Games for Change People’s Choice Award.

UW military historian to serve Joint Chiefs of Staff

Prof. John Hall's role will involve following the development of counter-terrorism plans and strategy at the highest levels of the U.S. government and writing the official history of these efforts.

A happy homecoming for Russ Shafer-Landau

After a two-year stint at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Parr Center for Ethics, the metaethics expert is glad to be back at the UW–Madison philosophy department.

Longtime botany greenhouse director Mo Fayyaz to retire

Mo Fayyaz is retiring in August after 33 years as the distinguished director of the botany department greenhouse and botanical gardens.

Colleagues pay tribute to cancer researcher Patti Keely

It would be easy to simply say Patti Keely was a world-class, nationally recognized breast cancer researcher at the UW School of Medicine and Public…

Mike Peters named director of UW–Madison’s ag research center network

Mike Peters has been named director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Agricultural Research Station (ARS) network, the university’s system of 11 research stations located throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Powertrain control pioneer Moskwa passes away

Professionally, Moskwa reinvented himself several times, working as a diesel mechanic, a trumpet instructor and musician who performed nationally and internationally, and finally, as an internationally renowned mechanical engineer.

Faculty climate survey shows satisfaction among many but room for improvement

The survey went to all tenured and tenure-track faculty with 1,285 responding — a response rate of 58.6 percent. Similar surveys have been done four times since 2003.

Video interviews – 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award winners

UW-Madison's 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award winners describe what attracted them to teaching, what they hope to instill in their students and what inspires them.

Distinguished Teaching Awards 2017

Twelve faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators.

Eleven professors receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships

Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. The awards are supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.