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Chancellor, other top campus leaders to conduct Smart Restart YouTube events

August 17, 2020

A pair of Smart Restart updates, one focused on graduate students and the second for the full campus community, are set for Aug. 19 and Aug. 21. Panelists will include Chancellor Rebecca Blank and a group of vice chancellors and other officials.

Grad student’s research focuses on ‘cutting’ from sports teams

August 5, 2020

When high schools cut athletes from sports teams, it can be painful for those who didn’t make the team. But it also has wider implications, according to research from UW kinesiology graduate student Mayrena Hernandez.

Grad student receives fellowship for her research on bomba dance

June 17, 2020

Graduate student Sarah Bruno didn't just read books and study documents to learn about the bomba dance and its roots. She danced.

First cohort of students dives into new physics-quantum computing master’s degree

January 14, 2020

UW–Madison’s inaugural MS in Physics – Quantum Computing, which addresses a workforce need as the first program of its kind in the U.S., will prime students to enter this rapidly growing field.

UW–Madison increases minimum stipends for TAs, PAs and LSAs

November 6, 2019

Another round of pay increases is coming for graduate student project assistants, teaching assistants and lecturer-student assistants. PAs will see an 11.7% increase in minimum stipend levels over the current year’s rate, TAs a 2.5% increase, and LSAs a 20.8% increase.

Get tips on applying for science journalism fellowship Nov. 7

November 5, 2019

Learn about the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship. Three former fellows will share what it’s like to go from the lab to the newsroom and back and what careers the fellowship can lead to.

Research looks at how Snapchat filters affect self-image

July 30, 2019

Graduate student Amy Niu is researching whether selfie-editing filters negatively or positively impact one’s evaluation of self.

Science goes to the comics at Saturday showcase

May 2, 2019

It started with a mispronounced word and the idea of superhero proteins it inspired. A few doodles later and Jaye Gardiner, Kelly Montgomery and Khoa Tran realized they had landed on a fresh way to communicate their work as scientists.

NSF awards 40 fellowships to UW–Madison students

April 22, 2019

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding, early-career graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Research at UW–Madison changes student lives

April 11, 2019

Students discover their research passion, whether it is modeling weather, doing medical research or making documentaries.

UW Changes Lives: Dairy industry support for grad students pays off

March 21, 2019

“This benefits the industry in two ways,” says the chair of the Department of Dairy Science. “Students conduct research that leads to new products and protocols and technologies. And they graduate as highly trained potential employees.”

UW–Madison conferred the most PhDs in 2017

March 5, 2019

UW–Madison granted 844 doctorates in 2017, ranking it 1st in the nation. Over half of UW doctoral alumni work in higher education, including faculty, administration, research and staff. About a quarter are working in business.

New master’s in quantum computing offers training for a growing field

November 5, 2018

In a single calendar year, the program will catch students up on the fundamentals of quantum physics, cover the theory behind quantum computing, and teach students laboratory skills to construct the devices.

New business-focused pharmacy concentration meets a growing need for healthcare leaders

October 16, 2018

School of Pharmacy PharmD students can now take a new Pharmacy Operations and Technology Management concentration that will provide health care business fundamentals and build critical leadership skills.

Brand New Badger: Incoming doctoral student knows university experience from the inside

September 5, 2018

Wicker plans to research trauma and mental health-informed practices within higher education, especially in regards to retaining students of color.

Searching the sea, and bacterial battles, for new antibiotics

June 6, 2018

Researchers in pharmacy and bacteriology say their discovery would not have been possible without a cross-college collaboration going back nearly a decade.

Graduates reflect on life and career ahead at Friday commencement

May 11, 2018

“Graduates, if we have done our job right, we’ve expanded your skills and prepared you for successful work in your field – and I hope we’ve also expanded your perspectives,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank told graduates.

After #BlackandHooded goes viral, UW–Madison alums unexpectedly find themselves leading a movement

May 7, 2018

Two UW–Madison graduates created a #BlackandHooded website, which displays photos and connects prospective and current black graduate students with black professionals who’ve earned advanced degrees. The idea has taken off.