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Recent UW grad, an Afghan Kurdish poet, wins $90,000 scholarship for immigrants with exceptional potential

April 13, 2021

Hajjar Baban already has achieved considerable success. She’s now poised for more.

New condenser makes water from air, even in the hot sun

April 1, 2021

Unlike other radiative vapor condensers which can only operate at night, the new design works in direct sunlight and requires no energy input.

Researchers videotape hundreds of classrooms in 8 countries to study teaching

November 20, 2020

Essential to the study’s success are observation systems designed by Courtney Bell, a UW–Madison learning sciences professor who directs the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

UW in top 25 for study abroad and international students

November 17, 2020

UW–Madison moved up three spots, from No. 18 to No. 15, on the 2020 Open Doors Report’s ranking of U.S. universities and colleges for total students studying abroad.

With UW–Madison support, Wisconsin joins lawsuit against student visa changes

July 13, 2020

"Our international students are valued members of our community," says Chancellor Blank. "We must do all we can to welcome them here. We will continue work alongside UW System, Attorney General Kaul and state and federal legislators to support international students and advocate for them."

Clinical trial for Ebola vaccine developed at UW–Madison underway in Japan

December 13, 2019

Fifteen healthy young men will receive two doses of the experimental vaccine. If the first group tolerates it, an additional group of up to 20 volunteers will receive a higher dose of the vaccine.

Student commencement speaker: Scholarship opened a rewarding academic path

December 4, 2019

Lisa Kamal says she auditioned to be the student speaker for winter commencement because she believes she has something to say about keeping an open mind and adapting to one’s circumstances.

Open Doors Report lists UW–Madison as a leading university for study abroad and international students

November 18, 2019

UW–Madison is ranked No. 18 among all U.S. universities for the number of students studying abroad, according to report.

Brand New Badger: Freshman hopes to ease transition for other young immigrants

September 11, 2019

Yanci Almonte Vargas wrote an essay about the ups and downs of his immigration experience, in order to help other young immigrants. It will be featured in a new book series.

Berlin conference explores influence of UW–Madison’s Professor Mosse

July 23, 2019

George Mosse was a pioneering historian and authority on Nazism who himself fled the Nazi regime. Students flocked to his UW classes, drawn by his charismatic style and his insights into European cultural history.

From Helsinki to Minneapolis to Madison, scientist gives back in Madagascar

June 21, 2019

The former researcher at UW–Madison is returning to become his native country's only theoretical biologist. He uses mathematics to understand ecological problems, such as the deforestation in Madagascar.

Using motorcycles and 55-cent payments, Uganda groups maps route to health care in remote villages

May 13, 2019

By helping organize monthly clinics and lending to motorcycle buyers who are obligated for 18 months to transport health care workers, a nonprofit has connected health-care providers and patients in remote villages in Uganda.

UW-Madison ranked No. 2 for bachelor’s degrees awarded in foreign languages

March 13, 2019

UW–Madison ranked No. 1 for the most bachelor’s degrees conferred nationwide to Spanish majors. UW–Madison was ranked No. 2 for French and No. 3 for Chinese and Russian.

Bortin’s landmark in journalism saw Russia open up

January 8, 2019

UW–Madison alumna Meg Bortin went from being a non-journalism major to becoming a correspondent and editor at Reuters and the International Herald Tribune. In 1992, she helped found the first independent English language daily newspaper in Russia: The Moscow Times.