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UW-Madison students make discoveries, explore Italy in archaeological expedition

Two seniors traveled to the ancient city of Agrigento on the south coast of Sicily this past summer, to develop a more accurate historical timeline.

Q & A: Plant expert talks benefits of owning plants for students, Plant Adoption Day

Plants are beneficial for the well-being of students. They provide oxygen and are an essential resource for all human life on Earth. And now students can get a free one.

Back-to-school tips: Faculty, staff share their best advice for a successful school year

A new school year means new beginnings. It's a chance to start the semester off fresh and on the right foot. What better way to do that than with advice from our very own experts?

Greenhouses contend with the climate to keep plants growing

The university's greenhouses, which include plants from all over the world, provide study material for botany and horticulture courses and the precisely controlled climates required for research experiments.

Professor’s innovations changed how children learn math

Emeritus professor Tom Carpenter, whose student-centered ideas about teaching math to young children from all backgrounds and skill levels helped transform the field of mathematics education, died Aug. 7

Students prepare for healthcare careers in UW summer physiology course

In Physiology 335, students capture and analyze data from their own bodies using computer software and electrode wires. Sinclair Richards For…

Local high school students participate in UW–Madison paid internship program

Seven high school students are working in UW–Madison's Small Animal Hospital as part of a new program that exposes high schoolers to careers and curriculum in the health sciences.

UW Making Comics course promotes creativity, self-expression through art and writing

Now being offered during summer term, a UW–Madison class focuses on the art and practice of making comics, or as the instructor describes it, “visual storytelling through combined words and pictures.”

UW Summer Music Clinic teaches junior high students music skills, life lessons

Nearly 400 junior high school students are participating in the UW–Madison Summer Music Clinic, a week-long band, choir and orchestra camp.

TEAM Lab provides hands-on learning experience in modern machine shop facility

With countless tools and machines, the possibilities for bringing an idea to life are endless at the College of Engineering’s Technical…

Signs of Summer

There’s plenty of interaction, but absolutely no talking in one class at UW–Madison this summer, as an intimate group of students learns to communicate with American Sign Language. Video by Craig Wild/University Communications

Abdu’Allah to lead arts learning community

Artist — and barber — Faisal Abdu’Allah talks about his work while cutting the hair of volunteer Alison Jones Chaim during…

Retirement leaves big shoes to fill at women’s science community

Ann Haase Kehl retired after 15 years helping to support women entering fields where they have traditionally been rare.

UW-Madison named to inaugural class of Excellence in Assessment designees

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is being recognized as a national leader in performance-based student assessment. UW–Madison Monday was named as one of just 10 members of the inaugural class of Excellence in Assessment (EIA) designees.

Learning like humans, machines extend the reach of research

A growing group of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers is working on ways to use computers to make better use of human brain power.

Conference will translate distance learning technology research into practice

Drawing on current research, the Distance Teaching & Learning conference will explore technology-enabled teaching environments, including virtual reality and multimedia.

Wisconsin Energy Institute adds spark to Crawford County classroom

Lisa Andresen is teaching science for the first time this year with the help of two WEI educator institutes she attended.

Computer science program aims to make technology open to all

Wisconsin Emerging Scholars-Computer Sciences (WES-CS) provides a challenging, collaborative environment that helps recruit a broader cross section of UW students to the field of computer science.

UW-Madison revamps summer experience with scholarships

In an effort to enrich the college experience and help students stay on track toward graduation, UW–Madison is encouraging them to consider Summer Term.