Tag Politics and public affairs

Native Nations_UW Leadership Summit highlights directions for partnerships

May 15, 2019

“The partnership feels genuine. I think it will have valuable benefits, and not just on the research end, but also in how many Native students are at UW–Madison and how the university can better support them," says Mic Isham Jr., executive administrator of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission.

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.

Research by team of grad students cited in Mueller Report

April 23, 2019

When news stories started coming out about Twitter accounts from Russia pretending to be American citizens during the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, some UW–Madison graduate students undertook research to see how U.S. media handled those tweets.

UW–Madison Day at the Capitol

April 10, 2019

More than 20 graduate student research projects were on display for Wisconsin elected officials in the ornate North Hearing Room during UW–Madison Day at the Capitol April 10. Legislators and staff also heard flash talks by UW experts, and UW–Madison alumni participated in individual meetings with their state senators and representatives.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes to speak at UW MLK Day celebration

January 9, 2019

Barnes, the second African-American elected to statewide office in Wisconsin, will address the celebration theme of "MLK & Beyond: Manifesting the Dreams of the Movement."

Ada Deer: A lifetime of firsts

December 18, 2018

Deer, a 1957 graduate, went on to become the first female chair of Wisconsin's Menominee Indian Tribe as well as a national leader in Indian affairs.

Panel discusses media after the midterms

November 9, 2018

Visiting journalist David Folkenflik was part of an expert panel Wednesday discussing this week's election.

On voter registration day, students can step up to voting challenge

September 19, 2018

UW-Madison is competing in the Big Ten Voting Challenge, a nonpartisan effort that aims to mobilize registration and turnout. Students are encouraged to register to vote at the National Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Conference to give educators tools to encourage difficult political discussions, talk about elections

September 14, 2018

Teaching about elections is one of the best opportunities educators have to prepare young people for political engagement, says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.

Could computers help close partisan divides?

August 8, 2018

Researchers are using artificial intelligence to develop a comprehensive picture of how people communicate about politics, and how those conversations are shaped by media, social networks and personal interactions.

Map helps guide public health decision-making

June 28, 2018

“We want this to be a tool that everyone can use,” said Amy Kind, an associate professor of medicine. “We hope this will be a catalyst to ... eliminate U.S. health disparities.”

Fahey, Chazen, Thomas-Greenfield to receive honorary degrees

March 8, 2018

Honorary doctorates recognize individuals with careers of extraordinary accomplishment, with sustained and uncommonly meritorious activity reflecting UW–Madison values.

Wisconsin agricultural outlook forum explores rural-urban divide

January 4, 2018

The forum will outline recent trends and future outlook for the state’s main agricultural products, but it will also explore how Wisconsin agribusinesses affect — and are affected by — the rural-urban divide.

MacArthur recipient, New Yorker writer Stillman to speak on ‘crimmigration’

October 24, 2017

Sarah Stillman provides new perspectives on social injustices, including her current work on the intersection of the criminal justice system, immigration, and deportation.

A Turning Point: Six stories from the Dow protests

October 10, 2017

Fifty years ago the Dow Chemical protests brought everyday life on the UW–Madison campus to an abrupt halt. Hear from six UW alumni – ordinary students whose lives were forever changed by that momentous day.

Sykes will discuss ‘Conservatism in the Age of Trump’

September 12, 2017

Author and former radio talk show host Charlie Sykes will visit UW­–Madison as part of the Wisconsin Writer in Residence program.