Tag Politics and public affairs

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

“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

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

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’

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

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’

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