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96 UW–Madison students join Phi Kappa Phi

May 10, 2021

Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others.

Three UW–Madison students were finalists for Truman Scholarship

April 28, 2021

The Truman Scholarship recognizes outstanding leadership potential, a commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit sector, and academic excellence.

Phi Beta Kappa inducts 229 at ceremony

April 20, 2021

These initiates embody not only academic excellence but demonstrate by completed coursework breadth of study in the liberal arts and sciences beyond minimal degree requirements. 

UW–Madison senior among finalists for 2021 Rhodes Scholarship

November 21, 2020

University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Alex Plum competed this year as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most celebrated college award for…

144 new members join Phi Kappa Phi at UW–Madison

May 7, 2020

The UW–Madison chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1920 and has had a continuous presence on this campus ever since.

Phi Beta Kappa inducts 134 seniors in 2020

May 5, 2020

These initiates embody excellence in both depth and breadth of study in the liberal arts and sciences.  Approximately 5 percent of the Letters & Science senior class is inducted into the liberal arts and science scholar society.

UW–Madison graduate named Knight-Hennessy Scholar

May 4, 2020

At Stanford University, Ross Dahlke plans to research the connection between how people communicate online and how they behave offline in civic life.

Student forges special bond with commencement speaker James Patterson, her childhood reading hero

April 29, 2020

Marie Aguirre has become friends with Patterson and his wife Susan. She’s also been a recipient of their generosity — the couple supported her college studies with a generous scholarship.

Atypical path leads student to Truman Scholarship, one of country’s top academic honors

April 15, 2020

"I’ve been very lucky to have key teachers and mentors in my life. Without them, I wouldn’t have applied to college or run for student body president or applied for the Truman Scholarship. You have to find your allies and see your own potential.”

First Wave alumna awarded major graduate fellowship

July 31, 2019

Mackenzie Berry is the recipient of a $20,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of only six recipients nationwide this year to receive the fellowship.

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.

Three students named Goldwater Scholars for science excellence

May 8, 2019

All three recipients have conducted research as undergraduates and plan to pursue doctorates in their respective fields.

Four UW–Madison student teams among final round “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” winners

April 25, 2019

The competition promotes innovative ideas to enhance quality of life, improve working environments, expand transportation networks and living spaces, inspire creative city planning and promote sustainable energy solutions in Wisconsin.

UW–Madison student receives Udall Scholarship to further environmental work

April 24, 2019

Her goal, she says, is to create egalitarian learning opportunities and learning spaces so that all children have access to environmental education and the outdoors.

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.

Phi Kappa Phi inducts 152 members, announces nine fellowships

April 19, 2019

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 by a group of students who felt a need for an honor society that would recognize excellence across the whole range of academic disciplines.