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Newborn Screening Program on UW–Madison campus helps millions

March 21, 2023

These newborns have had their dried blood spot samples tested at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene on campus for a variety of rare, serious disorders that, left untreated, can lead to severe health issues and sometimes death.

UW-Madison engineering talent critical to state, national economic progress

March 16, 2023

A planned new building is a critical starting point in the college’s ability to provide a hands-on education to many more engineering students and help keep pace with industry growth.

From concussions to PFAS: five ways UW research is tackling real-world problems

March 7, 2023

From advanced materials aimed at making athletes safer to medical discoveries that could one day help treat ailments like blindness, here are just a few examples.

Newest Field Day Lab educational video game is a deep dive

March 2, 2023

The game represents exciting new frontiers for game-based learning and a major achievement for the internationally-recognized lab, which built it with input from teachers across Wisconsin.

Governor’s budget proposal includes new engineering building and needed infrastructure advancements across campus

February 28, 2023

The governor released his proposed budget for the 2023-25 biennium. Chancellor Jenifer L. Mnookin welcomed the prioritization of critical infrastructure projects across campus.

SuccessWorks helps Letters & Science students translate majors into careers

February 28, 2023

SuccessWorks, in the College of Letters & Science, collaborates with students early in their career exploration process to match majors and interests to future careers.

Badgers are in demand after graduation. How UW is making it happen.

February 21, 2023

To help prepare them, students receive hands-on training in real-world skills, experience in professional settings and face-to-face meetings with employers.

New UW institute to study evidence-based solutions to diversity-related challenges

February 16, 2023

The new Institute for Diversity Science will be a hub for studying the discrimination and evaluating solutions.

New major in information science draws wide array of students with human-centered approach 

February 15, 2023

Graduates will be prepared with computing, analytical and people skills for a large variety of jobs in companies and organizations that need tech and data-savvy employees.  

UniverCity Year program partners with nine communities in 2023

February 15, 2023

The nine communities are the villages of Cottage Grove and Shorewood; the cities of Marinette, Milton, River Falls, and Wausau; and Eau Claire, St. Croix, and Wood counties. Faculty and students will work with the communities to identify projects to undertake.

UW students get taste of real-world learning

February 14, 2023

Through capstone courses, internships and partnerships with employers, students have worked on projects all over the state and nation.

UW’s 5 hottest majors: Student demand, workforce trends drive enrollment gains

February 7, 2023

UW–Madison is constantly evolving to make sure higher education captures student interest and meets the needs of employers here in Wisconsin and around the world.

UW–Madison’s commitment to the state at the heart of new campaign

February 3, 2023

A new campaign will share the hard work and innovation that make Badgers truly unstoppable.

Faculty and staff go on tour with the Wisconsin Idea Seminar

January 23, 2023

This year’s “Forests and Rivers” tour is May 15–19 and will include experiences in the ancient forests of the Menominee Nation and at the banks of some of Wisconsin’s notable waterways, in addition to other stops along the way.

With $9.3 million investment, UW–Madison will establish the Wisconsin Rural Partnership

December 16, 2022

Through research, outreach activities and partnership development, the effort will address the unique challenges facing rural communities

Badger Talks brings campus expertise to expanded audience

December 5, 2022

Badger Talks connects more than 400,000 Wisconsinites to UW experts every year through in-person and digital content, including a podcast.