Those readers whose memories of home economics class are dominated by muffin tins and sewing machines might be surprised to learn about Caroline Hunt, an early innovator in the field. Hunt had no patience for the time-consuming household tasks “home ec” became associated with. “The woman who today makes her own soap instead of taking advantage of machinery for its production enslaves herself to ignorance by limiting her time for study,” she declared. In 1908, she resigned from her position as the University of Wisconsin’s first home economics professor with a letter bemoaning the department’s emphasis on cooking and sewing.
Freiwald’s writing has been published in anthropology journals such as Current Anthropology, Ancient Mesoamerica, and the Journal of Archaeological Science.She received her B.A. in International Relations and History, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Madison isn’t just a city with great walkable neighborhoods like Downtown (home of the Dane County Farmers Market, one of the biggest in the country), Greenbush, and State-Langdon; it also ranks as one of the top 10 cities in the U.S. to live in overall. It’s not a huge city, but it’s teeming with people walking everywhere thanks to the University of Wisconsin, ample supply of tech campuses, and affordable housing.
Wilson is a native of Appleton, Wisconsin, and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism and communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined the Illinois faculty in 2000 after stints at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Louisville. Her research has focused on the social and psychological effects of the media and its impact on children. She is married and had two adult children.
Unionization and collective bargaining among graduate students dates back decades in the public sector, which saw its first higher education contract in 1970 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After taking 2020 off, University of Wisconsin-Madison students resumed the Mifflin Street Block Party tradition last weekend, forming large crowds, damaging property and posing for selfies with Madison police officers, some of whom joined games of beer pong.
UWM’s Sandra McLellan and MIT’s Eric Alm are among the world’s foremost experts at detecting very small organisms in very large quantities of sewage — a useful tool during the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite their similar research capabilities, Alm’s work is having a wider impact and creating more economic value and high-paying jobs.
My father practiced law with a number of Armenian-Americans, including Vartak Gulbankian, who was born in the village of Talas, in what is now Turkey, on September 17, 1913. She arrived in the United States at the age of 6 with her parents, who settled in Racine. A remarkable woman, she graduated from high school at the age of 14 and, at the age of 21, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School as the only woman in the class of 1935. She went on to practice law for more than 50 years and was a proud member of the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups that placed an emphasis on civil rights and civil liberties.
University of Wisconsin student innovators took home more than $60,000 in prizes last week for business pitches to design virtual reality science labs, teach young kids to swallow pills, and more.
The FFI was founded in 2013 and is part of the University of Wisconsin System’s Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship. The organization focuses on building and funding profitable businesses in the food, beverage and value-added agriculture sector through training, coaching, resources, tools and mentoring programs.
A tenured UW-Madison professor at the center of a “toxic” engineering lab where one of his students died by suicide is resigning from the university this summer.
Noted: Fishman grew up in Milwaukee on North 14th Street, served in the Army in the mid-1940s and went to college at the University of Wisconsin, according to a Jan. 15, 1997, airing of the PBS TV show I Remember Milwaukee. Fishman started a real estate company, building Cape Cod-style homes for the Baby Boom generation.
Noted: Foxconn has worked to try to create goodwill with other parts of the state by signing agreements with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and local governments in Racine, Eau Claire and Green Bay to establish “innovation centers.”
The company has signed a $100 million agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create Foxconn Institute for Research in Science and Technology within the College of Engineering.
Helen Hemenway Weaver was born on June 18, 1931, in Madison, Wis. Her father, Warren, was chairman of the mathematics department at the University of Wisconsin, and her mother, Mary (Hemenway) Weaver, was a schoolteacher and later a homemaker.
He (Xavier Schultze, 23) was at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in his senior year and had to head home during spring break. It was — like for so many burgeoning adults — devastating. But music gave their house a glimmer of joy. Over morning coffee, Alexandra and Xavier would listen to the Eagles, Aerosmith or Jimi Hendrix. “And he’s like, ‘What is this?’” Alexandra says. Soon, he was being schooled by his parents in the intricacies of how Hendrix and Prince were similar. Why Don McLean wrote “American Pie.” Mother and son found a new thread to bond over.
In one of the first campus events since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, UW-Madison took a step towards creating visible spaces for Black involvement on campus.
In 2018, Foxconn said it planned to invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Since then, the research center and off-campus location have not been established. Foxconn did sponsor a $700,000 research project at Madison, and university officials said in March that talks with Foxconn were ongoing.
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Owens is a conservative UW-Madison political science professor who also serves as affiliate faculty at the UW-Madison law school.
According to a news release from American Family Insurance, the company worked with the PGA Tour to develop a safety plan that was approved by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The school oversees the course.
Nearly five years after a $500,000 donation to the University of Wisconsin tennis program, a family is attempting to get its money back, claiming the university misused it in a violation of donor intent.
Nan Enstad and Lisa Levenstein, long-time friends and professors, had considered starting a podcast for a few years, but the COVID-19 pandemic gave them the timely, needed push to record their first episode.
Scholars are not the only ones reevaluating Lincoln. In 2016, as a result of a misstatement by a candidate running for state office, students at the University of Wisconsin demanded that his statue be removed from its place of honor in front of Bascom Hall because “he once owned slaves.”
Lillard was the daughter of Al Toon, an accomplished athlete at the University of Wisconsin who went on to a decorated career in the NFL with the Jets from 1985 to 1992.
Picket signs decried IBM customers in Texas as “traitors,” while the University of Wisconsin YAF hung a cardboard effigy of a computer outside of the Madison office.
Noted: The PGA Tour Champions and American Family Insurance have developed a safety plan approved by UW-Madison, which runs University Ridge.
Max Bock-Aronson started designing face masks before they were cool. He got the idea in 2013, when he made his first trip to Asia. Studying abroad in Singapore, the University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineering undergrad saw face masks all around him: on the bus, in streets, and in his engineering course on air pollution. Traffic, industrial activities and fires all worsen the country’s air quality.
Cancel culture mentality has led University of Wisconsin-Madison students to demand the removal of the school’s famous Lincoln statue. The San Francisco school board voted to strip the names of Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson and others from area schools until a public outcry forced it to suspend its plan. Chicago is examining 41 monuments, including five statues of Lincoln, for possible removal. A CNN reporter recently wrote that “in some circles, ‘Honest Abe’ is increasingly becoming Racist Abe.”
A 28-year-old former standout Middleton High School volleyball player and daughter of University of Wisconsin-Madison football legend Al Toon and his wife Jane, was killed Sunday in an alleged murder-suicide at a home in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to reports.
Every Tuesday, student government leaders sit through Zoom meetings that can last over four hours, presenting a slew of resolutions to address the moment’s unique challenges. Behind many of the measures is Lennox Owino, a sophomore representing the College of Letters & Sciences who is particularly invested in improving the college experience for international students. After moving to Madison from Nairobi, Kenya, Owino started in ASM as a freshman intern.
Noted: A graduate of Brookfield East High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Olikara launched the Millennial Action Project in 2013.
The Regents’ Education Committee approved a plan that calls for eliminating the surcharge at all campuses except UW-Madison with a voice vote. The full Board of Regents will take up the proposal Friday.
Wisconsin’s Jewish community is calling on six University of Wisconsin System campuses, including UW-Madison, to reconsider their academic calendars for next year because the first day of classes conflict with Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest holidays on the Jewish calendar.
Noted: The DNR worked with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, the United States Geological Survey and the University of Wisconsin System to complete the research. The agencies looked at several different potential impacts, including recreation, fish, aquatic plants and water chemistry.
Noted: Jon Lampman moved to Vancouver Island in the late 1960s and established a law firm in the region. He sustains his father’s efforts to end poverty with the annual Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Even in institutions where tenure has been weakened, its status institutionalizes a hierarchy of privilege and impunity whose chief victims are other academics — as in the case of John Brady, a Ph.D. student in engineering at the University of Wisconsin at Madison driven to suicide in 2016, apparently in part by his abuse at the hands of the professor in whose lab he’d worked. Despite a profusion of reports confirming his behavior, the professor received only a brief suspension.
In 1969, Faulkner developed a system in which a secretary could punch data cards to generate the schedule for an entire year in 18 seconds at a cost of $5. Faulkner graduated without completing a dissertation (“I never could figure out what to write a thesis on,” she says) and in the early 1970s started working for a physicians group at the University of Wisconsin, developing a database to keep track of patient information over time. It would take a few more years (and lots of convincing from colleagues) before Faulkner was ready to start her own software company. “It almost seemed like a joke to start a company,” she recalls. “How do you do that?”
Previously, he (Pierre Kory) worked in the health system for the University of Wisconsin at Madison but left that job last May, he said, because his superiors refused to follow his recommendation that covid-19 patients be treated with steroids. That was a month before the first big clinical trial — the British Recovery trial — showed the value of the steroid dexamethasone. The health system declined to comment.
At Stanford, Mackey began dating Gloria Jean Watkins, who later wrote as bell hooks. After finishing his Ph.D., Mackey taught briefly at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Southern California before taking a job in the literature department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1979. During this time, Watkins pursued graduate work and worked on what would become her first book, “Ain’t I a Woman?” They broke up in the mid-eighties. (hooks has alluded to their relationship in her own writing, in which she describes a “quiet and still” lover she met at Stanford.)
E BRESLOW: And I’m Eden Breslow. I’m also 21 years old. I go to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and I’m a junior studying strategic communication.
A large slab of concrete fell off an aging building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison over the weekend, smashing steps away from an entrance to the highly-trafficked academic and administration hub. The incident highlights a major challenge for state universities across Wisconsin: how to balance limited budget resources with a growing number of buildings that have fallen into disrepair.
Jumping worms were first found in Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum in 2013. Now in 2021, they have been reported all across the state.
UW-Madison has disabled a feature on its digital proctoring software after receiving reports that the technology failed to recognize several students’ darker skin tones during online exams, university officials said.
Roger Bruesewitz, who died in 2019 at 82, spent much of his early life in and out of jail after robbing businesses, running “a dirty bookstore” and dealing with a heroin addiction. But he’s leaving behind a very different legacy.
Noted: As it turns out, however, Einstein was not particularly astute when it came to matters of finance. Not knowing how much to charge for an appearance, he asked the University of Wisconsin for $15,000—“which at that time was just an absurd amount,” says Gimbel. The university said no, and when other schools also started to say no, he revised his figures downward. Some universities agreed, but Wisconsin “simply had nothing else to do with him.”
Noted: An increasing number of studies support the effectiveness of financial literacy education when taught by well-trained teachers, said Nan J. Morrison, chief executive of the Council for Economic Education. And more teachers now say they feel confident teaching the material. A study released in March by researchers at the University of Wisconsin and Montana State University found significant increases in teacher participation in professional development.
Noted: Wes Schroll founded the consumer loyalty and reward app while he was a business student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. Schroll thought it made more sense for brands to reward customer loyalty than most store-based models. He dropped out of college to work on Fetch Rewards full time.
Noted: At the dawn of the 21st-century, researchers at University of Wisconsin–Madison and Texas A&M University sought the opinions of 137 scholars of American oratory on the best speech of the 20th-century. The experts were asked to evaluate the silver-tongued on the basis of social and political impact, and rhetorical artistry. The top spot went to Dr. Martin Luter King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, delivered of course, during the August 1963 March on Washington.
Noted: Duckett, 68, is a Wisconsin guy. He grew up in Waukesha and earned an engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Little went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating undergraduate coursework in 1942. He then went to the UW-Madison Medical School, earning a doctor of medicine degree in 1944. The school is now called the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
Noted: Edward Campbell, a microbiologist at Loyola University, started SafeGuard after learning of a virus test developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. SafeGuard serves about 30 school districts and runs roughly 30,000 tests per week, at $11 per test, Dr. Campbell said.
Noted: Little went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating undergraduate coursework in 1942. He then went to the UW-Madison Medical School, earning a doctor of medicine degree in 1944. The school is now called the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
Noted: Roth stresses her local roots, noting she was born in Cudahy and lives in Bay View, where she moved at age 11. She lists her Catholic grade and high schools she attended before going to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate degree.
Graduate students are reviving calls for the University of Wisconsin-Madison to cover segregated and international student fees, saying the mandatory and continually increasing costs reduce their already low stipends by up to 10%.
The essay’s focus was on her role as the “primary architect” of the Social Security bill in 1935. With great anticipation, I read the article, looking for some mention of preeminent economist Edwin E. Witte, known as the “father of Social Security.” Because Witte taught economics at the University of Wisconsin, my husband chose to attend the outstanding graduate program in economics there in 1950. Since his undergraduate days at Syracuse University, he had looked up to Witte as a mentor. (Letter to the editor)
The couple met at a University of Wisconsin basketball game in 2015. “It was different,” Ciara said of their meeting on a 2019 episode of Red Table Talk. “I had never had that feeling in my life. It was just, like, calm. We were connecting in every way…”
Anderson Kramer is a Ph.D. candidate with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Art History, where she focuses on concrete sculpture gardens in the Midwest.
I went to graduate school for biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, at Madison.
Two investigative reporters at The Associated Press won the 2021 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics for a series on palm oil labor abuses, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Journalism Ethics announced Tuesday.
Alright, so Moss says that he pulled his hamstring in a Monday Night Football game vs. the New Orleans Saints shortly before the Vikings’ first meeting with the Packers that season. Because the Packers don’t have cheerleaders or a band of their own, they borrow the University of Wisconsin’s marching band. The tuba players trolled the injured Moss with their sign cards. Green Bay crushed