The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, based at UW-Madison, is getting $2.7 million in federal funds to expand the whole genome sequencing necessary to identify such variants, state officials said. The lab will be able to do sequencing on 400 to 500 samples a week, up from 250 to 300 before.
James White sees the transformative effect his time at the University of Wisconsin has had on his life every day.
James White and his wife, Diana, announced Monday morning the start of The Sweet Feet Foundation. It will provide college scholarships to kids, allowing them to pursue a higher education and providing mentorship along the way.
Jonathan Martin, UW-Madison professor of atmospheric and oceanic science and one of the writers of the “Ask the Weather Guys” column, is the author of a new book, “Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather Systems Science.”
With increased vaccinations and plans for more in-person teaching this fall, the future of the COVID-19 pandemic is increasingly optimistic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Still, the past year’s disruptions to research and teaching will continue to have ripple effects for years down the line, leading universities nationwide to ask: How can we help make up for lost time?
UW-Madison students overwhelmingly voted “yes” in a referendum this week to put leftover student fees toward a COVID-19 relief fund that would help students cover rent payments — an approach administrators continue to say is illegal.
Diversity and representation in children’s literature has always been skewed. According to a 2018 study by the librarians at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education Cooperative Children’s Book Center, only 10% of children’s books depict the main characters as Black, and just 4% of executive-level publishing professionals and literary agents are Black.
A new scholarship will support Milwaukee Public Schools graduates studying to become lawyers.
The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholarship is open to female and nonbinary students of color. Students can receive $2,000 in each year of their undergraduate studies in advance of law school and up to $10,000 in each year of law school at the University of Wisconsin or Marquette University.
Texas A&M University opted for a three-day weekend instead of a whole week off. The University of Alabama and the University of Wisconsin-Madison also did away with spring break but are giving students a day off later in the semester. The University of Mississippi, which canceled spring break, said it will end the semester a week early.
The ACS Bridge Program is not one size fits all, and that’s what makes it work, according to students and Bridge leaders. “You definitely cannot have a cookie-cutter mentality, because these students have such different backgrounds and such different needs,” says Robert J. Hamers, who leads the program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
In written testimony presented to the Senate’s education committee last month, University of Wisconsin-Madison student Sarah Gesner said lessons about the Holocaust at her Racine high school spurred greater awareness of bullying and prejudice in the community.
Noted: In 2016, Taylor Amann competed and won “Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness”with two teammates while she was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The UW-Madison English professor has juggled her full-time job with parenting her two boys, ages 8 and 10. Both are enrolled in the Madison School District, which has been operating online for a year.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank was among various Big Ten Conference leaders who aimed to keep conversations about plans for the college football season hidden from public view, opting to use an internal Big Ten portal in lieu of email correspondence, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Wisconsin residents know it’s spring when the first tulips begin to peek through the snow—and what better place to catch a glimpse than the state’s many botanical gardens? The garden at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to more than 500 species representing 100 families and 40 taxonomic orders of plants from all over the world.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a number of sustainability initiatives, too, like housing and grants for students who have ideas for enhancing sustainability on campus. The university is also working to align its sustainability goals with academics and research.
The daughter, 18-year-old Rebecca Wright, is among the new Eagle Scouts, having earned 102 merit badges. She now attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison and wants to be a genetics researcher.
Noted: Chelsey has been a features writer for the Journal Sentinel since 2012, covering travel and outdoor activities. Chelsey grew up camping, hiking and biking all over Wisconsin, from her hometown of Pewaukee to a family cabin in the Northwoods. She has been writing about the places that make Wisconsin special since 2009, including a summer spent visiting every one of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. She is a former writer and editor for Wisconsin Trails magazine. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Noted: A Menomonee Falls native and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Koglin joined Channel 6 in 2004, spending most of her time at the station on the Fox affiliate’s morning news team.
Every second, an extraordinary number and variety of organisms on land leverage the resources of soil, water, and air to function, grow, and reproduce. These individual actions by plants, fungi, microorganisms, animals, and humans across the Earth’s surface have wide ramifications on Earth system processes. Among those are the transfer of heat, water vapor, and momentum between surface and atmosphere, hydrologic flows in rivers, streams, and groundwater, and mineral transformations in the lithosphere. However, observing and predicting how these processes evolve continues to be challenging.
But rebranding isn’t exactly simple. Before officially changing its mascot, the district had been using a ’WF’ logo. It attempted to copyright the design last year, but ultimately it was too similar to the “Motion W” used by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Now, the university is helping the district design a new logo, Tubbs said.
Packers fans were forced to move on from a pipe dream Monday, when Wisconsin’s own J.J. Watt agreed to sign with the Arizona Cardinals and not with Green Bay.
UW-Madison professors on Monday urged the UW Foundation to divest from fossil fuel companies, a symbolic stance that departs from their muted 2014 position.
Noted: The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shared the image on social media.
Noted: Ruffalo had been nominated for Golden Globe awards three times before: for best actor in a comedy or musical for the 2014 movie “Infinitely Polar Bear”; best actor in a TV movie or miniseries for “The Normal Heart”; and best supporting actor in a movie for 2014’s “Foxcatcher,” as former University of Wisconsin-Madison wrestling coach David Schultz.
Noted: According to the announcement, the clinics will collaborate with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, the University of Wisconsin System, local public health departments and other local partners.
Former Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the university that he was used as a scapegoat during a sexual assault investigation that resulted in his temporary expulsion.
Noted: The daughter, 18-year-old Rebecca Wright, is among the new Eagle Scouts, having earned 102 merit badges. She now attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison and wants to be a genetics researcher.
Noted: Anderson eventually came to work with Vern Suomi at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1966. Suomi was known for his growing research in satellite meteorology.
Noted: Engebrecht has been urging officials to prioritize people with significant health problems, or at least create wait lists so they could be contacted when extra doses are available. The family also has been taking precautions while awaiting doses of vaccine, to protect Nate, who recently moved back home from the University of Wisconsin-Madison because of the risk of COVID-19 on and around campus.
When the University of Wisconsin-Madison first switched to virtual learning in March, the Counseling Psychology Training Clinic had no experience offering telehealth services. Its staff quickly scrambled to find ways to continue care, acquire the proper technology and maintain patient privacy through video counseling.
Sandra Adell is a professor in the university’s Afro-American Studies department, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this school year. She talked about her childhood in Detroit, the unusual selling point that drew her to UW-Madison and how last year’s racial justice protests have changed the classroom dynamic.
18-year-old Rebecca Wright is among the new Eagle Scouts, having earned 102 merit badges. She now attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison and wants to be a genetics researcher.
Noted: The connections between climate impacts, wood supply, and poverty have drawn researchers at the University Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Wisconsin to study wood banks on a national scale. Growing out of dozens of interviews of wood bank volunteers done by Clarisse Hart, director of outreach and education at the Harvard Forest, the team has identified 82 wood banks across the country.
Dallman argues public lands are vital to the state’s $24 billion forest economy and outdoor recreation economy, which contributes $7.8 billion each year. He added that every acre protected in the state provides a $3,000 return to the state’s overall economy, according to research from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The program costs nearly $20 per person each year.
Engebrecht explained that her 19-year-old son was diagnosed with Pediatric Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) when he was 14, and that he removed himself from the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus last month because he felt it was safer at home.
Later that month, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison resigned from a teaching position after admitting on social media that they falsely claimed to be a person of color. CV Vitolo-Haddad apologized in posts on Medium.com and said they let incorrect guesses about their ancestry, which is southern Italian, “become answers I wanted but couldn’t prove.”
Lance St. Laurent competed on America’s Favorite Quiz Show on Friday, Feb. 12., achieving a life-long dream and defeating a four-time champion in the process.
“As far as the experience goes, it’s just still extremely surreal,” he said. “I won’t believe for sure that it’s real until I watch myself on TV.”
Most of “the top 20 universities in the world are American — places like the University of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, which are dispersed across the country,” says Khanna, who represents parts of Silicon Valley and was a co-chair of Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. “There’s no reason we can’t see innovation and next-generation technology in these communities.”
Her partner is leaning toward sending Sam back, while Lumley said she’s more hesitant. She works at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, which she said has made her especially wary of COVID-19. She’d like to see higher rates of teacher and administrator vaccination, as well as more clarity on whether teachers will get enough paid sick leave for possible quarantines, before committing to putting their son in a classroom.
Beck said all employees will be hired from Wisconsin and AMI is working with the Marquette University College of Nursing, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Concordia University pharmacy schools, and Medical College of Wisconsin to grow their capacity at Blackhawk and future clinics.
“I would like to speak to Whitney about her plans for addressing the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women in Montana,” Bulltail, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, wrote to Williams when she was running for Montana governor in 2020. “My niece Kaysera Stops Pretty Places just turned 18 and was about to start her senior year of high school when she was murdered in Big Horn County in August. Every level of the justice system in Montana has been dismissive of my family in our attempts to seek justice for Kaysera. Whitney, if you want my family’s vote as well as other MMIW families in Montana, we need you to have serious plans that will dedicate resources to helping our families.”
Diamond took time off as a student at Howard University to devote his full attention to the movement, through voter registrations and sit-ins throughout the country. He later transferred to the University of Wisconsin, where he studied history and sociology.
After years of wage freezes, a union representing 225 UW System trade employees negotiated a 1.81% raise for this year, which ended up being less than the 2% raise their non-union colleagues received … “There’s been a range of responses to Act 10,” David Nack, a professor in the UW-Madison Department of Labor Education said. “Workers often want to or need to find a way to effectively represent their interests with their employer. Act 10 doesn’t change any of that.”
Snow serves as the director of UW’s Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, which also oversees the First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community.
“Indian companies are targeted by everyone in the world,” said Ella, who has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “It hurts us as scientists — we don’t deserve that type of bashing.”
QLaw, a student group that advocates for the school’s LGBTQ student population, is spearheading the effort encouraging administrators to remove the Women’s Liberation Front from its lineup of public interest and government employers interviewing students for internships or post-graduation jobs.
A 1943 University of Wisconsin- Madison graduate and U.S. Navy D-Day veteran is celebrating his 100th birthday Wednesday.
University of Wisconsin-Madison’s police chief has banned officers from using “Thin Blue Line” imagery while on duty.
Growing up my dad and his side of the family are all Steelers fans. When I was in second grade the Packers played the Steelers and that’s when I became a Green Bay fan. So Super Bowl XLV felt very full circle for me. I was in college at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. You couldn’t turn on a popular radio station without hearing Lil Wayne’s original “Green and Yellow” hype song.
UW-Madison professors may soon call on the the university’s private foundation to divest from fossil fuel companies, a symbolic stance — though one more aggressive than previously taken — about the urgency of withdrawing financial stakes from an industry driving climate change.
The University of Wisconsin Police Department released an update to their statement about “Thin Blue Line” imagery after a photo shared to the department’s social media in November caused concern from community members.
Though for others there is no doubt what their calling is, as is the case with Denver-based singer-songwriter and University of Wisconsin alum Celeste Benzschawel, who performs under the name Celeste Rose.
After backlash from a November social media photo that showed a “thin blue line” flag displayed in the UW-Madison Police Department’s office, Police Chief Kristen Roman has banned officers from using thin blue line imagery while acting in an official police capacity.
University of Wisconsin-Madison’s police chief has banned officers from using “Thin Blue Line” imagery while on duty.
Noted: Lewis, an assistant professor of mathematics at George Washington University, decided to hire Rai before he had any idea that the pandemic would push the course online. He had gotten the idea from Harry Brighouse, a philosophy professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison who has written about having a student worker critique his teaching. The move online meant Lewis’s discussions with Rai covered different ground than the professor had initially imagined — he thought they’d talk more about issues like how much class time he should spend on particular topics. But it ended up being an especially good semester in which to have a thoughtful observer.
To have a statue of the late civil rights legend and political trailblazer Vel Phillips, Wisconsin’s first Black secretary of state, outside of the state Capitol building in downtown Madison would mean so much to so many people, including State Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) who would see it every day at her work.
Noted: The house was in use for more than 200 years before an earthquake destroyed it during the early seventh century. Excavation by the Sardis Expedition of Harvard University is being conducted with the permission of the Turkish government, and is directed by Professor Nicholas Cahill of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium maintained its standing as the nation’s tenth-best online MBA program this year, while UW-Madison’s online master’s in engineering increased in rank, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2021 rankings.