A panel of four UW-Madison experts answered questions Tuesday evening on the nature and impact of Russian influence in the recent U.S. presidential election.The event — held at the Pyle Center — comes less than a week after 13 Russian nationals were indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury for interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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While previously tested on monkeys, an experimental Ebola vaccine produced by a UW-Madison lab is slated to be used in clinical trial on humans.The project — led by UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Professor Yoshihiro Kawaola with the help of Waisman Biomanufacturing — will develop 1000 doses of the vaccine for use in the trials that are set to begin in Japan this December.
Since renovations to Memorial Union were completed last September, the Wisconsin Union is now shifting its energies toward assessing Union South in the hopes of finding solutions to its declining traffic, as well as improving inclusivity throughout UW-Madison’s unions.
Union South’s traffic has declined by 10 percent every year for the past three years, Jacob Hahn, Wisconsin Union’s director for the outdoor programs office, said.
Nearly a week after ranking among the top producers of Peace Corps volunteers worldwide, UW-Madison kicked off its week-long celebration of the 57th anniversary of the federal volunteer program Monday night.Peace Corps Week began with “A Peace Corps Tip or Two,” a discussion panel where prospective volunteers met with former volunteers to learn about service life abroad. Throughout the event, returned volunteers reflected on their experiences, explaining how their volunteer experiences impacted their lives.
The UW System Board of Regents Executive Committee approved a resolution Tuesday to return Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television to its administrative home at UW-Madison, according to a UW System press release.
UW-Madison administration reassured students that participation in April’s national walkout in protest of gun violence in schools would not hurt their chances of being admitted to the university, the Journal Sentinel reported Monday.
UW System President Ray Cross said there needs to be conversation about what shared governance is.
Wisconsin Pubic Television and Wisconsin Public Radio will return to its organizational home at UW-Madison.
UW-Madison faculty and students met at the Education Building Thursday to discuss ways to promote transgender inclusivity on college campuses.Z Nicolazzo, an assistant professor of higher education and student affairs at Northern Illinois University, spoke to approximately 50 students and faculty about the importance of fostering an inclusive campus environment, saying there are ongoing obstacles that transgender individuals face on campuses across the country.
Hundreds gathered on Library Mall Wednesday evening to stand in solidarity with the Parkland, Fla. community and to honor the 17 lives lost during the mass shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Feb. 14.
Every Monday evening, the Wunk Sheek student organization holds a drum circle to pass on Native American traditions and stories.
The mission of the Alliance for the American Dream is to bring universities closer together with their communities in hopes of resolving financial inequality.
UW-Madison is once again the top producer of Peace Corps volunteers in the country, ranking first among large universities in the number of volunteers worldwide for the second consecutive year, according to a university release Wednesday.Since the founding of the Peace Corps in 1961, 3,279 volunteers from UW-Madison have served communities around the world — the second largest number of people from a single institution. This is the fourth year that UW-Madison has ranked in the top five universities and colleges, and there are currently 85 Badgers volunteering worldwide.
Emmy-winning journalist and co-anchor of ABC’s “20/20” David Muir will be the keynote speaker at UW-Madison’s spring commencement ceremony, the university announced Wednesday.
Walking up the cement path of Bascom Hill, students may not know they are stepping over remnants of Native American life.
With so few Native American students on campus, forming connections with other Native students is key for living on a majority white campus. But imagine if being a part of that community is contingent on whether or not student leaders are able to find you.
Nearly half of all undergraduate Native American women on the UW-Madison campus have experienced sexual assault, according to a 2015 campus survey on the issue.
The Menominee River winds southeast from Iron Mountain, MI, through densely forested ridgeland all the way to Marinette, where it empties into Lake Michigan’s Green Bay.
For years, Native culture was suppressed by the U.S. government through religious bans and efforts to assimilate Natives by “breaking their strand” of language.Now, however, this increased student interest will keep these languages alive, according to Greendeer.