Approximately 400 students, faculty and staff members took part in the “Moving Forward: Conversations on Racial and Ethnic Diversity” event Wednesday at Gordon Dining and Event Center.
Journalist and author Jon Ronson highlighted negative outcomes of social media during his Distinguished Lecture Series talk Tuesday at Memorial Union.
Six panelists from the university held a town hall meeting Tuesday to address a Jan. 26 incident where photos of Hitler’s face and swastikas were taped to a student’s door in Sellery Hall. Three weeks after the incident, photos of the door began circulating Feb.
UW-Madison graduate student Amy Alstad released survey findings Friday about human influence on the rate of species change in Wisconsin prairies.
President Barack Obama announced earlier in February that the Director of Metabolism at the Morgridge Institute for Research Dave Pagliarini is one of the 105 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award, which was created in 1996, is given to scientists who show great potential in the early portion of their careers.
UW South Madison Partnership celebrated its one-year anniversary of community outreach and collaboration between UW-Madison professionals and Madison citizens Tuesday.
Wisconsin state statutes mandate UW-Madison and other tax-supported institutions purchase from a prison industry program that explicitly prioritizes profit over the rehabilitation of prisoners, while paying inmates a significantly lower wage than that paid in the private industry. UW-Madison purchased $1,596,515 worth of prison-produced goods—largely furniture and signage—from Wisconsin’s prison industry program, Badger State Industries, during the 2015 fiscal year. According to a Wisconsin state statute, a list of designated purchasing agencies, including UW-Madison and UW System schools, must “offer prison industries the opportunity to supply the materials, supplies, equipment or contractual services,” which the Department of Corrections lists periodically.
Rahiel Tesfamariam, UW-Madison’s Black History Month keynote speaker, spoke Thursday night about the intersection between black millennials and the black church. The University Gospel Choir sang “Live Every Voice and Sing” before Tesfamariam began her speech.
UW-Madison student group Badgers for Special Olympics organized a basketball tournament at the SERF last Saturday for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The tournament featured more than 20 teams with roughly 80 volunteers people volunteering at the event.
Members of the UW-Madison administration issued a statement Thursday on the Jan. 26 incident in Sellery Hall in which students taped pictures of Hitler and swastikas to resident’s door. University Housing and and the Division of Student Life quickly responded to the event, according to the statement, and an email was sent to residents of Sellery Hall notifying them of the incident.
UW-Madison’s Revelry Music Festival will undergo major changes this year, including a decrease in its number of artists and a change of venue, according to a Wisconsin Union press release.
The Molecular Structure Laboratory of the UW-Madison chemistry department is beginning its third statewide Wisconsin Crystal Growing Contest March 1 for both middle school and high school students. Students are allowed to work either individually or in small groups to grow crystals from two safe materials, according to a university release. More than 500 students participated in the contest in 2015, and leaders of the event expect that number to rise in 2016, as it is the first year that middle school students can participate.
UW-Madison professor of folklore and Scandinavian studies Jim Leary came up short at the 58th Grammy Awards Monday night after being nominated for Best Album Notes.
While sitting on her couch, 17-year-old Julia Presten made the ambitious decision to start her own clothing company, ANGELIC NYC.
Research specialists from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center helped design a new strain of yeast that has the potential to improve biofuel production. Quinn Dickinson, a research specialist at the UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Energy Institute, and Jeff Piotrowski, the lead author of the report, used a method called chemical genomics to produce the yeast strain that could tolerate different ionic liquids, according to a university release.
In recent months, diversity advocates expressed concerns about the UW System’s approaches in improving the experiences of minority students and Wisconsin’s educational disparity between white and black students.
The transition from high school to college can bombard a student with many sudden changes, but while most students are shocked by the size of the lecture hall, Kenneth Cole was shocked by the lack of people of color in it.
UW-Madison international student Xiaofei Xu struggled to integrate with the local community on campus—until he studied abroad in Paris with roughly 30 other students during the fall semester of his junior year. Xu grew up in a city near Hong Kong and decided to attend UW-Madison in 2013, without ever visiting the campus. Both the school’s history and journalism programs were ideal for him, Xu said. There are more than 4,000 international students from roughly 130 countries currently enrolled at UW-Madison, though most are from China. According to Xu, academic programs for international students at UW-Madison are geared toward students in science or engineering majors, which covers most of the students. But Xu, however, studies in the humanities, saying he hopes to graduate with a double major in history and journalism, while also learning French.