Roderick A. Ferguson, esteemed author and professor of African-American and gender and women’s studies at University of Illinois at Chicago, spoke at UW-Madison Tuesday about how black radicalism can lead to change on college campuses.
In an effort to remain a leader in the field, UW-Madison offers a master’s degree in biotechnology to merge science, business and law practices into a single, comprehensive program.
A UW-Madison team that designed a pod for transporting people at futuristic speed finished third in SpaceX’s first worldwide Hyperloop, hosted at Texas A&M University Jan.
Timothy M. Smeeding, a professor of economics and public affairs at UW-Madison and former Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) director, plans to discuss bipartisan anti-poverty proposals as part of the IRP’s upcoming Annual New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar. Smeeding will respond to Arthur C.
Two UW-Madison students, both involved with the UW-BlackOut Movement, are leading fundraising efforts on campus to provide donations and bottled water to Flint, Mich.
Middle school teachers collaborated with Field Day Lab, a group of UW-Madison video game designers, to discuss the best way to use video games as a learning tool.
Both the College Republicans and the College Democrats of UW-Madison are waiting in anticipation of the results from the Iowa caucus Monday night.
UW-Madison has begun its search for a new director of the Arts Institute, which helps organize a variety of arts programs and initiatives on campus.
UW-Madison kicked off Black History Month Sunday night with a performance of “We the 350: Stories of Racism, Poverty and Incarceration” at Memorial Union. “If no racial disparities existed in Madison, there would be 350 fewer Black people in the Dane County Jail on any given day,” said its playbill.
Rockefeller University announced Thursday that Sean B. Carroll, UW-Madison evolutionary biologist and author, won the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science. The award was established in 1993 to honor individuals writing about science “whose voice and vision can tell us about science’s aesthetic and philosophical dimensions, providing not merely new information but cause for reflection, even revelation,” according to a university release.
UW-Madison has many events planned to celebrate Black History Month, which range from small discussions and locales to large keynote speeches.
Madison firefighters rushed to Memorial Union around 3:30 p.m. Thursday due to reports of a fire in the building’s attic. The fifth floor was evacuated because of instructions by the construction crew, according to Stephanie Webendorfer, marketing and communications specialist at the Wisconsin Union.
The University Theatre conducted interviews of volunteer participants Wednesday in an effort to address one question: “Why is it important to talk about race at UW-Madison?”
UW-Madison announced Tuesday the beginning of Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016, a statewide, yearlong celebration dedicated to the life and works of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 will begin with the Distinguished Lecture Series, An Evening of Shakespeare, hosted by Anna Deavere Smith April 20 at Memorial Union.
A team of researchers from UW-Madison, working alongside scientists from the Universidad de Sucre in Colombia, published a study Tuesday detailing the spread of Zika virus in Colombia.
Laurel Fletcher, a local artist, brightens up Memorial Union with her exhibition, “Luminous.” Fletcher’s art includes various textures and vibrant colors, mostly made of acrylic paint.