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UW-Madison highlights research at 2016 Science Expedition

UW-Madison hosted its 14th annual Science Expedition over the weekend to highlight research performed by students, faculty and scientists at the university. The expedition allowed attendees to interact with students and professors at UW-Madison laboratories, museums, greenhouses and research centers.


47th annual spring powwow draws more than 8,000 attendees

The Alliant Energy Center hosted the 47th On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow over the weekend to celebrate Native American culture and help connect the UW-Madison community with Wisconsin’s 11 Native American tribes. UW-Madison student organization Wunk Sheek organized the powwow, which was free to the public.


Four UW-Madison students win 2016 Goldwater Scholarship

UW-Madison announced Thursday that four undergraduate students will receive the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, which celebrates academic excellence in the sciences. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, a national initiative established in 1986, received 1,150 nominations, but awarded only 252 scholarships.

UW-Madison will continue to operate “IceCube” thanks to renewed funding from the National Science Foundation.

University receives funding to operate telescope in South Pole

UW-Madison announced the renewal of its funding with the National Science Foundation to operate a telescope known as “IceCube” buried under ice in the South Pole, according to a university news release. The funding for IceCube will be $35 million over the next five years. IceCube is located at the NSF’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and operates to detect high-energy cosmic neutrinos, the discovery of which has led to other scientific findings, according to the release.

Two UW-Madison faculty, Diana Hess (left) and Paula McAvoy (middle), were awarded the AERA Outstanding Book Award on Tuesday for their education research. UW-Madison alumnus Kevin Kumashiro (right) will also receive AERA’s Social Justice in Education Award that honors individuals who advance social justice through education research.

UW-Madison faculty receive Outstanding Book Award

The American Education Research Association awarded UW-Madison faculty Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy the 2016 AERA Outstanding Book Award Tuesday for the publication, “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education,” according to a university release.

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UWPD investigating racist graffiti in Wisconsin Institute of Discovery

The University of Wisconsin Police Department is investigating a racist graffiti image found Monday in the first floor restroom of the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, according to UWPD Public Information Officer Marc Lovicott. The graffiti was found around 7:20 p.m. Lovicott estimates the image was drawn late afternoon Monday between 3:30 and 7 p.m.


No criminal or hate crime charges to be filed against student in Sellery altercation

The UW-Madison Police Department will not file any criminal or hate crime charges against the student who was the aggressor in the Saturday Sellery Residence Hall altercation, according to UWPD Public Information Officer Marc Lovicott. Lovicott said there is “no evidence that racial discrimination” played a role in the altercation between the UW-Madison student Matthew Hseih and several other residents in Sellery Hall. In an interview earlier in the week, one of the students who reported the incident to the university, freshman Synovia Knox, said Hseih did insult her with hateful language directed toward her class and race. UWPD cited the student with disorderly conduct and underage possession of alcohol earlier in the week.


As reports of discrimination pile up, Blank announces new initiatives

UW-Madison freshman Synovia Knox was in a Sellery hallway with several friends from the 9th Cohort of First Wave the night before their Line Breaks performance that covered issues of racism, classism and sexism—when a male resident shoved her and spat in her face. During the assault, the aggressor, who was intoxicated, hurled hateful language about race and socioeconomic status at Knox and three other First Wave scholars: Maryam Muhammad, Nora Laine Herzog and Francisco Velazquez.

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