The UW Board of Regents will honor the 2016 recipients of the Academic Staff Awards for Excellence at its board meeting April 8 in Green Bay.
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.
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.
A sexual assault occurred early Sunday morning between 12:45 a.m and 1:30 a.m. in a fraternity house on Langdon Street, according to a campus-wide UW-Madison crime warning. A third party reported the sexual assault to the UW-Madison Police Department, and no further details have been released.
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 students held a candlelight vigil Thursday evening at Library Mall to honor the lives lost in recent tragedies around the world.
UW-Madison has begun an investigation Tuesday into another reported incident of discrimination on campus, according to the university’s Director of News and Media Relations Meredith McGlone. A student found an explicitly racist letter that was slid under their door implying a threat to the student.
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.
UW-Madison will host Relay For Life at the Shell next week, with teams continuing the tradition of walking for 24 consecutive hours to raise money for cancer research. The activities at this year’s event will center on the theme “Cirque du Relay,” and will include dance performances, a hypnotist and a lip-sync battle.
Photographer Sally Mann shared chapters from her award-winning memoir during her Distinguished Lecture Series talk Tuesday at Memorial Union. The novel, “Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs,” received the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction in 2016.
The UW-Madison cybersecurity staff is attempting to reconfigure printers and related equipment after hate flyers were printed on campus computers last week as a part of a cyber assault that also targeted other colleges across the nation, according to a university release.
Trent Jackson has stayed constantly involved with the UW-Madison community since he first arrived on campus in the fall of 1985.
Two UW-Madison professors are helping analyze data on American science and health literacy with the National Academy of Sciences panel for a report to be released in 2017. Dominique Brossard, a life sciences communication professor, and Noah Feinstein, a School of Education professor, serve as two of 12 members on the committee.
An Associated Press team that reported on slave labor in the southeast Asian fishing industry won the 2016 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics UW-Madison announced Friday.
After a series of deadly terrorist attacks hit Brussels, all seven UW-Madison students studying abroad in the city were accounted for and reported safe Tuesday morning, according to University Relations Specialist Greg Bump.
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.
UW-Madison researchers released a groundbreaking observational study which found that highly specialized athletes were more likely to report a history of overuse knee injuries, according to a university release.
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.
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.
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.