The faculty at the University of Wisconsin’s College of Engineering are concerned with the world’s big challenges. The college treats these challenges seriously and gives its educators and researchers the time and encouragement to explore creative solutions.Learn MoreInspiring faculty are the backbone of a strong UW
Whether in the classroom at Grainger Hall or collaborating with academic and industry leaders around the world, Wisconsin School of Business faculty are continually working to foster a rich community of learning for our students.Learn MoreInspiring faculty are the backbone of a strong UW
High priority. Actually, the Chancellor’s Annual Fund is one of the highest fundraising priorities for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. But keeping this fund viable and impactful will take the help and support of alumni and friends.Learn More
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Growing the future. That’s what the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) does. But to continue that mission, it will take the help and support of alumni and friends.Learn MoreGrowing the future.
Bold moves. That’s what the College of Engineering is known for making when it comes to the future of research and education. And our faculty, staff, and students are making extraordinary strides to ensure that the college remains a key driver of economic and social progress.Learn MoreA key driver of economic and social progress.
The heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. That’s what the College of Letters & Science is considered — because the college enrolls more than half of all students on campus and teaches the core requirements in science, math, languages, and literature.Learn MoreKeeping the heart of the UW strong.
A transformative life experience – that is what students attending UW Law School can expect. By investing in UW Law, you have the opportunity to improve the quality of the school and the value of a UW Law degree.Learn MoreContinuing an emphasis on the dynamics of law.
Consistently ranked one of the top schools of education nationwide, the school prepares a variety of certified professional educators with degree and certification programs in such areas as elementary and secondary education, educational leadership, special education, and counseling.Learn MoreAchieving at the highest level.
Find a better way. That’s what students and faculty from the School of Human Ecology (SoHE) do. They’re design thinkers who embrace problems from every angle, and use both creativity and intellect to generate the most effective solutions.Learn MoreEmbracing problems. Generating solutions.
Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education at UW-Madison. She holds three honorary degrees, and in many educational circles, is considered to be a rock star. Ladson-Billings is perhaps best known for her book, “The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children.” Published in 1994, the book continues to be used… Read more »Learn More
The UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is ranked fifth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. QS World University Rankings puts the school at 24th in the world. And while the SVM’s strong reputation extends across the nation and around the globe, its graduates tend to stay close to home: 70% of… Read more »Learn More
Like many kids, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology Professor Phil Townsend grew up wanting to be an astronaut. And even though he’s not walking on the surface of the moon or floating in the International Space Station, his work at UW-Madison is beneficial to NASA’s climate-change operations.Learn More
An excellent library is an academic and community advantage for a university. You can help continue to make scholarly resources accessible and available to our campus network.Learn More
In essence, the Wisconsin Idea states that the university should improve people’s lives well beyond the classroom. And while many alumni, students, and faculty have taken this principle to heart, Robert Dempsey, professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UW–Madison, really embodies it. The World Health Organization, in fact, recently named him… Read more »Learn More
The UW-Madison School of Pharmacy is home to a number of outstanding professors, and one of them is Glen Kwon. Dr. Kwon is the Jens T. Carstensen Distinguished Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences, funded by philanthropists Mahendra and Jayshree Patel. It brings to the UW a brilliant mind for science with strong business leadership. More simply put, he knows… Read more »Learn More
Tonya Brito wants to know: how much do lawyers matter? The UW Law School professor is particularly interested in how much of a difference lawyers make in resolving child-support cases. Brito is a family-law scholar, and she knows that many fathers — especially those with low incomes and men of color — rely on legal… Read more »Learn More
For Mark Cook, discovery, like life itself, starts with the egg. “There is so much more to the egg beyond its use as a food,” says Cook, a professor of animal sciences. Cook has explored and developed those other uses throughout a career marked by research prowess and entrepreneurial acumen. His technologies based on egg… Read more »Learn More
John Hawks is a star in the field of paleoanthropology. The recent discovery of Homo naledi and subsequent publications about the find have raised the profile of this dynamic thinker and researcher. The Homo naledi find brought together scientists for what was one of the most exciting, challenging, and groundbreaking excavations in the history of… Read more »Learn More
Due to the overuse of antibiotics in humans and livestock, multi-drug resistant pathogens, or superbugs, are on the rise. Now medical teams are running out of antibiotics that work, and researchers are racing to find new treatments that are both effective and safe for use.Learn More
Solar energy is hot right now, even though solar arrays are cumbersome, costly, and—worst of all—not particularly efficient. But in a lab in the Department of Chemistry, Trisha Andrew is developing solar cells made from a surprisingly common, even inexpensive substance: a dye used to make the color blue.Learn More
John and Inara Apinis honor the family’s founders with a UW professorship.Learn More
Charles Raison is one of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s best and brightest. Officially, he holds the position of Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families. In practice, he is a master of connecting ideas, research, and practice, leading the way in novel treatments for treating mental conditions. More simply put,… Read more »Learn More
Well-being can be an elusive thing. It comes naturally to some, and completely evades others. And trying to determine how people build and process well-being on a neurological level can be difficult, but for Dr. Richard Davidson, it’s just another day at the office.Learn More
Your gifts, big and small, support current undergraduate and graduate students, recognize top-notch faculty, and advance cutting edge economics research — all of which keeps us consistently ranked among the best economics departments in the country.Learn More
They are one of the most influential federal agencies working in the U.S. healthcare industry—and they wanted to know what Dr. Amy Kind’s research had uncovered. So, naturally, she and her colleagues headed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to present findings and answer questions.Learn More
Farmers in every nation are already struggling to solve problems of animal health and welfare, drought, high temperatures, and many more issues that put our nation and the world at risk for food scarcity. The Dairyland Initiative and other agricultural practices that have their roots in Wisconsin will play a vital role in how we continue to feed people at home and across the globe.Learn More
What’s good medicine for animals often turns out to be good for humans as well. This is something that the UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) has been demonstrating for a long time. And right now, SVM faculty and scientists are working on therapies and products that will reshape how we treat a number of… Read more »Learn More
Brain injuries may be the worst long-term danger that athletes face, but many players don’t report them. Now a multidisciplinary team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers is working to change that by studying the most effective ways to teach athletes and young adults about the importance of reporting when they have suffered a concussion. “What… Read more »Learn More
Professor Jonathan Gray is one of the most creative thinkers working in higher education today. And when he speaks, the entertainment world listens. Gray’s book Television Entertainment was named Top Academic Title of the Year by Choice Magazine. He was the chair of the Popular Communication Division of the International Communication Association. And, most recently,… Read more »Learn More
Russia presents a unique opportunity for conservation scientists: the chance to study the impact of land use changes on wildlife populations. Volker Radeloff and Anna Pidgeon, two of UW-Madison’s Forest and Wildlife Ecology professors, are partnering with Russian scientists to explore how wildlife populations are responding to the expansion of forests and wildlands—the opposite of… Read more »Learn More
When assistant math professor Melanie Matchett Wood was in seventh grade, she was surprised to win a citywide math competition in her native Indianapolis. Then she won a state competition, and in eighth grade placed tenth in the country. As Matchett Wood progressed in mathematics, she often found herself in situations where she was the… Read more »Learn More
It’s a simple question with a complex answer: How do plants know when to flower? Thanks to biochemistry professor Rick Amasino, we now know a lot more about the genes and environmental variables—for example, changes in temperature or length of day—governing that process, as well as how to control it. Amasino and his team also… Read more »Learn More
With its connection to birth defects and seemingly rapid spread, the Zika virus became one of the most terrifying health stories of 2016. Cases appeared across the tropics, and scientists launched into a race to find a vaccine or other means of preventing its devastating effects. The UW’s School of Veterinary Medicine has contributed some… Read more »Learn More
In a highly successful, first-of-its-kind endeavor, a multidisciplinary team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have created a “tumor in a dish” that can accurately anticipate a multiple myeloma patient’s response to a drug. The advance could mean a giant step forward in efforts to tailor medical treatment plans to individual patients. Led by Shigeki Miyamoto,… Read more »Learn More
Having grown up together in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, UW–Madison students Katie Piel and Natalie Hogan were well aware of food-security issues throughout their hometown, but it wasn’t until college that they learned how they could address these problems. Piel, an environmental studies and communication arts double major, was taking notes in a lecture on… Read more »Learn More
The future will be challenging for the human race. How we deal with the problems we have helped to create will be the ultimate test of our survival. But with Dr. Patz diligently asking and answering the important questions, we have a much better chance at a brighter tomorrow.Learn More
Richard Sinaiko ’66 calls UW–Madison the love of his life, ranking the university behind only his family. And he has shown that love the way many alumni do — donating time, influence, and resources to his alma mater. Somewhat surprisingly, the generous School of Nursing donor is not a nurse. That was his mother. And… Read more »Learn More
Most economists don’t debate the purpose of money. But Ray B. Zemon Chair in Liquid Assets Professor Randall Wright of the Wisconsin School of Business isn’t like most economists.Learn More
The experiment started with a classroom discussion about consumer persuasion. Students in Professor Evan Polman’s marketing course were curious about how business interaction can elicit changes in consumer’s behavior, and Professor Polman wanted to craft a real-world example.Learn More
Many victims of violent crimes would not be able to feel compassion for the person who hurt them, but Robert D. Enright, the founder of the International Forgiveness Institute, believes that empathy and acceptance have immense power to heal and repair.Learn More
Distinguished Professor of Psychology Jenny Saffran works to better understand how children acquire language. In the Infant Learning Lab, Professor Saffran and her team study how language learning typically unfolds, and how to help infants for whom language acquisition is especially challenging.Learn More
Even though scientists have studied them extensively, there is still a lot we don’t yet know about bacteria. The biggest issue is how small they are. Individually, their size makes them difficult to observe under a microscope.Learn More
Since public engagement can have an immense impact on the scientific community, Scheufele and Brossard are hoping to be able to foster conversation about where science is headed, rather than shutting down discussion entirely.Learn More
Chemistry Professor Helen Blackwell studies the interface between chemistry and biology. She heads a lab of researchers who explore the way bacteria communicate among themselves, and is seeking to decode and co-opt these bacterial signals.Learn More
In 2016, the University of Wisconsin–Madison was awarded a UNESCO Chair on Gender, Wellbeing, and a Culture of Peace: a first in the state of Wisconsin and a first for the university in any area. It creates a global platform for the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and for the campus wide 4W (Women… Read more »Learn More
From one man trying to make a difference to a nationwide model that can feed millions, Professor Jed Colquhoun is proof that UW-Madison is a place where big innovations can lead to gigantic results.Learn More
When leading Drawing Jam sessions, award-winning cartoonist and writer Lynda Barry has a simple rule: “All adults must be accompanied by a child!” Barry—who holds what is thought to be the only joint faculty position in interdisciplinary creativity in the country—believes that it’s important for students of all ages to reconnect with the uninhibited way… Read more »Learn More