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You say potato

Photo: Potatoes on conveyor belt

The Hancock Agricultural Research Station, a 412-acre vegetable research farm founded in 1916 in central Wisconsin, links farmers from across the state and UW–Madison researchers. The station is home to the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Storage Research Facility, and also conducts field trials in corn, soybeans and more. Watch growers, scientists and industry members collaborate at the station to a degree not seen in other states to determine how to produce the best crops possible.

Top Stories

Chancellor reports on State of the University

Photo: Rebecca Blank

Chancellor Rebecca Blank assessed the challenges and opportunities facing UW-Madison in her annual State of the University speech to the Faculty Senate Monday. She outlined steps being taken to mobilize support-ers around the theme "It's time to reinvest in UW" as the state begins its budget process.  

Grant program aimed at arts, humanities, social sciences

Photo: Bascom Hall

The Graduate School's collaborative training grants are typically associated with the biological sciences – but that may soon change. The training grant model will be used to pilot an innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary fellowship program in the arts, humanities and social sciences.  

Lodging, Dining, and Conference Space in One

The bridge between campus, vibrant downtown and State Street, the Fluno Center provides lodging, delicious dining, and state-of-the-art meeting & conference spaces.

Around Campus

Bacteriologist Jade Wang named HHMI Faculty Scholar

Photo: Jade Wang

Jue “Jade” Wang, an associate professor of bacteriology, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar. Wang studies the physical conflicts between the machinery responsible for making copies of DNA and the machinery responsible for creating RNA from DNA.

Training scheduled for surviving shooter incidents

Graphic: UWPD logo

UWPD will conduct an Active Shooter Response training presentation Wednesday for students, faculty and staff. The instructors are experienced law enforcement trainers whose main goal is to share tactics and techniques that can help you survive an active shooter incident.

Outside UW

Engine software being used around the world

Illustration: Simulation of the intake stroke of a four-valve engine

When engine makers announce an improved design promising better fuel economy, lower emissions and more power, Kelly Senecal may smile privately. A good portion of the world’s major engine manufacturers are using engine simulation software developed by his UW spinoff firm, Convergent Science.

Campus Initiatives

Compliance with Drug-Free Schools & Communities Act

Graphic: 'W' crest

All members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to help make UW-Madison a drug-free place to live and learn. You can do this by learning about substance abuse, encouraging others to avoid abuse, and getting help – for yourself or someone you care about.


New faculty focus: Thea Whitman

Photo: Thea Whitman

Thea Whitman joined the faculty in the Department of Soil Science as an assistant professor in January. Fascinated by "the beautiful complexities of soil," she was drawn to UW-Madison by the great potential for collaboration. Outside the lab, she likes playing violin and accordion, canoeing, and cheese.

Arts on Campus

Make your first stop when looking for Arts & Humanities events, news, academics and tickets. Explore Arts on Campus now!


Art historian tries her hand at traditional practices

Photo: Shira Brisman

Shira Brisman, assistant professor of art history, was awarded a fellowship to participate in the Summer Teachers Institute in Technical Art History. The workshop brings together historians, curators, and conservation scientists in hands-on studio exercises that replicate traditional artists’ studio practices.

In the Media

African-American History Museum resonates

Photo: Christy Clark-Pujara

Historian Christy Clark-Pujara from the Department of Afro-American Studies talked to News 3 This Morning about what’s to be learned from the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. "This is not a museum for black people," she says. "This is a museum for the country."

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