Recent UW System News

  • Board of Regents Audit Committee Chair Statement Regarding DOJ Criminal Charges Against Former UW-Oshkosh Officials

    April 26, 2018

    Today, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) filed criminal charges against former UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells and former Vice-Chancellor of Administrative Services and Chief Business Officer Thomas Sonnleitner.  Wells and Sonnleitner are being charged in relation to improper financial transactions that occurred under their former administration from 2010-2014 related to five real estate projects. In January […]

  • UW System Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs James Henderson Retires, Karen Schmitt Named Interim

    April 23, 2018

    James P. Henderson, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for the University of Wisconsin System, has announced that he will retire effective June 1, 2018. UW System President Ray Cross announced today that Karen R. Schmitt will serve as interim Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. She begins her new post on June […]

  • UW System Receives $4 Million in Broadband Funding

    Money will help support campus internet-based learning efforts

    April 20, 2018

    The UW System will receive $4 million to support health care education delivery through broadband and telecommunications services on all 26 campuses.  The UW System applied for the funding, which will be distributed over three years from the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).  UW campuses will use the funding to support the telecommunications systems that deliver […]

  • Wisconsin Students Showcase Innovative Research at State Capitol

    April 11, 2018

    Today, nearly 130 students and their faculty mentors from every UW campus across the state traveled to the State Capitol in Madison to showcase their important and innovative research at the UW System’s 15th Annual Research in the Rotunda event. Students presented their work to the public, state legislators, UW alumni, and other supporters while […]

  • Regents Honor Recipients of Academic Staff Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    April 6, 2018

    MADISON – The UW System Board of Regents today honored two individuals and one program as this year’s recipients of its Academic Staff Excellence Awards, the System’s highest recognition for members of its academic staff. See the UW System news release announcing the 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Awards “This year’s award recipients represent the stellar […]

  • Regents Honor Outstanding UW System Academic Staff

    April 6, 2018

    Today, the UW System Board of Regents honored this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its meeting in Madison. These awards recognize exceptional service to the university and are the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. “This year’s award recipients represent the stellar quality of our academic […]

  • News Around the UW System – April 2018

    April 6, 2018

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Green Bay environmental science undergraduates mimic the mechanics of volcano magma using gelatin and wax. This student capstone experience models how magmas are transported through the Earth’s crust, including economically important ore deposits. UW-Eau Claire’s student and faculty researchers conducted a history harvest to gather […]

  • Restructuring Is Positioning Students and UW System for the Future, Chancellors Say (day 1 news summary)

    April 5, 2018

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt told the Board of Regents that the joining of UW Colleges campuses with four-year UW institutions as of July 1 is “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help transform lives.” “The new university we are creating together can be a force that helps further transform our rising region” by […]

  • UW System Celebrates Strong Partnerships During National Agriculture Week

    March 22, 2018

    Wisconsin’s agriculture industry is vital to Wisconsin’s economy. This week, campuses across the University of Wisconsin System are celebrating National Agriculture Week (March 18-24) by highlighting their strong partnerships with Wisconsin’s agriculture industry, as well as UW research innovations that have helped boost agriculture across our state. “Growing up on a farm, I learned valuable […]

  • Join Statewide UW College Fairs to Find the Right Campus for You

    March 5, 2018

    Join a UW Journey college fair at any of UW Colleges’ 13 campuses across the state. These recruitment events are open to students looking to transfer from a two-year campus into a four-year institution, as well as new students looking to start their UW journey. Talk to representatives from all the UW campuses to help […]