Recent UW System News

  • Regents recognize 11th annual Diversity Awards recipients (day 2 news summary)

    February 8, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored recipients of its 11th annual Diversity Awards Friday. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. See the UW System 11th annual Diversity Awards news release Regent Mark Tyler, chair of the […]

  • Capacity-building initiatives will spur innovation and improve state’s talent pipeline, student success

    February 8, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – Capacity-building Initiatives at University of Wisconsin System campuses are critical to the UW System’s goals of enhancing student success, improving the state’s talent pipeline, and spurring innovation. “To grow capacity will require additional investments in faculty, support staff, and facilities, to be able to enroll more students and produce more graduates in […]

  • News Around the UW System – February 2019

    February 8, 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents Biomedical engineering undergraduates at UW-Madison work in teams over multiple semesters to solve real-world problems. Students recently showcased their work, including prototypes for bone transplants, post-surgery limb compression, and kidney stone prevention. To help move research from the lab to market, students also practice short pitches to entrepreneurs at […]

  • Investments needed to repair, renovate aging UW System buildings (day 1 news summary)

    February 7, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – More than half of the University of Wisconsin System’s buildings were built in the 1950s-70s, and many now require significant repair and renovation work to ensure continued safety as well as to support continued excellence in teaching, learning, and research, according to a UW System capital planning leader. Several biennia of operational […]

  • Investments needed to repair, renovate aging UW System buildings

    Maintenance now will reduce overall costs; ensure safety; and support teaching, learning, and research

    February 7, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – More than half of the University of Wisconsin System’s buildings were built in the three decades starting in 1950, and many now require significant repair and renovation work to ensure continued safety as well as to support excellence in teaching, learning, and research. “By investing in repairs and renovation before it is […]

  • Record number of students earn degrees at UW System institutions

    UW System students of color also graduate in record numbers

    February 6, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – A record number of students graduated from the University of Wisconsin System in the 2017-18 academic year, according to figures released Wednesday on the System’s innovative Accountability Dashboard. The 36,825 graduates at all levels represent an increase of 13.4 percent over 10 years earlier (2007-08, when 32,475 degrees were conferred). Degrees at […]

  • Regents’ 2019 Diversity Awards recipients announced

    Educators in Eau Claire, Milwaukee, and Oshkosh recognized for work to support student success

    February 4, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the recipients of the 11th annual Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 8 in Madison at the next Regents meeting. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. Each recipient will […]

  • Flexible Option Business Administration bachelor’s degree now offered through UW-Parkside

    Online program empowers busy adult learners to progress at their own pace

    February 1, 2019

    (Revised February 2, 2019) MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin–Parkside is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in the self-paced, competency-based UW Flexible Option format. Applications are being accepted and students may begin coursework at the beginning of any month. “UW-Parkside is excited to offer the business administration degree […]

  • UW System studies teacher education enrollments, incentives

    Task Force for Advancing Teachers and School Leaders will develop recommendations

    January 25, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is pleased to announce the creation of a task force to help identify how UW System institutions can better meet Wisconsin’s need for more teachers and school leaders. An eight-member UW System Task Force for Advancing Teachers and School Leaders in the State of Wisconsin will produce […]

  • UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named

    January 22, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents President John Robert Behling appointed an 11-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. In accordance with Regent Policy Document 6-4, the Search and Screen Committee is composed of 10 voting members, including […]