Recent UW System News

  • State, taxpayer investment boosts UW System as economic driver, talent pipeline

    By Ryan Ring, Regent, University of Wisconsin System

    May 17, 2019

    I would not be where I am today if it were not for the University of Wisconsin System. This month I will earn my diploma from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, becoming the first in my family to graduate from a four-year college. I am also concluding one of the most rewarding experiences of my […]

  • UW-Whitewater chancellor finalist candidate Way withdraws

    May 16, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—UW-Whitewater chancellor finalist candidate Philip K. Way has withdrawn from consideration for the position. The meeting of the Special Regent Committee scheduled for Friday will proceed as planned.  

  • UW System graduates invaluable to Wisconsin communities, economy

    By Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System

    May 7, 2019

    As Wisconsin policymakers craft the next state budget, I urge them to consider the invaluable benefits the University of Wisconsin System brings to all parts of the state. The governor and legislature have shared priorities to improve wages and attract and retain talent to meet workforce demands. That’s why, as graduates walk across the stage […]

  • UW-Whitewater chancellor finalist withdraws

    May 6, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—UW-Whitewater chancellor finalist candidate Guiyou Huang has withdrawn from consideration for the position. All public events related to Huang’s visit are cancelled. He was scheduled to visit the Whitewater campus on Tuesday, May 7, and the Rock County campus on Wednesday, May 8.  

  • UW-Whitewater chancellor finalists named

    April 30, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Whitewater. An 11-member search and screen committee, led by Regent Tracey Klein and UW-Whitewater Associate Professor Eric Compas, recommended a list of finalists. The Special Regent Committee determined that the following finalists will continue in the selection […]

  • Research in the Rotunda showcases student research

    By Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System

    April 18, 2019

    Nearly 130 outstanding undergraduates from across the University of Wisconsin System this week filled the Capitol Rotunda to share findings from the important research they have conducted over the past year. At this year’s 16th annual Research in the Rotunda, UW-Stout students presented research on supporting sexual violence survivors, while UW-Platteville students discussed how they teamed with NASA to test […]

  • UW System undergraduates showcase research in Capitol Rotunda in 16th annual event

    April 17, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—Students across the University of Wisconsin System showcased their innovative undergraduate research today at the UW System’s 16th annual Research in the Rotunda event in the State Capitol. The nearly 130 students at the event have spent much of the current school year conducting research on important local, regional, national, and global issues. At […]

  • UW System joins national effort to prevent sexual harassment in higher education

    The Action Collaborative is convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

    April 10, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is joining more than two dozen other institutions and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to form the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. “Our interest in joining the Action Collaborative as a founding member reflects our ongoing dedication to addressing […]

  • UW System commits to developing a Tribal consultation policy with the Native Nations in Wisconsin

    Wisconsin is home to 12 Native Nations

    April 8, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – To strengthen relationships with the Native Nations of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin System has committed to creating and implementing a Tribal consultation policy that will guide the System’s work with Tribal communities. It is believed such a policy would be just the second for a statewide system of higher education in […]

  • Regents honor recipients of Teaching Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    April 5, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored today the recipients of the 2019 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards, which mark their 27th anniversary this year. The awards are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. Regent Janice Mueller, who chaired the selection committee, said the […]