1. Johnson Controls teams up with UW in energy storage research

    Johnson Controls, Inc., the world’s leading automotive battery supplier, is helping to position Wisconsin as a worldwide leader in energy storage. The company todayannounced it is endowing a professorship, research labs and graduate studies in energy storage at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “Between our scientists and the talented UW students,

  2. Ward appointed interim UW-Madison chancellor

    Former UW chancellor served as head of American Council on Education

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced thatChancellor Emeritus David Ward has agreed to serve as UW-Madison’s Interim Chancellor following the departure of Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin. Ward’s appointment will take effect on July 18. Martin announced on June 14 that she is leaving the university to become the

  3. UW System statement on Legislative budget action

    MADISON, Wis. – June 16, 2011 – With the Senate’s vote today, the budget bill awaiting Governor Walker’s signature offers significant leadership flexibilities for all University of Wisconsin System institutions. The two-year budget reduces taxpayer support for UW institutions by $250 million, but it includes long-sought statutory changes in budgeting, financial management, personnel, and other

  4. UW System Board of Regents announces new leadership

    MADISON – Regent Michael J. Spector has been elected the new President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. Spector, who had served as Board Vice President for the last two years, was elected by a unanimous vote of the Board. He succeeds Charles Pruitt in the position. Regent Mark Bradley of Wausau,

  5. Regents recognize 2011 winners of Teaching Excellence Awards

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents June Meeting, Day Two News Summary

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday honored two professors and one academic program for their outstanding career achievements in teaching, as they bestowed the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. The 2011 recipients of the Regents Teaching Excellence Awards are: Craig Berg, Professor

  6. Statement by UW System President Kevin P. Reilly to the Board of Regents

    A clarification of yesterday's budget discussion regarding undocumented students

    “I think it’s important to revisit part of our Budget discussion yesterday, as it pertains to undocumented students. This is a very complex topic, and I worry that some people might misinterpret the discussion yesterday about changes in the law and how our universities and colleges will comply with those changes. “In the last biennial

  7. Regents discuss budget challenges, flexibilities, and UWM’s ‘powerful ideas’

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents June Meeting, Day One News Summary

    MILWAUKEE – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly told the Board of Regents Thursday that the new leadership flexibilities proposed for all UW institutions are “the most significant set of changes we’ve seen in the UW System since it was created 40 years ago.” “Gov. Walker showed us that he is willing to

  8. Message from UW System Leadership Regarding JFC Budget Action

    Dear UW System Colleagues, Late Friday, the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) completed its work on the proposed 2011-13 biennial budget bill, including provisions related to the University of Wisconsin System. Keeping with the budget proposal submitted by Governor Walker, the committee approved a $250-million reduction in state taxpayer support for UW System over the

  9. UW System statement on JFC budget action

    The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee took action today on the University of Wisconsin System’s 2011-13 biennial budget, approving a $250-million reduction in state taxpayer support. At the same time, committee members preserved a unified UW System while providing all UW institutions with new leadership flexibilities in budgeting, financial management, personnel, and purchasing, as well as