1. 125 Undergraduate Students Showcase Research at UW System’s 14th Annual Research in the Rotunda

    State legislators joined UW System and institutional leaders in welcoming 125 students and more than 50 faculty mentors to the State Capitol for the UW System’s 14th Annual Research in the Rotunda event. “UW System institutions help develop the innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers of tomorrow. It is an honor to watch the students’ intellectual and

  2. Board of Regents honors outstanding UW System teachers (day 2 news summary)

    PLATTEVILLE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored the 25th annual winners of its Teaching Excellence Awards Friday. The awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in teaching, are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. The awards are “a welcome reminder of what a treasure we have

  3. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Platteville students are collaborating on a cutting-edge cancer research project. They are investigating a new way to target and kill cancer cells by inducing a pH change in the individual cell. The students will present their work at Research in the Rotunda on April 12.

  4. New report card will track progress on UW System 2020FWD initiatives, goals (day 1 news summary)

    PLATTEVILLE – The University of Wisconsin System is developing a new report card to measure progress toward meeting the goals in its 2020FWD strategic plan and initiatives. “The UW System is committed to accountability and transparency. While we have more than 55 different pieces of data we currently illustrate on our Accountability Dashboard, we want

  5. Board of Regents Discusses Accountability, Transparency

    UW System to Implement 2020FWD Report Card

    Today, at the Board of Regents meeting at UW-Platteville, the Regents and UW System President Ray Cross discussed accountability as part of an overall discussion about the System’s 2017-19 biennial budget request. “The UW System is committed to accountability and transparency.  While we have more than 55 different pieces of data we currently illustrate on

  6. Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers

    The UW System Board of Regents will honor the 25th annual winners of its Teaching Excellence Awards on April 7 in Platteville at the next Regents meeting. These awards recognize outstanding achievements in teaching. They are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. The monetary value of the award

  7. Financial aid, regulatory reform, and research funding lead UW System’s federal priorities for 2017 (news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System will pursue several key issues as part of its federal agenda for the upcoming congressional session, the Board of Regents heard Thursday. Top priorities for 2017 will include federal financial aid for students, relief from burdensome regulations, and sustained funding for research and development. “Federal support helps all

  8. UW System to Focus on Financial Aid, Regulatory Relief, and Research Funding in Upcoming Federal Congressional Session

    At the Board of Regents meeting today, the UW System outlined several areas it will focus on in the upcoming congressional legislative session.  The System’s key priorities for 2017 include federal financial aid for students, relief from burdensome regulations, and sustained funding for research and development. “Federal support helps all campuses attract and retain promising

  9. UW System Announces Members for New Business Council

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces the members of the new UW System Business Council.  This Council includes key industry leaders from around the state with varied backgrounds, experience, and business perspectives.  This group will meet several times a year to discuss long-term strategic issues and advise the UW System about how the

  10. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Whitewater student Brandon Fong is now a published author. His book on college success is receiving rave reviews from famous CEO’s including Kevin Harrington from ABC’s hit show, ‘Shark Tank.’ This January, six high school students from UW-Superior’s Upward Bound program took part in a

  11. UW System Leaders Testify in Support of Substance Abuse Recovery School Bill

    Today, UW System President Ray Cross and Director of the Office of Educational Opportunity Gary Bennett testified before the Assembly Committee on Education in support of Special Session Assembly Bill 6. The bill would authorize a pilot recovery school that would serve up to 15 students diagnosed with drug abuse and addiction. “Faculty and staff

  12. President Cross Statement on Governor’s 2017-19 Capital Budget Recommendations

    “We appreciate the funding the Governor provided in his budget which will allow us to make general repairs across the UW System, as well as update the technology our students are using in the classroom. “We carefully developed a reasonable capital budget plan to perform a limited amount of work each year at a steady

  13. President Cross Statement on Governor’s Proposed Budget for UW System

    “We are feeling very positive about the Governor’s proposed budget.  It is a reinvestment in the UW System as we requested, and is certainly a wonderful first step for higher education.  It demonstrates the appreciation for the value and economic impact the UW System brings to Wisconsin. “I look forward to working with the Governor

  14. President Cross Statement on Governor’s Proposed Investment in UW System

    “Our 2020FWD strategic framework, which serves as the basis of our budget request, aligns UW System resources with Wisconsin’s greatest needs.  The initiatives outlined in 2020FWD will help keep college affordable for students and families, develop the workforce the state needs now and in the future, reinvigorate the state’s economy, and enhance the lives of our citizens. “The UW

  15. Board of Regents President Regina Millner Statement on Governor’s Proposed Investment in UW System

    “We appreciate the Governor’s investment in the UW System.  As Regents, we have a strong responsibility to keep the UW System affordable and accessible for Wisconsin families while protecting the quality and excellence for which we are known the world over.  Our graduates contribute to thriving communities, a robust workforce, and globally competitive businesses.  Wisconsin

  16. Board of Regents Vice President John R. Behling Statement on Governor’s Proposed Investment in UW System

    “UW System campuses are in an ideal position to drive a stronger Wisconsin economy.  Our biennial budget request – which supports 2020FWD strategic priorities – keeps a UW System education affordable, high quality, and relevant for Wisconsin graduates and employers.  The UW System gives Wisconsin its best return on taxpayers’ investment, and we appreciate the

  17. Board recognizes winners of Regent Diversity Awards (day 2 news summary)

      MADISON – The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents honored the ninth annual winners of its Regents Diversity Awards Friday. The awards were established by the Board to recognize and support individuals and programs in the UW System that foster access and success in university life for historically underrepresented populations. Regent Mark Tyler, chair

  18. UW System launches new website on sexual violence, harassment

    University of Wisconsin System today launches a new website that quickly connects users with the services and resources located at each UW System institution to address sexual violence and harassment. “This new website provides ready access to a range of support services, reports, and other resources both at our institutions and at the System level

  19. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents  UW-Madison’s Badgerloop team is heading “back to the future” in an international competition featuring futuristic high-speed transportation. The team’s 200-mph pod levitates its passengers through an above-ground vacuum tube. A team from MIT and another from the Netherlands were the only ones to score higher

  20. UW System programs meeting the state’s workforce needs (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System’s array of academic programs is well aligned to meet the workforce needs of the state, now and into the future, according to a report presented Thursday to the Board of Regents. “Our institutions produce well-rounded individuals who contribute to our society and economy – they are informed, engaged

  21. UW System Academic Programs Tied to Meeting Wisconsin’s Workforce Needs

    Today, at the Board of Regents meeting, the UW System presented new programs it has added during the past year, highlighting those in the STEM, healthcare and entrepreneurship fields.  UW System graduates are an ongoing source of support for Wisconsin’s economy, and these additions in the academic program array are closely tied to Wisconsin’s workforce

  22. Winners of Regents’ Diversity Awards announced

    The UW System Board of Regents will honor the ninth annual winners of its Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 3 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 winner will receive $5,000 to support professional

  23. Sean P. Nelson Named UW System Vice President for Finance

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces that Sean P. Nelson has been named UW System’s next Vice President for Finance.  Nelson will begin in his new post on April 17. “At a time when higher education in this country is changing rapidly, Sean brings a unique combination of leadership skills and expertise to

  24. Board of Regents, UW System and Wisconsin Department of Justice Pursue Civil Lawsuit Against Two Former Employees

    The Board of Regents and UW System have asked the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue civil legal action against former UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells and former Vice-Chancellor of Administrative Services and Chief Business Officer (CBO) Thomas Sonnleitner.  Wells and Sonnleitner are being sued­ for improper financial transactions that occurred under the former administration from

  25. Cramer Named UW System Vice President for Administration

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces that Robert G. Cramer has been named UW System’s next Vice President for Administration. Cramer will begin in his new post on January 28th. “Robert is highly regarded at UW-Platteville and around the state,” says President Cross. “His background and experiences prepare him well for this opportunity to