Stories from UW Faculty and Staff

What’s Next: The UW–Madison State Tour Continues

In celebration of the impact that UW–Madison has made over the last 175 years of partnership with communities in Wisconsin, the university has organized an event-filled state tour.

Philanthropy Creates New Master’s Portfolio for Business Students

Thanks to passionate Badger and philanthropist Patrick Thiele ’72, MS’75 the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) has established new, self-sustaining offerings, including the redesigned professional MBA program as well as a master of science in business analytics (MSBA).

L&S Professorship Preserves Vital Media Archive

An endowed professorship is helping to advance the production of a remarkable media archive, currently comprising than 2.5 million digitized pages of historic film books and magazines.

Generous Endowment Attracts Exceptional Faculty to L&S

Recruiting remarkable faculty has long been a top priority for UW–Madison.

Use Your IRA Funds for Tax-Advantaged Giving

If you are charitably inclined, own an individual retirement account (IRA), and are aged 70½ or older, you can make contributions directly from your IRA to qualified charitable organizations.

August Is National Make-A-Will Month. Is It Time to Create or Update Your Will?

Did you know that 56 percent of Americans either do not have an estate plan or have one that needs to be updated to meet their current circumstances?

Day of the Badger 2023 results

Thank you, Badger Nation, for showing up big time to this party with a purpose. Day of the Badger was another sweet success thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate and support the UW.

Six Ways to Distribute Your Assets

One of your most precious legal rights is the ability to distribute the assets you have spent a lifetime accumulating to the people and charitable organizations that matter most to you.

Reduce Taxes on Your Social Security Benefits

Many older people benefit from making gifts directly from their individual retirement accounts (IRAs).

Embracing Future Fusion Technology at the UW

Faculty leaders at the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics have set their sights on the future of clean energy.

Progress for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

More than six million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s likely that number will double by 2050.

Advancing Pharmaceutical Development at the UW

Applying collaborative expertise from across the UW campus community, the School of Pharmacy has launched a new center — the Lachman Institute for Pharmaceutical Development — to advance innovative drug treatments.

Raimey-Noland Impact: Cultivating Diversity at the School of Music

Badger alumna and philanthropist Kathleen Harker ’66 has always been passionate about the arts, and after attending her first opera at the UW Memorial Union, her love of music presented in an entirely new way.

Why Now Is a Good Time to Make a Planned Gift with Appreciated Stock

This month’s article explains how you can take advantage of a tax-savvy charitable giving opportunity while rebalancing your portfolio.

A Solution for Unpaid Internships

Internships can provide exceptional educational experiences and invaluable career development. Taking what they glean from those opportunities, students can then apply new insights to their major.