Stories from UW Faculty and Staff

Stock Market Bringing You Dow(n)? Turn Losses into Wins

If you are a stock investor, chances are you were not sad to bid farewell to 2022.

A Remarkable Renovation for Camp Randall’s South End Zone

Originally constructed in 1917, Camp Randall is the fifth-oldest college football stadium in the country.

A Life-Changing Gift for Transplant Patients

Originally from Chicago, Pleasant Rowland is an educator, writer, and entrepreneur.

A Monumental Achievement for the Department of Chemistry

A nine-floor, state-of-the-art addition — Chemistry Tower — is the perfect solution for the escalating challenges that the Department of Chemistry was facing.

Raimey-Noland Impact: A Legacy for the Black and Bold Badgers

In the late 1960s, a lack of resource centers and organizations at the UW led a small group of Black students to gather informally at the Rathskeller.

New State Budget Proposal Calls for More UW Support

Governor Tony Evers ’73, MS’76, PhD’86 recently announced his biennial budget proposal, which includes additional funding for the UW System.

When It’s Gone, It’s Gone. Or Is It?

This month’s article explains how to use life insurance as an asset-replacement strategy in your estate planning.

Cold Hard Science in the Heart of Cranberry Country

At the Wisconsin Cranberry Research Station, CALS scientists team up with growers to solve some of the toughest problems that arise while cultivating this native fruit crop — including exposure to frigid temperatures.

Kaiping Chen named first Burkhardt Professor

Kaiping Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication who specializes in computational communication, has been named the first recipient of the Burkhardt Seed Grant Professorship. This professorship supports and encourages early-stage, high-risk/high-reward research at UW–Madison.

Michael Sussman named first Salm-Bray Distinguished Chair

Michael Sussman, professor of biochemistry, is the first recipient of the Salm-Bray Distinguished Chair at the UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. This chair recognizes and rewards a faculty member who demonstrates exceptional cross-disciplinary scholarship and collaboration in the area of human or animal health, and who advances the impact of agriculture through the identification and development of novel bio-functional compounds.

Kent Weigel, Milo Wiltbank named first Judge John J. Crown chairs

Kent Weigel and Milo Wiltbank, both professors in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, have been named the inaugural recipients of the university’s new Judge John J. Crown chair appointments.

Andrew Stevens receives Atwood Faculty Fellow Award

Andrew Stevens, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, was recently selected to receive the Myron H. and Anna Atwood Faculty Fellow Award. Stevens is an economist with broad research interests in agricultural and food policy.

Adam Kuchnia receives Aberle Faculty Fellow Award

Adam Kuchnia, assistant professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, has been selected to receive an Elton D. and Carrie R. Aberle Faculty Fellow Award. Kuchnia’s research program focuses on nutritional management in clinical populations, with an emphasis on muscle and protein metabolism – with the goal of preserving muscle mass in this group.

Potato Industry Invests in Future Harvests

Back in 2017, Wisconsin’s potato producers made a big commitment to CALS. In January of that year, industry leaders announced their intention to raise $5 million over 10 years to help support the college’s potato program. Since then, they’ve been taking the steps needed to reach their goal.

Alum Helps Sustain ‘Another Level of Molecular Clarity’

Less than a decade ago, UW researchers began to gather and assemble the components of a powerful, advanced imaging technology called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) that would allow them to observe the structures of some of the tiniest building blocks of life. In 2021, they realized their vision as the Department of Biochemistry launched the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Center (CEMRC).