Congratulations to the following current and former UW–Madison students and employees who received this well-deserved recognition.
Announcing the UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Honorees
Join us in honoring our Outstanding Women of Color awardees at a campuswide reception on March 3.
Black History Month 2023 spotlights Black art and artists
The 2023 Black History Month theme, “Black Arts: Multiple Mediums, One Story,” celebrates the art created by Black people, whether it’s through performing arts, painting, or quilting.
MLK Symposium: How the right mindset can continue MLK’s legacy
Former NCAAP President Benjamin Jealous said he succeeded by presenting the keys on how each of us can unlock our ability to have a maximum impact on the world for the better.
New center will build on work of university’s Public History Project
The new center will be devoted to educating the campus community about the university’s past in ways that will enrich the curriculum, inform administrative decisions and bolster efforts to achieve a more equitable university.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with these campus-area events
Also known as Chinese New Year, Shōgatsu, Sol, Tết, Losar, and more, the Spring Festival is one of the most important holidays in cultures across East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the global Pan-Asian diaspora.
Teaching Indigenous land dispossession in Wisconsin and beyond
Thanks to new funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an interdisciplinary group of UW–Madison faculty, staff and graduate students will be able to help teach the history of land taken from tribal nations to benefit land-grant universities.
Former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous to present annual MLK Symposium
Join us in person and online for UW–Madison’s annual MLK Symposium, featuring former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous, on Monday, Jan. 23, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Shannon Hall at the Memorial Union.
Carla Vigue named director of tribal relations for UW–Madison
Carla Vigue, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, was most recently director of communications, events and community engagement for the National Council of Urban Indian Health in Washington, D.C.
Madison-area events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023
Find ways to get involved in your community to honor and carry forward the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with these MLK Day events in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Thirteen Badgers recognized among Wisconsin’s Most Influential Black Leaders for 2022
Congratulations to the current and former UW–Madison students and employees who were recognized on Madison365’s annual list of Wisconsin’s Most Influential Black Leaders.
At 2022 winter commencement, an impressive array of notable graduates
Get to know some of the notable graduates at the 2022 winter commencement, including PEOPLE scholar Olivia Johnson, who will be the flag bearer for the School of Human Ecology.
Annual ‘I Have a Dream’ Scholarship Ball supports area scholars in honor of MLK
Women in Focus will host the 37th annual “I Have a Dream” Scholarship Ball and Silent Auction on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Monona Terrace. The annual gala is an elegant evening of dinner and …
Graphic recordings reveal layers of meaning at Diversity Forum
Among the most popular features of the 2022 Diversity Forum were the live graphic recordings on massive sheets of white paper tucked in the corner of Varsity Hall. The colorful graphic visualizations, hand-drawn by Wisconsin …
Meet Carolee Dodge Francis, the first Native woman to chair a department at UW–Madison
For the last 30 years, Carolee Dodge Francis has held influential roles in public health and health education in Native American communities and higher education. Now she is adding another first to her career as the first Native woman to chair a department on the UW–Madison campus.
Q&A: UW–Madison’s Emmett Lockwood is breaking barriers in the pool
Emmett Lockwood, 19, is the first openly transgender athlete on the University of Wisconsin-Madison men’s water polo team and proud of it. But it hasn’t been an easy journey.
Task force submits ideas for improving campus climate based on student survey results
In its report, the Campus Climate Survey Task Force offers dozens of varied recommendations that fall into six broad categories.
Material objects tell stories – we just have to listen
Keynote speaker Tiya Miles discussed her book “All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake,” a poignant story of resilience and of love passed down through generations of women against steep odds.
Campus to welcome Elder-in-Residence Janice Rice Nov. 14-18
A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Janice Rice will participate in community events, visit classes, and engage with students directly during her residency.
UW System honors two from UW–Madison with DEI achievement awards
The prestigious UW System awards recognized UW–Madison faculty members Carolina Sarmiento and Finn Enke for their longstanding service and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging on campus.