New Center Prepares for Success

The Public Leadership Board for the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership took action on a number of important items that will set the stage for the Center's success.

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‘Science in Motion’ takes chemistry on the road across Wisconsin

Disappearing packing peanuts, floating mugs, color-changing solutions and skewered balloons captivated a room full of elementary students and their teachers in the style of a magic show.

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Study finds Wisconsin poverty rate increased in 2016 despite jobs growth

The Tenth Annual Wisconsin Poverty Report released today found the Wisconsin poverty rate increased to 10.8 percent in 2016, compared to 9.7 percent in 2015, as measured by the Wisconsin Poverty Measure (WPM). The significant rise came despite the state’s jobs growth during the period. The official poverty rate for Wisconsin also increased, from 10.8 to 11.8 percent.

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In Madison 365: “DreamUp Wisconsin” initiative looks to bolster middle class

From May until July of this year, the UW Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) will conduct a series of community meetings, forums and other means of engaging everyday people as part of an initiative called the Alliance for the American Dream, funded with a $1.5 million grant from Schmidt Futures. 

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In the Cap Times: UW-Madison will partner with community to raise incomes of 10,000 Dane County families by 2020

On Wednesday afternoon, the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced that it was chosen as one of four universities across the nation tasked to achieve that goal, in partnership with the community, by 2020. They’re looking for creative ideas from throughout the community to build up the county’s middle class and hopefully narrow racial inequities.

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In WPR: UW-Madison plans to increase families' incomes

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty will spend the summer collecting data and trying to identify community members’ needs in an effort to raise 10,000 Dane County families’ incomes by 10 percent in two years.

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L&S student named Newman Civic Fellow, recognized for high school outreach program

Anthropology and political science major Wendy Hoang was honored into the Newman Civic Fellowship cohort and was recognized for her leadership of a high school outreach program. 

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High school students find new meaning in 1962 science literature classic

Nine hundred students from 26 high schools in Wisconsin gathered on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus April 9 to complete an intensive study of Silent Spring, a 1962 classic of popular science literature that helped launch modern environmentalism later in the decade.

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Faithfully pursuing the news

A collaboration between the Religious Studies Program and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication is working to improve media coverage of religion.

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