All Ways Forward campaign announces $10 million gift from John and Anne Oros

Several of UW–Madison’s top fundraising priorities received a significant boost today as John and Anne Oros announced a $10 million commitment to the university’s All Ways Forward campaign. The primary designation of the gift includes the Wisconsin School of Business, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the School of Social Work, UW Athletics, and faculty excellence.

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Media mention: Richard Davidson in "Is our constant use of digital technologies affecting our brain health? We asked 11 experts."

With so many of us now constantly tethered to digital technology via our smartphones, computers, tablets, and even watches, there is a huge experiment underway that we didn’t exactly sign up for.

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For student commencement speaker, years of writing and performing lead to Kohl Center stage

UW–Madison senior, Jamie Dawson, has been chosen as the student speaker for winter commencement on Dec. 16 at the Kohl Center. She will be receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Afro-American studies and psychology.

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UW-Madison startup lets businesses 'chat' with their data

Jignesh Patel, a University of Wisconsin-Madison computer scientist, wants to make understanding data like turning on lights in a house.

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EatStreet snaps up campus award for entrepreneurship

The founders of EatStreet, a national food ordering and delivery company, were honored Nov. 14 with the UW–Madison 2018 Entrepreneurial Achievement Award.

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‘Foray’ draws scientists to Wisconsin in search of mushrooms, fellowship

From the cars tumbled dozens of mushroom hunters, mycologists from around the Great Lakes and as far away as Norway searching for new study material. They assembled baskets, trowels, cameras and magnifying lenses — the only tools they would need.

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Professor takes on climate change by promoting science literacy through music, art, comics

Throughout his career, Meyers says he has been “driven by research and discovering new things, pursuing big questions in science.” But teaching geology in a way that emphasizes a personal-emotional connection to science, while cultivating critical thinking and scientific literacy, Meyers says: “has been a highlight of my career.”

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