COVID-19: UW-Madison in the News

UW leadership, faculty and researchers share strategies to pull through this pandemic.

Applications, Admits, and Deferrals

The COVID-19 calculations behind UW–Madison’s freshman class.

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Restart Redux

With COVID infections slowing on campus, the UW begins a phased approach to in-person instruction.

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Chancellor Blank to County Executive

Acknowledging the interdependence of campus and the larger community, Chancellor Blank seeks a partnered approach to managing COVID-19.

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Social Innovation

UW students develop a way for the campus community to socialize at a distance.

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What's Next?

Where will the UW go after two weeks of online instruction? That depends on student behavior.

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Czar in Charge

When in doubt, New York calls Kathryn Garcia.

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One Step Ahead

Emily Voigt is making sure we’re ready for the next pandemic.

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Badgers Vote!

On-campus voting is underway — safely and physically distant.

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The Badger Pledge

The university community commits to protecting the health of students and staff.

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Creating Business Solutions

Alumna Heidi Clear ’90 offers her advice for planning a way through the pandemic.

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Build Your Resilience with These 10 Questions

During this time of uncertainty, UW professor Travis Wright offers tools to help you bolster your emotional wherewithal.

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Should We Aim for Herd Immunity?

The UW’s Malia Jones explains what herd immunity is and the path to achieving it.

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Smart Restart Continues

The university begins gradual reopening of facilities.

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Resources for Farmers

Despite field day cancellations, the UW offers information and resources to Wisconsin farmers.

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Are Dog Parks Safe? What Is the Future of Working from Home?

The UW answers your questions.

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Put Your Kids’ Education on ICE!

The UW’s Institute for Chemical Education is offering free online summer camps.

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Time Out Impacts Young Athletes

Researchers at the School of Medicine and Public Health say school closures are taking a toll on high school athletes.

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Leading Virtual Teams

The Wisconsin School of Business offers tips on leading your team from afar.

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Payback's a Gift

When Amy Lambert ’83 received a refund from UW Housing, she decided to pay it forward.

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Develop "Emotional Protective Equipment"

UW Health psychologist Shilagh Mirgain has tips for bolstering your emotional resilience.

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Black Men and Boys Face Mental Health Crisis

UW professor Alvin Thomas foresees a mental health crisis for black men and boys as they grapple with COVID-19 and racial injustice.

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Memorial Library Launches Pickup Service

Items from Memorial Library are now available for pickup by appointment.

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Math Resources for Families

The UW School of Education offers free math resources to help kids learn at home.

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Protesting in a Pandemic

UW epidemiologist Malia Jones has advice for reducing your risk while raising your voice.

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COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has selected nine projects for development funding.

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Communities Push Back on Restrictions

“This has become a rural versus urban issue,” says UW–Madison political scientist Kathy Cramer.

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Minimizing Your Child’s Risk

Experts offer advice for safe socializing.

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Internship Interrupted?

COVID-19 has disrupted internships, but there are still options.

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Managing Nutrition during COVID-19

If your only source of dairy has been milk chocolate, UW Health has tips for getting back on a healthy track.

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Milwaukee Nonprofit Rises to the Challenge

The United Community Center is providing vital support to Milwaukee’s Latino community.

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COVID and Cats

UW researchers have confirmed that cats can contract the novel coronavirus. What does that mean for pet owners?

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The Science of Compassion

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Richie Davis discuss the transformative power of kindness.

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Behind the Screens

A UW researcher uses social media to study people sheltering in place.

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Weighing the Risks

Risk analyst and engineering professor Vicki Bier offers her take on the risks of reopening.

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Career Help for Students and Recent Grads

A new initiative will help get “Badgers on Track” in a challenging job market.

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Special Delivery from JT

Former Badger running back sends pizza and moral support.

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Dairy Farmers Find Strength in Community

“Our farm has always been a relationship-driven business,” says Cycle Farms’ Lauren Brey.

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Bad River Band Encourages Family Time, Food Independence

Dylan Bizhikiins Jennings talks about how tribal communities are coping with the pandemic.

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Stevens Point’s IDEA to Help

A collaborative team with community support gets vital medical equipment to frontline workers.

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Home Cooking with a Purpose

Badger football’s dietician supports players from afar.

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Behind the Mask

TIME spoke to a UW professor about how to communicate when your smile is hidden.

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Healthy Eating for Teens

Have meals been replaced by sunrise-to-sunset grazing? Here are some ideas to get you back on track.

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Reopening Best Practices

From restaurants to warehouses, Extension has compiled information on preparing and safely reopening businesses.

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Wisconsin School of Business Supports Alumni during Pandemic

WSB alumni share their COVID-19 experiences and advice.

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Physically Distant Networking

Even if you’re not job searching, the Wisconsin School of Business says virtual networking is vital.

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Terrace Time on Hold

A new safety order restricts use of campus lands.

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The W Challenge

Show #BadgerAtHome where the W roams.

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Alumnus Uses Tech Skills to Help Others

A Badger web developer created a site to provide help during the pandemic.

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Emotional Wellbeing

Do you have the quarantine blues? Postdoctoral scholar Karen Smith offers insights and strategies.

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Preparing for Fall Semester

Chancellor Blank outlines the plan for reopening campus.

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UW–Madison Highlighted on CBS Sunday Morning

Alumna Rita Braver spoke with students and Chancellor Blank about virtual commencement and what comes next.

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Once a Badger, Always a Badger

Alumni in China raise $20,000 to support the UW.

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Economists Look to 2022

A panel of experts gathered to discuss the economic fallout of COVID-19, government response, and recovery.

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Helping Health Care Heroes

Poised to launch their company in March, two UW–Madison alumni redirected their resources for the greater good.

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Pets and COVID-19

Hear from School of Veterinary Medicine professor Tony Goldberg about precautions to take with your dogs and cats.

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Supporting Pan-Asian Communities

In response to attacks toward people of Asian descent, Madison’s mayor will hold a virtual town hall.

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Public Universities on the Front Lines

In an op-ed, Chancellor Blank talks about the vital role of the UW and other public universities.

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How Research Universities Respond

Chancellor Blank discusses the importance of research universities in addressing COVID-19.

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Making a Vaccine

WPR talks to a School of Pharmacy professor about how vaccines work and how they’re created.

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Finding Purpose During the Pandemic

Join Professor Christine Whelan for a guided reflection on your values, gifts, and worries.

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Uh Oh … SpaghettiOs turns 55

UW–Madison graduate gave us “the neat, round spaghetti you can eat with a spoon”

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Food on the Front Lines

Carolyn Trojanowski says her experiences at UW–Madison serve her well in this challenging time.

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Does Convalescent Plasma Therapy Work?

As a cancer survivor, Lona Towsley knows how to fight, but in the ICU with COVID-19 she was losing hope.

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Researching the Research

How do journalists responsibly report on preprint studies?

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Badger Brothers: Saving Lives and Striving for a Healthier World

Brothers Jesse Charles ’08, MD’14 Joel Charles ’08, MPH’12, MD’14 are working on the front lines to combat COVID-19.

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UW Health Expands Testing

With improved capacity and turnaround time, UW Health increases access to COVID-19 tests.

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COVID-19 App for Wisconsinites

An app from the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies provides information, social support, and resources.

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Madison Biotechs Join Global Race for a Vaccine

Two Madison teams led by UW scientists are among the roughly 100 organizations developing potential COVID-19 vaccines.

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Maintaining Mental Health

Art Walaszek, a UW psychiatrist who specializes in geriatric care, joins the Dementia Matters podcast to discuss managing anxiety during the pandemic.

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WPP Announces $2.2 Million in Grants

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has announced 21 awards to Wisconsin researchers and community organizations to lessen the impact of COVID-19.

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Thank You, Badgers

Whether you are an essential worker or doing your part by staying at home, this video is for you.

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Airman of the Year

A UW–Madison senior is helping with state’s COVID-19 response.

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Notable Grads

The UW will celebrate commencement virtually on May 9. Here are just a few of the remarkable students in the Class of 2020.

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Will the Internet Hold Up?

UW computer sciences professor Paul Barford weighs in on the internet’s capacity to withstand the surge in traffic.

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UW Alumna Is the Perfect Match

Amid the pandemic, Kelsey Rahe made a potentially lifesaving donation.

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Career Resources

The Wisconsin School of Business has tips for job searching in these uncertain times.

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UW–Madison researches coronavirus transmission

Thomas Friedrich, professor of pathobiological sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses battle against the disease

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Donations to Wuhan, and Then to Madison

Ties between UW–Madison and China result in an outpouring of outreach.

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Going Online on the Fly

Engineering professors adapt to distance learning virtually overnight.

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Making Work at Home Work

UW–Madison colleagues offer tips.

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Re-creating the Wisconsin Experience Online

Although parts of campus life are impossible to replicate, UW–Madison and its students are giving it the old college try.

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Reason to Hope

UW Hospital has treated 14 COVID patients with antibody-rich plasma.

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From Response to Recovery

Wisconsin biotech companies are poised to play key roles in the economic recovery.

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The UW Now Livestream: Academics and Athletics

Chancellor Blank and Coach Gard discuss the university’s response to COVID-19.

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Firefighter Parade in Support of Health Workers

Madison firefighters boost morale with a lights-and-sirens parade.

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Q & A with a Climate Researcher

UW professor Brad Pierce talks about the environmental impact of staying at home.

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Roads Home

Natalie Mickelsen went to India for the FDA. Now she’s helping Americans repatriate during the pandemic.

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Ask an Alum: On Holding Meetings

Wisconsin School of Business Alumni Board member Tim Bratland offers tips for meeting at a distance.

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Ask an Alum: On the Events Industry

Wisconsin School of Business alumnus Jason Popp talks about how the events industry is adapting.

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Ask an Alum: On Lab Operations

Wisconsin School of Business alumna Jamie Shah is working to keep labs running safely and effectively.

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A UW alumnus cares for Chicago homeless during COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Thomas Huggett helped Chicago convert a hotel to house elderly or otherwise at-risk people amid the pandemic; he also lives there.

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Match Announced for UW Health COVID-19 Response Fund

The Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation will match up to $100,000 in donations.

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UW Alumni Address Food Insecurity during Pandemic

Russell Wilson and Kenny Dichter donate 10 million meals to Feeding America.

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Gratitude for Essential Campus Staff

While faculty and students are telecommuting, a core group provides critical support.

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Making Your Food Go the Distance

The Office of Sustainability has tips for making your food last and your waste less.

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Dancing at a Distance

Though teaching dance online sounded daunting, UW–Madison professor Li Chiao-Ping chooses to see it as an opportunity to innovate.

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UW–Madison’s chancellor and head men’s basketball coach discuss impact of coronavirus

In response to the threat of COVID-19, the University of Wisconsin–Madison quickly and successfully accomplished a monumental task — the shift of its in-person classes to alternate delivery online.

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Learning from the Past

UW professor and medical historian Gregg Mitman shares his thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis.

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