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September 21Nuts & Bolts of Community Engagement: Developing and Sustaining Equitable Relationships 3:00PM, Morgridge Center for Public Service (1st Floor), Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym)
September 21Careers & Beers – Science and Law 5:00PM, Orchard View Room, Discovery Building
September 21Introduction to Data Processing with Excel – Software Training for Students (STS) 5:30PM, (CMC) 2257, Helen C. White Hall
September 22Teaching at UW: Active Learning in a Large Lecture – Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring 10:00AM, Check T.I.T.U., Union South
September 22R Programming for Researchers: R Basics (online) 10:00AM, Online instruction. Workshop link and satellite room location will be emailed to registrants.
News and announcements
Stay informed important issues affecting graduate students with news and priority announcements from the Graduate School.
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Alumni career profiles
Explore the variety of career paths open to you as a UW–Madison graduate by reading the success stories of some of our alumni.
President, Civilytics Consulting LLC Jared Knowles founded Civilytics Consulting, LLC, in 2016 to pursue his passion of providing high-quality public performance metrics for government services. Knowles completed his political science PhD in 2015 at UW–Madison, where he was also a fellow in the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences.
Board Liaison and Strategic Initiatives at the Overture Center for the Arts; Founder and Executive Director of the LunART Festival Iva Ugrčić moved to the U.S. in 2014 to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at UW–Madison, which she earned in 2017. While on campus, she also earned a minor in Business in the Arts from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the Wisconsin School of Business. She now serves in the Board Liaison and Strategic Initiatives role for the Overture Center for the Arts.
Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Exact Sciences Ángel earned a PhD in Microbiology in 2016. Now, as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Exact Sciences in Madison, Ángel is a liaison on regulatory affairs for his colleagues, providing strategic and technical advice for the development and commercialization of healthcare products.
Research and innovation
Our philosophy is clear and time-tested: the creation of new knowledge through research depends on educational excellence and graduate education is perfected through research. Our graduate students, and the work they do, illustrate this synergistic relationship. This Wisconsin tradition is built on a foundation of world-class faculty, diverse students determined to succeed, research innovation and facilities and programs second to none.
September 19, 2023
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Investing in graduate education
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) plays an essential role in supporting the innovative research and graduate education that are cornerstones of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. These profiles illustrate the diverse and important ways that WARF contributes to graduate student success at UW–Madison.
PhD student, History Yacov Zohn is a PhD candidate in History at UW–Madison specializing in sports history. His dissertation follows the story of the national Soviet soccer team from its first competitive international competition at the 1952 Olympics to its disintegration in the early 1990s.
PhD student, Pharmaceutical Sciences Piper's work in the Hong research lab focuses on developing nanocarriers to improve cancer immunotherapy. By understanding and controlling the interactions that polymers have with cells, researchers like Piper can engineer nanocarriers' biological behaviors to improve the efficiency and accuracy of cancer-battling drugs.
PhD student, Mechanical Engineering Dylan studies how wearable robotic exoskeletons change the forces on the tendons and ligaments inside the body.