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OBE adds industry veterans to support growing high-tech and engineering partnerships

UW–Madison continues to build capacity for industry engagement with the hiring of Dean Welch and Sara Braas as Business Engagement Managers. Read more about how Dean and Sara will help companies make the most of UW–Madison’s extensive high-tech research, talent, outreach and philanthropic solutions.

The future of university-industry engagement: OBE’s John Garnetti on DEI, sustainability and Wisconsin’s tech sector

In this follow-up interview, OBE Managing Director John Garnetti discusses UW–Madison’s impact on the growing tech sector in Wisconsin; the increased focus on equity, diversity and inclusion and sustainability in the business community; and the evolution of OBE. Read it here (and read part 1 if you missed it).

Strategic Investment

$175 million commitments launch challenge gift campaign for UW–Madison’s School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences

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The CDIS facility will be a hub for innovation in the center of campus

In September, $175 million of private investment launched an effort to raise an additional $50 million for a state-of-the-art facility for UW–Madison’s School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences. The facility will be a hub for the bustling tech ecosystem in Wisconsin, fostering academic research, supporting booming student interest, and hosting collaborations with industry and community partners. Read more.

Cool Science Image Contest promotes the convergence of art and science

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Photo: Yuya Makino / IceCube

Sponsored by Promega Corporation with support from the UW–Madison Division of the Arts, the Cool Science Image (CSI) Contest celebrates the connection between science and creativity. Each year, students, staff and faculty submit their most striking photos and videos of objects or phenomena, from any discipline. See more Cool Science Images.

More: Find out how strategic investment in UW–Madison can benefit your company.

UW Innovation

UW–Madison ranked first among public universities by Washington Monthly

In Washington Monthly’s 2021 College Guide and Rankings, UW–Madison was the highest ranked national public university and fourth overall. The ranking is based on three criteria: research excellence, social mobility, and community and national service. “The Monthly’s rankings are crafted to push institutions of higher learning to be engines of upward mobility, scientific progress, and democratic participation,” the magazine explains. Read more.

More news: WARF makes highest annual UW–Madison research gift on record


  • On demand: On Friday, September 30, Thasunda Brown Duckett, President and CEO of TIAA, spoke as part of the M. Keith Weikel Speaker Series, which brings accomplished business leaders and alumni to the UW–Madison campus to share their insights and experiences with MBA students. Watch her speech here.
  • On campus: Spring 2022 career fairs, both virtual and in-person, are now open for registration. Your next high-performing employee might be a UW–Madison student or recent graduate. Find out more on our Career Events page.

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