Category: Awards & Grants

Six UW-Madison students awarded Gilman Scholarships

The U.S. Department of State announced that six University of Wisconsin–Madison students are among the 1,201 American undergraduate students from 363 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the summer 2018. Continue reading

2018 Spring Scholarship Award Ceremony launches students abroad

The campus community gathered at Gordon Dining Commons on April 10 to celebrate the latest group of Badgers planning to studyintern, and research abroad. The 2018 Spring Scholarship Award Ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate not only students adding an international dimension to their UW experience, but also the generosity of the donors who make the awards possible.

Scholarship Award Ceremony recipients

Guido Podestá, vice provost and dean of the International Division at UW-Madison, expressed appreciation for parents, donors, and supporters. He also offered words of encouragement to scholarship recipients.

“Making new friends, experiencing new cultures, gaining academic perspectives from a different country, and even learning to navigate life in a new place—all of these and more are challenges and triumphs that await,” Podestá said. “We look forward to hearing your stories when you return.” Continue reading

Sweetening the Process of Biomarker Discovery in Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia, affecting about 5 million Americans and more than 15 million individuals worldwide. Despite its prevalence, however, many aspects of the disease’s development and progression are still poorly understood. With few known biomarkers, researchers have struggled to develop early detection methods or effective treatments.

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