Wisconsin Madison University

otto: Numen Lumen Motto in English: "The divine within the universe, however manifested, is my light" or "God, our light"
Established: 1848 Type: Flagship, Public, State University, Land-grant, Sea-grant
Endowment: US $1.425 billion President: John D. Wiley
Staff: 2,054 Students: 11,423
Undergraduates: 28,999 Postgraduates: 13,929
Location: Madison, WI, U.S. Campus: Urban
Athletics: Wisconsin Badgers Colors: Cardinal & White            
Nickname: The Golden Gophers Mascot: Bucky Badger
Website: www.wisc.edu    

University of Wisconsin Madison a community research university is located in Madison, Wisconsin. It was originated in 1848; University of Wisconsin-Madison is a flagship academy of the University of Wisconsin System. Conscription is above 42,000 learners, of whom about 29,000 students are undergraduates.

A community, land-grant University, UW-Madison is classified as a RU/VH Research University- very lofty research action in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The University of Wisconsin Madison academy provides a wide range of professional programs, student activities and scholarly studies.

U.S. News & World Report graded UW-Madison as the 8th-top community university in US in 2008.

University of Wisconsin Madison’s NCAA Division I sports teams are named the Badgers. They contend in the Big Ten Conference in entire athletics except for ice hockey, they contribute in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

History of University of Wisconsin Madison

The University of Wisconsin Madison academy had its bureaucrat initial stages when University of Wisconsin was integrated as a status in 1848. The Wisconsin Establishment offered for "the organization of a state university, at or close to the place of state govt..." On 26th July, 1848, Nelson Dewey, Wisconsin's former ruler, marked the work that properly formed the University of Wisconsin. University’s primary lecturer John W. Sterling, the former class of 17 learners gathered at Madison Female Academy on 5th February, 1849. an enduring campus location was quickly preferred: a district of 50 acres "surrounded north by Fourth lake, east through a street to be unlocked at right angles with King street," [afterward State Street] "south in Mineral Point Road (University Avenue), and west throughout a carriage-way from said road to lake." The building plans of the regents identified for a "main construction fronting towards the Capitol, three stories high, surmounted through an observatory for astronomical clarification." University of Wisconsin Madison Hall at present identified as the Bascom Hall was lastly finished in 1859. Later a blaze damaged the building’s arena, and it was never changed. In 1851, the former building North Hall was constructed on campus. And in 1854, Charles T. Wakeley and Levi Booth became the initial former students of the academy; in 1892 the university honored its former Ph.D. to potential academy president Charles R. Van Hise.

University of Wisconsin Madison Academics

University of Wisconsin Madison, flagship site of the University of Wisconsin Madison System, is alienated into 20 associated schools and colleges. Additionally traditional graduate and undergraduate divisions in business, agriculture, engineering, education and mails and sciences, the academy also maintains proficient academy in journalism, medicine, pharmacy, social work, public affairs, veterinary medicine, urban and regional planning, library science, nursing and environmental studies.

The major academy, the College of Letters and Science, registers about half of the graduate learner body. It is made up of 5 professional schools and 39 departments that train learners and accomplish research in an extensive range of fields, for example economics, history, linguistics, geography, zoology and astronomy.

Letters & Science Honors Program in University of Wisconsin Madison

Letters & Science Honors Program provides above 1,700 learners in the academy of Letters and Science (University of Wisconsin Madison’s liberal arts college) with a supplemented undergraduate program. Additionally to its program, the course provides scholarships, grants, proficient advising services, awards and various academic, community and service chances throughout the Honors Student Organization. The Honors Series also supports numerous student associations, such as University of Wisconsin Madison Forensics Team.

University of Wisconsin Madison Campus

Situated in Madison, approximately a mile from the state capitol, the academy is located on a cape between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota. The major campus encompasses 933 acres of land, even as the complete campus, as well as research stations situated all through the country, is above 10,600 acres in district. The University of Wisconsin Madison Arboretum, a revelation district for native ecology, is situated on the west area of Madison. The major campus comprises many edifices designed by Arthur Peabody and architects J.T.W Jennings. The focus of campus existence is the Memorial Union.

University of Wisconsin Madison has its own food service, recreation facilities, on-campus dairy, botanical gardens and police force.

University of Wisconsin Madison Libraries

According to a review by the Association of Research Libraries in 2005-06, Wisconsin has the 10th major research library assortment in North America. July 2008, the campus library assortments integrated additional than 7.3 million numbers representing human query throughout all of the record. Memorial Library provides as the major research faculty on campus for the social sciences and humanities. This library has a broad periodical assortment, Special Collections, the Mills Music Library, the UW Digital Collections Center, a large selection of domestic and foreign newspapers, a letterpress printing museum and the University Archives.
The online directory for University of Wisconsin Madison Libraries is Mad Cat. It consists of periodicals, bibliographic records for books, maps, microforms, computer databases, audiovisual materials presently owned by above forty campus libraries with records for objects that are on array. University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries website arranges access to numerous resources approved for utilize by those associated with University of Wisconsin-Madison additionally those openly accessible on the World Wide Web.

University of Wisconsin Madison Athletics

The University of Wisconsin Madison athletics teams contribute in NCAA's Division I-A. With the exemption of women’s and men’s rowing and hockey, UW-Madison sporty programs contend in the Big Ten Conference. Equally hockey programs contend in Western Collegiate Hockey Association, whilst the conventionally highly ranked women’s and men’s crew programs contend in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges. The academy’s fight song is On, Wisconsin! The academy’s amulet is Buckingham U. Badger, normally referred to as "Bucky Badger".
2005-06 noticed the initial time in academy history that 4 Pester teams brought dwelling National championships in the similar educational year. After it, the men’s fractious state team succeeded its 4th nationalized championship, after concluding the earlier three years. And the winter season was tinted by the women’s and men’s ice hockey teams equally winning nationalized titles.