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The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a remarkable place: a world-class public research university filled with talent, knowledge, energy and excitement — all of which can be leveraged into a positive impact on the lives of others throughout Wisconsin and the world. The Wisconsin Idea is as alive now as it has ever been.

The Office of University Relations works hard to tell this story through innovative and comprehensive communications with our many internal and external audiences; by building and nurturing relationships with local and statewide communities, business and industry; and by fostering partnerships and relationships throughout the state and the world.

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Chancellor Blank completes visits to four-year campuses

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank today visited the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, completing her goal to visit each of the UW System’s 13 four-year campuses in her first year leading the state’s flagship university. More.

Chancellor Blank at the Hotel Chequamegon in Ashland. (Photo by Rick Olivo)

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Chancellor Rebecca Blank visits Ashland and Superior

A visit to the Hotel Chequamegon in Ashland for a Founder’s Day Dinner with alumni capped off a swing through the northern part of Wisconsin for UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank recently. Other stops on her tour included UW-Superior, lunch with state legislators in the area, a tour of Bretting Manufacturing and a visit to the Superior Telegram.

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank

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Blank at White House summit, offers commitment to accessibility

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank recently participated in a higher education  summit  at the White House proposing  initiatives  to help expand access for low-income students to the state’s  flagship university.

Research specialist Amber Gotch (left) explains potato chip research to Dean VandenBosch and Chancellor Blank at the Hancock Ag Research Station.

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Chancellor learns about research to boost vegetable growers

The research at UW–Madison’s Hancock Agricultural Research Station is helping the state’s vegetable growers remain profitable, producers told Chancellor Rebecca Blank during a tour of the facility recently.

“I was delighted to hear about the partnership between the university and the vegetable growers,” Blank says. “We had a wonderful conversation about the ways agricultural research is used on a daily basis. That is the type of outreach that the University of Wisconsin–Madison does with businesses across the state.”

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