Category Society & Culture

Health care is for the police dogs of Wisconsin, too

March 23, 2017

A new effort at the UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine makes health care even more accessible to police dogs across Wisconsin.

Leckrone back with the band after double bypass surgery

March 23, 2017

The longtime conductor returned in time to rehearse for the annual Varsity Band concerts April 20-22.

Shrine for ‘sneakerheads’: UW–Madison e-business group helps Foot Locker move the shoes

March 22, 2017

In downtown Wausau, an old strip mall hides one of Wisconsin’s most sophisticated e-commerce systems, dedicated to selling shoes online, an operation built with the help of UW–Madison.

Row on Lake Mendota

March 22, 2017

The campus may be empty while students are on spring break, but Wisconsin Men’s Rowing is keeping it busy on Lake Mendota.

A literary storm is brewing across Wisconsin

March 22, 2017

Nearly 2,000 students at 26 schools across Wisconsin are participating in the UW–Madison's Great World Texts program, reading and discussing Shakespeare's The Tempest. The program culminates in a conference featuring author Margaret Atwood.

48th Annual On Wisconsin Spring Powwow is April 1-2

March 16, 2017

The event is unique in its cultural education through engagement with Native nations, a family activity area, and volunteer opportunities for students.

UniverCity Year branches out into county

March 16, 2017

Building on a successful partnership with the city of Monona, UniverCity Year is gearing up to work with its second community. This fall, UW–Madison courses will help Dane County tackle issues around sustainability and equity.

Japanese literature course leads to the ultimate field trip for UW students

March 10, 2017

Adam Kern, a professor of Japanese literature and visual culture, and four of his students went to Japan for a week to be profiled on a popular prime-time television program there.

Food sovereignty events explore indigenous cuisine

March 9, 2017

The first Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival will be March 10 to 12. It focuses on how communities manage their food systems while celebrating indigenous, local and regional foods.

Professor: Use math to pick your bracket winners. Really.

March 9, 2017

It's more than picking the teams with the most ferocious mascots. When picking your brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament, Engineering Professor Laura Albert McLay says you can use math. The Markov Chain, for instance. Also, she spins a pretty mean basketball.

Students find inspiration in class merging science and art

March 9, 2017

The class, called Zoethica: Bioinspired Art and Science, is part of Peter Krsko’s semester-long commitment to UW–Madison as the Arts Institute’s spring Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence.

Marrett, Morgridge, Stubblefield to receive UW–Madison honorary degrees

March 7, 2017

The Committee on Honorary Degrees looks to sustained and characteristic activity as its warrant: uncommonly meritorious activity exhibiting values that are esteemed by UW–Madison.

Professor follows students from first grade through high school in new book

March 2, 2017

After two decades of research, Catherine Compton-Lilly’s latest book documenting the literacy practices and school experiences of a group of low-income, inner-city students and their families is now available.

Alumna Nancy Armstrong shares stories of American women’s movement

March 2, 2017

UW-Madison graduate Nancy Armstrong is senior producer of MAKERS, a multimedia platform that includes the first documentary of the modern American women’s movement and the largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

International Learning Community fosters global connections among residents

March 1, 2017

The International Learning Community houses in Adams Residence Hall allow residents to be immersed in a language and learn about another culture.

Big Apple Badgers – Jerome and Simona Chivian Chazen

February 28, 2017

New York City is home to some of the world’s greatest art museums, and two University of Wisconsin–Madison alumni have brought some of that renown to UW–Madison.

Panczenko, longtime director of Chazen Museum of Art, to retire

February 28, 2017

Panczenko grew the Chazen's holdings from approximately 12,000 objects to more than 21,000 today, making it the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin.

UW-Madison ranked first in number of Peace Corps volunteers

February 28, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ranked first among large schools on the Peace Corps 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 87 Badgers currently volunteering worldwide.

Jennifer Warren wants more female movie directors

February 22, 2017

Of the top 100 films released in 2016, women directed only four. Actress, director and UW alumna Jennifer Warren is out to change that.