Category Society & Culture

Jim Dine mural unveiled at the Chazen

June 23, 2017

A monumental new mural by iconic American artist Jim Dine will be on view permanently at the Chazen Museum of Art after an unveiling on June 22.

Father-son team brings philosophers to graphic life in ‘Heretics!’

June 21, 2017

Philosophy professor Steven Nadler is known for serious scholarship. For his latest book, he has chosen a very different format: full of bright illustrations and characters speaking in word bubbles.

UW-Madison spinoff bundles nutrition and companionship for seniors

June 21, 2017

Companionship is as much a part of the attraction as the food, says co-founder Nathan Allman. Some of these relationships last for years.

New program makes vegetables, produce available for free on campus

June 19, 2017

The new UW Campus Food Shed will give students and faculty access to free vegetables and produce, stocked by UW agriculture researchers and local farms with excess crops.

A Badger’s guide to fairs and festivals this summer

June 13, 2017

If you still need more fun things to do this summer — even after reading our guide to cheap summer activities — there’s a festival or fair near Madison almost every week for the rest of the summer.

Online dating study shows too many choices can lead to dissatisfaction

June 13, 2017

Could there be too many fish in the sea? When it comes to online dating, that might be the case, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

African professionals, activists among 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows at UW–Madison

June 12, 2017

The fellowship, sponsored by the State Department, brings 1,000 leaders between the ages of 25 and 35 from across Africa to universities for six weeks.

Like valium for fish? UW–Madison discovery aims to solve stress in fish farms

June 12, 2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison group that discovered a way to improve survival in fish farms has begun to unravel the mechanism behind their unexpected finding.

New mural for Chazen arrives; unveiling is June 22

June 9, 2017

Workers on Friday, June 9, began installing a new work of art from artist Jim Dine in the Chazen Museum of Art, after it arrived from Paris.

Candlelight vigil held to honor windsurfer who died on Lake Mendota

June 8, 2017

A candlelight vigil was held at the Lakefront Wednesday night to honor Yu Chen, who died May 31 in a wind surfing accident on Lake Mendota. Friends and family who attended the ceremony remembered him for being a passionate windsurfer and a good friend.

A new center at UW−Madison improves research-mentoring relationships

June 8, 2017

The new Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) explores new ways to improve research-focused mentoring relationships at all career stages in higher education.

Baldwin grants awarded to 18 projects

June 7, 2017

Projects both large and small will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state, thanks to grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment.

UW-Madison researchers create tools to help farmers’ markets

June 7, 2017

Farmers market managers quickly learned that digging into data created by a tool from UW–Madison researchers can offer incredible insights and identify new opportunities. For instance, the market in Monroe, Wisconsin, discovered a large number of visitors from the Chicago region.

Photo gallery: Andy North and friends have fun, raise $1 million for Carbone Cancer Center

June 6, 2017

Professional golfer Andy North and his friends raised more than $1 million for the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center at a dinner and golf tournament this week

Cheap thrills: Free and inexpensive ways to fill out your summer Bucky list

June 6, 2017

Summer is great time to enjoy everything the city of Madison has to offer, but most of the time experiencing Madison requires one …

First Prenatal-to-Five Summit emphasizes collaboration and starting early to help kids

June 6, 2017

More than 300 people gathered June 2 at UW–Madison’s Gordon Commons for Wisconsin’s first statewide Prenatal-to-Five Summit.

UW Scandinavian lit expert helps out on Broadway

June 2, 2017

Professor Susan Brantly’s expertise in 19th century Scandinavian literature provided guidance to Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2, which opened in April on Broadway and is up for eight Tony awards, including Best Play and Best Direction.

Coming soon to the Chazen Museum of Art

June 1, 2017

The Chazen Museum of Art has a new work from artist Jim Dine, due to arrive in June. Dine spent two years on the four-panel mural, working on it at his studio in Paris.

First cohort of Native students to graduate from UW–Madison college pipeline program

May 30, 2017

The extensive program for students from tribal communities is a new component of a long-running UW diversity initiative called the Information Technology Academy.

Music returns to the carillon with Sunday concerts

May 26, 2017

The UW–Madison Memorial Carillon concerts will resume at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, with Sunday afternoon concerts on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at least through August.