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  • South Madison International Community Night July 16, 2015 More than 150 people attend the second annual South Madison International Community Night, held on the grounds of Villager Mall in Madison, Wis., on July 14.
  • Photo: People riding in boat on Lake Mendota All aboard for Center for Limnology’s 4th annual Hasler Open House June 9, 2015 The state of Wisconsin is defined by lakes and so is the University of Wisconsin. In fact, the UW-Madison campus runs along the shoreline of Lake Mendota, the "birthplace" of limnology (the scientific study of lakes) in North America.
  • Dark energy to be topic of Space Place event May 26, 2015 "To Infinity and Beyond: The Accelerating Universe," a live broadcast from the World Science Festival about dark energy, an antigravitational force that confounds the conventional laws of physics, will be hosted on the evening of May 28 by UW-Madison's Space Place.
  • Photo: People looking into microscopes 2015 Wisconsin Science Festival seeks proposals April 28, 2015 Planning for the 2015 Wisconsin Science Festival, to be held Oct. 22-25 in Madison and around Wisconsin, is actively underway.
  • Photo: Steven Rinella Steven Rinella of TV’s ‘MeatEater’ to make UW appearance March 26, 2015 Steven Rinella, award-winning author and host of the hit TV show “MeatEater,” will give a talk the evening of April 14 to discuss his outdoor adventures and his life as a modern day hunter-gatherer.
  • Photo: Kerry Emanuel Hurricane expert Kerry Emanuel to speak at UW-Madison March 17, 2015 Kerry Emanuel, a leading authority on hurricanes and climate, will deliver the 6th Len Robock Annual Lecture March 24 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Photo: Children looking into microscopes Science Expeditions opens doors to UW-Madison research March 20-22 March 17, 2015 Science Expeditions, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 13th annual science open house, will open the doors of dozens of campus attractions — and the expertise of scores of researchers — to thousands of curious visitors March 20-22.
  • Photo: Miona Short addressing crowd on Bascom Hill Campus reacts to shooting, underlying issues March 9, 2015 The fatal shooting by Madison police of a black teenager on the city’s East Side Friday is leading to calls for renewed action on social justice on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • Recent sightings: Dancers upon stilts March 2, 2015 Dancers took to stilts for a Brooklyn Jumbies workshop in Lathrop Hall on Saturday, Feb. 28. Participants worked with the dance performance group, which teaches cultural elements of the African diaspora like stilt walking, and Chris Walker, a UW-Madison associate professor of dance, to learn new dance moves in preparation for “Strut!” — a university dance event scheduled for May 2. The workshop was hosted by the UW-Madison Arts Institute as part of Laura Anderson Barbata’s spring interdisciplinary arts residency.
  • Photo: Earlise Ward Campus to honor and welcome faculty of color Feb. 17, 2015 The tradition of welcoming new faculty of color and honoring faculty of color will continue on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. The public and campus community are invited to this free event.
  • Photo: Biochemistry research Campus push to address crisis in U.S. biomedical research Feb. 10, 2015 The growing realization that the American biomedical research enterprise is unsustainable and requires a comprehensive fix will be the subject of a wide-ranging campus conversation to take place over the next few months.
  • Sidebar: Sessions set to discuss biomedical research crisis Feb. 10, 2015 A series of campus-wide discussions to gather feedback and ideas from researchers — faculty, staff scientists, postdocs, and graduate students as well as administrative staff — on what many people believe is a crisis in U.S. biomedical research has been scheduled for March.
  • Marc Lamont Hill to keynote Black History Month on campus Feb. 10, 2015 Although February is named Black History Month, it’s an opportunity for University of Wisconsin-Madison community members of all backgrounds to both celebrate and build cultural competency.
  • Darwin Day celebration focuses on islands, isolation Feb. 9, 2015 What do Madagascar and Jurassic Park have in common? Both are island-based evolutionary “experiments” that will be highlighted in this year’s Darwin Day celebrations, sponsored by the J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution at UW-Madison and its partners. “Darwin Day 2015: Islands and Isolation” will run all day Thursday, Feb. 12, and focus on the unique opportunity that islands provide to witness evolution and the diversity of life.
  • Photo: Katie Couric Katie Couric announced as UW-Madison commencement speaker Jan. 29, 2015 Award-winning television journalist Katie Couric has been selected to deliver the charge to the graduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s combined commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.
  • Photo: Cows in dairy barn UW experts forecasting 2015 Wisconsin agriculture trends Jan. 20, 2015 In 2014, the total net farm income in Wisconsin reached an all-time high of more than $4 billion, but agricultural experts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are predicting some changes in 2015. Bruce Jones, a professor of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be among a handful of UW-Madison and UW-Extension experts to recap the status of Wisconsin’s agricultural enterprise in 2014 and discuss trends developing for 2015 at the Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 21.
  • MEDIA ADVISORY/WINTER COMMENCEMENT COVERAGE Dec. 17, 2014 MEDIA ADVISORY/WINTER COMMENCEMENT COVERAGE
  • Ferguson in Context: Trauma, Violence, and Citizenship / A Roundtable with UW Faculty Dec. 17, 2014 Join us for a roundtable discussion of recent grand jury decisions in light of historical patterns of trauma and state-sanctioned violence in the United States.
  • Mayor Soglin and international experts to discuss future of cities at UW Energy Summit Oct. 27, 2014 MEDIA ADVISORY 10/27/2014
  • Registration opens for ‘Building a Sustainable Self’ conference Oct. 23, 2014 Madison Student Personnel Association (SPA) will host its annual conference, “Building a Sustainable Self," Thursday, Oct. 30, at Union South. By promoting its theme of sustainability — relating to self-care, as well as creative approaches in education that ready students to step into their role as civic and workplace leaders upon graduation — the conference will offer opportunities for participants to pursue their work with a healthier, more strategic focus.