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  • Photo: Students singing 'Varsity' Convocation offers formal welcome for new students Aug. 27, 2015 For thousands of students new to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Experience officially begins when they meet Chancellor Rebecca Blank at the Kohl Center.
  • Photo: Union Terrace Brat Stand Terrace renovation presents opportunity to enjoy other Union spots Aug. 27, 2015 This fall brings a chance to find a new cozy spot at the Memorial Union while some old favorites close for renovations. Part of the Terrace will close Sept. 1 for its first significant upgrade in two decades, part of the final phases of the Memorial Union Reinvestment project, which began in 2014. It’s slated to reopen early next summer.
  • Photo: Adrienne Shelton Student organic seed enthusiasts to gather in Madison Aug. 4, 2015 While organic foods are popular among consumers, the organics segment remains a lonely field for future plant breeders. At many of the universities that offer graduate programs in plant breeding, for instance, there are only a handful of students focused on developing better fruit, vegetable and field crop varieties for organic farming systems.
  • Photo: Grad student and PEOPLE student working on chemistry experiment PEOPLE banquet celebrates accomplishments and future opportunities July 29, 2015 For some scholars in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's PEOPLE (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence) Program, their senior year of high school represents the culmination of up to 10 years of classes, workshops, internships and family sacrifices. The program's success has helped increase the number of college-ready students applying to the state's flagship campus.
  • Photo: Zoe Hurley Advisor who remembers what it was like helps new students SOAR July 14, 2015 Nearly 5,000 first-year and transfer students will arrive on campus this summer. For some, Zoe Hurley’s face will be one of the first they see.
  • Photo: James Alex Bonus Study finds violent video games provide quick stress relief, but at a price July 9, 2015 A study authored by two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students indicates that while playing video games can improve mood, violent games may increase aggressive outcomes.
  • Photo: Ceiling mural Memorial Union enters final phase of renovation, restoration June 23, 2015 Summer in Madison is nothing without the Memorial Union Terrace, with its sunburst chairs, live music and views of Lake Mendota. It’s hard to imagine this spot, beloved by generations of Badgers, getting any better.
  • UW claims top Twitter honors in new study June 23, 2015 The top Twitter account in U.S. higher education is @UWMadison, according to new data released by social media research firm Engagement Labs of Toronto.
  • Photo: Cassie Visintainer Sterling Chapin Matt Koester Kimberly Kirt Wisconsin students compete in BattleFrog College Championship on ESPN2 June 8, 2015 Four student employees from the Division of Recreational Sports are representing the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the BattleFrog College Championship to be televised June 9-11 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
  • Wisconsin School of Business’ The Compass Program Provides Direction and Graduates Career-Ready Students May 21, 2015 At a time when people are concerned about college students facing mounting debt and uncertain job prospects, Wisconsin School of Business 2015 graduate Zach Roberts is starting an exciting job at LinkedIn in San Francisco. He credits his experience as a facilitator in The Compass Program with preparing him for a successful career.
  • UW-Madison student wins essay competition May 18, 2015
  • Photo: Commencement Storm holds off for successful UW-Madison commencement May 16, 2015
  • Berquam, Sims: Support students after Robinson decision May 12, 2015
  • Top 15 of 2015 May 11, 2015 Every student’s journey to commencement is unique, but some of this year’s graduates have demonstrated extraordinary perseverance in obtaining a degree. Many have already jumpstarted their careers as entrepreneurs or cutting-edge researchers, and others have made a difference in their communities through outreach projects and public service.
  • More than 150 students recognized with awards May 6, 2015 From studying the linguistics of Wisconsin dialects to the after-effects of traumatic brain injury, the dozens of students honored at Monday’s Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony encompassed the principles of teaching, research, outreach and public service that underlie the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s mission.
  • Music-inspired startup helps public libraries share creative work May 6, 2015 For most doctoral students, finishing the dissertation is an all-consuming task. But even as Kelly Hiser was wrapping up her thesis on early electronic musical instruments this past year, she was co-founding a company: Rabble, a digital platform where third-party music libraries can collect, license and exchange creative work within their communities.
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity chapter terminated May 6, 2015 The Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity chapter at UW-Madison has been terminated as a student organization for violations of Student Organization Code of Conduct policies.
  • Photo: Carillon tower Carillon bells will play Friday in remembrance May 6, 2015 The campus will remember University of Wisconsin-Madison students who passed away during the past summer and academic year 2014-15 during a brief ceremony on Friday, May 8 at 1 p.m. at the Carillon Tower.
  • Photo: Students looking at science exhibit UW–Madison’s benefit to state on display at Capitol May 6, 2015 Fans chanting “Badgers, Badgers!” can often be heard at the Kohl Center, but on Wednesday the refrain could be in the halls of the State Capitol as UW basketball players Josh Gasser and Nigel Hayes stopped in for a visit.
  • Recent sightings: Nepali vigil April 30, 2015