Tag Student life

Wisconsin Without Borders Marketplace makes a difference throughout globe

February 17, 2017

Wisconsin Without Borders Marketplace (WWBM), a UW–Madison student organization, collaborates with artisan groups from Mexico, Ecuador, Nepal, India and Kenya to sell their jewelry, scarves and bags in Madison.

Black History Month Keynote Speaker

February 16, 2017

World-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni gave a keynote speech Wednesday at Gordon Dining and Event Center as part of …

New film proves student’s theory: You can unring a bell

February 1, 2017

Engineering student Chris Nguyen of Waukesha, Wisconsin, won GE’s “Unimpossible Missions: The University Edition” competition last fall, receiving a 10-week paid internship at the GE Global …

Video: Philip Denis uses passion to blaze ‘Pathways’

February 1, 2017

Philip Denís, a graduate student and advisor at UW–Madison, discusses his work for Pathways to Educational Achievement, cultivating 'my own Wisconsin experience" and raising his children in the Badger community

Meet the spring 2017 commencement speaker

January 25, 2017

Modern Family's Phil Dunphy doesn't quite get it, but there's something funny about this year's spring commencement speaker. And the winner is ...

Spring 2017 commencement speaker will bring ‘a few laughs along with some good advice’

January 25, 2017

Steven Levitan, co-creator and executive producer of the ABC hit comedy “Modern Family” and a UW–Madison alum, will deliver the keynote at the May 13 ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium.

UW-Madison team at Hyperloop competition

January 25, 2017

After more than a year of intensive work, a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison students is ready to test its futuristic high-speed transport vehicle on SpaceX’s Hyperloop test track in California.

Inspired by King, students share a day of service and reflection

January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. is known for poetic words and heroic actions. On Monday, the University of Wisconsin–Madison community came together to consider King’s legacy and how he continues to inspire.

UW student missing after Dec. 29 plane crash

January 2, 2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison freshman is among the six people missing and feared lost after a private plane crashed in Lake Erie near Cleveland on Dec. 29.

CyberBadgers: A look back at 2016 on social media at UW

December 22, 2016

A look back at some of the most popular Tweets and Instagram posts at UW–Madison during 2016.

Winter Commencement 2016

December 19, 2016

Students make finals of ‘Team Ninja Warrior’

December 19, 2016

Three UW students – "Science Ninja" Zach Kemmerer, pole vaulter Taylor Amann and "R.A. Ninja" Andrew Philibeck – made it to the finals of "Team Ninja Warrior College Madness," airing Dec. 20.

Astronaut James Lovell’s commencement speech

December 18, 2016

Read the complete text of Capt. James A. Lovell's commencement address to 2016 winter graduates.

‘Go Big Read’ seeking book submissions featuring contemporary issues

December 14, 2016

Go Big Read is opening up nominations to any book that has a contemporary theme that will lend itself to discussion.

UW-Madison winter commencement takes place Sunday

December 14, 2016

Just more than 1,000 students will take part in the University of Wisconsin–Madison's winter commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Kohl Center.

Q&A: Student speaker says UW ‘transformed’ him

December 14, 2016

Student keynote speaker Terrence Thurk, who's graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering, was selected after submitting a video showing his passion for UW–Madison.

Abdu’Allah to lead arts learning community

December 13, 2016

Artist — and barber — Faisal Abdu’Allah talks about his work while cutting the hair of volunteer Alison Jones Chaim during …

Students in new HEX-U program to create ‘public humanities projects’

December 7, 2016

Undergraduates who enroll in a new program will design and undertake “public humanities projects” to meet the needs of the local community.