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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.