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Tong family makes $1 million gift towards Hoofer marina project

A new donation will help fund a project to improve the marina and lakefront promenade near the Memorial Union. Improvements include new piers, better storage and a new greenspace on shore.

Student to student: A reunion of ‘60s activists from Madison imparts lessons to millennials about achieving change

For three days in June, hundreds of aging radicals, activists and former University of Wisconsin students returned to Madison – once a “cradle of counterculture” – to relive the 1960s through a mix of music, art, politics and history. Today's millennials can learn from them.

Madison startup completing 100 solar setups in rural Africa

If you take electric lighting for granted, you have not lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where lighting options often come down to kerosene, candles or flashlights. The company's solar lights are a new choice.

Curious Madisonian still innovating, designing, improving 35 years after UW–Madison graduation

Bruce Winkler has invented, designed or facilitated an amazing range of devices since he earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UW–Madison in 1983.

Stars of Comedy Central’s ‘Workaholics’ come to Madison to pet badgers, promote new movie

The comedy trio of Adam Devine, Blake Anderson and Anders Holm headed to campus last week not only to visit Holm’s plaque in Alumni Park, but also to introduce their new movie “Game Over, Man!” at a special screening.

Fahey, Chazen, Thomas-Greenfield to receive honorary degrees

Honorary doctorates recognize individuals with careers of extraordinary accomplishment, with sustained and uncommonly meritorious activity reflecting UW–Madison values.

Badger behind the Olympic scenes

A UW–Madison alumna Caitlin Furin is experiencing the Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, up close. She's traveling with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team as its communications and public relations manager

Remembering astronaut Laurel Clark, 15 years after Columbia tragedy

Clark, a UW–Madison graduate, was killed along with six other crew members when the space shuttle disintegrated upon re-entering Earth's atmosphere.

Never too late: Alum to participate in winter commencement 50 years after earning degree

Fifty years after earning his doctorate from UW–Madison, Luciano Barraza finally will participate in the commencement ceremony, thanks to his grandson.

Camp Randall season: Plenty of singing, dancing, cheering — and wins

It was quite a year at Camp Randall Stadium, where the Badgers won every regular-season football game on their way to the Big Ten West Division title. And the home fans supported them loudly, vigorously and humorously.

WAA offers travel packages for Orange Bowl

This is the first-ever trip to the Orange Bowl for Wisconsin. It is also the second straight year the Badgers are heading to a New Year’s Big Six bowl game.

UW–Madison computer sciences grad helped craft a galaxy far, far away

Rachel Rose and her team have contributed to the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

Health access program bridges micro-finance, health for Uganda’s poor

Former Badger Kevin Gibbons runs a non-profit that merges microfinance and health-care access in Uganda by helping taxi drivers buy motorcycles.

Three UW–Madison-trained science teachers awarded fellowships

The three, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."

Winter Commencement speakers began successful Hollywood partnership on campus

Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, two of Hollywood’s top storytellers, met each other while editing Super 8 film in the basement of Vilas Hall.

Kellners mark Homecoming with $25 million gift

Ted and Mary Kellner, whose generosity to their alma mater spans the campus, will make a $25 million commitment as part of the university’s current $3.2 billion All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign.

Despite rain, Alumni Park opening brings smiles, excitement

UW-Madison's new Alumni Park opened at a special ceremony on Friday, and the rain failed to inhibit enthusiasm for the new green space and story park that's been under construction for more than a year.

Alumni Park opening celebration will be Friday, Oct. 6

A full weekend of activities is planned to follow up on Alumni Park's unveiling on Oct. 6. The park's artful exhibits tell more than 200 alumni and UW stories, and it has gardens, a visitor center and a statue of Bucky Badger.