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Land and campus community connect through new art installation

January 8, 2024

A new art installation preserves some of the wood from an elm tree fondly known as Elmer, which stood in the Biochemical Sciences Complex Plaza until it succumbed to Dutch elm disease in 2018. The hanging piece was installed in the Biochemistry Sciences Building atrium in October 2023.

Cracking the da Vinci chronology: System tries to bring order to the works of a Renaissance genius

November 14, 2023

The watermark imaging system takes detailed images of artwork and then extracts information about the paper’s internal structure. That's compared to images of other documents to see if they came from the same batch of handmade paper.

A peek into how art is created

November 8, 2023

Visitors got to tour art studios, meet student artists and get a behind-the-scenes look at how art is created during UW–Madison’s annual Open Studio…

UW–Madison project combines art, policy and science to create plant-based plastics and benefit marginalized communities

October 17, 2023

A team led by University of Wisconsin–Madison scholars has a plan to turn paper mill waste into plant-based plastics, slashing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution and creating economic opportunities in ways that benefit marginalized communities.

Ojibwe birchbark canoe returns to Lake Mendota after 10 years, connecting to 1,000s of years of art and culture

October 12, 2023

Ten years after it first cut through Lake Mendota, a traditional birchbark canoe returned to the water, paddled by its maker, Wayne Valliere, who shared the experience with members of a first-year experience group focused on Indigenous arts and science.

The 2023 winners: Cool Science Image Contest

September 26, 2023

Winning submissions were created with a variety of equipment and techniques, including digital cameras, transparent cellophane, cutting-edge microscopes and geographical maps.

UW and tribal leaders honor newly installed Truman Lowe sculpture

September 17, 2023

“Effigy: Bird Form”  is meant to evoke the effigy mounds that have since disappeared. The sculpture is located on the eastern edge of Observatory Hill just north of Van Hise Hall.

MCOR: Sharing cultural traditions from around the world

September 11, 2023

Twenty-seven groups from different student organizations affiliated with the Multicultural Student Center performed a mix of stepping/strolling, dance routines and a capella singing for new students seeking to join student organizations.

Art that integrates data visualizations can help bridge the US political divide over climate change

July 7, 2023

Researchers have shown that combining climate data with visually engrossing art can make data more meaningful to viewers and bridge political divides related to climate science.

Flowing between art and science

May 18, 2023

Now in its third year, the Flow Project highlights not only the value of art as a tool to communicate science, but also as a way to inspire new science across University of Wisconsin campuses.

Enter your amazing science visuals in the 2023 Cool Science Image Contest

May 8, 2023

Members of the UW–Madison community may enter up to three images by the June 15 deadline.

Meet the 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients

April 6, 2023

Twelve faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize some of the university’s finest educators.

Students share the Black quilting tradition

February 10, 2023

In celebration of Black History Month, students came together at the Black Cultural Center to learn the rich history of the Black quilting tradition and, together, to make a quilt of their own.

Machiko Ito’s ‘conversation with glass’

December 5, 2022

Glass artist Machiko Ito plays with the boundaries of glass and textile, crocheting and weaving delicate strands of industrial fiberglass into kiln-fired works of art.

Student artists share their work at Open Studio Day

November 7, 2022

From paintings to pottery to sculpture to photography, creativity was out in full force at the Nov. 5 Open Studio Day hosted by the UW Art Department.

Public History Project exhibition generates ‘extraordinary’ interest during first month

October 18, 2022

Since opening Sept. 12, the Public History Project's Sifting & Reckoning exhibit has already engaged more than 10,000 visitors in person and online.

New interactive mural invites exploration and engagement with science

October 13, 2022

A multilayered mural painted in bold colors now hangs in the atrium of the Discovery Building, depicting the many facets of STEM research and inspiring new generations to engage in science. Painted QR codes make the mural interactive, drawing the viewer into the stories of renowned and lesser known Wisconsin scientists whose contributions have shaped society.