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Van Hise, Humanities reopen

May 24, 2021

Emergency repairs to two campus buildings are now complete, but both buildings will require further work over the next year.

Humanities Building to undergo repairs

April 30, 2021

An engineering review has identified potential structural concerns with a portion of the northwest section of the building that require immediate attention.

A closer look at this year’s Administrative Improvement Award winners

April 29, 2021

The awards recognize exceptional performance in administrative work across the university, in academics, research, student services, outreach, or general administration.

How to use the Safer Badgers app

January 20, 2021

Here's how to get started with the Safer Badgers app — the official COVID-19 app for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The app provides resources to support health and safety on campus and in the community.

UW–Madison recognized for its water- and energy-saving initiatives

December 1, 2020

The heating and cooling plant improvements stem from an upgraded cleaning system for heat exchangers covering over 50,000 tons of the campus’s central plant chillers.

New recreation center is known by its Nick name

November 11, 2020

The new Nicholas Recreation Center ("The Nick") is home to 30,000 square feet of fitness space, eight courts, five studios, an Olympic-size pool, and more. It is operating at 25 percent capacity, with face masks required.

Remodeling project improves student spaces at Red Gym

October 14, 2020

“This project is part of our ongoing commitment to invest in spaces where students can feel at home and where they can find and build community,” says Gabe Javier, associate vice chancellor for student affairs in the area of inclusion and identity.

UW Arboretum enhances sustainability with solar panel upgrade

October 6, 2020

The new system will include an array of 66 photovoltaic modules that are projected to produce 32,300 kilowatt-hours in the first year of operation.

Opening dates set for Shell, NTS, Nicholas Recreation Center

August 21, 2020

The Shell and Nielsen Tennis Stadium (NTS) reopened to students, faculty, and staff on Monday, August 17. The Nicholas Recreation Center is expected to open in a limited capacity on Monday, September 14.

When bomb tore through Sterling Hall 50 years ago, he was inside: ‘I still have flashbacks’

August 18, 2020

Bill Evans remembers feeling the building shudder, then seeing a wave of dirt and dust blow by a lab door. He immediately reported that something terrible had happened.

At University Hospital, damage and shock in aftermath of 1970 Sterling Hall bombing

August 18, 2020

The blast shattered most of the hospital's east-facing windows, including those in the intensive care unit. “Our assignment was to pick glass off of patients,” remembers a nursing student.

Arboretum Drive reopening to motor vehicle traffic July 31

July 24, 2020

In May, the street was temporarily closed due to the high volume of pedestrian and bicycle usage during the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic. When the road reopens, the speed limit will be reduced from 25 mph to 20 mph.

Gradual reopening includes select facilities

July 7, 2020

After being closed since March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some University of Wisconsin–Madison facilities are reopening on a limited basis, with new safety requirements such as masking and physical distancing.

New order aims to promote public safety in campus gathering spots

May 20, 2020

The university has adopted a new order to ensure public safety through physical distancing and related public health measures as campus prepares to reopen.

Arboretum Drive closes temporarily to motor vehicle traffic

May 15, 2020

Arboretum Drive will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists, who are encouraged to maintain at least six feet of distance from one another on the road. All visitors should practice appropriate physical distancing .

Facilities leader to take new role at University of Texas

December 11, 2019

“David’s leadership in difficult times was particularly valuable to all of us, helping ably steer the campus through several complex crises," says Laurent Heller, vice chancellor for finance and administration.

UW–Madison named platinum-level Bicycle Friendly University

October 17, 2019

The UW is one of eight universities and colleges so honored by the League of American Bicyclists as part of its mission to create a “bicycle friendly America for everyone.”

Hamel Music Center prepares for final tuning

September 17, 2019

The final touches of construction were being put in place during a preview tour of the Hamel Music Center Sept. 16. The Mead Witter School of Music is looking for volunteers Sept. 19 and 20, to sit quietly in the audience and hear professional acousticians perform the final tuning.