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‘The Wisconsin Experience’ begins for thousands of new Badgers at 2022 Convocation

September 6, 2022

Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin shared that this year’s freshman class is expected to be the largest in history at about 8,600 students — selected from a record-breaking pool of applicants of more than 60,000.

Dashing to a degree

September 2, 2022

The Graduate School Degree Dash took off across campus Friday morning, with 657 people running, walking, and rolling through the 5.07- and 1.94-mile courses. 

Student speaker Marina Kerekes ready to inspire incoming Badgers at Convocation

August 30, 2022

“Only at a school as supportive and encouraging of exploration as UW can you enter your freshman year pre-law and two summers later, find yourself in a rainforest with monkey feces on your arm.”

Bill Nye the climate guy

April 27, 2022

Nye “The Science Guy” speaks during his presentation, “Let’s Talk Climate Change, a Conversation with Bill Nye,” before a student audience of nearly 3,000…

Trumpeter, composer brings love of jazz to campus

November 8, 2021

Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, along with jazz musicians from the E-Collective and Turtle Island String Quartet, perform in Shannon Hall.

Flag of Ho-Chunk Nation to fly atop Bascom Hall for first time in university’s history

November 1, 2021

Chancellor Rebecca Blank will welcome several members of the Ho-Chunk Nation to campus.

A spooky good time on campus

October 31, 2021

Students donned costumes and played spooky games during a Halloween Bash at Dejope Residence Hall on Friday.

Movie night at Camp Randall

July 28, 2021

More than 800 employees and family members spread out on the Camp Randall Stadium field on July 27 to watch the 2020 film "Dolittle."

A beautiful day to say thanks to employees

July 20, 2021

The weather was ideal on Tuesday, July 20, for the first of three employee appreciation events.

A beautiful night for jazz and Juneteenth

June 21, 2021

Members of the Madison community enjoyed a warm summer evening and the sounds of trumpeter Marquis Hill and his band at a Madison Jazz Festival event at the Memorial Union Terrace on June 19, which also marks Juneteenth.

Campus, community celebrate Juneteenth through weekend

June 16, 2021

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take advantage of the many virtual and in-person opportunities in Dane County this week in celebration of Juneteenth.

Spring Journalist in Residence series explores how media report on critical news stories

April 19, 2021

Topics of this semester’s talks range from the evolution of local news coverage to the role of media in the climate change debate.

Broadway star, prominent psychologist to be speakers at commencement

March 24, 2021

Broadway star André De Shields will address bachelor’s degree candidates, while Dr. John Gottman, one of the most influential psychologists in the country, will address graduate degree candidates.

‘Caste’ author Isabel Wilkerson to headline MLK Symposium

January 15, 2021

“Isabel Wilkerson is a distinguished author with writings that synthesize history and personal narratives to help our generation consider the implications of a system of oppression and racism,” says Cheryl Gittens, interim deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.

A victorious but unusual Badger game day

October 24, 2020

It was a game day at Camp Randall like no other before it. There were touchdowns and a resounding victory, but no crowd, and the only cheers were piped in.

Badger Talks: How to keep the virus away on Halloween

October 20, 2020

In this Badger Talks video, Malia Jones, an epidemiologist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, shares how we can safely celebrate Halloween with a few changes to our traditions.

Registration open for Diversity Forum 2020

September 29, 2020

The 2020 UW–Madison Diversity Forum will be held virtually on October 27-28. This year’s forum will explore a convergence of contemporary issues from racial equity and social justice to disparities in health care and white privilege during two full days of speakers and interactive sessions.

Astronaut Mae Jemison inspires a new generation of trailblazers

January 22, 2020

An appreciative, overflow crowd of more than 1,100 people showed up to hear the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture.

UW Varsity Band Spring concert tickets on sale Jan. 13

January 8, 2020

Marching band director Corey Pompey, in his first year, will continue the tradition by leading the band at the 46th annual event at the Kohl Center.