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J.J. Watt, a powerhouse on and off the field, to be commencement speaker

February 6, 2019

Watt, who attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 2008-10 and played for the Badgers, will share his approach to life with graduates on May 11. “I can’t wait to get back to Camp Randall,” he said.

SSTAR Lab examining solutions for making higher education more affordable

February 5, 2019

The SSTAR Lab’s mission is to use applied academic research to guide, support, and partner with practitioners whose work aims to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for current and future college students.

Faculty, staff return to Vilas Hall after flooding; cleanup continues in Vilas and Chemistry

February 4, 2019

Faculty and staff have returned to the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Vilas Hall Monday to aid in cleanup while facilities crews assess and repair flood damage there and in the Chemistry Building.

Three days and nearly 70 degrees

February 4, 2019

The descent of a "polar vortex" into Wisconsin brought brutally low temperatures and high wind chills to campus on Jan. 30 and 31, but those temperatures rose 68 degrees by Feb. 3 as the weather pattern lifted.

UW-Madison to reopen at noon Thursday; classes to begin at 1 p.m.

January 30, 2019

It is our goal to resume campus services as soon as possible but please be aware that some services may not be available immediately at noon.

Marking MLK Day with a history-making leader

January 21, 2019

In addition to a keynote by Wisconsin's first African-American lieutenant governor, Mandela Barnes, Monday's event also featured music, discussion and, on a lighter note, coloring pages paying tribute to famous African-Americans.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes to speak at UW MLK Day celebration

January 9, 2019

Barnes, the second African-American elected to statewide office in Wisconsin, will address the celebration theme of "MLK & Beyond: Manifesting the Dreams of the Movement."

Biden to hold Tuesday event at Gordon

October 26, 2018

Tickets are required for the event, which is organized by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, to be held at Gordon Dining & Events Center from 9 to 11 a.m.

12 famous people you didn’t know went to UW–Madison

October 17, 2018

Homecoming is an occasion often involving food, friends and football — but it’s also a time to welcome Badger alumni back to campus. …

Campus gears up for Homecoming celebration

October 15, 2018

From its beginnings on a crisp November weekend in 1911, Homecoming has grown into the UW’s most beloved tradition. Join us Oct. 18-21!

A hands-on exploration of science

October 13, 2018

Dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations at the Wisconsin Science Festival's Discovery Expo at the Discovery Building on Thursday and Friday helped attendees learn about virtual reality, health and medicine, chemistry, astrobotany and more science topics.

Foxconn invites students, faculty, alumni and others to Foxconn Days

October 12, 2018

During the two-day event, in addition to showcasing some of Foxconn’s cutting-edge global technology and innovations, Foxconn staff will be onsite to share more details about the Foxconn Institute for Research in Science and Technology (FIRST) and to discuss career opportunities with students.

Rupi Kaur shares her love for Madison, delivers powerful performance

October 2, 2018

The 25-year-old poet impressed a crowd at Memorial Union on Saturday, and in turn she raved about Madison on social media. “This seems like a place where I could write a book," she wrote.

4 tips for crushing the Career & Internship Fair

September 19, 2018

When you meet with potential employers at the Career & Internship Fair, there are steps you can take to be most effective.

Conference to give educators tools to encourage difficult political discussions, talk about elections

September 14, 2018

Teaching about elections is one of the best opportunities educators have to prepare young people for political engagement, says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.

Q & A: Plant expert talks benefits of owning plants for students, Plant Adoption Day

September 12, 2018

Plants are beneficial for the well-being of students. They provide oxygen and are an essential resource for all human life on Earth. And now students can get a free one.

UW Arboretum’s Native Gardening Conference to be held Sept. 16

August 10, 2018

The conference offers a day of expert-led workshops and tours to help all gardeners, from beginner to experienced, learn to create beautiful restorative landscapes that play a broader ecological role and support biodiversity.

The delicate beauty of leaves

July 13, 2018

Sunshine and leaves — both in abundant supply in mid-summer — were combined to make sun print art this week, during a Lunchtime Wellness Series event at Allen Centennial Garden.

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

July 3, 2018

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.