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Steven Rinella of TV’s ‘MeatEater’ to make UW appearance

March 26, 2015

Steven Rinella, award-winning author and host of the hit TV show “MeatEater,” will give a talk the evening of April 14 to discuss his outdoor adventures and his life as a modern day hunter-gatherer.

Hurricane expert Kerry Emanuel to speak at UW–Madison

March 17, 2015

Kerry Emanuel, a leading authority on hurricanes and climate, will deliver the 6th Len Robock Annual Lecture March 24 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Recent sightings: Dancers upon stilts

March 2, 2015

Dancers took to stilts for a Brooklyn Jumbies workshop in Lathrop Hall on Saturday, Feb. 28. Participants worked with the dance performance group, which teaches cultural elements of the African diaspora like stilt walking, and Chris Walker, a UW–Madison associate professor of dance, to learn new dance moves in preparation for “Strut!” — a university dance event scheduled for May 2. The workshop was hosted by the UW–Madison Arts Institute as part of Laura Anderson Barbata’s spring interdisciplinary arts residency.

Sidebar: Sessions set to discuss biomedical research crisis

February 10, 2015

A series of campus-wide discussions to gather feedback and ideas from researchers — faculty, staff scientists, postdocs, and graduate students as well as administrative staff — on what many people believe is a crisis in U.S. biomedical research has been scheduled for March.

Darwin Day celebration focuses on islands, isolation

February 9, 2015

What do Madagascar and Jurassic Park have in common? Both are island-based evolutionary “experiments” that will be highlighted in this year’s Darwin Day celebrations, sponsored by the J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution at UW–Madison and its partners. “Darwin Day 2015: Islands and Isolation” will run all day Thursday, Feb. 12, and focus on the unique opportunity that islands provide to witness evolution and the diversity of life.


December 17, 2014


Ferguson in Context: Trauma, Violence, and Citizenship / A Roundtable with UW Faculty

December 17, 2014

Join us for a roundtable discussion of recent grand jury decisions in light of historical patterns of trauma and state-sanctioned violence in the United States.

Registration opens for ‘Building a Sustainable Self’ conference

October 23, 2014

Madison Student Personnel Association (SPA) will host its annual conference, “Building a Sustainable Self," Thursday, Oct. 30, at Union South. By promoting its theme of sustainability — relating to self-care, as well as creative approaches in education that ready students to step into their role as civic and workplace leaders upon graduation — the conference will offer opportunities for participants to pursue their work with a healthier, more strategic focus.

Media Advisory: Coverage opportunities at Wisconsin Science Festival

October 14, 2014

This tip sheet highlights key events of the 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival, held Oct. 16-19, and opportunities for coverage. All events below will be in the Discovery Building at 330 N. Orchard St.

Noted journalist and author to talk about power of investigative reporting

October 8, 2014

When those in power lie, the public is often in the dark until it’s too late to do anything about it, says a leading American investigative journalist.