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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.

Recent sightings: Parents’ Weekend

September 22, 2014

Campus hosted the annual Parents’ Weekend from Sept. 19-21, formally introducing parents to the staples of campus life. The events included luncheons, photo ops, information sessions, faculty presentations and more.

Antique and classic boat tour to stop at campus

July 29, 2014

A fleet of vintage watercraft from the last seven decades, including Chris Crafts, Centuries, Gar Woods and more, will be on tour in Lake Mendota along the Memorial Union shore on Friday, Aug. 1 to benefit the health of Madison’s lakes.