Sound smarter at virtual holiday gatherings – and, eventually, parties
A mix of insightful, obscure and amusing tidbits you can casually drop into your Zoom chat, excerpted from Inside UW New Faculty Focus questionnaires during the past year.
Honk if you love neutrinos
Actually, don't honk — it would be rude — but enjoy the UW–Madison IceCube Neutrino Observatory display at Madison’s Holiday Fantasy in Lights at Olin Park. The lights at the free, drive-through attraction are on every night from 4:30 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 3.
Campus, community celebrate Juneteenth
The Juneteenth flag is raised over the Wisconsin State Capitol for the first time in history Friday morning. UW–Madison today honors and celebrates Juneteenth, commemorating the day the last group of enslaved Black Americans were made aware of their liberation in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. The Black Cultural Center will host a virtual celebration of Black music and culture with DJ Tricey Trice at 1:30 p.m. CT. For those who want to learn more about the history of Juneteenth and the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality for African Americans, UW–Madison Libraries has many free physical and electronic resources available. Many will also join a community celebration at 5 p.m. hosted by Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self-Determination.
Sound smarter at parties with these fascinating facts
Whether you use the information to impress your friends or just learn something interesting for yourself, consider this a gift from some of your new campus colleagues.
The UW–Madison College of Engineering's Makerspace held a workshop Oct. 24 to teach the basics of thermoforming and mold making by creating Halloween masks. Makerspace Workshops are geared toward newcomers and are open to all UW–Madison students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Quiz: Which UW pumpkin carving are you?
Halloween is a time to express yourself to the world. And there are plenty of different ways to express your Badger spirit with your pumpkin carving. Take this quiz to find out which carving is best for you.
Marking MLK Day with a history-making leader
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.
Student to student: 4 ways to incorporate Halloween as you study for midterms
It’s bad enough when Halloween falls on a Wednesday. It’s worse when it falls in the middle of midterms. Here’s four ways to still celebrate October 31st while you study for midterms.
Chancellor announces major improvements to Bascom Hill
The rest stop will come complete with bathroom facilities, massage chairs, picnic tables and vending machines containing energy drinks, protein bars and Cheetos.
Roses are red; write a love poem this Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to think outside the heart-shaped chocolate box by putting pen to paper and writing a love poem. Here are some tips.
Media advisory: UW–Madison experts ready to offer a cornucopia of Thanksgiving tips
Experts from the UW–Madison can talk turkey, Black Friday and a variety of other Thanksgiving-related topics.
Inspired by King, students share a day of service and reflection
Martin Luther King Jr. is known for poetic words and heroic actions. On Monday, the University of Wisconsin–Madison community came together to consider King’s legacy and how he continues to inspire.
Gifts with Badger appeal
What's on your holiday shopping list this year? Consider a gift that shows your UW–Madison pride. Browse our annual gift guide and maybe you'll even find something to tuck into your own stocking.
Remembering the fallen on Veterans Day
To mark Veterans Day on Friday, volunteers took turns on Bascom Hill reading the names and hometowns of more than 6,800 U.S. service members killed in military action in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.
Campus prepares pumpkins, costumes for Halloween
The campus community is finding many creative ways to celebrate Halloween – carving pumpkins on a crisp October night, wandering the oh-so-spooky hallways of Humanities, hobnobbing with history's greatest artists.