There is often a lot more to volunteering than showing up and giving it your all. In a community like the University of Wisconsin–Madison, it's easy to write off volunteering as too far away or too intimidating because it's often so different than campus life.
What do American soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan do in their "spare" time?
A group of UW–Madison researchers and Thermo Fisher Scientific scientists will bring together high school students and teachers to build and use diagnostic equipment that would not be out of place in university research labs.
The rich history and music of the Civil War era will revisit the grounds of historic Camp Randall on Saturday, July 25, as part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's celebration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth.
A new local food initiative on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus is starting very close to home.
From educational software to embryonic stem cells, University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty, students and staff are well-known for creating new knowledge and businesses - and an ongoing count of university-related startups bears that out.
The year 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy, and grandparents and grandchildren will mark the occasion by learning about celestial objects as part of the ninth annual Grandparents University (GPU) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
On July 1, the University of Wisconsin–Madison unveiled a Web portal that highlights the diversity of the nearly 7,000 professionals who make significant contributions in research, teaching and service at UW–Madison.
Study with virtuosos and early music vocal masters, and perform period music at the Madison Early Music Festival July 11-18.
Come early to the Memorial Union Terrace this Saturday, June 27, to stake out a good seat for Rhythm and Booms and learn about the science behind the spectacle.
On Saturday, June 27, wonders from the far reaches of the universe will be brought down to Earth on the Capitol Square.
As Judy Ettinger puzzled over her retirement options a few years ago, her 30-plus years of experience in career counseling and career development proved to be invaluable.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Space Place and the Monona Terrace invite the public to Planet Trek Fest at Monona Terrace on Saturday, June 20.
On May 11, more than 200 Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) students participated in a fun musical program stressing the importance of literacy and self-esteem.
More than 200 Madison Metropolitan School District students will come together on Monday, May 11, to share what they have learned from a literacy program that stresses self-esteem through music.
The National Children's Study's Waukesha County Vanguard Center begins recruiting volunteers on Monday, May 11, to take part in the largest long-term study of children's health and development ever conducted in the U.S.
From a short list compiled by a review committee from the nearly 400 nominated titles for the university's Go Big Read common book program, Chancellor Biddy Martin has selected "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto," by Michael Pollan, as the book for the inaugural year.
A new initiative at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is using music to raise public awareness about aquatic invasive species in the state.
The first-ever Wisconsin Poverty Report finds that nearly 11 percent of Wisconsin's population and one in seven children lived in poverty in 2007 and that the need for food - and almost always with it is poverty - has grown substantially as the recession deepened in the last two years.