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Engaging in the arts at Wheelhouse

June 3, 2021

Wheelhouse Studios is an open art studio located in the lower level of Memorial Union. With three versatile workspaces, flexible studio designs, drop-in art opportunities, and classes for enthusiasts and first-time artists alike, it’s easy to engage in the arts at Wheelhouse. Advance registration is required.

Badger Talks video: Is herd immunity attainable?

May 5, 2021

“It is difficult to predict how many (people) need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity in a population,” says Ajay Sethi, associate professor of population health sciences, but "we are headed in the right direction."

National Poetry Month: Students express themselves

April 15, 2021

In honor of National Poetry Month, University Communications spoke with members of the First Wave Urban Arts program about the importance of poetry and why they think the art form is so powerful. 

Vaccine clinics offer shots to 2nd and 3rd shift employees

April 7, 2021

Modeled after successful flu vaccine clinics UHS hosts each year, the clinics were designed to reduce the barriers some employees may confront while trying to seek vaccination.

No barking in the book store

March 19, 2021

Family dog Maggie, an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever, keeps an eye on things as undergraduate student Ali McGowan studies in the first-floor Moka Coffee and Tea lobby inside the University Book Store (UBS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Video: Pool your drool

January 22, 2021

Try these tips in order to have a successful saliva sample as new COVID-19 testing requirements are implemented for the spring semester.

How to use the Safer Badgers app

January 20, 2021

Here's how to get started with the Safer Badgers app — the official COVID-19 app for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The app provides resources to support health and safety on campus and in the community.

Winter is coming, Badgers

November 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it a year like no other on the UW–Madison campus, but the seasons continue to change as always. The first snowfall of the year on Tuesday gave campus a wintery look.

Veterans Day 2020

November 11, 2020

Red, white and blue lights illuminate the exterior of the Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, 2020. Etched in the stone at the building’s entrance is the following: “Erected and Dedicated to the Memory of the Men and Women of the University of Wisconsin Who Served in our Country's Wars.”

Campus, community celebrate Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

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.

Black Lives Matter Solidarity March

June 7, 2020

Thousands of demonstrators from the community gathered on campus for a "Finishing the Work: Black Lives Matter Solidarity March" on June 7. It was sponsored and organized by the local pastors of the African American Council of Churches "to stand up and speak out against racism, injustice and declare 'Black Lives Matter.'"

In remembrance

June 6, 2020

UW-Madison students (left to right) Daniel Ledin, Molly Pistono and Courtney Gorum work together to paint a mural commemorating black victims of police violence throughout the country on a sheet of plywood covering the windows of the Community Pharmacy building on State Street in Madison on June 5. The mural is one of many that have been painted on businesses along the street following several nights of protests in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Fashion show moves to Sunday

April 30, 2020

Students in the Textile and Fashion Design program will show their creations on Facebook at 7 p.m. Central Time Sunday in School of Human Ecology's annual fashion show, "Threads 2020: React."

2020 Academic Staff Excellence Awards

April 28, 2020

Academic staff members bring UW–Madison’s mission to life — they are gifted teachers, world-class researchers, dedicated administrators, and more. Right now, their creativity and dedication are more apparent and more needed than ever.

Firefighters parade in support of health workers

April 24, 2020

Fire engines from local Madison stations circled the VA Hospital, UW Hospital and Clinics and American Family Children's Hospital, flashing their lights and sounding their sirens in appreciation of medical staff for their work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2020 UW–Madison Distinguished Teaching Awards

April 7, 2020

Thirteen faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor that annually recognizes some of UW–Madison's finest educators. We salute the winners, and commend all who are teaching in these challenging times.

Video: Chancellor Rebecca Blank addresses COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Chancellor Blank is thanking everyone for their flexibility and willingness to make changes that "aren't easy or comfortable" in response to COVID-19. "I can't tell you exactly what tomorrow or the next day is going to bring, but I can tell you this: The safety and well-being of every member of our UW–Madison family is, and will remain, my top priority."

COVID-19 news conference

March 11, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank speaks during a press conference addressing the COVID-19 measures being taken by UW–Madison, which was held in the UW Police and Security Facility. She is accompanied by Jake Baggott, executive director of University Health Services (rear), and Laurent Heller, vice chancellor for finance and administration.

New home for Watrous mural

February 28, 2020

Workers with Methods & Materials Inc. of Chicago installed a 1951 mural by artist and former UW–Madison professor James Watrous into the Chazen Museum of Art's Elvehjem Building on Feb. 26.