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Makerspace masks

October 25, 2019

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.

Prairie preserve

October 21, 2019

On Saturday, participants in UW–Madison's Family Weekend gathered seeds from native prairie plants in the Biocore Prairie of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve on the UW campus. The prairie is a site for lab courses, research projects, service learning, and collaborative research and teaching efforts. 

Moving target

August 27, 2018

The moving-in process is underway on campus, with students beginning to settle into their residence halls after carrying in carts, baskets and armloads full of all those things they brought from home that they just can't live without. 

K-9 care

June 8, 2018

A student-run UW veterinary medical training program for Wisconsin police officer-K-9 teams took place as part of a larger technical training program at Camp Randall Stadium June 6. The session provided officers with training on taking vitals, CPR, K-9 first aid, and recognizing emergency situations such as heat stroke in their K-9 partners.

Weather watching for busy people

May 29, 2018

You probably don't have time to gaze up at the sky all day as the weather changes. Fortunately, cameras stationed atop the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences building are doing it for you. In this time-lapse video, you can see why in Wisconsin we say, "If you don't like the weather ... wait a minute."

Switched-on art

April 24, 2018

Neon has come a long way since the days when its typical use was for signs with succinct messages such as "EAT." The 2018 Neon Light Show, held in the UW Stock Pavilion on April 21, included glass sculptures and artwork created by more than 45 artists from UW–Madison, Alfred University (New York), Brooklyn Glass (New York), the Art Institute of Chicago, and many artists from Wisconsin.

Reaching out to prospective students

November 15, 2017

The Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Wisconsin–Madison held a community event for prospective students at the Goodman Branch of the Madison Public Library. The event was designed to inform prospective college students about admissions and financial assistance.

It takes two …

October 5, 2017

Students and members of the Madison community partner in step and hone their Argentine tango skills during a UW Tango Club dance lesson and practicum at Union South. The student organization meets weekly most Thursdays during the academic year, and welcomes participation from the public.

Summer school

September 14, 2017

A school of koi gathers around the bridge over the Pond Garden of Allen Centennial Garden on the west side of the UW–Madison campus on a brilliant late summer day. Local weather forecasts call for high temperatures in or near the 80s through the first day of fall, Sept. 22.

Another big night for Badger volleyball

December 3, 2016

The Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team defeated the Washington State Cougars during second round play in the NCAA Division 1 championship at the UW Field House Friday night. The Badgers swept the Cougars, 3-0, and advanced to the Sweet 16 regionals, to be hosted at the Field House Dec. 9-10.

Election Day on campus

November 8, 2016

Gordon Dining and Event Center was abuzz with Election Day activity as one of the polling places where a predominantly student population cast ballots for president, U.S. senator, and local officials Nov. 8.

Discussing ‘Evicted’

November 2, 2016

Students and faculty in the Sociology Department gather in the Sewell Social Science Building to hear sociologist Matthew Desmond, author of the 2016-2017 Go Big Read selection "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City," speak on Nov. 2. Go Big Read (GBR), a common-reading program, is designed to engage students, faculty, staff and the community in a shared, academically focused reading experience.

A bold climb that changed the world

October 12, 2016

Students in the Chadbourne Residential College (CRC) and the Multicultural Learning Community (MLC) participate in a social justice workshop hosted by social activist Bree Newsome on Oct. 12, 2016. Newsome asked the students to think about a time that they felt powerful and provide them with insights and a history of social justice.

Red threads

July 1, 2016

Badger backers make their way through smoke machines as they enter the stadium tunnel during the Night of the New Red Threads Under Armour launch party at Camp Randall Stadium on June 30. The event marked the beginning of a new $96 million, 10-year apparel partnership between Wisconsin Athletics and Under Armour.

International flavor

June 6, 2016

More than 300 people attend the third annual South Madison International Community Night, held on the grounds of Villager Mall in Madison on June 2, 2016. The free community event included five international food carts, several musical performances and more than 20 family-friendly arts and science activities.

Terrace time

May 20, 2016

Crowds thronged the Memorial Union Terrace this week as it reopened following a major renovation.

Summer already?

April 18, 2016

An unseasonably — but not unreasonably — warm April day prompted a Frisbee player to liven things up on Bascom Hill as students stretched out in the summerlike sun.

Wisconsin in the spotlight

April 3, 2016

Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd of about 4,400 at the Kohl Center on April 3, two days before the Wisconsin presidential primary.

Friendly fire

March 30, 2016

UW Arboretum land care staff member Austin Pethan uses a drip torch as a 10-person staff manages a prescribed fire at Juniper Knoll on March 29. Fire is used as a wildland management tool to help control competing vegetation, reduce potential buildup of excess flammable materials, and perpetuate fire-dependent species.


February 23, 2016

High winds didn't deter hundreds of people from enjoying a nighttime walk amid six custom-made luminaries and lanterns at the Allen Centennial Garden Feb. 19.