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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.

Social distancing on Library Mall

April 2, 2020

On April 1, a sign on Library Mall puts a positive spin on the unusually empty corridor as people observe a stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spring’s arrival provides reassurance

March 20, 2020

With the COVID-19 crisis roiling life on campus and all over the world, it's reassuring to see that spring arrived on Thursday, March 19. This year's spring equinox arrived early, and it was welcome.

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.

Outstanding Women of Color honored

March 6, 2020

The twelfth cohort of Outstanding Women of Color awardees were honored at a reception on March 5. The honorees show a wide range of achievement and skill.

Exploring Afrofuturism with Pierce Freelon

February 28, 2020

Black History Month keynote speaker Pierce Freelon discussed Afrofuturism with an enthusiastic crowd of more than 75 at Union South's Varsity Hall on Feb. 27.

An exuberant, intercultural competition of dance

February 24, 2020

The Chinese Undergraduate Student Association held a Show Me Your Dance event at the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Shannon Hall on Feb. 22. Student performers and audiences from different cultural backgrounds all joined in, creating intercultural communication through art. 

A snowball’s chance

February 15, 2020

Hundreds of students engaged in “Battle for Bottom of Bascom," an epic snowball fight held on the lower half of Bascom Hill on Feb. 15. The spirited annual battle pits members of the Lakeshore and Southeast residence halls. The Lakeshore team once again claimed victory.

Greenhouse a refuge from winter woes

February 13, 2020

There’s a place you can go to escape the snow, the cold and the watery gray of a Wisconsin winter. Not California or Florida, but somewhere right here on campus. The Botany Greenhouse in Birge Hall is an 8,000-square-foot oasis of warmth and greenery. Remember green?

The signs of love

February 13, 2020

Looking for signs of love on this Valentine’s Day? If you look closely, you can find plenty of them on the walls, desks and tables…

‘Afrofuturism’ comes to campus

February 10, 2020

More than 50 students kicked off Black History Month at an event called “An Afrofuturist Affair,” at the Pyle Center's Alumni Lounge at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Friday, Feb. 7.

‘Lucky Dog’ Scout and UW School of Veterinary Medicine star in WeatherTech Super Bowl commercial

January 28, 2020

As Super Bowl LIV airs Sunday, Feb. 2, Scout will appear alongside members of the school's faculty and staff who have been part of the 7-year-old golden retriever’s cancer treatment journey.

Scout’s story: UW veterinary medicine featured in Super Bowl commercial

January 28, 2020

The story of the care "Lucky Dog" Scout is receiving from the UW School of Veterinary Medicine is told here by David MacNeil and the veterinary team. Video by UW–Madison.

Ballroom balance

January 28, 2020

A UW physical therapy lecturer leads a class in “ballroom balance” for older adults worried about staying upright. They’re overcoming their fear of falling — and having fun in the process. Says one student who volunteers with the class: “What good is all this learning if we’re not actually going to apply it to the people in our community?”

Moments in Time 2019

December 17, 2019

Look into our crystal ball and see … the past. In this slide show, University Communications photographers Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter share some of their favorite Moments in Time of 2019.

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.