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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.

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.