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Badger Talks video: How to communicate better while wearing a mask

September 22, 2020

Professor Maryellen MacDonald explains why it's so tough to talk to each other in masks, and offers tips in how to adapt so people understand, such as using hand gestures and nodding.

F.H. King group provides students, local community with fresh produce despite pandemic

September 16, 2020

The student organization's goal is to connect students with the land they live on and the food they eat, including combating food insecurity and fighting against social injustice in the food system.

Message from Chancellor Rebecca Blank

September 8, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank addresses students about the new 14-day student restrictions for health and safety instituted because of the rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.

’Til the cows come home

September 8, 2020

The cows returned to UW's Dairy Cattle Center on Sept. 1, five months after they were removed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without students on campus or research projects, the center was temporarily shuttered on March 27.

In-person classes start, with masks and distancing

September 2, 2020

Campus sparkled under a warm September sun on Wednesday, as students returned to in-person classes for the first time in five months. Students and staff members followed the Smart Restart safety protocols that include mask wearing and physical distancing.

A masked move-in

August 26, 2020

Wearing face masks and physically distancing from others, students started to move into UW–Madison resident halls this week. There will be 6,500 students living in 19 residence halls, as two of the smaller halls are being used for isolation housing.

Hand-sanitizer stations installed on campus

August 20, 2020

Hand-sanitizer pump and refill stations are being installed at key locations across campus as part of the Smart Restart initiative.

A time-honored tradition with a twist

August 16, 2020

More than 360 students from Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin signed up to participate in UW Housing’s early-drop off program Aug. 15-18, bringing their belongings to their residence hall rooms in preparation for the school year. They wore face masks and followed physical distancing rules.

COVID-19 testing site open

August 12, 2020

With activity starting to return to campus, University Health Services is ramping up its testing efforts for COVID-19. A free testing site for students, faculty and staff has opened at Henry Mall.

Preparing classrooms for students’ return

August 10, 2020

Classrooms, common spaces and other areas are being prepared to keep students safe upon return to campus this fall. Staff members are using signs, chair placement and seating location stickers to ensure students will be physically distanced.

Voting starts on campus, with precautions

August 4, 2020

Early in-person absentee voting started in four large outdoor tents on campus this week for the Aug. 11 partisan primary, with poll workers wearing personal protective equipment and taking other safety measures.

Another summer of construction on campus

July 30, 2020

So much has changed over the past five-plus months, but there’s one thing that always seems to be eternal – summer construction at UW–Madison. This summer is no exception.

Terrace life continues, but with precautions

July 28, 2020

Summer evenings remain relaxed and beautiful at the Memorial Union Terrace, but with changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons can enjoy physically distanced, reserved-table seating with food and drink service.

Comet watching at Pine Bluff

July 24, 2020

A group of people gathered at UW–Madison's Pine Bluff Observatory in Cross Plains earlier this week to see a rare sight. Comet NEOWISE – officially called C/2020 F3 – passed overhead and was visible to the naked eye, although binoculars helped.

Badger Talks video: When and how should schools reopen?

July 21, 2020

“Considering whether schools reopen in the fall has to be a decision based on what’s happening in the local area and what’s possible in terms of disease mitigation and keeping families and students safe,”

Badger Talks: Mail-in voting during the pandemic

July 14, 2020

In this week’s Badger Talks, Barry Burden joins us to talk about how the pandemic’s big push for mail-in voting is likely to affect the…

100 days into pandemic, campus buildings await

June 23, 2020

It’s been 100 days since many faculty and staff members began the transition to remotely working from home. Here is a visual reminder of some of the buildings that house the various schools and colleges of UW–Madison.

The winners: Cool Science Images 2020

May 26, 2020

Eyeball-licking geckos, wiggling brain cells and a whole planet’s worth of weather are among the winners in UW–Madison’s 10th Cool Science Image Contest. A panel of artists, scientists and science communicators judged the scientific content and aesthetic and creative qualities of the images and videos.