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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.

Light-footed

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.

Winter wonder

January 21, 2016

Living along the jet stream – those fast-flowing air currents in the upper atmosphere circling the earth – brings its share of erratic weather patterns and unpredictability.

Moments in Time: Photographers’ Choice 2015

December 17, 2015

This now-annual collection of photographs compiled by University Communications photographers Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter highlights some of the decisive moments of 2015.

Prehistoric presents

December 9, 2015

A toy dinosaur stands next to replicas of a Spinosaurus tooth on display and available for purchase — along with many gems and minerals — during the Friends of the Geology Museum Holiday Sale.

Recent sightings: Crew views

November 6, 2015

Photo: Jeff Miller With nighttime giving way to dawn, members of the Wisconsin women’s crew team use a pier near the …

Recent sightings: Ho-Chunk students visit

October 23, 2015

Nine high school students from Wisconsin's Ho-Chunk Nation viisted a Native American effigy mound and the Tree of Peace on Observatory Hill on Oct. 23. The UW Arboretum's Earth Partnership Program and UW–Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies hosted the group's one-day visit to campus.