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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.

Play COVID Crush with an epidemiologist

May 19, 2020

Called COVID Crush, the game allows players to experiment with a number of different physical distancing scenarios (also called social distancing), watching how it leads to or limits the spread of COVID-19 in a population of 1,000 dots, which represent individual people.

Spring comes to the Arboretum

May 14, 2020

With the snow melted, the warmth of the spring sun brings the Arboretum back to joyous life. Flowers bloom, birds sing, shoots arise from the soil. Enjoy this look at spring’s wonderful renewal of the earth.

Celebrities offer shout-outs to 2020 grads

May 13, 2020

Alumni and friends from across the country — from Charlie Berens to Carrie Coon to André De Shields -- offer congratulations to the UW–Madison's 2020 graduates.

Lighting it up for the 2020 graduates

May 8, 2020

Graduates don't get to celebrate in Camp Randall Stadium and the Kohl Center this year because of the social distancing required by the COVID-19 pandemic. So to mark Saturday's virtual graduation ceremony, the UW Athletic Department lit the two venues in red Friday night to honor the Class of 2020.

Move out at a distance

May 5, 2020

For the past week, students have been returning to dorms to gather their belongings. UW Housing organized the move-outs in staggered time periods from April 27 to May 7.

2020 Academic Staff Excellence Awards

April 28, 2020

Academic staff members bring UW–Madison’s mission to life — they are gifted teachers, world-class researchers, dedicated administrators, and more. Right now, their creativity and dedication are more apparent and more needed than ever.

Firefighters parade in support of health workers

April 24, 2020

Fire engines from local Madison stations circled the VA Hospital, UW Hospital and Clinics and American Family Children's Hospital, flashing their lights and sounding their sirens in appreciation of medical staff for their work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On Earth Day, the world pauses

April 22, 2020

Sunlight shines through a stand of pine trees at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum this week.Today is Earth Day, which campus is marking with events and a virtual conference.

Robots still roll on nearly empty campus

April 17, 2020

With in-person instruction suspended for the rest of spring semester and campus buildings closed except to essential employees, campus is a quiet place these days. But there's still activity from University Housing food-delivery robots.

Photo story: A day in the life of a student at home

April 15, 2020

"The greatest realization that I’ve come to is that technology is not advanced enough, nor will it ever be, to replace human interaction. My most memorable learning experiences involve people in one way or another."

Badger facilities lit in blue to honor pandemic workers

April 10, 2020

UW-Madison's athletic facilities -- Camp Randall Stadium, the Kohl Center and the Field House -- were lit up in blue Thursday night in support and appreciation for those on the frontlines against the COVID-19 pandemic. Stadiums around the country joined the #LightItBlue campaign.

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.