Tag Recent sightings

Recent sightings: Light show

June 23, 2015

Colorful bands of the Aurora Borealis, or "northern lights," glow in the nighttime sky above Lake Mendota near Observatory Hill during a strong solar storm in the northern hemisphere at 12:49 a.m. on June 23.

Wild, wild campus: A visual sampling of the creatures among us

June 16, 2015

A campus wouldn’t be a campus without bricks and mortar, without indoor spaces to teach and learn and conduct research — especially when winter hits hard across the Midwest. But at UW–Madison, we also place great value on outdoor spaces, those spots where nature has dibs.

Recent sightings: Bucky’s Workout

May 28, 2015

Photos: Bryce Richter With UW mascot Bucky Badger leading them, members of the UW–Madison community participate in Bucky’s Workout, a…

Recent sightings: Bucky’s Day Off

May 5, 2015

UW students Chelsea Sheedy (left), Bethany Rahja (center) and Mariel Lopes (right) compete in a race on the moon-walker bungee run during the…

Recent sightings: Who, indeed

April 14, 2015

Nestled in the crook of a tree branch, a pair of owlets flank an adult great horned owl as the three bask in…

Recent sighting: Snap, crackle, oomph!

April 14, 2015

Siblings Nate, 11, Ben, 6, and Caroline Hughes, 9, lend their hands-on help during Project Freshman 15,000, a student-led effort to make the…

Recent sightings: Dancers upon stilts

March 2, 2015

Dancers took to stilts for a Brooklyn Jumbies workshop in Lathrop Hall on Saturday, Feb. 28. Participants worked with the dance performance group, which teaches cultural elements of the African diaspora like stilt walking, and Chris Walker, a UW–Madison associate professor of dance, to learn new dance moves in preparation for “Strut!” — a university dance event scheduled for May 2. The workshop was hosted by the UW–Madison Arts Institute as part of Laura Anderson Barbata’s spring interdisciplinary arts residency.

Recent sightings: Snow kiting on Mendota

February 27, 2015

UW-Madison photographer Jeff Miller is reflected in mirrored goggles worn by Hoofer Sailing Club instructor Kyle Heisler during a snow-kiting class on snow-covered,…

Recent sightings: Cross-racial allyship

February 27, 2015

More than 40 participants gathered for "Tools and Strategies for Cross-Racial Allyship,” a workshop hosted by the Multicultural Student Center on Feb. 26.

Contest seeks another round of amazing science images

February 10, 2015

To highlight the visual and scientific value of scientific imagery, the fifth annual Cool Science Image Contest is soliciting the best images from students and faculty and staff scientists on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.

Recent sightings: The Wonders of Physics

February 9, 2015

Dressed in a black-and-white-striped prisoner costume, Physics Professor Emeritus Julien "Clint" Sprott runs across the stage as part of an opening skit for the 32nd annual The Wonders of Physics Show at Chamberlin Hall at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Feb. 8, 2015. This year's science-education outreach event was based on the theme of Sprott being on trial for breaking the laws of physics, an accusation that the show's many guest presenters proceed to debunk.

Recent sightings: Shoveling off Bascom

February 2, 2015

Hardworking grounds crew members shovel snow and clear the steps to the Lincoln Terrace near Bascom Hall during an early winter morning on Monday, Feb. 2. In the background on Bascom Hill hang banners featuring the university’s W crest.

Recent sightings: Back-to-school advising

January 30, 2015

A whiteboard message of “Welcome back, scholars” is pictured on the door of advisor Quortne Hutchings’ office at the William S. Middleton Building…

Recent sightings: UW men’s basketball

January 21, 2015

The No. 6 Wisconsin men’s basketball team (17-2, 5-1 Big Ten) hosted the No. 25 Iowa Hawkeyes at the Kohl Center Tuesday, Jan. 20. Four…

Recent sightings: UW women’s hockey

January 20, 2015

The No. 4 Wisconsin women’s hockey team (18-4-2) hosted the Bemidji State Beavers for a pair of games this past Friday and Saturday at LaBahn Arena. The Badgers split the series, losing 2-1 Friday but winning a thriller by the same score in overtime the following day. Wisconsin senior Brittany Ammerman scored the game-winning goal 46 seconds into extra time.

Recent sightings: Below zero

January 8, 2015

A lost mitten awaits its owner in a snow bank near UW–Madison’s Walnut Street Greenhouse during a subzero winter day on Wednesday, Jan.

Recent sightings: All quiet on the lakefront

December 22, 2014

While many Badgers have left campus for winter break, a lone woman rides her longboard alongside a partially frozen Lake Mendota.