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Recent sightings: Candlelight vigil

December 18, 2014

More than 100 people gathered Thursday, Dec. 18, on Library Mall for a candlelight vigil mourning the victims of a recent mass shooting at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. The vigil was hosted by the Pakistani Students Association, a UW–Madison student organization.

Recent sightings: Creating Madison’s largest glass ornament

December 12, 2014

The glass artists known as Mad Gaffers are going festive with a series of holiday events this Thursday through Sunday at the UW Glass Lab. Participants can create a glass ornament of their own, watch Mad Gaffers blow the largest one in Madison, and shop for gifts at the club’s annual Holiday Sale.

Recent sightings: Blowing off steam

November 21, 2014

Geese and ducks swim in and fly above the steamy water of Lake Mendota as the sun rises above the dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol and downtown Madison skyline with temperatures in the single digits. The Friday, Nov. 21, view is from the tip of Picnic Point, part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Lakeshore Nature Preserve.

Recent sightings: Living Our Visions

November 5, 2014

The Memorial Union's Wheelhouse Studios hosted an outreach pottery sampler course Nov. 4 in partnership with LOV-Dane, a grassroots organization of individuals with disabilities, families and community members who strive to build fulfilling, community-centered lives for all citizens.

Recent sightings: Halloween on Bascom

October 31, 2014

Costumed faculty, staff and students from the UW–Madison Dance Department parade across Bascom Hill on Hallowen Friday, Oct. 31. The event was held in honor of two of the department's newly tenured professors, Kate Corby and Chris Walker.

Fall impressions: A season of campus beauty

October 30, 2014

Temperatures drop, leaves turn, days shorten and sometimes life slows down enough to contemplate next steps. "Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons," author Jim Bishop once wrote. On a campus known for its beauty, this season certainly rivals others for making us look around and take notice.

Recent sightings: Autumnal activity

October 17, 2014

A pedestrian walks by a chalked sidewalk advertisement for the 2014 Madison Heart Walk during an autumn day. The charity event, sponsored by…

Recent sightings: Fill the Hill

October 7, 2014

Plastic pink flamingos flock to Bascom Hill Tuesday, Oct. 7, for the annual "Fill the Hill" event, an initiative of the UW’s Annual Campaign. Event volunteers place a pink flamingo on Bascom Hill for each donation between 5 p.m. Oct. 6 and 5 p.m. Oct. 7.

Recent sightings: Parents’ Weekend

September 22, 2014

Campus hosted the annual Parents’ Weekend from Sept. 19-21, formally introducing parents to the staples of campus life. The events included luncheons, photo ops, information sessions, faculty presentations and more.

Recent sightings: The W Project

September 5, 2014

More than a thousand students gather in the stands and learn traditional "fifth quarter" songs before flowing onto the football field at Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to form the shape of the letter "W" as part of the W Project on Sept. 4, 2014.

Recent sightings: Back to school

September 2, 2014

UW-Madison's campus was back in full action Sept. 2 for the first day of fall classes.

Recent sightings: Chancellor’s Convocation

August 29, 2014

The Chancellor's Convocation, a Wisconsin Welcome event for incoming freshmen and transfer students, was held Friday, Aug. 29, at the Kohl Center. It highlighted a theme fundamental to the university: service.

Recent sightings: On the grill

August 11, 2014

Fresh corn-on-the cob, chicken, hamburger patties, hot dogs and other food cooks on the grill at the Memorial Union Terrace's Brat Stand at the University of Wisconsin–Madison during a summer evening on Aug. 7, 2014.