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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.

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.