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Battle for Bascom 2016

Hundreds of students engaged in the epic snowball fight held annually on Bascom Hill. The spirited battle pits members of the Lakeshore and Southeast residence halls against each other.

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

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.

Slideshow: Pieces of UW–Madison astronomy history off to the nation’s attic

While cleaning out Sterling Hall cabinets that hadn’t been opened in decades, UW–Madison Space Place Director Jim Lattis and colleagues in the Astronomy Department struck historical gold: a collection of old photodiode and photomultiplier tubes dating to the earliest days of photoelectric astronomy. The university is donating 20 of the vintage photo detectors to the Smithsonian Institution for its permanent collection of astronomical instruments.

Slideshow: Battle for Bascom snowball fight

On Sunday, Feb. 8, hundreds of students engaged in the “Battle for Bascom 2K15,” an epic snowball fight held on Bascom Hill. In what is becoming an annual tradition, the spirited battle pits members of the Lakeshore residence halls against those from the Southeast residence halls. The Lakeshore team claimed victory this year, yet fun seemed to be had by all.

Slide show: Taking the High View

Aerial photos show an ever-changing campus

Slide show: Northwoods partners

The complex interplay between the earth's climate on global and local levels drives UW–Madison atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor Ankur Desai's research. In September, students from the soils and waters course at the College of the Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wis., joined Desai's team to get a look at the high-tech methods researchers use to monitor carbon flux — the movement of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide in and out of plants, water and soil.