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‘Foray’ draws scientists to Wisconsin in search of mushrooms, fellowship

November 20, 2018

Now in its 44th year, the Smith Lake States Mycological Foray gathers mushroom experts to collect samples, share mycological gossip and debate the evolution of these enigmatic organisms.

Go Big Read seeking book suggestions

November 14, 2018

Once again, the theme for Go Big Read is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.

A feast to kick off Native November

November 13, 2018

UW-Madison students and others enjoyed traditional native food during a Native Feast event held on Nov. 12 in the Multicultural Student Center in the Red Gym

UW–Madison ranked among top universities for study abroad

November 13, 2018

The university's strong showing is due in part to the development of new programs targeted at students earlier in their academic careers.

Heavy hitter Allan ‘Bud’ Selig tapped as 2018 winter commencement speaker

October 31, 2018

Selig is no stranger to campus. He earned a bachelor’s degree in American institutions (political science and American history combined) in 1956 and is one of the university’s most involved and supportive alumni.

Student to student: 4 ways to incorporate Halloween as you study for midterms

October 31, 2018

It’s bad enough when Halloween falls on a Wednesday. It’s worse when it falls in the middle of midterms. Here’s four ways to still celebrate October 31st while you study for midterms.

Vigil challenges hatred, pays tribute to Pittsburgh victims

October 30, 2018

Campus and community members gathered Monday night for a vigil paying tribute to those killed and injured in the Pittsburgh synagogue attack.

UW Women at 150: Looking for — and finding — Lorraine Hansberry

October 30, 2018

While many people know “A Raisin in the Sun,” far fewer know much about its author, Lorraine Hansberry. Hansberry spent less than two years as a student at UW–Madison, but it was an important part of her journey as a writer and activist.

University Housing responds to resident feedback, improves WiFi technology

October 24, 2018

For those living in University Housing, surfing the web, streaming movies and staying connected is now easier, faster and better than before.

Student to student: 7 UW-inspired costumes to wear this Halloween

October 24, 2018

If you have still yet to come up with a Halloween outfit and want to have the coolest costume on campus, grab your hot glue gun, sewing needle and tape and try out some of these costume ideas that are literally inspired by UW–Madison.

Campus gears up for Homecoming celebration

October 15, 2018

From its beginnings on a crisp November weekend in 1911, Homecoming has grown into the UW’s most beloved tradition. Join us Oct. 18-21!

Brand New Badger: Reporter, long-distance walker, now UW student

October 10, 2018

Parr, an ultra-marathon runner and triathlete, thought a walk across the U.S. would be a romantic challenge. It didn't go as planned. Parr is new on campus this fall studying public policy after a stint as a reporter at the Peninsula Pulse, Door County's local paper.

Get social: Blue skies, dinosaur costumes, Bucky corn mazes

October 3, 2018

The weather has been all over the place on campus this week: Warm and cold, wet and dry. In that spirit, this Get Social has a little bit of everything.

Nearly three years in, The Bandana Project’s impact continues to grow on campus, elsewhere

October 3, 2018

A mental-health initiative begun by a UW–Madison student more than 2½ years ago has now distributed nearly 3,500 lime green bandanas to Badgers while expanding to other campuses in the country.

UW’s most interesting Twitter accounts you need to follow

October 3, 2018

Here are some of the best UW–Madison accounts you can follow, from world-renowned political science researchers to insect photographers and everything in between.

Rupi Kaur shares her love for Madison, delivers powerful performance

October 2, 2018

The 25-year-old poet impressed a crowd at Memorial Union on Saturday, and in turn she raved about Madison on social media. “This seems like a place where I could write a book," she wrote.

Water-skiing star — and UW–Madison senior — nabs a world first in international competition

October 2, 2018

Gabbie Taschwer was part of a record-setting jump at the Show Ski World Championships, where she helped the U.S. team win.