October 29, 2013
Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to participate in a day of Paralympic and adaptive sports and activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Gym 2 at the Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF) on campus. The event is free and open to all UW–Madison students.
October 23, 2013
Even in the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering, where undergraduates are encouraged to seek hands-on experience, it’s rare that a faculty member finds himself taken aback by a freshman’s eagerness to get involved in research.
October 23, 2013
Over the past three years, students looking ahead to their University of Wisconsin–Madison graduation have discussed several potential changes to the structure of spring commencement exercises.
October 16, 2013
Profound questions about possible futures - precipitated by a changing climate, shifting energy resources, and the movement and displacement of people across the globe - will be explored during the Tales from Planet Earth film festival in Madison Nov. 1-3.
October 15, 2013
Wes Schroll was frustrated with his Target coupons. Sure, they were tailored to his purchase history, and the expiration date was far away. Yet, by the time his next trip to Target rolled around, he’d misplaced them again. A lifelong entrepreneur and Wisconsin School of Business student, he knew there had to be a better way to find deals.
October 15, 2013
Student loan repayment rates at UW–Madison students are well above the national average, according to recently released federal data.
October 14, 2013
When Macy Salzberger joined the Socratic Society, an undergraduate club for University of Wisconsin–Madison students interested in discussing philosophy, she was hoping to find like-minded friends eager to engage with her on complex topics: contemporary ethics, the nature of consciousness, and more. What she found, instead, was a fierce style of argument—and hardly any women.
October 10, 2013
A familiar face will lead the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Chancellor’s and Powers-Knapp Scholarship Programs. Gloria Hawkins, assistant dean for multicultural affairs in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health since 1994, will move from the west end of campus to an office in Bascom Hall. She plans to begin her new position as an assistant vice provost and director of the programs on Dec. 1.
October 9, 2013
Many musicians aspire to play at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center during their careers, but for flutist and UW–Madison student Hinano Ishii, these venues were just the beginning.
October 7, 2013
Lori Berquam, vice provost for student life and dean of students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Mike Leckrone, director of the UW Marching Band, have issued the following statement:
October 3, 2013
The incoming freshman class at the University of Wisconsin–Madison represents more Wisconsin residents than in the past 12 years.
October 2, 2013
As the world's population continues to increase, so does the need for sustainable and secure food systems. A new student contest run by the University of Wisconsin–Madison advances the idea that long-term solutions in agriculture cannot draw on innovations from only one discipline.
September 25, 2013
Angry Birds sounds simple: Just slingshot a digital bird at a pile of evil pigs. You could teach a child to play. But could you teach a computer?
September 25, 2013
Guns made from 3-D printing, microscopic creatures capable of surviving in space, and a man who will eat anything from rolls of toilet paper to painter’s caulk in a bid to end world hunger — you wouldn’t expect to find videos on these topics on the same website, let alone from a single person. But Erin Lee Carr has produced documentary films centered on all these subjects, among others.
August 19, 2013
More than 7,400 UW–Madison students will be moving into the University Residence Halls Sunday, Aug. 25, Wednesday, Aug. 28, and Thursday, Aug. 29.
August 9, 2013
Moving Days, Hippie Christmas, or just a giant mess - whatever you call it, the mid-August piles of discarded possessions overflowing Madison dumpsters and curbs include many that could be reused or recycled.
July 31, 2013
A group of University of Wisconsin–Madison students traveled to New York City for a week in June to visit the United Nations headquarters and, through the lens of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), examine key issues that affect health – poverty, hunger, education, gender, child and maternal care, disease, and environment.
June 6, 2013
UW-Madison students during the past two years have been among the top colleges in the nation in repaying many of their student loans, particularly federal loans given through the university, federal data shows.
June 3, 2013
Eleven University of Wisconsin–Madison students have received 2013-14 fellowships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the country's flagship program for international exchange.
May 15, 2013
Having triplets in the family means getting used to three of everything - including three separate commencement ceremonies at the same university.