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Behind the mask

October 20, 2021

The stories behind our masks range from pragmatic to sentimental. They're a way to connect with others during pandemic times.

Pumpkin paddlers squash the competition

October 12, 2021

In 2005, horticulture professors Irwin Goldman and Jim Nienhuis started a new campus tradition: the annual Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Interrupted by the pandemic in 2020, the event returned recently on a beautiful October Saturday.

Celebration of Indigenous cultures

October 12, 2021

The Wunk Sheek Native American student organization held a powwow in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 11 at the Gordon Dining and Event Center.

Family weekend fun

October 9, 2021

Over 1,300 families came to campus for UW–Madison's Family Weekend from Oct. 7 to 9. They explored campus, played games and had a lot of fun.

Presenting: Barry Alvarez Field

October 2, 2021

A halftime ceremony made it official: The football field will be named Barry Alvarez Field at Camp Randall Stadium beginning in 2022.

Career and Internship Fair: Opportunities for the future

October 1, 2021

Students discussed opportunities with a wide range of employers during the fall Career and Internship Fair held at Gordon Dining and Event Center on Sept. 29 and 30.

The 2021 winners: Cool Science Image Contest

September 30, 2021

Winning submissions were created with point-and-shoot digital cameras, cutting-edge microscopes, and telescopes of both the backyard and mountaintop variety. Because sometimes, there’s no substitute for the visual.

Class of 2020 Celebration: Better late than never

September 18, 2021

Alumni from UW–Madison's class of 2020 are gathering on campus this weekend to celebrate their commencement in-person.

A club for everything, from art to chess to boxing

September 15, 2021

Students got a chance to learn about special-interest groups, activities and services offered by more than 400 registered student organizations on campus during the Student Organization Fair on Sept. 14 at the Kohl Center.

A colorful tribute

September 12, 2021

Bascom Hall was lit up in red, white and blue in observance of the 20th anniversary of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Remembering 9/11

September 10, 2021

Students and others marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by placing American flags on Bascom Hill, on Sept. 10.

Students return to the classroom

September 8, 2021

On Sept. 8, the walkways of campus were full of students rushing to class, sometimes pausing to peer at cell phones and campus maps. Yes, it was the first day of class.

And they’re back! Students embrace campus life again

September 6, 2021

As evidenced by the smiles and fist bumps, there is nothing quite like being back on campus. Take a look at some the activities — painting, volleyball, ice cream socials.

Chancellor gives a big ‘thank-you’ to those behind COVID-19 testing

September 3, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic threw the world into turmoil in the spring of 2020, the experts at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene instead got to work.

New Mercile J. Lee Scholars start to build community

September 1, 2021

Incoming students in the Mercile Lee Scholars Program took part in a community building exercise during an orientation session held at Carson Gulley Center on Aug. 30.

An annual ritual: Moving into the residence halls

August 30, 2021

Residence hall move-in at the University of Wisconsin–Madison started Monday, Aug. 30, and it was a happy occasion for many students.

Campus sustainability initiatives have their day in the sun

August 13, 2021

On August 12, leaders from the Wisconsin Departments of Administration (DOA), Financial Institutions (DFI), and Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) toured several campus facilities to learn more about the ways UW strives to create solutions that address some of today’s biggest sustainability challenges.

New solar field gives UW a sustainable boost

August 2, 2021

O’Brien Solar Fields, the largest solar installation in Dane County, includes 60,318 bifacial panels capable of generating approximately 20 megawatts of renewable electricity. It's a partnership between Madison Gas & Electric, UW–Madison, and other businesses and groups.

Movie night at Camp Randall

July 28, 2021

More than 800 employees and family members spread out on the Camp Randall Stadium field on July 27 to watch the 2020 film "Dolittle."

A beautiful day to say thanks to employees

July 20, 2021

The weather was ideal on Tuesday, July 20, for the first of three employee appreciation events.