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  • Photo: UW Homecoming Parade 103 years of tradition lives on for UW-Madison’s Homecoming Oct. 20, 2014 The game day opponent may be a first-timer, but this year’s University of Wisconsin-Madison Homecoming tradition is 103 years in the making. Thousands of alumni will return this week for the annual commemoration of Homecoming at UW-Madison, when UW graduates join future alumni and the campus community for a weeklong celebration of spirited Badger traditions.
  • Photo: Maria Klawe Newsmaker who called out Microsoft president to speak at UW-Madison Oct. 16, 2014 Last week, when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women in tech fields to wait to be rewarded rather than ask for raises, he was quietly but forcefully challenged by his interviewer, Maria Klawe. The next day, facing a storm of criticism, Nadella backpedaled, saying by email, “Maria’s advice was the right advice. If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask.” Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College will speak Friday at Union South about increasing women’s participation in science and technology careers on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • Media Advisory: Coverage opportunities at Wisconsin Science Festival Oct. 14, 2014 This tip sheet highlights key events of the 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival, held Oct. 16-19, and opportunities for coverage. All events below will be in the Discovery Building at 330 N. Orchard St.
  • Noted journalist and author to talk about power of investigative reporting Oct. 8, 2014 When those in power lie, the public is often in the dark until it’s too late to do anything about it, says a leading American investigative journalist.
  • Badger family Recent sightings: Parents' Weekend Sept. 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.
  • School of Music poster Focus on festivals: School of Music’s new approach invites more interaction Sept. 18, 2014 Breaking with tradition, the UW-Madison School of Music will present an array of music festivals this year, rather than individual guest artists scattered throughout the fall and spring semesters. Festivals include one devoted entirely to brass music, scheduled for Oct. 8-13; a jazz festival in early December; and two featuring music of contemporary composers: Cecilia McDowall (Feb. 19-23) and George Crumb (March 22-23).
  • Parents' Weekend Parents’ Weekend to bring campus to life for Badger parents Sept. 16, 2014 Friday afternoon lectures, Friday evening activities, Saturday morning pregame tailgates, Sunday strolls around campus. What may sound like a standard fall weekend for UW-Madison students will soon be experienced by their parents. From Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21, campus will host the annual Parents’ Weekend, formally introducing parents to the staples of campus life.
  • Photo: Tommy Thompson Former Gov. Thompson to give Offner Lecture Sept. 30 Sept. 11, 2014 Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson will give this year's Paul Offner Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street.
  • Photo: BANDALOOP practicing on Union Theater wall Open house weekend to reopen Memorial Union's west wing Sept. 9, 2014 After two years of construction, Memorial Union’s west wing will celebrate its reopening with an open house weekend highlighting the new and renovated spaces and the annual Madison World Music Festival with BANDALOOP.
  • Photo: Closeup of sectioned winter squash UW field days will focus on the flavor of organic vegetables Aug. 20, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison plant scientists intend to employ some highly sophisticated instruments to evaluate new varieties of organic vegetables: the palates of the people who produce or prepare them for discerning customers.
  • PEOPLE members PEOPLE high school students celebrate completing pre-college program July 29, 2014 Scholars from one of the most successful long-term diversity pipelines to higher education in the nation, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's PEOPLE (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence), will be recognized for their accomplishments at an annual banquet on Friday, Aug 1., at noon.
  • Illustration: Boat on Lake Monona Antique and classic boat tour to stop at campus July 29, 2014 A fleet of vintage watercraft from the last seven decades, including Chris Crafts, Centuries, Gar Woods and more, will be on tour in Lake Mendota along the Memorial Union shore on Friday, Aug. 1 to benefit the health of Madison’s lakes.
  • International grassroots development leader shares work with UW community July 2, 2014
  • Movie Night at Camp Randall Recent Sightings: Stadium cinema June 27, 2014 Everything was awesome – the weather, the crowd and the movie – as more than 6,000 people made themselves at home on the football field and in the stands of Camp Randall Stadium to watch a free, public screening of "The Lego Movie" on Thursday, June 26.
  • William Shakespeare Rare texts, technology tell Shakespeare’s story in seminar June 19, 2014 Harnessing today's technology and rare books dating back to the 16th century, students and a faculty member will bring to life the works of William Shakespeare on Saturday, June 21 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • I Am Malala Malala Fund co-founder is keynote speaker for Go Big Read June 17, 2014 Shiza Shahid was a college sophomore when she first met Malala Yousafzai.
  • Runway show and auction on June 14 benefit Allen Centennial Gardens June 5, 2014 POSH PLANTS, a live auction and runway show of unexpected and unique garden items, will benefit Allen Centennial Gardens on Saturday, June 14.
  • Beginning of time to unfold at UW-Madison Space Place May 27, 2014 Eavesdrop on the beginning of time this Friday evening (May 30, 2014) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Space Place, 2300 S. Park St.
  • Teaching and Learning Symposium focuses on transforming education May 15, 2014 The 2014 Teaching & Learning Symposium, a two-day event taking place May 19-20 at Union South, will focus on “Transforming Education” as this year’s theme.
  • Fleming Crim WARF holds Discovery Challenge spring event May 8, 2014 The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is holding the third annual Discovery Challenge, a research competition for UW-Madison graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all departments and fields of study.