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  • Recent sightings: Dancers upon stilts March 2, 2015 Dancers took to stilts for a Brooklyn Jumbies workshop in Lathrop Hall on Saturday, Feb. 28. Participants worked with the dance performance group, which teaches cultural elements of the African diaspora like stilt walking, and Chris Walker, a UW-Madison associate professor of dance, to learn new dance moves in preparation for “Strut!” — a university dance event scheduled for May 2. The workshop was hosted by the UW-Madison Arts Institute as part of Laura Anderson Barbata’s spring interdisciplinary arts residency.
  • Photo: Earlise Ward Campus to honor and welcome faculty of color Feb. 17, 2015 The tradition of welcoming new faculty of color and honoring faculty of color will continue on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. The public and campus community are invited to this free event.
  • Photo: Biochemistry research Campus push to address crisis in U.S. biomedical research Feb. 10, 2015 The growing realization that the American biomedical research enterprise is unsustainable and requires a comprehensive fix will be the subject of a wide-ranging campus conversation to take place over the next few months.
  • Sidebar: Sessions set to discuss biomedical research crisis Feb. 10, 2015 A series of campus-wide discussions to gather feedback and ideas from researchers — faculty, staff scientists, postdocs, and graduate students as well as administrative staff — on what many people believe is a crisis in U.S. biomedical research has been scheduled for March.
  • Marc Lamont Hill to keynote Black History Month on campus Feb. 10, 2015 Although February is named Black History Month, it’s an opportunity for University of Wisconsin-Madison community members of all backgrounds to both celebrate and build cultural competency.
  • Darwin Day celebration focuses on islands, isolation Feb. 9, 2015 What do Madagascar and Jurassic Park have in common? Both are island-based evolutionary “experiments” that will be highlighted in this year’s Darwin Day celebrations, sponsored by the J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution at UW-Madison and its partners. “Darwin Day 2015: Islands and Isolation” will run all day Thursday, Feb. 12, and focus on the unique opportunity that islands provide to witness evolution and the diversity of life.
  • Photo: Katie Couric Katie Couric announced as UW-Madison commencement speaker Jan. 29, 2015 Award-winning television journalist Katie Couric has been selected to deliver the charge to the graduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s combined commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.
  • Photo: Cows in dairy barn UW experts forecasting 2015 Wisconsin agriculture trends Jan. 20, 2015 In 2014, the total net farm income in Wisconsin reached an all-time high of more than $4 billion, but agricultural experts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are predicting some changes in 2015. Bruce Jones, a professor of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be among a handful of UW-Madison and UW-Extension experts to recap the status of Wisconsin’s agricultural enterprise in 2014 and discuss trends developing for 2015 at the Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 21.
  • MEDIA ADVISORY/WINTER COMMENCEMENT COVERAGE Dec. 17, 2014 MEDIA ADVISORY/WINTER COMMENCEMENT COVERAGE
  • Ferguson in Context: Trauma, Violence, and Citizenship / A Roundtable with UW Faculty Dec. 17, 2014 Join us for a roundtable discussion of recent grand jury decisions in light of historical patterns of trauma and state-sanctioned violence in the United States.
  • Mayor Soglin and international experts to discuss future of cities at UW Energy Summit Oct. 27, 2014 MEDIA ADVISORY 10/27/2014
  • Registration opens for ‘Building a Sustainable Self’ conference Oct. 23, 2014 Madison Student Personnel Association (SPA) will host its annual conference, “Building a Sustainable Self," Thursday, Oct. 30, at Union South. By promoting its theme of sustainability — relating to self-care, as well as creative approaches in education that ready students to step into their role as civic and workplace leaders upon graduation — the conference will offer opportunities for participants to pursue their work with a healthier, more strategic focus.
  • 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.