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  • Photo: Sample color palette Student inventors get boost to commercialize color 3-D printing, iPhone app Oct. 31, 2014 Applying a similar approach to the 3-D printer, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison students are commercializing a device that adds color to a printer that now dominates the market. Their business idea was one of two student projects to receive an Igniter grant from the university’s Discovery to Product (D2P) office.
  • Photo: Ben Deutsch Alumnus, Coca-Cola executive Ben Deutsch to speak at December commencement Oct. 29, 2014 Ben Deutsch, vice president for corporate communications at The Coca-Cola Company, will deliver the charge to graduates at UW-Madison’s winter commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 21 at the Kohl Center.
  • Photo: Signs for polling place Get ready to vote – now, or on Nov. 4 Oct. 29, 2014 Election Day is less than a week away: Are you prepared? Make sure you’ve got the information and registration you need before Tuesday, Nov. 4.
  • Photo: Commencement at Camp Randall Spring commencement to remain at Camp Randall in 2015 Oct. 22, 2014 On a beautiful Saturday last May, 6,000 undergraduates and master’s students celebrated their graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a crowd estimated at over 44,000 family members and friends at Camp Randall Stadium.
  • Photo: Downtown Madison isthmus When the isthmus is an island: Madison’s hottest, and coldest, spots Oct. 21, 2014 In a new study published this month in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers highlight the urban heat island effect in Madison: The city’s concentrated asphalt, brick and concrete lead to higher temperatures than its nonurban surroundings.
  • Seven receive Fulbright awards for doctoral research Oct. 21, 2014 The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants totaling $306,628 to seven doctoral students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, through the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program.
  • Photo: Madison Heart Walk Recent sightings: Autumnal activity Oct. 17, 2014
  • Great Lakes to support UW initiatives to increase number of STEM graduates Oct. 14, 2014 Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates has committed $7.2 million to assist two University of Wisconsin-Madison initiatives in helping disadvantaged students complete degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and pursue careers in these in-demand fields.
  • Photo: Laptops Registrar educates students about personal information privacy Oct. 8, 2014 From time to time, students may notice that third parties can email wisc.edu addresses with various offers. This happens because campus email addresses are considered public information under state law, and UW-Madison is required to provide that information to third parties upon request. Students who would like to stop receiving emails have a couple of options, says Greta Petersen, the associate registrar for student services. However, there are consequences for opting out.
  • Photo: Bipartisan Issues Group logo Bipartisan Issues Group strives to find solutions Oct. 1, 2014 While Congressional gridlock in Washington continues to attract public ire and media attention, a UW-Madison student organization is working to promote bipartisanship across campus. The Bipartisan Issues Group, or BIG, has entered its third year on campus. According to the group’s mission statement, its goal is to “prove that realistic solutions to America’s . . . toughest problems do indeed exist.”
  • Sessions set to review Diversity Framework Implementation Overview Sept. 25, 2014 The campus community is invited to participate in three sessions that will provide an update on “Forward Together, a Diversity Framework for UW-Madison,” and begin getting input on implementation.
  • Photo: Construction of staircase leading up Bascom Hill Bascom Hill staircase to open in October; mall to follow soon Sept. 24, 2014 After four months of construction, the State Street Mall and related Bascom Hill staircase projects are finally nearing the finish line.
  • Jeff Mahlum Alumnus finds passion for patient advocacy after accident Sept. 23, 2014 When Jeff Mahlum suffered a spinal cord injury during a diving accident in 2011 that left him paralyzed from the chest down, he had the unfortunate opportunity to learn how confusing and daunting the health care system can be. Having graduated with a major in biology from the UW in 2013, Mahlum decided to use the gap year between undergraduate and medical school to learn more about how he could understand the needs of his future patients. Mahlum, who’s now enrolled at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discovered patient advocacy and the Center for Patient Partnerships.
  • Photo: Students singing 'Varsity' in Kohl Center Wisconsin residents well-represented in freshman class Sept. 23, 2014 The freshman class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the third largest in school history, with 6,264 students, and features the second largest number of Wisconsin residents in the past 13 years.
  • UW-Madison begins issuing voter ID to students Sept. 22, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison students will be able to get a free voter ID card right on campus beginning today.
  • Photo: Amy DeJong and Maya Warren Badger duo experiences an amazing summer on ‘The Amazing Race’ Sept. 19, 2014 Amy DeJong and Maya Warren had a truly epic summer, but they can't tell you about it.
  • Photo: Wendy Crone Crone set to guide Graduate School into new era Sept. 18, 2014 This past week, Interim Dean Wendy Crone took time to answer a few questions about the mission and priorities of the Graduate School in its new configuration.
  • Seasonal flu shots available soon for UW students, employees Sept. 17, 2014 Flu season will soon be upon us and every year, UW-Madison sees its share of influenza. University Health Services (UHS) strongly recommends that all students, faculty and staff get their flu shot. It's the single best protection against the flu.
  • 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.
  • Wisconsin Science Festival Wisconsin Science Festival to celebrate scientific discovery, community Sept. 11, 2014 Thousands of visitors, young and old, will have the chance to indulge their “inner scientist” during the 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival, with more than 20 communities statewide joining Madison in the event. Now in its fourth year, the festival will be held from Oct. 16-19.