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  • Varsity Band concert Badger Band goes over the rainbow March 27, 2015 Dorothy's tornado will touch down in Madison this spring and transform the Kohl Center into the Emerald City when the Badger Band celebrates "The Wizard of Oz" at its annual Varsity Band Concert April 16-18.
  • Photo: Amy DeJong and Maya Warren Amazing plans for ‘Amazing Race’ winner March 18, 2015 You may know Maya Warren for her $1 million victory, shared with fellow food science grad student Amy DeJong, in the latest edition of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” You likely do not know that, after she receives her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August, she intends to homogenize her TV experience with her knowledge of ice cream, outgoing nature, and self-confidence to develop a show showcasing frozen desserts around the world.
  • Chi Phi fraternity chapter terminated as student organization March 18, 2015 The Chi Phi fraternity chapter at UW-Madison has been terminated as a student organization for violations of Student Organization Conduct policies.
  • Photo: Yeast cultures UW mascot Bucky Badger is namesake for newly discovered yeast March 13, 2015 When you discover a new organism, you get to name it - but not for yourself. There are rules to the naming business in biology. You can, however, name it for the sponsor of your research. When Chris Hittinger and his group of yeast researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found a rather aggressive yeast, it was natural to name it for the fierce carnivore that is the mascot of his home institution: Bucky Badger.
  • Photo: Patrick Sims Three candidates named for vice provost for diversity position March 12, 2015 Three candidates have been chosen as finalists to be the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s vice provost for diversity.
  • Photo: Miona Short addressing crowd on Bascom Hill Campus reacts to shooting, underlying issues March 9, 2015 The fatal shooting by Madison police of a black teenager on the city’s East Side Friday is leading to calls for renewed action on social justice on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • Line Breaks Festival features new alumni showcase March 3, 2015 Performance arts scholars from the First Wave Hip-Hop Theater and Urban Arts Community at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will bring the top new aesthetics in contemporary performance art to the campus and the surrounding community at the ninth annual Line Breaks Festival this month.
  • Mealworm farming project wins Climate Quest competition Feb. 26, 2015
  • Photo: Mealworms feeding on a diet of oats and a carrot Could squirmy livestock dent Africa’s protein deficit? Feb. 26, 2015 As a cheap and easy source of protein for humans, it might be hard to beat the mighty mealworm.
  • Student budget forum draws questions, concerns Feb. 24, 2015 Student budget forum
  • Helping prepare UW-Madison graduate students and postdocs for careers Feb. 19, 2015 The UW-Madison Graduate School is spearheading a campus-wide initiative to encourage all graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to complete their own IDPs.
  • Muslim students, allies unite in response to shootings near UNC-Chapel Hill Feb. 18, 2015 Last week, members of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) were looking forward to a lively discussion entitled “Islam Across Races: Created Equal,” featuring nationally known activists Dawud Walid and Linda Sarsour. That changed following shocking reports from the University of North Carolina about the slayings of three young Muslim students. MSA members transformed their event into a vigil mourning the victims and a discussion at the Multicultural Student Center of the challenges that they face on a campus very similar to UNC.
  • UW-Madison ranks among leaders in recruiting Peace Corps volunteers Feb. 18, 2015 With 69 Badger alumni currently serving in 34 countries, the University of Wisconsin–Madison continues its tradition as one of the nation’s top producers of Peace Corps volunteers, according to the latest national rankings. Since 2001, when the Peace Corps began releasing its annual list of top universities and colleges, UW–Madison has consistently placed in the top 10, including six years in the top spot. This year, UW-Madison ranks second.
  • More than 40 percent of UW-Madison engineering students stay in Wisconsin after graduation Feb. 16, 2015
  • UW-Madison ranks highly in number of Fulbright awards Feb. 13, 2015 The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top six U.S. colleges and universities to receive 2014-2015 faculty Fulbright awards and among the top 20 institutions to receive student awards from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
  • Photo: Passengers boarding bus in the snow Transportation Services releases campus commuting report Feb. 10, 2015 Transportation Services has released the results of its latest biennial survey of UW-Madison faculty, staff and students and UW Hospital employees.
  • 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.
  • Graphic: Map of Wisconsin counties where social work grads work UW child welfare program keeps social workers in Wisconsin Feb. 6, 2015 A social work program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison boasts a nearly 100 percent placement rate for graduates, and the majority of those jobs are in Wisconsin.
  • Madison ranked top metropolitan area in U.S. for STEM graduates Feb. 4, 2015 The Brookings Institution on Tuesday recognized Madison, Wisconsin, as the number one metropolitan area in the U.S. for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) college graduates - the workers most likely to support the advanced industries that are driving the U.S. economy.
  • Photo: Senior Christian Hernandez (left) and faculty associate Andrew Lokuta Innovative teaching practices encourage students in STEM Feb. 4, 2015 Like many seniors majoring in biology, Christian Hernandez is pursuing the pre-med track. However, he nearly didn’t make it past his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison As a Latino first-generation college student, Hernandez says he had no role models to help him achieve his career goal: to change the face of medicine in the United States. But then he took Physiology 335.