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  • 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.
  • Recent sightings: The W Project Sept. 5, 2014 More than a thousand students gather in the stands and learn traditional "fifth quarter" songs before flowing onto the football field at Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to form the shape of the letter "W" as part of the W Project on Sept. 4, 2014.
  • Geography 101 in Science Hall Recent sightings: Back to school Sept. 2, 2014 UW-Madison's campus was back in full action Sept. 2 for the first day of fall classes.
  • Photo: Chancellor Blank speaks to incoming freshmen and transfer students Recent sightings: Chancellor's Convocation Aug. 29, 2014 The Chancellor's Convocation, a Wisconsin Welcome event for incoming freshmen and transfer students, was held Friday, Aug. 29, at the Kohl Center. It highlighted a theme fundamental to the university: service.