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  • Two UW–Madison students finalists for Rhodes, Marshall scholarships Nov. 25, 2014 Two University of Wisconsin-Madison seniors made the final round of consideration for two of the top awards in education.
  • Berquam, Sims: UW offers Ferguson resources Nov. 24, 2014 We recognize that today’s grand jury decision about Officer Darren Wilson and the death of Michael Brown will spark a wide range of opinions and emotions in the UW-Madison community. Regardless of your view of the case, we know that it has been a traumatic few months in Ferguson, Missouri, and for many in our own Madison community. We offer our support to all UW students, faculty and staff, as well as those from Missouri.
  • Full color 3-D printing takes top prize in Collegiate Inventors Competition Nov. 20, 2014 Innovative 3-D printing technology came out on top as Spectrom - developed by a University of Wisconsin-Madison team that includes Cedric Kovacs-Johnson, Charles Haider and Taylor Fahey - won first place in the undergraduate category of the Collegiate Inventors Competition.
  • Photo: Joe Rasmussen Student veterans find another service opportunity in social work Nov. 11, 2014 Social work is an increasingly popular choice for veterans returning to graduate school. Just under 20 percent of graduate students receiving veteran’s benefits at UW-Madison are pursuing a master’s degree in social work, according to data from the UW-Madison Graduate School, while only 4 percent of graduate students overall are enrolled in the MSW Program.
  • Photo: John Karl Scholz Letters & Science launches initiative to prepare liberal arts students for careers Nov. 6, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Letters & Science has launched a new, coordinated approach to preparing students for careers.
  • 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.