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Wisconsin Idea in 3-D

Photo: Student wearing virtual reality glasses

The Living Environments Lab, led by Patricia Flatley Brennan, has had some great scientific accomplishments, from studying health care in homes to exploring the experience of virtual reality. But the lab doesn’t stop there. For Brennan, outreach can be just as important as a scientific breakthrough. “I really believe in the Wisconsin Idea, and we try to make that a part of what we do here,” she says.

Top Stories

Reports of man with knife prompts WiscAlerts

Two reports of a man with a knife who grabbed women on campus prompted WiscAlerts on Wednesday night. The suspect is described as muscular, wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, wearing red & white sneakers. No one was injured. Related: Stay safe at night.

Spring game to benefit diversity division

Photo: Badger football players

Proceeds from this year's Wisconsin Football Spring Game will benefit the UW-Madison Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement. The game this Saturday at Camp Randall will be preceded by the Badger Sports Kids Fair. Game tickets are $5; the kids event is free.

Summer Sessions
of Blend@UW

Blend@UW now offers three week-long sessions so it’s easier to learn blended course design this summer. Apply by May 2.

Around Campus

Undergraduate symposium showcases student work

Photo: Student pointing to poster

More than 500 undergrads came together at Union South last week to showcase their creativity, achievement, research and service learning. The 2016 Undergraduate Symposium offered hundreds of professional poster displays as well as artists’ talks, performances and films.  

New material combines incompatible properties

Photo: Chang-Beom Eom

Most materials are capable of being only one thing at a time, but a team led by materials science Professor Chang-Beom Eom has created an entirely new material in which completely contradictory properties can coexist. The compound, called a polar metal, "should not be possible," Eom says.

Then and Now: Rocking Campus

Photo: Musicians with guitars

Jeff Miller's "Then and Now" photo series compares music on campus from 1991 and 2016. Twenty-five years ago, MTV visited the Union Terrace to film segments of its program “Hot Seat” with the luxuriantly locked, guitar-slinging members of the rock bands Nelson and Cinderella.

Outside UW

Sowing the seeds of community in northern Wisconsin

Photo: Three men in a greenhouse

Just as some seeds yield tomatoes, carrots and lettuce, others grow community and partnership. In a greenhouse in Park Falls, all of those seeds are taking root with the help of CALS horticulture graduate student Michael Geiger, horticulture Professor Sara Patterson and a team of dedicated local leaders.

Campus Initiatives

Your chance to learn about how HR affects you

Graphic: 'W' crest

In an ongoing, campuswide effort to ensure that all employees understand and are engaged with the human resources issues that affect them, the Office of Human Resources announces two new HR forums for all employees. They will be held Thursday, April 28, and Monday, May 2.


Student activist wins prestigious Truman Scholarship

Photo: Deshawn McKinney

Deshawn McKinney, a UW-Madison English-creative writing student, activist and artist, has been selected to receive a Truman Scholarship. McKinney, a junior from Milwaukee, has been a vocal leader for the Black Lives Matter movement on campus, a member of First Wave and a PEOPLE scholar.


Pulitzer-winning journalists join ethics conference

Photo: Nikole Hannah-Jones

Journalists from two teams that earned Pulitzer Prizes Monday will participate in the Center for Journalism Ethics conference April 29. The conference will explore how journalists reflect and represent racial diversity through news coverage. Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine will deliver the keynote.

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