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Moments in time

In and out of the classroom, from the research lab to the athletic field, through all four seasons — the staff photographers in University Communications have captured the scenes that defined this energetic public research university during 2015. From thousands of photographs made this year, they have selected these as favorite moments in time at UW–Madison.

Top Stories

Improved UW-Madison news website debuts

Photo: W crest

The most comprehensive source for UW-Madison news has been completely reorganized and redesigned. The campus's news website — — was rebooted this week. It has an improved look and feel for news and features, photos, video, social media and more.

UW System tenure task force aims to wrap up

Graphic: UW System logo

The UW System Tenure Policy Task Force will meet Dec. 23 to discuss draft proposals regarding faculty layoff and post-tenure review policies. Input will be gathered from system campuses, including UW-Madison, in the new year.

Bazzell issues annual VCFA message

Darrell Bazzell

In his annual message, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Darrell Bazzell invites staff to look back on the accomplishments of 2015. "And you have good reason to be proud of the daily contributions you make in support of UW–Madison’s mission," Bazzell says.

Campus & Community Summit

Join educators and community leaders Feb. 5 to explore current UW-Madison campus-community partnerships and envision the future. Free event!

Around Campus

What they’re saying about Bo Ryan’s retirement

Photo: Bo Ryan

Wisconsin men's basketball coach Bo Ryan announced his retirement Tuesday, resulting in a flood of reaction from UW alumni, fans, coaching colleagues and members of the media. Here's a sampling of what they're saying out Ryan and his legacy.

Folklorist reflects on studying, sharing Midwest culture

Folklorist Jim Leary has made a career immersing himself in the music, stories and traditions of the many people who call themselves Midwesterners, from ironworkers to polka dancers. Now about to retire, he reflects on his work.

WID hailed as ‘a great Wisconsin experiment’

Photo: Discovery Building

On the fifth anniversary of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Interim Director Chris Bradfield reflects on transcending limitations through collaboration. "By driving scientific advancement in this new way," he says, "we are a great Wisconsin experiment."

Outside UW

ExxonMobil to partner on biofuels research

UW–Madison and ExxonMobil have announced a two-year agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. The research is part of a broad effort to identify meaningful and scalable solutions to meet increasing global energy demand.

Campus Initiatives

Law School to launch Pre-Law Scholars Program

Photo: James Jones

Participants in the Law School's James E. Jones Jr. Pre-Law Scholars Program will spend four weeks in a summer immersion program. The program is designed to improve access to legal education for students from historically underrepresented groups and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.


Union savors the special moments of 2015

At the Wisconsin Union, 2015 was full of special memories: Badger game watches, Revelry, lectures by renowned speakers and traditions old and new on the Terrace. Take a look back on a few favorite moments from 2015.


Kawaoka wins UNESCO prize

Yoshihiro Kawaoka

Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of pathobiological sciences, has been selected for the Carlos J. Finlay UNESCO Prize for Microbiology. Kawaoka, a prominent influenza and Ebola researcher, was selected for his overall contributions to the field of microbiology.


Register for Badger Watch Safety Conference

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2016 is a big year for Badger Watch. Its 10th Annual Badger Safety Conference is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 7, at Union South. This is your chance to learn about safety and security on and off campus, and how to be a safer citizen. Register by Jan. 4.


Inside UW-Madison sets winter break schedule

Graphic: Screen shot of current Inside UW-Madison issue

Inside UW-Madison wishes you a happy holiday season as we go on hiatus for a couple of weeks. We will return with weekly issues Jan. 5 and 12 and resume twice-weekly publication Jan. 19. Thanks for reading — see you in 2016!

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