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Big Apple Badgers: Troy Vincent

Photo: Troy Vincent in office

New York City is home to the National Football League front office, and that’s where we find another former Wisconsin Badger making his mark on the world. In the third installment of the video series “Big Apple Badgers,” we meet Troy Vincent, former star UW defensive back and pro standout, who is the current executive vice president of football operations for the NFL. He talks about his love of UW-Madison and how his time here changed his life. Related: 2015 On Wisconsin profile, "The Good Guy."

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Roman officially sworn in as police chief

New University of Wisconsin Police Chief Kristen Roman, left, recites the oath of office to her predecessor, retired Chief Susan Riseling, during Roman's formal swearing-in ceremony at Union South on Feb. 1, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Kristen Roman, a former Madison Police Department captain hired recently to succeed Sue Riseling as UW-Madison police chief, was officially sworn in during a ceremony Wednes-day at Union South. Roman is a UW-Madison alumna, having played on the volleyball team during her undergraduate years.

3 finalists chosen for Arboretum director

Photo: Trees in UW Arboretum in autumn

Two UW-Madison faculty members and a professor from the University of Minnesota are the finalists for director of the UW Arboretum. There was wide interest in the job opening, according to the search committee. Each candidate will give a presentation on campus later this month to share their vision.

UW-Madison Writers’ Institute, March 24-26

Attend workshops, pitch agents, and get inspired by speakers Blair Braverman and Larry Brooks. Early-bird discount ends Feb. 14!

Around Campus

The story of a baby and a bell unrung

Photo: Baby being placed in crib

GE went all the way Myanmar for a real-life test of UW engineering student Chris Nguyen's theory that you can, in fact, unring a bell. In this video, a sleeping baby will prove or disprove Nguyen's entry in GE's Unimpossible Missions contest. Related Q&A: Nguyen reacts to the results.

STEM fields drawing more students

Photo: Student looking into microscope

The most popular major among UW-Madison freshmen may be "undecided," but as they move toward graduation, growing numbers of students are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathemat-ics. STEM majors now account for about 40 percent of undergraduate degrees.

Q&A: Music professor playing by ear

Photo: Soh-Hyun Park Altino playing violin in Camp Randall stadium

In just three semesters at UW-Madison, assistant professor of violin Soh-Hyun Park Altino has made a stirring performance debut, forged deep connections with students and staged a pretty epic performance at Camp Randall, playing tunes from Fiddler on the Roof with the marching band behind her.

Law School boosts services to entrepreneurs

Photo: Law School building

The Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic in the Law School has been awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to expand its no-cost legal services for entrepreneurs, especially those in the food and beverage sector. All the legal work is performed by UW law students.

Outside UW

Helping teachers create educational video games

Photo: David Gagnon sketching a game concept

From sketches on notecards to the computer screen, teachers from around Wisconsin gathered on campus in January to help design and create educational video games for students in their classrooms and beyond. Games previously developed in the Field Day Lab are played by children across the country.

Campus Initiatives

Deadline approaching for Wisconsin Idea Seminar

Graphic: UW crest

The Wisconsin Idea Seminar, a five-day tour introducing dozens of UW-Madison faculty and academic staff to the geography, culture and history of Wisconsin, is scheduled for May 15-19. Nominations are due Feb. 15. Priority for the seminar, which began in 1985, is given to applicants who are new to the state.


Passionate advisor is also father to future Badgers

Photo: Philip Dení

Philip Denís radiates positive energy in his role as a community liaison in the campus Pathways to Educational Achievement office. Not only is he helping students reach their goals, he is himself a student and father whose kids love to see him at work as he raises them to be "Badgers in training."

Present Your Research

Submit a poster for the Education Research Poster Fair. PIs and grad students can showcase research, share ideas and meet potential collaborators.

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.