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We did it!

Photo: graduates at commencement

Arms outstretched in an enthusiastic final gesture, this Badger joined more than 6,000 others who walked onto the Kohl Center stage as UW students and left it as UW alumni during the weekend's five graduation ceremonies. University Communications and Marketing photographers Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter captured memorable images ranging from decorated caps to speakers both serious and silly in this Commencement 2013 slide show. Related: View the weekend through the eyes of graduates on social media.

Top Stories

UW Shanghai office seeks to increase engagement

Photo: David Ward at Shanghai Innovation Office

In its first year, the UW–Madison Shanghai Innovation Office (SIO) has brought together Wisconsin and Chinese experts from academia as well as from the public and private sectors. Faculty and staff across campus are being encouraged to pursue new ideas for engagement through the university’s first overseas outpost.

SPA honors Riseling, student-focused employees

Photo: Susan Riseling

UWPD Chief and Associate Vice Chancellor Susan Riseling is among the 2013 recipients of the Student Personnel Association (SPA) Awards. She received the Chancellor's Award and eight others were honored for their services to UW students.

Remarkable Digestive Health Care

From basic consults and colorectal cancer prevention to the most advanced treatments. Nationally recognized experts at the new UW Health Digestive Health Center can help.

Around Campus

Drechsel to head Center for Journalism Ethics

Photo: Robert Drechsel

Professor Robert Drechsel has been named director of the Center for Journalism Ethics. The mission of the CJE is to advance ethical standards and practices through discussion, research, teaching, professional outreach and newsroom partnerships.

Tory Miller will cook to benefit cancer center

Photo: Chef Tory Miller

Having had loved ones suffer from cancer, Madison Chef Tory Miller will put on a cooking demonstration in Wisconsin Dells to benefit the UW Carbone Cancer Center. In an interview, he shares his passion for fresh food, the tricks of his trade, and the value of knowing local farmers on a first-name basis.

Coe honored with UW System teaching award

Photo: Christopher Coe

Psychology Professor Christopher Coe has been honored by the UW System with one of three Regents Teaching Excellence Awards. Coe teaches the popular Animal Behavior – The Primates, where students ponder how the behavior and biology of our closest animal relatives can inform understanding of the human condition.

Inside Info

Recognizing, managing anxiety in kids

All children experience anxiety at some point. According to Marcia Slattery, UW Health child and adolescent psychiatrist, as many as one in four people have anxiety, but in children and teens, it is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as depression, ADHD or even bipolar disorder.


Share your story: Wisconsin at Work, Wisconsin at Play

Graphic: stylized map of Wisconsin

What's the most unusual job you've ever held? Do you have fond memories of summers spent "Up North," or a favorite summertime tradition? Your story could become an upcoming installment of "Wisconsin Life."


Morgridge gift supports nursing, honors Gulbrandsens

A $5 million gift by John and Tashia Morgridge will support endowments for faculty chairs in Child and Family Nursing and Health Systems Innovations in the School of Nursing. Their latest gift comes in honor of their dear friends Mary and Carl Gulbrandsen.  

Law School center to create human rights program

Photo: Heinz Klug

The Global Legal Studies Center of the Law School received a $50,000 award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a cross-campus human rights program. Professor Heinz Klug, GLS director (left), and Professor Steve Stern, vice provost for faculty and staff, lead the new program.    

In the Media

Education grad says cancer is a ‘bump in the road’

Photo: Angela Schoepke

Angela Schoepke has endured more than a dozen major surgeries in her 25 years, most recently the removal of part of her brain due to cancer. But the new UW grad isn't letting it get in the way of her dreams for a teaching career. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has her inspiring story.  


See you in June!

Inside UW will take a break next week after the Memorial Day holiday. We'll return on June 4.

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