Be in the Know

How do plants have sex? Muir Woods research takes a look

If you’re walking in the Muir Woods on Bascom Hill’s north slope you may see protective cages around certain plants. It’s part of doctoral candidate Melody Sain’s research project, which studies how different plants have sex, using the early meadow-rue plant that grows there.

Students in this class clock how fast they accelerate

Students in a new Summer Term course use GPS trackers during basketball, flag football, Ultimate Frisbee and Capture the Flag. The class,“Sports Science & Athlete Monitoring,” focuses on the most popular technologies in the field of human performance.

Photo: fireworks

Terrace to feature Independence Day staples: fireworks and music

An Independence Day Celebration will be held Saturday, June 30 at the Memorial Union Terrace. Bands begin playing at 4:30 p.m., and fireworks will light up the sky over Lake Mendota at 9 p.m. After the fireworks, more music.

Photo: Picnic Point

What campus attraction are you this summer? Take the quiz

Are you a fire pit on Picnic Point, a bike path through campus or a Terrace chair? It all depends on how you most like to spend the warm summer days on campus.

Early summer term proves to be popular option for students in its first year

The early 4-week summer session at University of Wisconsin – introduced as a way to encourage students to take a course early in the summer in addition to their other summer plans – yielded 1,009 enrollments across 53 courses.

What is that on your leg? Better check the tick app

This could come in handy this summer: UW-Madison researchers have developed a new smartphone app to help them understand where ticks are active and how people expose themselves to ticks. It is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


Make The Sett your place to cheer on your favorite World Cup soccer team

Looking for somewhere to kick off the 2018 FIFA World Cup? Matches will be shown all day at The Sett in Union South during regular business hours. It all starts at 10 a.m. Thursday with Russia vs. Saudi Arabia.

New history class asks students to turn parents into historical subjects

Professor Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen’s The History of Your Parents’ Generation course tackles a tumultuous few decades through a generational lens by having students interview their parents about their memories of music, fashion, and historic milestones.

Photo: UW-Madison W-crest logo

Meet the candidates for associate dean of students

A search-and-screen committee has recommended three finalists for the  associate dean of students position. All three candidates will visit campus in June to give public presentations and meet with members of the campus community. Students are encouraged to attend.


Free DoIT software training classes for students

Summer is a great time to brush up on your software skills or master something new. Check out the many free classes offered by DoIT Academic Technology’s Software Training for Students.