Campus Life Spotlight

If you look hard enough, science is beautiful

Do you know what a tongue muscle looks like under extreme magnification? A thermal image of a cow? A close-up of a spider poised to jump? Check out the winners in the Cool Science Image contest.

Capturing 41 libraries – a photo at a time

Senior Elise Schimke loves libraries, and she found a way to capture the essence of the more than 40 on campus — through photos.  The result is “Libraries of UW-Madison,” a quirky trip through the stacks of a top university.

Badger women hope to ice it

For the fourth consecutive season and 10th time since 2006, the Badgers women’s hockey team (32-2-4 overall) advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four, after pounding Robert Morris 7-0 on Saturday. They’ll face Boston College (28-5-5) in the national semifinals at 5 p.m. Friday  in St. Charles, Missouri. Archrival Minnesota plays Clarkson in the other semifinal.

Selection Sunday: Are Badgers headed to Orlando? Sacramento? Or elsewhere?

The Badgers men’s basketball team will find out its place in the NCAA basketball tournament this Sunday, also known as Selection Sunday. Experts say they’ll likely get a 6 or 7 seed, although this weekend’s Big Ten Conference tournament could change that. Read the analysis. Pictured above, students watch the Badgers in the NCAA finals in 2015 at Union South’s Varsity Hall.

Black Cultural Center opens with a splash

The new Black Cultural Center inside the Red Gym was dedicated on Tuesday with about 150 people in attendance.  “This center will be a place for people – not just black people, but the whole UW community – to learn about the vast contributions of black students to this university,” one student said.

The warm February sun

Officially, it’s never been this warm in Madison in late February since humans began keeping track. Madison set five records for high temperatures Saturday through Wednesday, with the all-time high temperature in winter being set in the early afternoon on Wednesday at 66.

 

Go take a look: Mural captures drama of emancipation

Have you seen this? The dramatic John Steuart Curry mural commemorating the Emancipation sits in the UW Law Library’s old Reading Room. Too controversial in 1936 for a U.S. Department of Justice Building, it was painted instead at UW-Madison.

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#LoveUW is coming!

Valentine’s Day is almost here and what better way to show your affection than with a message that’s uniquely UW-Madison? We’re hard at work preparing a fresh batch. If you’ve got a suggestion, tweet it to @UWMadison and tag #LoveUW.

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)

Hail to the new police chief

Kristen Roman was sworn in today as the UW-Madison chief of police. The former Madison Police Department captain has extensive experience in community outreach, mental health issues and services to vulnerable populations.

Now this is what Madison should look like in January

Despite half a foot of snow falling today, life on the UW campus continued, with students making their way to class through the slush and ice. A reminder to be safe on roads and contact the professor or supervisor if you are unable to make it in to class or work.