Off Campus

Oscar-winning alumna Nicole Rocklin takes turn in the ‘Spotlight’

Days after winning an Oscar, life isn’t that different for Nicole Rocklin. “I woke up and had to make my kid breakfast and sweep the floor,” she says. Rocklin is one of the producers of the movie “Spotlight,” which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards Feb. 28.

Video: A “pizza farm” that got its start in a UW classroom

A new wave of family farming means finding new ways to connect land and community. From the crust to the veggies, the popup pizza shop at Stoney Acres Farm couldn’t get more local. Meet the couple whose UW-Madison experience made it all possible.

Medical students ‘TRIUMPH’ over urban health problems

For UW med students in Milwaukee through the TRIUMPH program, the neighborhood is their classroom. Chancellor Rebecca Blank recently paid a visit to learn how they’re improving health care and training to practice medicine in underserved areas.

WisCARES lends a helping hand to pets, owners in need

Pets can provide stability when other parts of life — such as housing — aren’t so predictable. A UW-Madison program that provides basic veterinary care for pets also helps their people access resources of their own.

Curb highlights contemporary perspectives on traditional Wisconsin

This semester, 21 students in the School of Journalism had one task: create a magazine all about Wisconsin. The final product, Curb: Backroads & Boulevards, does just that, exploring unique aspects of the state you might not even know exist.

Study abroad participation at all-time high

The number of UW-Madison students participating in study abroad has climbed to an all-time high, with a majority of participating students opting for semester- and year-long programs.

Writing contest focuses on Yahara watershed

What’s your vision of a positive future for water and people in south-central Wisconsin? The “Our Waters, Our Future” writing contest seeks inspiring short stories that can fuel actions to ensure healthy waters and vibrant communities for generations.

New UW-Madison collaboration in Green Bay inspires young writers

For authors of any age, getting published is powerful. A Wisconsin Open Education Community Fellowship helped sophomore Laura Schmitt bring that excitement to middle and high school students in her hometown of Green Bay.

More students than ever can sharpen skills in D.C.

Not a poli sci student, but still feel that policy pull? Starting next summer, students from across campus will be able to participate in the new, year-round “Wisconsin in Washington” internship program.

Showman or scientist? Jeff Vinokur does it all (for now)

Is it possible to be both a working researcher and a dazzling, nationally known entertainer? I don’t know the answer to that yet,” says Jeff Vinokur, known as the Dancing Scientist, but it is a great problem to have.”