Spotlight

Oh the skies, they are a changin’

The skies above Madison provide a stunning visual display year round. Check out a compilation of time-lapse videos from the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences rooftop camera.

Students help capture campus protest voices from 50 years ago

Several UW–Madison students helped university archivists with a public history project tied to the 50th anniversary of the campus Dow Chemical Company protests. Read more about the team’s efforts to recapture the violent events of Oct. 18, 1967.

Photo: Award ribbon

A week of awards in academic excellence

This week, more than 150 students were honored during the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony, an annual showcase of academic excellence, public service and outstanding undergraduate research. In addition, 142 students were inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, and 151 were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Fifty years ago, “The Greatest” came to campus

Boxer Muhammad Ali spoke on campus on April 26, 1968 — exactly 50 years ago tomorrow. He talked about life outside the ring, particularly responses to racism. Read more about his message to students back then.

Women’s Shop Night a hit in Biological Systems Engineering

There can be a lot of pressure when you’re one of just a few females in a shop classroom learning to use machining equipment. To help address this, the BSE department created a bi-weekly Women’s Shop Night to encourage more women to get hands-on experience.

Wisconsin Experience Bus Trip

Are you a student leader on campus and interested in meeting like-minded students and traveling throughout the state? Apply by Friday, March 16, to be one of the 35 students on the 2018 Wisconsin Experience Bus Trip.

Award-winning ensemble explores contemporary classical music

Sound Out Loud is a six-person music ensemble that includes four UW–Madison doctoral music students. The group uses live electronics, experimental techniques, and instruments and musical styles from the Middle East to Asia to create contemporary classical music — a style that has limited opportunities for performance.

GreenHouse community gives students hands-on learning opportunities

Alan Turnquist manages the GreenHouse on the rooftop of Leopold Residence Hall. This hands-on learning environment allows students to explore sustainability and agricultural systems.

Six outstanding women of color to be honored Feb. 22

The women being honored as Outstanding Women of Color include a history professor who researches slavery and racism, an artist whose work explores the experience of first-generation immigrants and a nursing graduate student who helps underserved patient populations. Related: New scholarship to honor longtime PEOPLE director.

WUD Music provided student a place to grow

Katy Lang started her time at UW as an overwhelmed freshman wandering through the student organization fair and ended it booking 1,200-seat shows for the Wisconsin Union Directorate. Read more about how being a part of the WUD Music Committee changed Lang’s college experience.