Campus Life Spotlight

Video: Watch the chairs return to the Terrace

After a long winter in storage, the colorful sunburst chairs returned to the Memorial Union Terrace Thursday. Just add some real sunshine, and let the studying and socializing begin. – See more at: http://news.wisc.edu/just-add-sunshine/#sthash.0yGUgvcW.dpuf

Younger Badger brothers and sisters get a look at campus

Plenty of future Badgers were here on Saturday, April 8, as the younger brothers and sisters of UW-Madison students explored campus as part of Sibs Day activities. In addition to a scavenger hunt and science experiments, they got to pose with Bucky Badger. They’ve been indoctrinated early.

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.