UW-Madison recently completed its remodels on a space for advising, studying, tutoring and events in lower Steenbock Library, according to a Friday WISCIENCE release.
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The Young, Gifted and Black Coalition kicked off its Black Lives Matter Speaker Series Friday with a talk on community influence over the police force given by Max Rameau, a campaign organizer and human rights activist.
Last semester, the Morgridge Center for Public Service, along with United Way of Dane County, AmeriCorps and area school districts, revamped its Achievement Connections program to reach more underperforming high school students in the Madison area.
Friday kicks off the Black Lives Matter Spring 2015 Speaker Series, with the aim to educate the public and empower the black community, according to a press release. The series is sponsored by the Young Gifted and Black Coalition, Comparative U.S. Studies and the Haven’s Center.
In addition to hunting down overwhelming loads of required textbooks and materials, students face the challenge of locating all their classes with the start of each semester. This semester, more than 100 UW-Madison students are utilizing the recently launched iPhone app Campus Maps to make finding spring classes fast and easy.
Days after The Wisconsin State Journal reported Gov. Scott Walker was considering autonomy measures for the UW System, neither state Republicans nor System officials have confirmed or denied whether that includes splitting UW-Madison from the rest of the System.
The UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine raised $1.3 million in grants, gifts and pledges to help fund a Shelter Medicine Program, according to a university press release.
Researchers at UW-Madison and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a collaborative project to develop new ways of integrating robots into human workforces, according to a university press release.
While most of his classmates are preparing for a looming graduation date, UW-Madison senior Zach Wood is running unopposed for Madison’s District 8 aldermanic position.
In response to concerns raised by students, staff and faculty, Chancellor Rebecca Blank and members of the UW-Madison administration have invited the university community to an open discussion Tuesday centered on improving diversity and equity on campus.
Though the transition into college is tough for many freshmen, Marianna Rivera’s move to UW-Madison was especially isolating. She grew up in Chicago in a drastically different community climate.
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UW-Madison student Truman Tiernan organized a memorial service and candle vigil Sunday for senior undergraduate student Michael Cooper Heinz, who passed away Nov. 23. Heinz, a strategic communication and philosophy major, was the former president of the Kappa Sigma fraternity on campus.
UW-Madison School of Music’s new recital center will be named in honor of UW alumnni and advisory board members George and Pamela Hamel, whose $15 million donation will help make constructing the building possible, according to a university release.
White police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August, gaining national attention and sparking debates over institutional racial disparities and police officers’ use of force.
For those Badgers who feel that the stress caused by their workloads is akin not to that of the typical college student but the most beleaguered, overworked airplane pilots, any break from studying may be perceived as an impediment to ensuring readiness for a final test or essay. However, even though stress is an implicit part of most college students’ academic experiences, knowing when to take a break from studying is an important part of maintaining mental and physical health. In hearing and observing people’s attitudes toward studying, I’ve realized that many students are wont to follow an academic orthodoxy that holds hunkering down for hours on end as the optimal way to guarantee success in the classroom. To be honest, many workloads do require hours of focus and dedication if one wishes to do well. Nevertheless, work habits that consistently forgo exercise and relaxation breaks in favor of uninterrupted studying run the risk of intensifying the stress caused by coursework and increasing the likelihood of illness.
The Board of Regents Capital Planning and Budget Committee approves the next phase of the Rec Sports Master Plan, renovations to Elizabeth Waters dining hall and Grainger Hall at its December meeting Thursday.
A UW System Board of Regents committee approved funds for three UW-Madison campus projects Thursday.
Researchers at UW-Madison developed a new sweet corn variety coined “Who Gets Kissed?” in collaboration with the Organic Seed Alliance and other farmers, according to a university release.