UW-Madison has begun its search for a new director of the Arts Institute, which helps organize a variety of arts programs and initiatives on campus.
UW-Madison kicked off Black History Month Sunday night with a performance of “We the 350: Stories of Racism, Poverty and Incarceration” at Memorial Union. “If no racial disparities existed in Madison, there would be 350 fewer Black people in the Dane County Jail on any given day,” said its playbill.
Rockefeller University announced Thursday that Sean B. Carroll, UW-Madison evolutionary biologist and author, won the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science. The award was established in 1993 to honor individuals writing about science “whose voice and vision can tell us about science’s aesthetic and philosophical dimensions, providing not merely new information but cause for reflection, even revelation,” according to a university release.
UW-Madison has many events planned to celebrate Black History Month, which range from small discussions and locales to large keynote speeches.
Madison firefighters rushed to Memorial Union around 3:30 p.m. Thursday due to reports of a fire in the building’s attic. The fifth floor was evacuated because of instructions by the construction crew, according to Stephanie Webendorfer, marketing and communications specialist at the Wisconsin Union.
The University Theatre conducted interviews of volunteer participants Wednesday in an effort to address one question: “Why is it important to talk about race at UW-Madison?”
UW-Madison announced Tuesday the beginning of Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016, a statewide, yearlong celebration dedicated to the life and works of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 will begin with the Distinguished Lecture Series, An Evening of Shakespeare, hosted by Anna Deavere Smith April 20 at Memorial Union.
A team of researchers from UW-Madison, working alongside scientists from the Universidad de Sucre in Colombia, published a study Tuesday detailing the spread of Zika virus in Colombia.
Laurel Fletcher, a local artist, brightens up Memorial Union with her exhibition, “Luminous.” Fletcher’s art includes various textures and vibrant colors, mostly made of acrylic paint.
The University of Wisconsin Radiation Calibration Laboratory located in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research provides a service only two other labs in the country posses: the precise calibration of radiation measurement machines used in medicine.
This Spring, UW-Madison will partner with Madison College to provide the Global Passport Program, an opportunity for Madison College students to participate in select international studies courses at UW-Madison.
UW-Madison’s annual University Staff Recognition Awards are now accepting nominations for 2016 qualifiers until February 23. Every year, the University Staff Recognition Awards highlight five staff members who improve UW-Madison.
Throughout the next two semesters, leaders of Greek life at UW-Madison will work alongside campus offices in an attempt to reduce sexual violence on campus.
Brittany Travers, a professor in the occupational therapy program at UW-Madison, is studying whether using Wii video games can make the symptoms of children with autism spectrum disorder less severe by improving their motor skills, according to a university release.