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  • Student Employment Listings: : University of Wisconsin–Madison
    guide Registrar Schedule of classes Resources Academic advising Computing DoIT Computer labs Libraries More Academics Student Life Your life at UW Madison Diversity Financial aid scholarships Health Housing Safety Student services A Z index Career services Division of Student Life Student government ASM Wisconsin Union Getting involved Leadership Recreation and sports Student organizations Volunteerism and service More Student Life Research Research on campus Centers and programs Facts and figures Libraries Research news Undergraduate research For researchers Funding opportunities Graduate School Grant administration VC for Research and Graduate Education More Research Public Service Public impact Community Relations Continuing education Corporate relations International programs K 12 programs The Wisconsin Idea What is it Its history Wisconsin Idea stories Wisconsin Idea database For students and staff Morgridge Center for Public Service Badger Volunteers Faculty and staff opportunities More Public Service International Learning Academic programs Admissions Language programs Student services ISS Study abroad Research Centers and programs Funding and fellowships International Institute Language Institute Connections The International Division International alumni K 12 programs Employee services IFSS More International Visiting Campus Planning a visit Campus map Campus tours Campus dining options Parking and transportation UW Hospital Where to stay Things to do Activities and attractions

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  • Multicultural Student Services: : University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Academic advising Computing DoIT Computer labs Libraries More Academics Student Life Your life at UW Madison Diversity Financial aid scholarships Health Housing Safety Student services A Z index Career services Division of Student Life Student government ASM Wisconsin Union Getting involved Leadership Recreation and sports Student organizations Volunteerism and service More Student Life Research Research on campus Centers and programs Facts and figures Libraries Research news Undergraduate research For researchers Funding opportunities Graduate School Grant administration VC for Research and Graduate Education More Research Public Service Public impact Community Relations Continuing education Corporate relations International programs K 12 programs The Wisconsin Idea What is it Its history Wisconsin Idea stories Wisconsin Idea database For students and staff Morgridge Center for Public Service Badger Volunteers Faculty and staff opportunities More Public Service International Learning Academic programs Admissions Language programs Student services ISS Study abroad Research Centers and programs Funding and fellowships International Institute Language Institute Connections The International Division International alumni K 12 programs Employee services IFSS More International Visiting Campus Planning a visit Campus map Campus tours Campus dining options Parking and transportation UW Hospital Where to stay Things to do Activities and attractions Arts on campus Badger athletics Events

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  • Historical Highlights: : University of Wisconsin–Madison
    to stay Things to do Activities and attractions Arts on campus Badger athletics Events Science Campus and Visitor Relations UW Home About Facts Historical Highlights Historical Highlights Year Event 1848 Wisconsin s first governor Nelson Dewey approves the UW through the incorporation act and invests its government in a board of regents 1849 First class meets Feb 5 1851 North Hall the first campus building opens 1861 Wisconsin Alumni Association formed 1866 The UW designated as a Wisconsin land grant institution 1885 Marching Band founded to accompany the University Military Battalion 1892 First UW doctoral degree granted 1894 Regents adopt academic freedom sifting and winnowing statement 1905 Wisconsin Idea doctrine created 1907 Wisconsin Union founded 1917 WHA begins broadcasting 1924 Wisconsin General Hospital now UW Hospital and Clinics opens 1925 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is chartered 1935 UW economist heads the commission that drafts Social Security legislation 1936 Artist in residence program the first at an American university established 1939 Union Theater opens 1945 UW Foundation organized 1965 UW Extension created 1967 Antiwar protests begin on campus culminating with August 1970 bombing of Sterling Hall 1970 Faculty Senate meets replacing meetings of the whole faculty 1971 The Wisconsin Legislature establishes the UW System 1971 Union South opens 1979 Clinical Science Center opens 1984 University Research Park founded 1987 The Academic Staff Assembly holds its first meeting 1988 Wisconsin Welcome inaugurated for incoming students 1989 UW Foundation launches the Campaign for Wisconsin 1994 Science Hall and the Armory Gymnasium Red Gym dedicated as National Historic Landmarks 1996 UW Hospital and Clinics begins operating under a public authority 1996 Regents approve the Campus Master Plan to guide campus development 1997 The campus s first residential learning community Chadbourne Residential College opens 1999 The university celebrates its sesquicentennial 2002 Online enrollment begins 2006

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  • Historical Timeline: : University of Wisconsin–Madison
    prevents pellagra a disease that killed 5 000 people a year at the time 1939 Aldo Leopold develops a UW department of wildlife management the nation s first 1939 The College of Agriculture establishes the first Wisconsin artificial breeding program 1939 Wisconsin Union Theater opens with the premiere performance of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in The Taming of the Shrew 1941 Harold Rusch a UW oncology professor is the first to show which wavelength of ultraviolet light produces skin cancer Rusch also founds the McArdle Cancer Research Laboratory 1945 The UW Foundation is organized to assist in fundraising and development Early 1950s Charles Heidelberger professor of oncology discovers the anticancer drug fluorouracil used to treat a variety of cancers 1950s 60s Elizabeth and James Miller professors of oncology identify characteristics among chemicals that cause cancer 1951 UW researchers transfer a fertilized ovum from one cow to another which gives birth leading to a procedure called embryo transplant 1951 Professor Dean Meeker begins the nation s first course in silk screening as an art medium The process had been used solely for commercial purposes 1957 Manucher Javid professor of surgery revolutionizes human brain surgery when he uses a solution from the compound urea alleviating swelling of brain tissue during surgery 1960s Derek Cripps professor of medicine lays the foundation for U S Food and Drug Administration adoption of sun protection factor SPF ratings for suntan sunscreen and cosmetic products 1960s Harry Waisman professor of pediatrics develops a test for phenylketonuria PKU a congenital disease causing mental retardation in infants 1963 Professor Harvey Littleton initiates the nation s first formal glass working course 1965 John R Cameron and Richard Mazess emeriti professors of medical physics along with other UW researchers develop new techniques to measure osteoporosis allowing better detection prevention and treatment of bone diseases 1965 UW Extension is created as a separate unit 1966 National Organization for Women launched by Kathryn Clarenbach and Betty Friedan is first housed in Clarenbach s faculty office on the UW campus 1967 The Biotron opens as the first research building in which environmental conditions such as temperature humidity airflow and length of day can be precisely controlled for experimental purposes 1967 A series of protests against the war in Vietnam begins with an Oct 18 demonstration against Dow Chemical Confrontations between students and police and National Guard troops escalate culminating in the August 1970 bombing of Sterling Hall which killed one graduate researcher 1968 The UW becomes the seat of the Wisconsin Sea Grant program 1968 The School of Business launches the country s first graduate program in arts administration 1968 Using techniques developed at the UW the first bone marrow transplant in the United States is performed at UW Hospital 1968 The UW s Space Astronomy Laboratory constructs the world s first true observatory in space the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 1968 Harry Harlow becomes the first animal behaviorist and only the second psychologist to win the prestigious National Medal of Science 1968 A team of Medical School researchers led by Richard Hong professor of pediatrics and medical microbiology discovers how to predict the success of bone marrow transplants by testing blood and tissue compatibility of donors and recipients 1969 The UW establishes world s first research center on rheology a branch of physics 1969 George Bryan professor of human oncology finds evidence that links cancer in laboratory animals with saccharine and cyclamates artificial sweeteners used in soft drinks and other foods Both substances are subsequently banned 1970 The Faculty Senate holds its first meeting replacing meetings of the whole faculty 1970 The Institute for Environmental Studies is established 1970 Nobel Prize winning biochemistry professor Har Gobind Khorana becomes the first to synthesize a gene 1971 The Legislature establishes the University of Wisconsin System merging the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State Universities 1971 Union South a part of the Wisconsin Union opens to serve the expanding campus 1971 Richard Hong a professor of pediatrics and microbiology develops a new thymus transplant technique for treating immune system deficiencies in children and young adults 1972 The Business School launches the first graduate program in health care fiscal administration 1973 Sapporo Gold the country s first artificially produced variety of elm resistant to Dutch Elm disease is released 1975 UW oncology professor Howard Temin receives the Nobel Prize for his discovery of retroviruses viruses that transmit genetic information in a way that is exactly opposite to what had been believed 1976 Charles Mistretta professor of medical physics develops a method to digitize X ray images of blood vessels allowing data to be stored and interpreted by a computer 1979 The 1 5 million square foot Clinical Science Center opens providing facilities for UW Hospital and Clinics UW Clinical Cancer Center UW Children s Hospital and clinical programs for the medical and nursing schools 1980s Based on research begun in the 1970s by V Craig Jordan professor of human oncology and pharmacy Douglass Tormey professor of human oncology and medicine finds that tamoxifen an anti estrogen drug can prevent breast cancer from recurring in some women 1980s The first clinical trials using two types of interferon a natural substance that helps the body s defenses against cancer produced by recombinant DNA are done at the UW Clinical Cancer Center 1980s Ian Robins associate professor of human oncology and medicine tests a systemic hyperthermia device using radiant heat in clinical trials to treat cancer 1981 The medical physics department is founded the first in the nation within a medical school 1983 The School of Veterinary Medicine established by the Legislature in 1979 admits its first class 1984 University Research Park is founded to encourage technology transfer and create an endowment for research programs 1985 The atomic structure of a common cold virus is described for the first time by UW Madison researchers working with a Purdue University team 1985 The university integrates Extension departments separated from campus since 1965 1986 Richard Love associate professor of human oncology

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  • UW–Madison Firsts: : University of Wisconsin–Madison
    news Undergraduate research For researchers Funding opportunities Graduate School Grant administration VC for Research and Graduate Education More Research Public Service Public impact Community Relations Continuing education Corporate relations International programs K 12 programs The Wisconsin Idea What is it Its history Wisconsin Idea stories Wisconsin Idea database For students and staff Morgridge Center for Public Service Badger Volunteers Faculty and staff opportunities More Public Service International Learning Academic programs Admissions Language programs Student services ISS Study abroad Research Centers and programs Funding and fellowships International Institute Language Institute Connections The International Division International alumni K 12 programs Employee services IFSS More International Visiting Campus Planning a visit Campus map Campus tours Campus dining options Parking and transportation UW Hospital Where to stay Things to do Activities and attractions Arts on campus Badger athletics Events Science Campus and Visitor Relations UW Home About Facts UW Madison Firsts UW Madison Firsts Updated March 2015 Year Event 1875 Nation s first Scandinavian studies department 1890 First test of butterfat content in milk 1909 Country s first agricultural economics department 1910 Country s first genetics department 1913 Discovery of vitamin A 1914 First American speech clinic 1916 Discovery of vitamin B 1919 First educational radio station 1924 Discovery of methods to enrich food with vitamin D 1926 First university dance program 1928 First university union art gallery 1929 Nation s first graduate program in public utilities 1930s Discovery of methods to iodize salt 1932 Nation s first monkey breeding colony 1936 First artist in residence program at a university 1939 First university department of wildlife management 1959 First space based weather camera 1963 Country s first formal glass working course 1966 Nation s first poverty research center 1968 Nation s first graduate program in arts administration 1968 First bone marrow transplant 1970 First

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  • Recent Building Projects: : University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Division of Student Life Student government ASM Wisconsin Union Getting involved Leadership Recreation and sports Student organizations Volunteerism and service More Student Life Research Research on campus Centers and programs Facts and figures Libraries Research news Undergraduate research For researchers Funding opportunities Graduate School Grant administration VC for Research and Graduate Education More Research Public Service Public impact Community Relations Continuing education Corporate relations International programs K 12 programs The Wisconsin Idea What is it Its history Wisconsin Idea stories Wisconsin Idea database For students and staff Morgridge Center for Public Service Badger Volunteers Faculty and staff opportunities More Public Service International Learning Academic programs Admissions Language programs Student services ISS Study abroad Research Centers and programs Funding and fellowships International Institute Language Institute Connections The International Division International alumni K 12 programs Employee services IFSS More International Visiting Campus Planning a visit Campus map Campus tours Campus dining options Parking and transportation UW Hospital Where to stay Things to do Activities and attractions Arts on campus Badger athletics Events Science Campus and Visitor Relations UW Home About Facts Recent Building Projects Recent Building Projects Updated November 2015 Dejope Hall Map Houses 408 students features include a health clinic and a dining marketplace Opened in 2012 Gordon Dining and Event Center Map Replaced Gordon Commons featuring multiple dining venues and a convenience store Opened in 2012 Leopold Hall Map Houses 172 students designed to emphasize sustainability greenhouse on top floor Opened in 2013 Memorial Union Map Phase 1 of a reinvestment project completed in 2014 renovated areas of the west wing including the Wisconsin Union Theater Nancy Nicholas Hall Map The 200 000 square foot facility is an expansion and renovation of the Human Ecology Building Opened in 2012 Signe Skott Cooper Hall Map The 166 348 square foot hall

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  • Campus Landmarks: : University of Wisconsin–Madison
    west side of campus near the shores of Lake Mendota Dejope is the home for 408 students The building is filled with American Indian art depicting the lakes in many different ways Education 1899 2010 Map The gray brown brick structure built for the College of Engineering was gradually taken over by the School of Education in 1939 In 2010 a renovation was completed The reconstruction of the north façade and a new green vegetated terrace plaza occupy the outdoor space facing Lake Mendota while the building s front renovation maintains the building s historic nature After the addition of approximately four stories a basement and a sub basement the School of Education is currently LEED platinum certified and is the first state owned Energy Star Rated building in Wisconsin Elvehjem Museum of Art 1969 70 Chazen Museum of Art 2011 Map The museum made possible by gifts to the UW Foundation originally was named for Conrad A Elvehjem 13th president of the university It houses the university s collection of paintings prints drawings sculptures and decorative arts dating from 2300 B C to the present To commemorate a May 2005 20 million gift from alumni Simona and Jerome A Chazen the name of the museum was changed to Chazen Museum of Art The gift funded a new connection between the original facility and an addition opened in 2011 that doubled the museum s gallery storage and multi use Frederic A Ogg Hall 2007 Map Ogg Hall which houses 600 first year and second year students opened in 2007 replacing an outdated 13 story building The new Ogg embodies some of the new popular trends in campus social life as residents live in cluster styles in which groups of four rooms share a common bathroom Genetics Biotechnology Center 1995 Map Completed in winter 1995 the 28 million building provides a modern center for teaching and research for UW Madison s biological sciences community The 80 000 square feet of working space include 41 lab modules a multimedia auditorium a computer laboratory and invention space for Wisconsin teachers Gordon Dining and Events Center 2012 Map The Gordon Dining and Events Center replaced Gordon Commons as the premier dining facility for southeast residence halls Instead of a traditional cafeteria the new center offers a marketplace style that allows students to choose from up to 13 dining venues The facility also features a convenience store a coffee bar and an ice cream shop The upper level has event and meeting spaces Grainger Hall 1993 2008 Map Grainger Hall home of the Wisconsin School of Business opened its doors in fall 1993 Leading edge instructional technology is incorporated throughout the five story building The 40 million facility was built through a combination of public and private funds including 10 million from David and Juli Grainger and the Grainger Foundation With an addition in 2008 Grainger houses the business school s MBA programs Hiram Smith Hall 1891 Map Site of the early dairy school and said to be the first dairy building in the Western Hemisphere the hall has distinctive Swiss architectural features The building is named for a president of the Wisconsin Dairyman s Association and regent of the university King Hall 1894 Soil Science 1915 Map King Hall built as the Horticulture and Agricultural Physics building with the addition of the soil science department is known for contributions to science engineering and agriculture particularly in association with Franklin H King remembered for developing the circular silo King was the first professor of agricultural physics in the United States Kohl Center 1998 2012 Map Named in honor of chief benefactor Herb Kohl the athletic facility opened in January 1998 and dazzled with its terrazzo tile floors and a front entrance display of colorful blown glass produced by UW alumnus Dale Chihuly Now the home for UW men s and women s basketball and men s hockey as well as commencement and other campus events the Kohl Center provides state of the art comfort for up to 17 000 spectators LaBahn Arena 2012 Map Opened in 2012 the LaBahn Arena located adjacent to the Kohl Center includes spaces for hockey and swimming a 90 x 200 ice sheet 4 000 spectator seats locker rooms concessions women s hockey coaches offices and support services location for men s and women s swimming teams Lathrop Hall 1910 1998 Map Constructed for women s physical education classes the Renaissance Revival building contained a swimming pool in the basement and a gymnasium on the second floor It became the permanent home for the university s dance program after dance instruction began on campus in the 1920s A major renovation undertaken to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the dance program s inauguration created a state of the art performance space and improved studios Leopold Hall 2013 Map The 172 bed residence hall is designed to increase awareness of thinking working and living in more sustainable ways It offers a greenhouse on the fourth floor McArdle Memorial Laboratory 1964 Map Located in the medical sciences complex off University Avenue the building has a distinctive design and houses the even more distinctive university cancer research program The building is named for Michael W McArdle a Chicago industrialist who bequeathed early funds for cancer research to the university Memorial Library 1951 1974 1990 Map Dedicated to those who died in America s wars Memorial Library is the main research library on campus Memorial includes the Mills Music Library the official archives of the university and an extensive rare books collection A seven story addition houses more than 2 million volumes Memorial Union 1928 1939 1957 1966 2012 2014 Map Memorial Union has been called the living room of campus With additions the Union now includes several dining rooms theaters lounges meeting rooms and game rooms in addition to the well known Terrace and the Rathskellar In 2012 the Memorial Union Reinvestment Project began Phase I renovated and enhanced the West Wing and fifth

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  • Campus Traditions: : University of Wisconsin–Madison
    It s hundreds of third year law students with canes charging down the field toward Camp Randall Stadium s south end zone before kickoff Law students throw their canes over the crossbar of the goal post and if they catch their canes coming down on the other side the students supposedly will win their first cases Family Weekend Sponsored by the Parent Program within Campus and Visitor Relations Family Weekend is held in the fall and offers a variety of events designed to give the whole family from grandparents to siblings a chance to see UW Madison through the eyes of their students Attendees can have lunch with deans of schools and colleges and attend sessions about housing study abroad student organizations support services and more Founders Day The first class at UW taught by John Sterling inspired the Wisconsin Alumni Association WAA to create a celebration for Founders Day in 1924 Commemorating the first day of classes at UW Madison the WAA brings cake and other treats to University Residence Halls Each year Founders Day highlights the Wisconsin Idea and UW Madison s mission of academics research and public service Alumni chapters around the country and the world celebrate Founders Day with food conversation and an address typically by a university faculty member Freshman Caps In 1901 it was decided that freshmen would wear small dark green Eton caps and strict rules were drawn up to enforce the new dress code In 1912 however following several cases of frostbitten ears the cap law was partially rolled back to allow freshmen to wear heavier headgear through the long Wisconsin winter In 1923 the cap rule was repealed altogether but not before UW students had come up with another tradition of fire Cap Night held in May to represent the end of servitude for the advancing freshman class was celebrated by building a large bonfire dancing around it and burning the caps Sophomores tried to light the pile ahead of time leading to several incidents involving broken bones and serious burns and the ultimate abolition of Cap Night in 1923 Halloween For years State Street was home to a raucous and loosely organized costume party on Halloween night In 1979 the Wisconsin Student Association began sponsoring the event which grew in size and fame each year as revelers crowded the eight blocks between the Capitol and Library Mall Today the city of Madison sells tickets to gain entrance onto State Street the Saturday of Halloween weekend as people from all over come to celebrate Halloween in Madison Dave Cieslewicz then mayor branded the event Freakfest in 2006 State Street is gated off and ticket holders receive wristbands to see concert stages along the city blocks Sponsors now endorse the event as more than 50 000 people are expected to pack State Street each year Homecoming A tradition for more than 100 years Homecoming brings alumni together back to their alma mater for a weekend of football and UW Madison spirit Students

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