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University of Wisconsin The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as University of WisconsinWisconsin, or regionally as UW–Madison, or Madison) is a public research university located in Madison, TOSHIBA Satellite L755-SP5102CL Laptop Keyboard Wisconsin, United States. Founded when Wisconsinachieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of theUniversity of Wisconsin System. It was the first university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest university in the state. It became a land-grant institution in 1866.[4] The 933-acre (378 ha) main campus includes fourNational Historic Landmarks.[5]ACER Aspire 5742 Laptop Keyboard UW–Madison is organized into 20 schools which enrolled 29,153 undergraduate, 8,710 graduate, and 2,570 professional students and granted 6,040 bachelor's, 3,328 graduate and professional degrees in 2008.[6] The university employs 2,054 faculty members. Its comprehensive academic program offers 135 undergraduate majors, along with 151 master's degree programs and 107 doctoral programs.[7]FUJITSU Lifebook T4215 Laptop Keyboard The UW is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[8] In 2010, it had research expenditures of more than 1 billion dollars.[9] In 2008, the University's R&D expenditures were ranked the third highest in the nation.[10] Wisconsin is a founding member of theAssociation of American Universities.[11] SONY VAIO VGN-NR11Z/S Laptop Keyboard The Wisconsin Badgers compete in 25 intercollegiate sports in the NCAA's Division I Big Ten Conference and have won 27national championships. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is considered a Public Ivy, or a public institution that offers an education comparable to those of the Ivy League.[12] The university had its official beginnings when Wisconsin was incorporated as a state in 1848. The Wisconsin Constitutionprovided for "the establishment of a state university, at or near the seat of state government..." HP Pavilion G6-1223TX Laptop Keyboard and directed by the state legislature to be governed by a board of regents and administered by a chancellor. On July 26, 1846, Nelson Dewey, Wisconsin's first governor, signed the act that formally created the University of Wisconsin. John H. Lathrop became the university's first chancellor, in the fall of 1849.[14] With John W. TOSHIBA Satellite L750-ST4N02 Laptop Keyboard Sterling as the university's first professor (mathematics), the first class of 17 students met at Madison Female Academy on February 5, 1849. A permanent campus site was soon selected: an area of 50 acres (20.2 ha) "bounded north by Fourth lake, east by a street to be opened at right angles with King street," [later State Street] "south by Mineral Point Road (University Avenue), and west by a carriage-way from said road to the lake." The regents' building plans called for a "main edifice fronting towards the Capitol, HP 636191-001 Laptop Keyboard three stories high, surmounted by an observatory for astronomical observations."[15] This building, University Hall, now known as Bascom Hall, was finally completed in 1859. On October 10, 1916, a fire destroyed the building's dome, which was never replaced.North Hall, constructed in 1851, was actually the first building on campus. In 1854, Levi Booth and Charles T. Wakeley became the first graduates of the university, and in 1892 the university awarded its first PhD to future university president Charles R. Van Hise.[16]HP 633736-001 Laptop Keyboard Research, teaching, and service at the UW is influenced by a tradition known as "the Wisconsin Idea," first articulated by UW–Madison President Charles Van Hise in 1904, when he declared "I shall never be content until the beneficent influence of the University reaches every home in the state."[17] The Wisconsin Idea holds that the boundaries of the university should be the boundaries of the state, and that the research conducted at UW–Madison should be applied to solve problems and improve health, quality of life, TOSHIBA Satellite L775D-S7220 Laptop Keyboard the environment, and agriculture for all citizens of the state. The Wisconsin Idea permeates the university’s work and helps forge close working relationships among university faculty and students, and the state's industries and government.[18]Based in Wisconsin's populist history, the Wisconsin Idea continues to inspire the work of the faculty, staff, and students who aim to solve real-world problems by working together across disciplines and demographics.[19]Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Laptop Keyboard World War II During World War II, University of Wisconsin was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.[20]IBM Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Laptop Keyboard Over time, additional campuses were added to the university. The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee was created in 1956, and UW–Green Bay and UW–Parkside in 1968. Ten freshman-sophomore centers were also added to this system.[21] In 1971, Wisconsin legislators passed a law merging the University of Wisconsin with the nine universities and four freshman-sophomore branch campuses of the Wisconsin State Universities System, creating the University of Wisconsin System and bringing the two higher education systems under a single board of regents. IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R51 1833 Laptop Keyboard In the late 1960s and early 1970s, UW–Madison was shaken by a series of student protests, and by the use of force by authorities in response, comprehensively documented in the film The War at Home. The first major demonstrations protested the presence on campus of recruiters for the Dow Chemical Company, which supplied the napalm used in the Vietnam War. Authorities used force to quell the disturbance.  ACER Aspire 5742 Laptop Keyboard The struggle was documented in the book, They Marched into Sunlight.[22], as well as the PBS documentary Two Days in October.[23] Among the students injured in the protest was current Madison mayor Paul Soglin. HP Pavilion G60-230 Laptop Keyboard Another target of protest was the Army Mathematics Research Center (AMRC), located in Sterling Hall, which was also home of the physics department. The student newspaper, The Daily Cardinal, published a series of investigative articles stating that AMRC was pursuing research directly pursuant to US Department of Defense requests, and supportive of military operations in Vietnam. AMRC became a magnet for demonstrations, in which protesters chanted "U.S. out of Vietnam! Smash Army Math!" Packard Bell Easynote TK87 Laptop Keyboard On August 24, 1970, near 3:40 am, a bomb exploded next to Sterling Hall, aimed at destroying the Army Math Research Center.[24] Despite the late hour, a post doctoral physics researcher, Robert Fassnacht, was in the lab and was killed in the explosion. The physics department was severely damaged, while the intended target, the AMRC, was scarcely affected. Karleton Armstrong, Dwight Armstrong, and David Fine were found responsible for the blast. Leo Burt was identified as a suspect, but was never apprehended or tried.[25]ACER Aspire 2920-3A2G12Mi Laptop Keyboard DELL Inspiron 1564 Laptop Keyboard While the student body has shed much of its radical image, the campus is still known for its progressive politics.[citation needed] In February 2011, thousands of students marched and occupied the Wisconsin State Capitol during the2011 Wisconsin protests. DELL Inspiron 1545 Laptop Keyboard The University of Wisconsin–Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, is a large, four-year research university comprising twenty associated colleges and schools.[8] In addition to undergraduate and graduatedivisions in agriculture and life sciences, business, education, engineering, human ecology, journalism and mass communication, letters and science, music, nursing, pharmacy, and social welfare, the university also maintains graduate and professional schools in environmental studies, law, library and information studies, medicine and public health,public affairs, and veterinary medicine. IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50e-1848 Laptop Keyboard The four year, full-time undergraduate instructional program is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as "arts and science plus professions" with a high graduate coexistence; admissions are characterized as "more selective, lower transfer-in."[8] The largest university college, the College of Letters and Science, SONY 147859712 Laptop Keyboard enrolls approximately half of the undergraduate student body and is made up of thirty-nine departments and five professional schools[30] that instruct students and carry out research in a wide variety of fields, such as astronomy, economics,geography, history, linguistics, and zoology. The graduate instructional program is classified by Carnegie as "comprehensive with medical/veterinary." In 2008, it granted the third largest number of doctorates in the nation. SAMSUNG NP-N145-JP03 Laptop Keyboard In the 2011 QS World University Rankings it was ranked 41st in the world and received five excellence stars.[39] It was ranked 17th among world universities and 15th among universities in the Americas in Shanghai Jiao Tong University's 2010Academic Ranking of World Universities, which assesses academic and research performance.[40 SAMSUNG NP-N150-KA03 Laptop Keyboard In the G-factor International University Ranking of 2006, which is a re-analysis of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University data, the UW–Madison was listed 13th.[41] The Times Higher Education Supplement placed it 27th worldwide, based primarily on surveys administered to students, faculty, and recruiters.[42] Additionally, the professional ranking of world universities from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, based in part on the number of senior managerial positions occupied by alumni, placed UW–Madison 35th in the world.[43]SAMSUNG NB30 Laptop Keyboard National UW–Madison was ranked 11th among national universities (with three institutions tied) by the Center for Measuring University Performance in its 2007 report, with rankings based on objective statistics on research, faculty awards, student qualifications, and university assets. Of 38 programs at the UW–Madison that were included in the National Research Council's 1995 study, 16 ranked in the top 10 nationally.[44][45] SONY VAIO VGN-FS415S Laptop Keyboard In 2007, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported that 57 disciplines at the UW–Madison were in the top 10 in the U.S. in scholarly productivity, which placed it second after UC-Berkeley in the number of top ten programs.[46] The UW placed 30th among national universities in Washington Monthly's 2009 rankings, SONY VAIO VGN-AR770 Laptop Keyboard which consider community service and social mobility, as well as research productivity.[47] In 2009, UW–Madison was ranked 6th in the TrendTopper MediaBuzz rankings by the Global Language Monitor.[48] In 2011, the Global Language Monitor increased the ranking to 1st in Internet Media Buzz.[49]SONY V-0709BIAS1-US Laptop Keyboard Madison's undergraduate program was ranked 42nd among national universities by U.S.News & World Report for 2012 and 10th among public schools.[50] In both cases, UW-Madison is tied with another UW, University of Washington. The same magazine ranked UW's graduate School of Business 29th,[51] and its undergraduate business program 13th.[52] Twelve CEOs of S&P 500 companies hold degrees from the University of Wisconsin, putting it in a tie with Harvard and Princeton for first place.[53] SONY VAIO VGN-FS415S Laptop Keyboard In 2011, USNWR ranked UW's Law School 35th,[54] while Vault listed it as 25th for 2008.[55] Other graduate schools ranked by USNWR include the School of Medicine and Public Health, which was 27th in research[56] and 13th in primary care,[57] the College of Engineering 16th,[58] the School of Education 12th,[59] and the La Follette School of Public Affairs 14th.[60]HP 640892-001 Laptop Keyboard Madison has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.[61][62]TOSHIBA Satellite L300 Laptop Keyboard UW–Madison was a founding member of the Association of American Universities.[63] In 2007–2008, the school allocated $832 million towards research on campus, placing it second in the country in generating research funding, behind Johns Hopkins University.[64] Collectively, its research programs were also sixth in the number of patents issued in 2005.[65] The University's research programs were ranked fourth in federally funded research and second in nonfederally funded research among U.S. public universities in 2009.[66]Packard Bell EasyNote TJ61 Laptop Keyboard Overall, the University maintains almost 100 research centers and programs, ranging from agriculture to arts, from education to engineering.[67] It has been considered a major academic center for embryonic stem cell research ever since UW–Madison professor James Thomson became the first scientist to isolate human embryonic stem cells. This has brought significant attention and respect for the University's research programs from around the world. The University continues to be a leader in stem cell research, helped in part by the funding of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and promotion of WiCell.[68]ACER TravelMate 5742 Laptop Keyboard Its center for research on internal combustion engines, called the Engine Research Center, has a five-year collaboration agreement with General Motors.[69] It has also been the recipient of multi-million dollar funding from the federal government.[70]Packard Bell Easynote TK87 Laptop Keyboard The University of Wisconsin–Madison is one of thirty sea grant colleges in the United States. These colleges are involved in scientific research, education, training, and extension projects geared toward the conservation and practical use of U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes and other marine areas.  HP Pavilion dv6-2020sa Laptop Keyboard In January 2008, the US Department of Agriculture cited the University of Wisconsin–Madison Research Animal Resource Center for multiple violations of theAnimal Welfare Act, including not using painkillers in animals undergoing painful procedures, improper monitoring of animals, and not reporting medical problems to staff veterinarians.[71] Packard Bell Easynote TK37 Laptop Keyboard The L&S Honors Program serves over 1300 students in the College of Letters and Science (the UW–Madison's liberal arts college) with an enriched undergraduatecurriculum. In addition to its curriculum, the program offers professional advising services; research opportunities and funding; and numerous academic, social and service opportunities through the Honors Student Organization. The Honors Program also supports several student organizations, such as the University of Wisconsin–Madison Forensics Team. DELL Vostro 3700 Laptop Keyboard Located in Madison, about a mile from the state capitol, the university is situated partially on an isthmus between Lake Mendota andLake Monona. The main campus comprises 933 acres (378 ha) of land, while the entire campus, including research stations located throughout the state, is over 10,600 acres (4,290 ha) in area. The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum, a demonstration area for native ecosystems, is located on the west side of Madison. The main campus includes many buildings designed or supervised by architects J.T.W. Jennings and Arthur Peabody. The hub of campus life is the Memorial Union.  Packard Bell NEW95 Laptop Keyboard The UW–Madison has its own police force, food service, As one of the icons on campus, Bascom Hall,[72] at the top of Bascom Hill, is often considered the "heart of the campus." Built in 1857, a decorative dome that once sat atop the structure was destroyed by fire. The structure has been added to several times over the years. The building currently houses the office of the chancellor and vice chancellors. Bascom Hall is listed on theNational Register of Historic Places as a contributing building within the Bascom Hill Historic District.[73] HP Pavilion dv6-2110ea Laptop Keyboard This Victorian Gothic building, built in 1878 and initially named Assembly Hall, was designed to house an 800-seatauditorium, a library, and a clock tower. Dedicated on March 2, 1880, the building originally held conventions, dances, andcommencement ceremonies, along with its primary purpose of a library. Packard Bell EasyNote TJ67 Laptop Keyboard After the library moved to a different building on campus, a portion of the hall was assigned to the School of Music in 1900. Shortly after renovations in the early 1900s, the building was officially named Music Hall in 1910. It remains an important music venue and is home to the university opera.[74]This building also is home to the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, with part of the building being used as office space and classrooms. SONY VAIO PCG-FR285M Laptop Keyboard The George L. Mosse Humanities Building, located on Library Mall, was built in the late 1960s in the Brutalist style. Campus myth has it that the building (with its poor ventilation, narrow windows, inclined base, and cantilevered upper floors) was designed to be "riot-proof" in that it was inescapable by protestors and easily penetratable by a SWAT Team.[citation needed]Its seven floors house the History, Art, and Music departments. The most recent Campus Master Plan calls for it to be demolished and replaced with two other buildings. HP G62-b39SE Laptop Keyboard Van Hise Hall is home to most of the languages departments of the University of Wisconsin.[75] It is often misleadingly touted by campus tour guides as the birthplace of the Elven language spoken in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy,[76] and the upper floors house the offices of the University of Wisconsin System's president and its Board of Regents. Packard Bell NEW95 Laptop Keyboard At 241 feet and 19 stories, Van Hise is the second-tallest building in Madison (after the State Capitol) and one of the tallest educational buildings in the world.[77] Due to its placement atop Bascom Hill it towers over the State Capitol as the highest building in the city, in terms of elevation. Van Hise Hall was constructed in 1967 and its destruction is slated for sometime around 2025 as part of the university's "campus master plan."[78]Packard Bell Easynote TK87 Laptop Keyboard

Grainger Hall

Home of the Wisconsin School of Business, Grainger Hall was built in 1993. In 2008 it underwent a major renovation and addition to assist the 12 MBA specialization programs that were housed there.[79] The addition occupies the corner of Park Street and University Avenue, projecting the school’s crest outward in a location that once housed a bank.[80] Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Laptop Keyboard Grainger Hall also houses an array of student-run organizations, both undergraduate and graduate. There are major-specific organizations as well as organizations that welcome all students. The current undergraduate registered student organizations (RSOs) are: Actuarial Club, AIESEC, Alpha Kappa Psi, Asian Business and Economic Student Association, FUJITSU Lifebook P1620 Laptop Keyboard Association of Information System Professionals, Student Ambassador Program, b.Line, Badger Business Buddies, Beta Alpha Psi, Business Action for Sustainable Enterprise, Christians in Business, DECA, Delta Sigma Pi, Entrepreneurship Association, Fantasy Sports and Finance Club, Finance & Investment Society, Institute of Management Accountants, HP AE0P7U00010 Laptop Keyboard International Business Association, International Finance Club, Investment Banking Club, Korean Business Student Association, Mu Kappa Tau, Multicultural Business Student Association, National Organization for Business and Engineering, Phi Beta Lambda – Future Business Leaders of America, Real Estate Club, Risk Management and Insurance Society, Sigma Iota Epsilon, DELL 454RX Laptop Keyboard Lenovo 3000 N200 Laptop Keyboard Society for Human Resource Management, Society of Personal Investments, Sports Business Club, Student Faculty Board, SIFE, UBLC, Underclassmen Outreach Committee, Wisconsin BBA Student Government, Wisconsin Consulting Club, and Women in Business.[81] Several of the clubs are Madison chapters of nationwide organizations, others are honor societies and require a minimum grade point average, while some are simply to network with other students. SONY VAIO PCG-792L Laptop Keyboard

The Wisconsin Union

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is home to two student unions. The older, Memorial Union, was built in 1928 to honor American World War I veterans. Also known as the Union or the Terrace, it has gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful student centers on a university campus. Located on the shore of Lake Mendota, it is a popular spot for socializing among both students and the public, who enjoy gazing at the lake and the sailboats that are often present. The union is known for the Rathskeller,  IBM Thinkpad R61i Laptop Keyboard a German pub adjacent to the lake terrace. Political debates and backgammon and sheepshead games over a beer on the terrace are common among students . The Rathskeller serves "Rathskeller Ale," a beer brewed expressly for the Terrace. It was also the first union at a public university to serve beer.[82]HP G61-450EE Laptop Keyboard Memorial Union is home to many arts venues, including several art galleries, a movie theater, the Wisconsin Union Theater, and the Craftshop, which provides courses and facilities for engaging in a variety of arts and crafts. The Memorial Union was also home to the only business on campus owned and operated solely by students, HP AETT9U00010 Laptop Keyboard ASM StudentPrint, until 2009 when it moved to 333 East Campus Mall. Students and Madison community members alike congregate at the Memorial Union for the films and concerts each week. An advisoryreferendum to renovate and expand Memorial Union was approved by the student body in 2006, and the university is currently in the planning phase for the expansion.[83]ACER Aspire 5742 Laptop Keyboard Union South, the newer campus union, existed at the southwest end of campus until its demolition in 2008. It was built in 1971 to better accommodate a growing campus. FUJITSU Amilo Mini Ui 3520 Laptop Keyboard Plans to construct a new "green" Union South were approved by the student body in 2006.[84][85] The new Union South opened April 15, 2011 and is a certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) gold building.[86] The building is located on the site of the old union and features an art gallery, climbing wall, bowling alley as well as event spaces and a hotel.[87] Union South also offers many dining options including: Daily Scoop, Harvest Grains, Ginger Root, Prairie Fire, The Sett and Urban Slice.[88]IBM Thinkpad R61i Laptop Keyboard The Wisconsin Union also provides a home for the Wisconsin Union Directorate Student Programming Board (WUD), which provides regular programs for both students and community members. One of the most well-known members of WUD is the Wisconsin Hoofers, a club involved in organized outdoor recreational activities.[89]ASUS X53S Laptop Keyboard Libraries Wisconsin had the 13th largest research library collection in North America in 2007–08, according to the Association of Research Libraries.[90] More than 40 professional and special-purpose libraries serve the campus.[91] Memorial Library is the largest library in the state of Wisconsin, with over 3.5 million volumes.[92]TOSHIBA Satellite L750-ST4N02 Laptop Keyboard As of July 2008, the campus library collections included more than 8.1 million volumes representing human inquiry through all of history.[90] In addition, the collections comprised more than 76,000 serial titles, 6.4 million microfilm items, and over 7 million items in other formats, such as government documents, maps, musical scores, and audiovisual materials.[90] IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R51 1833 Laptop Keyboard Over 1 million volumes are circulated to library users every year.[93] Memorial Library serves as the principal research facility on campus for the humanities and social sciences. It houses the largest single library collection in the state of Wisconsin—-more than 3.5 million volumes. This library also houses a periodical collection, domestic and foreign newspapers, Special Collections,[94] the Mills Music Library,[95] a letterpress printing museum,[96] and the UW Digital Collections Center.[97]DELL Vostro 1015 Laptop Keyboard Steenbock Memorial Library is the primary library for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, School of Human Ecology, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Extension and Cooperative Extension, and Zoology and Botany Departments. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives and Records Management Department and Oral History Program are also located in Steenbock Library. The library is named for UW professor Harry Steenbock (1886–1967), who developed an inexpensive method of enriching foods with Vitamin D in the 1920s. This library is open to the public. COMPAQ Presario CQ50-211NR Laptop Keyboard Undergraduates can find many of the resources they need at College Library in Helen C. White Hall.[98] Special collections there include Ethnic Studies, Career, Women's, and Gaus (Poetry). The Open Book collection, created to support the extra-academic interests of undergraduates, contains DVDs, audio books, and video games, and paperback books.[99] SONY Vaio VGN-AW11M/H Laptop Keyboard The library also has a coffee shop, the Open Book Café.[100] College Library houses a media center with over 200 computer workstations, DV editing stations, scanners, poster printing, and equipment checkout (including laptops, digital cameras, projectors, and more). HP pavilion DV7-1005eo Laptop Keyboard TOSHIBA Satellite L300-1AS Laptop Keyboard The Kurt F. Wendt Library[101] serves the College of Engineering[102] and the Departments of Computer Sciences,[103] Statistics,[104] and Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences.[105] In addition to books, journals, and standards, Wendt Library houses over 1.5 million technical reports in print and microfiche. Designated a Patent and Trademark Depository Library, it maintains all U.S. utility, design, and plant patents, and provides reference tools and assistance for both the general public and the UW–Madison community. TOSHIBA 6037b0026805 Laptop Keyboard Ebling Library for the Health Sciences is located in the Health Sciences Learning Center. It opened in 2004 after the Middleton Library, Weston Library, and Power Pharmaceutical Library merged collections and staff.[106]TOSHIBA Satellite L655-S5111 Laptop Keyboard The online catalog for UW–Madison Libraries is MadCat.[107] It includes bibliographic records for books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, maps, music scores, microforms, and computer databases owned by over 40 campus libraries, as well as records for items that are on order. The UW–Madison Libraries website provides access to resources licensed for use by those affiliated with UW–Madison, in addition to those openly available on the World Wide Web. ACER Aspire 3613WLMi Laptop Keyboard


The Geology Museum features rocks, minerals, and fossils from around the world. Highlights include a blacklight room, a walk-through cave, and a fragment of the Barringer meteorite. Some noteworthy fossils include the first dinosaur skeleton assembled in Wisconsin (an Edmontosaurus), a shark (Squalicorax) and a floating colony of sea lilies (Uintacrinus), both from the Cretaceous chalk of Kansas, and the Boaz Mastodon, a found on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin in 1897.[108]SONY VAIO VGN-NR11Z/S Laptop Keyboard The Chazen Museum of Art, formerly the Elvehjem Museum of Art, maintains a collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and photographs spanning over 700 years of art.[109]TOSHIBA Satellite L775-S7352 Laptop Keyboard The university's Zoological Museum maintains a collection of approximately 500,000 zoological specimens, which can be used for research and instruction. A special collection contains skeletons, artifacts, and research papers associated with theGalápagos Islands. Since 1978, the UW–Madison Zoological Museum has been one of only three museums granted permission by the Ecuadoran Government to collect anatomical specimens from the Galápagos Islands.[110] DELL Inspiron N4050 Laptop Keyboard The L. R. Ingersoll Physics Museum contains a range of exhibits demonstrating classical and modern physics. Many of the exhibits allow for hands-on interaction by visitors. The museum also has a number of historical instruments and pictures on display.[111]  SAMSUNG NP-N145-JP03 Laptop Keyboard TOSHIBA Satellite L755-S5214 Laptop Keyboard The University of Wisconsin–Madison sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I-A. With the exception of men's and women's hockey and men and lightweight women's rowing (Wisconsin Crew), University of Wisconsin–Madison athletic programs compete in theBig Ten Conference. Both hockey programs compete in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while the traditionally highly ranked[112] men's and lightweight women's crew programs compete in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges. The school's fight song is On, Wisconsin!. The school's mascot is Buckingham U. Badger, commonly referred to as "Bucky Badger".HP Mini 210-2030ez Laptop Keyboard 2005–06 marked the first time in school history that four Badger teams brought home national championships in the same academic year.[113] In the fall, the men's cross country team won its fourth national championship, after finishing second the previous three years. The winter season was highlighted by the men's and women's ice hockey teams both winning national titles. The year was capped off in the spring with the women's lightweight crew taking its third straight Intercollegiate Rowing Association national crown. In 2008, both men's and women's crew teams claimed national titles.[114]DELL Latitude E5400 Laptop Keyboard The Badgers play college football at the 80,321 capacity Camp Randall Stadium. After every game, the University of Wisconsin Marching Band plays popular songs during the Fifth Quarter. Before the fourth quarter of every game at Camp Randall, the crowd jumps around to House of Pain's song "Jump Around." The Badgers' current head coach Bret Bielema succeeded long-time head coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez in 2006. SAMSUNG M40 Laptop Keyboard The Badgers won three Rose Bowl Championships under Alvarez in 1994, 1999, and 2000. In 2006, Bielema led the Badgers to school record eleven-win regular season and to twelve overall wins after defeating Arkansas in the Capital One Bowl.[115] The Badgers lost to TCU in the 2011 Rose Bowl Championship on January 1, 2011. In the 2011 season, the Badgers were able to defend the B1G championship title to go to the 2012 Rose Bowl Championship in Pasadena, CA. The Badgers lost to Oregon 45–38 in the highest-scoring Rose Bowl of all time. SONY KFRSBA019A Laptop Keyboard HP Pavilion dv6-2112sa Laptop Keyboard

Men's basketball

The Badgers have made 13 consecutive appearances at the NCAA Tournament, with a Final Fourvisit in 2000, an Elite Eight appearance in 2005, and Sweet Sixteen (final sixteen) appearance in 2011.[116] Badgers' head coach Bo Ryan, a four-time Division III national championship coach at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville,  HP G62-225NR Laptop Keyboard has coached the team since 2001. The Badgers play at the Kohl Center, where the student fans are known as the Grateful Red. In the 2006–2007 basketball season, the Badgers attained their highest AP ranking in school history (#1 Feb. 19–25), garnering 35 first-place votes.[117] The Badgers' earned their only NCAA National Championship in 1941. ACER Aspire 5930 Laptop Keyboard The women's basketball team is led by Head Coach Lisa Stone and Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner Jolene Anderson. TheBadgers also play at the Kohl Center since their move from the Wisconsin Field House in 1998. The 2006–2007 season was a record-setting year as the Badgers recorded 23 wins, including 17 home wins, and were the WNIT Runner-Up Champions.  HP 597635-001 Laptop Keyboard Badger ice hockey first became a men's varsity sport in 1922. Although dropped after the 1934–35 season, it again became a varsity sport in the 1963–64 season. The men's team played in the Dane County Coliseum until moving to the Kohl Center(capacity 15,237) in the fall of 1998. The first ice hockey game played at the Kohl was the Hall of Fame game against theUniversity of Notre Dame. The men's team perennially leads the nation in college hockey attendance, and set an NCAA attendance record (averaging 14,430) during the 2006–07 season, surpassing their previous record set the previous year.[118]Compaq Presario CQ71-420SO Laptop Keyboard Bob Johnson, nicknamed "Badger Bob" by fans, took over the reins in 1966. Johnson coached the Badger men to three national championships in 1973, 1977 and 1981. Jeff Sauer coached the Badger men to two more titles in 1983 and 1990. Mike Eaves, member of the 1977 NCAA title team, coached the Badger men's team to its sixth national championship in 2006. The six Badger titles rank 4th in NCAA men's ice hockey history.[119] Eaves' 2010 squad advanced to the national championship game during the Badgers' 11th appearance in the men's Frozen Four before bowing to Boston College. SONY VGN-FE11H Laptop Keyboard The school's strong ice hockey tradition gained another dimension with the addition of a women's team that began play in the 1999–2000 season. Coached by Mark Johnson, son of "Badger Bob" and another member of the men's 1977 title team, the Badger women won their first NCAA championship on March 26, 2006. TOSHIBA Satellite L755D-SP5165RM Laptop Keyboard The dual 2006 titles marked the first time that both the men's and women's Division I NCAA hockey titles were won by the same school in the same year.[120] The women's team repeated as national champions in 2007 with a victory over the University of Minnesota-Duluth on March 18 at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, NY. With a 5–0 victory over Mercyhurst in the 2009 Women's Frozen Four final in Boston, the Badger women added their third NCAA title. Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Laptop Keyboard The Wisconsin Badgers compete in the Big Ten Conference. Their most notable rivalry is with the University of Minnesota, which is the most-played rivalry in Division 1-A football.[121] In their annual college football game, the teams compete for Paul Bunyan's Axe. The two universities also compete in the Border Battle, a year-long athletic competition in which each team's wins earn points for their university. TOSHIBA Satellite C650-182 Laptop Keyboard Men's basketball rivalries include Michigan State, Illinois and non-conference, in-state Marquette. The long-standing football rivalry between the University of Iowa and Wisconsin–Madison was finally recognized in 2004, with the winner of their game being awarded the Heartland Trophy. Madison has natural rivals with other schools in the UW System, most notably Milwaukee and Green Bay HP 506782-001 Laptop Keyboard The Wisconsin–Madison men's and women's hockey teams' most recognized rivals are the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota and the Fighting Sioux of the University of North Dakota. Other rivals include the University of Denver, Colorado College, Michigan Tech, University of Minnesota Duluth, and St. Cloud State. DELL PK1303Q0100 Laptop Keyboard The mascot is an anthropomorphized badger named Bucky who dons a sweater affixed with the UW–Madison athletic logo (currently the red "Motion W"). Beginning in 1890, the university's first Bucky Badger was a live, temperamental and unruly badger who was quickly retired. Although the nickname of the Wisconsin teams remained the "Badgers, SONY VAIO VGN-FS742/W Laptop Keyboard " it was not until Art Evans drew the early caricature version of Bucky in 1940 that today's recognizable image of Bucky was adopted. In 1949, a contest was held to name the mascot, but no consensus was reached after only a few entries were received. In reaction, the contest committee chose the name Buckingham U. Badger, or "Bucky," for short. TOSHIBA Satellite L775D-S7332 Laptop Keyboard At Wisconsin football games in the 1920s live mascots were used to inspire fans. The animals used included a black bear, a bonnet monkey, and live badgers. 1949 was the first year a student sporting a papier-mâché badger head appeared; this subsequently replaced the use of live badgers.[122]FUJITSU CP270342-02 Laptop Keyboard The team's nickname originates from the state nickname. In the 1820s, many lead miners and their families lived in the mines in which they worked until adequate above-ground shelters were built, and thus were compared to badgers.[123]TOSHIBA 9J.N7482.901 Laptop Keyboard In 2009, John Fromstein produced "Being Bucky" a documentary that followed the 7 Wisconsin students who take on the role of Bucky Badger. The documentary was meant to show the life and background of being a mascot at a major university. "Being Bucky" won "Best Documentary Film" at the Wisconsin Film Fest and went on to play in local Wisconsin movie theaters.[124]HP Mini CQ10-101SA Laptop Keyboard HP Pavilion dv6-2114sa Laptop Keyboard

Student life

Over 750 student organizations or clubs register with the Center for Leadership and Involvement (CFLI) at UW–Madison each year.[125]All-Campus Party (ACP) Every spring, the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) and the Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB) put on a free, alcohol alternative, week-long series of events for the entire student body. They partner with local businesses, student organizations, and national corporations to sponsor All-Campus Party (ACP). This is a celebration of University of Wisconsin–Madison for students, created by students. The week includes featured events specifically designed and put together by members of WASB, in addition to many other events put on by the varying sponsors and student organizations. The featured events include:  TOSHIBA Satellite L775-S7352 Laptop Keyboard Breakfast with Bucky- A free, continental, sponsored breakfast for all students. There are multiple locations on campus where breakfast is served to accommodate as many students as possible. All-Campus Idol- With a format similar to the popular television show, American Idol, this singing talent competition searches for the best act on campus. Auditions are held looking for the top ten contestants to perform and compete on stage in front of a live audience. At the end of the show, the audience can text in their votes to determine the winner. HP G61-421SO Laptop Keyboard Wear Red Get Fed/ Bucky State Fair- Students are encouraged to wear red this day and receive free pizza in Library Mall. Rock wall climbing, Gladiator fighting, and other fun activities are there as well. Student organizations are encouraged to sign-up and host a booth in Library Mall and promote their organization as well. SONY VAIO VGN-FS315 Laptop Keyboard Club Bucky – A live DJ, free food, and lots of dancing! A club atmosphere is provided for students as they dance the night away. Buckystock – Previously known as "Bucky's Blowout Concert" A free, concert in Library Mall for all. The artist changes each year; previous performers include Violent Femmes (2005), Common (2006), Ben Kweller (2007), Talib Kweli (2008), Ok Go (2009), We the Living, and the Grace Weber Band (2010). APPLE A1181 Laptop Keyboard UW–Madison is the only American university to have two competing daily student newspapers: The Daily Cardinal, founded in 1892 and The Badger Herald, founded in 1969. The Onion was founded in 1988 by two UW–Madison juniors, and was published in Madison before moving to New York City in 2001. It is also the home ofThe Madison Misnomer, an undergraduate comedy newspaper, founded in 2007.  ACER Aspire 7520 Laptop Keyboard UW-Madison is also home to one of only two nationally distributed undergraduate international studies journals in the country. The Journal of Undergraduate International Studies (JUIS) is a competitive publication that features peer-reviewed academic articles. It was founded in 2003 by David Coddon with the support of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Leadership Trust. ACER Aspire 1620 Series Laptop Keyboard Campus radio The University of Wisconsin–Madison campus radio station is WSUM 91.7 FM, "The Snake on the Lake".[126] Historically, UW–Madison has been home to a collection of student run radio stations, a number of which stopped broadcasting after run-ins with the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The current radio station, WSUM, SONY VAIO VGN-AW170YIQ Laptop Keyboard began in 1997 in a webcast only format because of the prolonged battle to get an FCC license and construct a tower. This lasted five years until February 22, 2002, when the station started broadcasting over FM airwaves at 91.7 from its tower in Montrose, Wisconsin. The radio station currently has around 150 volunteer DJs and 8 paid managers. ACER Aspire 5739G Laptop Keyboard All UW–Madison students, as well as a limited number of community members, are eligible to participate in running the station. WSUM remains entirely free format, which means that the on-air personnel can showcase a large variety of music and talk programming at their discretion with few limitations. WSUM has garnered many awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for their news, play-by-play broadcasts of Badger athletic events, and unique public service announcements.[127]ACER AEZG5R00020 Laptop Keyboard

"Party school" image

In 2010 Wisconsin was named the number three "party school" by Playboy magazine,[128] and number 12 by The Princeton Review.[129] UW–Madison has long held a reputation for academics, political activism, and drinking; the last of these can be understood in the context of the state's traditionally high level of alcohol consumption in general.[130]HP Pavilion dv6-2020sa Laptop Keyboard The festive mentality is most notably displayed with the annual Mifflin Street Block Party and the State Street Halloween Party. The Mifflin Street Block Party, which began in the 1960s as a counterculture event, is today a spring semester finals week kickoff. Both events are commonly attended by tens of thousands of partiers, including many who come from out of state. HP Pavilion dv5-1126ee Laptop Keyboard Following a non-political riot that developed at the 1996 Mifflin Street Block Party, it was forcibly canceled by the city, but was later reinstated. At the 2011 party, two people were stabbed, leading the city to consider banning the party. The city decided to allow it to continue in the future, under a zero-tolerance policy. TOSHIBA Satellite 2410 PS241L-5Y34T Laptop Keyboard On April 13, 2009, MTV premiered the reality series College Life about the day-to-day lives of eight UW–Madison freshmen.[131] The show was created by UW–Madison alumnus David Wexler.[132] According to MTV,[133] the students did the filming for the series, but not the editing. During production, the university pulled its support of the show. Subsequently, a disclaimer was aired at the beginning of each episode stating that UW–Madison does not endorse the program. Eight episodes aired as of February 22, 2010. TOSHIBA NSK-TN0SC Laptop Keyboard UW–Madison has 387,912 living alumni.[134] Although a large number of alumni live in Wisconsin,[134] a significant number live in Illinois, Minnesota, New York, California, and Washington, D.C.[134] UW–Madison also has 15,479 alumni living outside of the United States.[134] UW–Madison alumni, faculty, or former faculty have been awarded 19 Nobel Prizes and 34 Pulitzer Prizes.[134]ASUS F80Q Laptop Keyboard Madison's origins begin in 1829, when former federal judge James Duane Doty purchased over a thousand acres (4 km²) of swamp and forest land on the isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona, with the intention of building a city in the Four Lakes region. When the Wisconsin Territory was created in 1836 the territorial legislature convened in Belmont, TOSHIBA Satellite L655D-SP5012M Laptop Keyboard Wisconsin. One of the legislature's tasks was to select a permanent location for the territory's capital. Doty lobbied aggressively for Madison as the new capital, offering buffalo robes to the freezing legislators and promising choice Madison lots at discount prices to undecided voters. He had James Slaughter plat two cities in the area, Madison and "The City of Four Lakes", near present-day Middleton IBM Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Laptop Keyboard Doty named the city Madison for James Madison, the fourth President of the U.S. who had died on June 28, 1836 and he named the streets for the other 38 signers of the U.S. Constitution.[3]Although the city existed only on paper, the territorial legislature voted on November 28 in favor of Madison as its capital, ASUS F80C Laptop Keyboard largely because of its location halfway between the new and growing cities around Milwaukee in the east and the long established strategic post of Prairie du Chien in the west, and between the highly populated lead mining regions in the southwest and Wisconsin's oldest city, Green Bay in the northeast. Being named for the much-admired founding fatherJames Madison, who had just died, and having streets named for each of the 39 signers of the Constitution, may have also helped attract votes.[4] TOSHIBA Satellite L300 Laptop Keyboard


The cornerstone for the Wisconsin capitol was laid in 1837, and the legislature first met there in 1838. On October 9, 1839, Kintzing Prichett registered the plat of Madison at the registrar's office of the then-territorial Dane County.[1]Madison was incorporated as a village in 1846, with a population of 626. When Wisconsin became a state in 1848, Madison remained the capital, and the following year it became the site of the University of Wisconsin (now University of Wisconsin–Madison). HP 636376-001 Laptop Keyboard The Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad (a predecessor of the Milwaukee Road) connected to Madison in 1854. Madison incorporated as a city in 1856, with a population of 6,863, leaving the unincorporated remainder as a separate Town of Madison.[5] The original capitol was replaced in 1863 and the second capitol burned in 1904. The current capitol was built between 1906 and 1917.[6]HP Mini 110-3118cl Laptop Keyboard During the Civil War, Madison served as a center of the Union Army in Wisconsin. The intersection of Milwaukee, East Washington, Winnebago and North Streets is known as Union Corners, because a tavern located there was the last stop for Union soldiers before heading to fight the Confederates. Camp Randall, on the west side of Madison, was built and used as a training camp, SONY 147977821 Laptop Keyboard  DELL Vostro PP37L Laptop Keyboard a military hospital, and a prison camp for capturedConfederate soldiers. After the war ended, the Camp Randall site was absorbed into the University of Wisconsin and Camp Randall Stadium was built there in 1917. In 2004 the last vestige of active military training on the site was removed when the stadium renovation replaced a firing range used for ROTC training. Packard Bell Easynote TX86 Laptop Keyboard The City of Madison continued annexations from the Town of Madison almost from the date of the city's incorporation, leav

ing the latter a collection of discontinuous areas subject to annexation. In the wake of continued controversy and an effort in the state legislature to simply abolish the town, an agreement was reached in 2003 to provide for the incorporation of the remaining portions of the Town into the City of Madison and the City of Fitchburg by October 30, 2022.[7] HP pavilion DV7-1055ea Laptop Keyboard Geography and climate Madison is located in the center of Dane County in south-central Wisconsin, 77 miles (124 km) west of Milwaukee and 122 miles (196 km) northwest of Chicago. The city completely surrounds the smaller Town of Madison, the City of Monona, and thevillages of Maple Bluff and Shorewood Hills. Madison shares borders with its largest suburb, Sun Prairie, and three other communities, Middleton, McFarland and Fitchburg. The city's boundaries also approach the villages of Verona, Cottage Grove, DeForest, and Waunakee. SAMSUNG R522 Laptop Keyboard According to the United States Census Bureau, Madison's area is 84.7 square miles (219.4 km2), of which, 68.7 square miles (177.9 km2) of it is land and 16.0 square miles (41.4 km2) of it (18.9%) is water. SONY VAIO VGN-AR500 Laptop Keyboard The city is sometimes described as The City of Four Lakes, comprising the four successive lakes of the Yahara River: Lake Mendota ("Fourth Lake"), Lake Monona("Third Lake"), Lake Waubesa ("Second Lake") and Lake Kegonsa ("First Lake"),[8] although Waubesa and Kegonsa are not actually in Madison, but just south of it. A fifth smaller lake, Lake Wingra, is within the city as well; HP pavilion DV7-1005eo Laptop Keyboard it is connected to the Yahara River chain by Wingra Creek. The Yahara flows into the Rock River, which in turn, flows into the Mississippi River. Downtown Madison is located on an isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona. The city's trademark of "Lake, City, Lake" reflects this geography. HP Pavilion dv6-2115sa Laptop Keyboard Local identity varies throughout Madison, with over 120 officially recognized neighborhood associations.[9] Neighborhoods on and near the eastern part of the isthmus, some of the city's oldest, have the strongest sense of identity and are the most politically liberal.[citation needed] Historically, the north, east, and south sides were blue collar while the west side was white collar, FUJITSU Amilo Mini Ui 3520 Laptop Keyboard and to a certain extent this remains true. Students dominate on the University of Wisconsincampus and to the east into downtown, while to its south and in Shorewood Hills on its west, faculty have been a major presence since those neighborhoods were originally developed. The turning point in Madison's development was the university's 1954 decision to develop its experimental farm on the western edge of town; since then, the city has grown substantially along suburban lines. HP Pavilion dv3-1075us Laptop Keyboard Madison, along with the rest of the state, has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb/Dfa), characterized by variable weather patterns and a large seasonal temperature variance: winter temperatures can be well below freezing, with moderate to occasionally heavy snowfall; high temperatures in summer average in the lower 80s °F (27–28 °C), reaching 90 °F (32.2 °C) on an average 12 days per year,[10] often accompanied by high humidity levels. The warmer months usually see greater precipitationTOSHIBA Satellite U305-S7432 Laptop Keyboard Despite Madison's strong support for college sports, it has proven to be an inhospitable home for professional baseball. The Madison Muskies, a Class A, Midwest League affiliate of the Oakland A's, left town in 1993 after 11 seasons. TheMadison Hatters, another Class A, Midwest League team, played in Madison for only the 1994 season. COMPAQ Presario C700 Laptop Keyboard The Madison Black Wolf, an independent Northern Leaguefranchise lasted five seasons (1996–2000), before decamping for Lincoln, Nebraska. Madison is currently home to the Madison Mallards, a college wood-bat summerbaseball league team in the Northwoods League. They play in Warner Park on the city's north side from June to August.  HP 519265-001 Laptop Keyboard The now defunct Indoor Football League's Madison Mad Dogs were once located in the city. In 2009 indoor football returned to Madison as the Continental Indoor Football League's Wisconsin Wolfpack, who call the Alliant Energy Center home. HP Pavilion DV6-6B00 Laptop Keyboard Madison is home to the Madison Mustangs, a semi-pro football team that is part of the Ironman Football League. Games are typically played on Saturday during the summer months, with the home field being Middleton High School. The Mustangs have the nation's longest active winning streak at 49 games, and have won 4 straight Ironman Football League championships.[citation needed]TOSHIBA Satellite L775D-S7305 Laptop Keyboard The Wisconsin Wolves is a women's semi-pro football team based in Madison that plays in the IWFL Independent Women's Football League. The Wolves home field is located at Middleton High School.  Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Laptop Keyboard The Blackhawk Ski Club, formed in 1947, provides ski jumping, cross country skiing and alpine skiing. The club's programs have produced several Olympic ski jumpers, two Olympic ski jumping coaches and one Olympic ski jumping director. The club had the first Nordic ski facility with lighted night jumping.[citation needed]HP Pavilion dv4t-1300 CTO Laptop Keyboard The Madison 56ers is a Madison amateur soccer team in the National Premier Soccer League. They play in Breese Stevens Field on East Washington Avenue.[90] Madison is home to the Wisconsin Rugby Club, the 1998 USA Rugby Division II National Champions, and the Wisconsin Women's Rugby Football Club, the state's only Division I women's rugby team. The city also has men's and women's rugby clubs at UW–Madison, in addition to four high school boy's teams and one high school girl's team. TOSHIBA Qosmio F45-AV411 Laptop Keyboard The most recent addition to the Madison rugby community, Madison Minotaurs Rugby Club, is composed largely of gay players and is Wisconsin's first and only IGRAB team, but is open to any player with any experience level. All ten teams play within the Wisconsin Rugby Football Union, the Midwest Rugby Union and USA Rugby. HP Pavilion G6-1223TX Laptop Keyboard Nearly 100 women participate in the adult women's ice hockey teams based in Madison (Thunder, Lightning, Freeze, UW–B and C teams), which play in the Women's Central Hockey League. The Madison Gay Hockey Association is also in Madison. Madison also has a hurling team, organized as The Hurling Club of Madison. TOSHIBA Satellite L655D-SP5012M Laptop Keyboard The All-Girl Roller Derby League, Mad Rollin' Dolls, was formed in Madison in 2004 and is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.[91] Madison is home to several endurance sports racing events, such as the Crazylegs Classic, Paddle and Portage, the Mad City Marathon, and Ironman Wisconsin, which attracts over 45,000 spectators.[92]ASUS X53S Laptop Keyboard

Performing arts

The Madison Opera, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Forward Theatre Company, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the Madison Ballet are some of the professional resident companies of the Overture Center for the Arts. The city is also home to a number of smaller performing arts organizations, including a group of theater companies that present in the Bartell Theatre, HP AER15U00510 Laptop Keyboard a former movie palace renovated into live theater spaces, and Opera for the Young, an opera company that performs for elementary school students across the Midwest. The Wisconsin Union Theater (a 1300-seat theater) is home to seasonal attractions and is the main stage for Four Seasons Theatre, a community theater company specializing in musical theater, and other groups. The Young Shakespeare Players, a theater group for young people, performs uncut Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw plays. IBM Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Laptop Keyboard Community-based theater groups include Children's Theatre of Madison, Strollers Theatre, Madison Theatre Guild, the Mercury Players, and the Broom Street Theater (which is not on Broom Street). ACER Aspire 5542 Laptop Keyboard Madison offers one comedy club, the Comedy Club on State, and has other options for more alternative humor, featuring several improv groups, such as The Prom Committee, Spin Cycle Improv, Atlas Improv Co., Monkey Business Institute, the now defunct ARC Improv and Comedy Sportz, and sketch comedy groups The Public Drunkards and The Rabid Badger Theatre Company. The WiSUC Project hosts the annual "Funniest Comic in Madison" contest at the High Noon Saloon. HP Pavilion dv6-3351ef Laptop Keyboard Madison has one of the largest film archives in the nation[citation needed] at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Several films have been made in Madison. One of the most noted was the documentary The War at Home, which chronicled the anti-Vietnam War movement in Madison. Another that made extensive use of the city as a backdrop was the 1986 comedy Back to School, starring Rodney Dangerfield. The 2006 film The Last Kiss used Madison and the university as a back-drop. In 2008, scenes were shot at the state capitol and surrounding area for use in the 2009 film Public Enemies, featuring Christian Bale and Johnny Depp. SAMSUNG R522 Laptop Keyboard Architecture The Wisconsin State Capitol dome, closely based on the dome of the U.S. Capitol, is the jewel of the Madison skyline, and is visible throughout the Madison area because of its position on the high point of the isthmus. A state law limits building heights within one mile (1.6 km) of the structure.[69] The Wisconsin capitol's dome is the second tallest in the nation, after that of the capitol in Washington D.C.[70] Because of its location in the urban core, Capitol Square is well integrated with everyday pedestrian traffic and commerce, and the spoke streets—especially State Street and E. Washington—offer dramatic views of the capitol. TOSHIBA Satellite L755-S5214 Laptop Keyboard Architect Frank Lloyd Wright spent much of his childhood in Madison and studied briefly at the University, and is responsible for several Madison buildings. Monona Terrace, a meeting and convention center overlooking Lake Monona, designed by Taliesin Architect Anthony Puttnam, was based loosely on a 1938 Wright design. Wright designed the seminalUsonian House, DELL Inspiron n7110 Laptop Keyboard which is located here. Another key Wright building, the Unitarian Meeting House, is in the adjacent suburb of Shorewood Hills. The Harold C. Bradley House in the University Heights neighborhood, designed collaboratively by Louis H. Sullivan and George Grant Elmslie in 1908–1910, now serves as the Sigma Phi Fraternity. ASUS X53S Laptop Keyboard The Overture Center for the Arts, designed by Argentina-born architect César Pelli, stands on State Street near the capitol. Since opening in 2004, the center has presented shows and concerts in its Overture Hall, Capitol Theater and The Playhouse. The center houses the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Its style, unlike Pelli's Petronas Towers, leans toward sleek modernism, with simple expanses of glass framed by stone that are intended to complement the historic building facades preserved as part of the building's State Street exposure. DELL Inspiron M4110 Laptop Keyboard Many of the over 175 Madison buildings designed by the architectural firm of Claude and Starck are still standing, including Breese Stevens Field, Doty School (now converted to condominiums), and many private residences.[71]SONY VAIO VGN-NR21Z/S Laptop Keyboard The UW–Madison campus includes many buildings designed or supervised by architects J. T. W. Jennings, including the Dairy Barn and Agricultural Hall, and by Arthur Peabody, including the Memorial Union and the Carillon Tower. The density of the campus has grown to include 8- to 10-story high-rises including dormitories, research facilities, HP Pavilion dv6-2115sa Laptop Keyboard and classrooms. Several campus buildings erected in the 1960s exhibit brutalist architecture, which is now unpopular. In 2005 the University of Wisconsin embarked on a major redevelopment initiative that will transform the east end of its campus. The plan calls for the razing of a nearly a dozen 1950s to 1970s vintage buildings and the construction of new dormitories, administration, and classroom buildings, as well as the development of a new pedestrian mall extending to Lake Mendota. SONY VAIO VGN-FS285M Laptop Keyboard In 2008, Men's Health magazine ranked Madison as the "Least Armed and Dangerous" city in the United States in an article about "Where Men Madison's reputation as a sports city exists largely because of the University of Wisconsin. In 2004 Sports Illustrated on Campus named Madison the #1 college sports town in the nation.[87] Scott Van Pelt also proclaimed Madison the best college sports town in America.[88]HP Pavilion dv6-2020sa Laptop Keyboard The UW–Madison teams play their home-field sporting events in venues in and around Madison. The football team plays atCamp Randall Stadium. In 2005 a renovation was completed that added 72 luxury suites and increased the stadium's capacity to 80,321, although crowds of as many as 83,000 have attended games. The basketball and hockey teams play at the Kohl Center.  HP 605344-001 Laptop Keyboard Construction on the $76 million arena was completed in 1997. In 2006, the men's and women's Badger hockey teams won NCAA Division I championships, and the women repeated with a second consecutive national championship in 2007.[89]Some events are played at the county-owned Alliant Energy Center (formerly Dane County Memorial Coliseum) and the University-owned Wisconsin Field House. HP 550 Laptop Keyboard IBM Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Laptop Keyboard HP G61-323CA Laptop Keyboard ASUS X53S Laptop Keyboard

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