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About Badger Inquiry on Sport (BIOS)

Our Badger Inquiry on Sport (BIOS) initiative harnesses the power of the university, bringing top-level research and athletics together.

We use three strategies to elevate a world-leading research and athletics enterprise.

BIOS connects

We serve as a bridge, purposefully connecting athletics, research, and innovation at UW.

BIOS catalyzes

We catalyze research and innovation by matching the interests of Badger athletics with leading sports scholars and trailblazers.

BIOS communicates

In concert with the Wisconsin Idea, we share what we’ve learned from sports research and innovation. BIOS shares with the UW athletic department, the UW-Madison campus, the state of Wisconsin, and beyond in order to “grow the good” of the world in and through sports.

Spring 2023 BIOS Events

*Check back for continued updates and events

2/24; 12 PM; Bennett Hall A/B; UW Department of Medicine Professor and UW Athletic Board Chair, Dr. Ann Sheehy; Facing an Unknown Future in College Sports: Reflections from a Year in the Speaker’s Office.

March 8; Northwestern Athletics; Northwestern University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and former Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference and Interim Director of Athletics and Recreation, Dr. Robert Gundlach.

3/23; 12 PM; Bennett Hall A/B; UW Department of History Professor and Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Distinguished Chair in Russian History, Dr. David McDonald; Making sports historical: The experience gained from two classes.

3/31; 12 PM; Bennett Hall A/B; UW Department of Art History Professor and Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art, Dr. Faisal Abdu’Allah; Finding meaning at the intersection of art and sport.

4/7; 10 AM; Bennett Hall A/B; UW School of Education Professor, Dr. Peter Miller; Leadership and coaching: Wisconsin Coaching Project findings.

4/12; 12 PM; Bennett Hall A/B; Wisconsin Physician and UW Alumni Founder of the LEO Program, Dr. Niraj Nijhawan; An evidence based, composite intervention to improve athlete mental health, psychological safety, performance, and life success.

4/20; 4 PM; Bennett Hall A/B; The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication Professor, Dr. Jennifer McClearen; Female Athletes and the Hierarchies of Networked Sports Media. Co-sponsored event with Department of Communication Arts.

6/27; 8 AM - 12 PM; Wisconsin Athletics; Meditation Research in Sport Symposium. Co-sponsored event with Director of Meditation Training.

6/27; 12 PM - 5 PM; Wisconsin Athletics; Leadership and Coaching Symposium.

Can't make it in person but want to join virtually? Here's a Zoom link for BIOS events.

Do you have ideas for future BIOS speakers or topics? Contact Maria Dehnert.

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